About Us

Our History

The Duke Funeral Home began its chapter in history as the Russell D. Fulton Funeral Home in 1939. The Blackburn family moved to Grafton in 1960 and purchased the funeral home in 1979. They maintained and operated the original facilities as the Blackburn Funeral Home and the new building was opened to the community in 1995 when the Duke family became part of the funeral home staff. The new facilities, located across Main Street from the original funeral home, is completely handicapped accessible and can seat up to 250 guests.The funeral home adopted the name Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home as the result of the purchasing of the funeral home by David Blackburn & Charlie Duke in 2003. In May of 2018, the Duke Family bought the funeral home and it became Duke Funeral Home.

Caring Professionals

The caring and experienced professionals at the Duke Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. We do not use answering services, you will always speak to the funeral director. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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