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Our Roots

Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home traces it's roots back to 1882, when Isaac Blackburn began providing funeral services to the citizens in rural North Branch and the surrounding counties. The present owner, M. Kelly Martin, is a third generation funeral director. His grandparents, Miles B. and Mildred C. Martin (both licensed funeral directors) began their funeral home in the Flint area of Michigan in 1929. Kelly and his wife, Susan, live at and operate this historic facility and provide their personal touch to these surroundings.

Over it's long history, this funeral home has gained a reputation for it's honorable and fair dealings with the families it has had the honor to serve. That continues to be it's goal today. Our caring staff continues to provide comfort and reliable service to those mourning the loss of a loved one. We continue a long tradition of assisting families in planning ceremonies that reflect an individual's life, with dignity and meaning. Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home is a name associated with sensitivity, sincerity, personalized attention and excellence in providing service. We are ready to guide you through a most difficult time with sound advice and with understanding and caring service. If we may answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Caring Professionals

The caring and experienced professionals at Blackburn Chapel - Martin 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.  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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