History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History
The funeral home was founded in the early 1890's by W.S. Oldham at the corner of Irvine and Second street.
In April of 1929 Jack Turpin became a co-owner, and Turpin was added to the name, becoming Oldham, Maupin, and Turpin. Then in 1933 Jack Turpin bought out Mr. Maupin, and it became Oldham and Turpin. Then in '36 James S. Lackey bought Mr. Oldham's shares resulting in Turpin and Lackey. 1939 Jack Turpin purchased Mr. Lackey's interest becoming the sole owner  of Turpin Funeral Home. In June of 1946 the funeral home was moved to it's current location at 237 N. 2nd Street. In 1960 Turpin Funeral Home operated four air-conditioned ambulances free of charge 24/7, 365 days a year. In 1981 Coleman Turpin, Jack's son became owner and operator. In 2009 S.D. Fritz purchased the business and it became Turpin Vice, and Fritz. 2010 the name was changed to Fritz and Turpin. In March of 2013, the funeral home was purchased by Jason Abner. In April of 2013, with Coleman Turpin beginning a much deserved retirement after years of service to his community, Jason changed the name to Heritage Funeral Home.


Our Valued Staff

Jason  Abner

Jason Abner, Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jason Abner is the owner of Heritage Funeral Home. He brings ten years of experience helping families in need. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and a proud graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Previously he was the manager of the Lewis Funeral Home in Irvine, KY. In March of 2013 he purchased the Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home, with the intention of bringing affordable funeral service to Madison County. In the following April the doors of Heritage Funeral Home were opened to the public.
Jason looks forward bringing meaningful celebrations of life to the families of Madison County.


Sherwin Baker

Sherwin Baker, Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer


Cassandra Means

Cassandra Means, Family Services Councilor