Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
an unprogrammed Quaker meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee

End of Life Resources

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Helpful Resources for Planning

As the vessels that hold our Life Light dissolve, we are poured into the Ocean of Light from which we came. For most of us, this is a slow process that happens over decades. As you approach death, what is falling away? What are you learning about who you really are? How are you preparing for death? What advice would you give younger people about living life fully?

Below are links and documents which may be useful to you.  If you are contemplating burial at WKFM please review the Burial Ground Rules file and contact the Sexton, Assistant Sexton, anyone on the Burial Ground Committee, or the Clerk of the Meeting to discuss the process. The WKFM Planning Form is available on the "Burial Ground" page, access restricted to those who have joined the Quaker Cloud group for WKFM.

Green Burial

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center 

The Green Burial Council

The green burial council is a website to learn more about green burial and how to find certified cemetery stewards, funeral professionals, and funerary product sellers who share the commitment to create more sustainable after-death options for you, your community, and the planet.

Local Vendors

Atchley Funeral Home

118 East Main St.

Sevierville, TN 37862

Seymour Memory Gardens, Smoky Mountain Chapel and Memory Gardens

Click Funeral Home

5 locations, green burial support


Rose Mortuary

1421 Broadway NE

Knoxville, TN 37917


Mann Heritage Chapel

6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919


Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


WKFM Library

Coming Soon! We have several titles on the shelves...

Internet Resources


Federal Trade Commission

Consumer Information


Funeral Consumers Alliance