Loving Funeral Home was founded on November 27, 1913. Today, it is Covington's oldest continually-owned and operated family business.
Covington's funeral home was purchased from George W. Hardy by H. Maston Loving and Robert Marshall (Tim) Loving and was renamed H.M. Loving and Brother Funeral Home. Shortly thereafter, Tim purchased his brother's interest and the name was changed to R.M. Loving Funeral Home. Tim operated the funeral home until his retirement in 1962.
The funeral home was originally located on the south side of Main Street in downtown Covington, but soon relocated across the street.
The third location of the funeral home was in the Old Nettleton Home (originally the Sively House),which was behind what is now Covington High School and which was later used by the school as a classroom for the Home Economics Department.
The funeral home was moved to its present location, 350 N. Maple Ave., Covington, in 1942. The historic building was built in the early 1890s as First Presbyterian Church. In 1917, First Presbyterian Church relocated to its present location and the building was used by Trinity Baptist Church until its building was completed at its present location in 1933.
In 1963, James P. Loving Sr. purchased the business from his father and incorporated the business. Jimmy, or J.P., as he was often referred to, operated the business until his retirement in December of 1986, at which time his son, James P. (Pat) Loving purchased the business and continues to operate it as his father and grandfather have.
Three generations of our family have had the distinct privilege of serving the people of the Alleghany Highlands in their time of need and sorrow.
Our dedication to our families is our primary goal and we take it seriously. Our total dedication calls for long hours, day and night, serving families in their time of need by offering the finest and most affordable services to the citizens of our fine community.
At Loving Funeral Home, the most important thing we can do is listen. Helping people during a difficult time is the most rewarding part of our job.
But our services do not end with the funeral service. Our staff can provide you with excellent reading materials which will help you realize that the feelings you have are normal.
If you need to talk with someone, our staff is always available.
Robert Marshall (Tim) Loving
James P. (J.P. ) Loving, Sr.
James P. (Pat) Loving, Jr.
Robert G. Hoke
Main Street Location
Current Building (When Used As A Church)
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