Three of Tarrant County’s longstanding funeral homes — Greenwood Funeral Home, Mount Olivet Funeral Home and Arlington Funeral Home — will come under a new banner, Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation, starting Jan. 1.
“This is a good opportunity to unite our Fort Worth and Arlington funeral homes under the well-known and respected Greenwood name,” said Arlie Davenport, general manager of the Mount Olivet Cemetery Association, which owns the funeral homes.
“After all these years, some people don’t fully know our three funeral homes are all part of the same century-old organization, and it just makes sense that one name is easier for families to remember than three,” he said.
The name changes only impact the funeral homes, he said. The association’s two Fort Worth cemeteries, Greenwood Memorial Park, at White Settlement and University Drive, and Mount Olivet Cemetery, at Sylvania Avenue and 28th Street, will continue to use those names.
And the individual funeral homes will be designated by their location as Greenwood Chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park, Mount Olivet Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery and Arlington Chapel, at Division Street and AT&T Way in Arlington.
In 2014, the Arlington home will open a crematory, Davenport said.
The Mount Olivet Cemetery Association was founded in 1952, but dates to 1909 with the opening of Greenwood Memorial Park. The Arlington location was added in 1987, according to the association’s website.
Up-and-comers to join Hall of Famers
For 25 years, Tarrant County real estate professionals have been taking a look back and a look forward at the local market conditions.
This year, the Tarrant County Commercial Real Estate Forecast presentations will be made by some of the industry’s more seasoned veterans and countered by some with fewer years under their belts. The lineup is being dubbed the Hall-of-Famers and the Future Hall-of-Famers.
The Hall-of-Famers include Ben Loughry, Integra Realty Resources; Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties; Jim Harris, James R. Harris Partners; Todd Burnette, Jones Lang LaSalle; and Jack Huff, Transwestern. The group plans to revisit predictions from the past 25 years to see what has come true.
The future Hall-of-Famers are David Berzina, executive vice president of economic development with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; Susan Halsey, Jackson Walker; Drew Kile, IPA Texas; Bill Burton, Hillwood Properties; and David Walters, Jones Lang LaSalle. This group will give thoughts on what’s ahead in commercial real estate.
A wrap-up will be given by Jim Eagle with CASE Commercial Real Estate.
The forecast run from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St.
Cost is $75 for Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council members and $85 for non-members in advance. Proceeds will benefit the chamber’s economic development program and the real estate council’s community projects.
Registration is required by Jan. 14 by going online at www.gfwrec.com or calling 817-480-1060.
Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727