Six funerary facilities, including four in the South Sound, have been acquired by the Gaffney Group in Tacoma.

Powers Funeral Home and Woodlawn Abbey Mausoleum in Puyallup, Powers Funeral Home in Sumner, Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn, Cascade Funeral Home in Cle Elum and Steward & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory in Ellensburg were all bought in a joint transaction.

“Well over 50,000 Puget Sound families have been very gracious and supportive of the Gaffney family for many years. In joining with these five historic funeral homes and chapel mausoleum, we reaffirm both our commitment and ability to provide top quality funeral and cremation services,” said Gaffney Group owner Corey Gaffney.

“Many of these funeral homes have woven themselves carefully into their surrounding communities. To respect the years of service and dedication that it took, the changes that have been made should go unnoticed to families that call on us for assistance.”