The beautiful funeral home was built in 1910, by the Eagle Family, and was the boyhood home of the late Joe Eagle, U.S. Congressman of Texas, and was the home of J.C. Carter, Sr., Circuit Judge of Monroe County. The land where the building is located was once owned by the family of Preston Leslie, former Governor of Kentucky and Montana. This was the childhood home of the late Congressman Dr. Tim Lee Carter; Mrs. Pearl Pace, first women sheriff in Kentucky; J.C. Carter, Jr., circuit judge; Abe Carter, former attorney; Mrs. Mae Taylor, teacher, and writer; Mrs. Jessie Harlan, master commissioner; Mrs. Lizzie Bryant, homemaker; and Mrs. Vivian Hayes, draft board consultant. In 1970 the building was placed on the Registry of Historic Landmarks.
Gamaliel Chapel was opened in August 1974 The business was located in a historic home on Main Street in Gamaliel. The new building was built in 1990, at the present location on Hwy. 100, located one mile from the Tennessee border, five miles from Hermitage Springs, Tennessee, and eight miles from both Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, and Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
The Anderson-Bartley Family bought the businesses in July of 2019, some 52 years after the business was started in Tompkinsville. At Bartley & Sons Funeral Home, we are here to treat our friends and neighbors with nothing but care, compassion, and honor from beginning to end. We look forward to carrying on the tradition of "Exceeding Expectations" for many years and generations to come.