Bolton Funeral Home in Columbiana

207 Highway 47 S Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-3179

About Bolton Funeral Home

Bolton Funeral Home’s history began in 1950 when Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. (Doris) Bolton, Sr. purchased Walton Funeral Home from Mr. Homer Walton, his former employer, who had owned the funeral home for many years. As was the case for many funeral homes in the early 1900s, Walton Funeral Home was adjacent to Walton’s Mercantile Store, where current day Main Street Florist and Scavangers (a local antique and gift shop) are located. The funeral home was located in the building that now houses the City Pool Hall. Mr. Walton bought the Lightcap House, a local dentist office, and converted it into the first freestanding funeral home facility in Columbiana. It was located about one block from the original location behind the old Shelby County Courthouse, which is now the Shelby County Museum.

Mr. & Mrs. Bolton were very involved in the community. Mr. Bolton served many years as Little League coach, Mayor of Columbiana, and Shelby County Coroner. They donated land to the city for the development of a Little League Baseball field, which was named Bolton Field. The field is still used today by the girls’ softball league.

Robert N. “Rob” Bolton, Jr. grew up in and around the funeral home and often refers to the “Hey Boy Days” when his father would say, “Hey Boy, come help” with this or that. In 1972, Rob joined his parents in the full time operation of the business. In 1978, Mr. Bolton turned over the management duties to his son.

In 1991, Mr. & Mrs. Bolton sold the business to Jeff Gamble due to Mr. Bolton’s failing health. Robert N. Bolton, Jr. remained to manage the funeral home for Jeff Gamble as well. In 1993 Mr. Gamble sold the business to Prime Succession, Inc.

In 2004, Letlow-Bolton, Inc purchased the funeral home and some nearby cemeteries (Pinelawn Gardens adjacent to funeral home, Shelby Memory in Calera, AL and Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Childersburg, AL) through Prime Acquisition Group (PAG) from Prime Succession on January 27, 2004.

On April 27, 2009 Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home was acquired by Columbiana Enterprises, LLC to continue the tradition set out by Mr.& Mrs. Robert (Doris) Bolton, Sr., the name returned to Bolton Funeral Home.

In May 2016, Bolton Funeral Home was repurchased by Jeff Gamble and continues to be dedicated to this community and the surrounding area. We strive to help every family in need when a loss is experienced.

Services offered by Bolton Funeral Home

Traditional Funerals, Cremations, Brown Service Funerals, Memorial Services, Shipping to other Funeral Homes, Receiving from other Funeral Homes

This location has proudly served the neighborhood with exceptional care for years and definitely will help guide your loved ones through funeral service etiquette, personalize your tribute, funeral costs, directions to cemeteries, guestbook, online obituary creation, and telling your life story. Should you be interested in preplanning your memorial service, you can be sure your legacy will be preserved and that you can have peace of mind.

This business is situated 2.5 miles from downtown Columbiana, Alabama which is in Shelby County and serves surrounding areas of: Elliotsvl, Elliotsvle, Alabaster, Elliotsville, Indian Springs Village, Indn Spgs Vlg, Indian Spgs, Indian Springs, Marvel, Coosa Pines, Riverchase, Meadowbrook, Shoal Creek, Westover, Cahaba Heights, Mtn Brook, Cahaba Hts, Vestavia Hls, Hoover, and Vestavia Hills.

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