Our History

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A.G Smith are one of the oldest surving businesses in maldon. Like most Funeral Directors A.G Smith can trace its roots back to the building industry. It was traditional for building companies to offer a funeral service utilising their skilled craftsmen.

David Smith moved to Maldon from Witham in 1890 and set up a cabinet making business in Beeleigh Road. It was his son Arthur George Smith who continued the family tradition after his father’s death in 1908.

Arthur George Smith set up business as a builder and undertaker at 17 Spital Road in 1912. The business flourished and was moved to a larger house at 14 Spital Road and finally the short trip across Spital Road to our present premises at No. 7 un the 1940’s. Arthur George died in 1946 and is buried with his wife and eldest son in Maldon Cemetry. His younger son, Arthur William continued with the business until his own death in 1952.

Families from Maldon and the outlying villages of Dengie peninsular have trusted the care of their loved ones to A.G Smith for over 100 years and we are proud of the fact that we are one of the oldest business in Maldon.

The company is still run by local people providing 24 hour care to the local community. In year 2000 we opened our sister branch at Hallmark House, 44 Station Road, Southminster.


Testimonials

 

Mrs H – Maldon

Thank you all so much for the wonderful send off for my Husband yesterday. Everything was perfect and all the staff were most caring. Shelley was Brilliant, and arranged the most amazing ceremony, so warm and friendly. Thank you all for your professionalism.

Mrs S – Maldon

Having already conveyed my verbal thanks to Tony for such a beautiful service and arrangement, I am writing to thank you all one more time for the kind and caring attention during such a difficult time. Olivia was most helpful in supporting Carol through the process of making the arrangements, and Tony displayed a very personal kindness on the day. I especially want to thank Kate Millner, our celebrant, who carried out my wishes exactly as wanted.

Mrs R – Maylandsea

I write to thank you and your team for arranging our darling Chris' funeral with such care and sensitivity and so perfectly. It was a sad day for all of us on Wednesday and quite an ordeal but we couldn't have wished for a more perfect service and fitting tribute to celebrate Chris' life. Paul Southern was so kind and caring. As indeed were you to accommodate all our queries and worries and make everything run so smoothly. You have been wonderful during our days of need and sadness , guiding us and arranging everything so efficiently. On behalf of myself, Jo and Sara and their families, I would like to thank you for everything.

Mrs G – Maldon

I would like to say a big thank you. You and your team were absolutely brilliant and looked amazing. You gave us just enough sympathy without making us cry and just enough laughs to still be respectful. Thank you so much for making it go so well.

Mr R – South Woodham Ferrers

Thank you very much for all you did to help send my Mum on her way last week. Everything went very smoothly and we couldn't have wished for anything to be any different.

Mrs D – Chelmsford

My Sister and I would like to say a very big thank to everyone at A.G Smith for your help. The memorial is lovely and we are both really pleased with it.

Mr C – Maldon

I and my family thank you for dealing with this for us in such an excellent manner, and for your kindness towards us all.

Mr M – Little Wigborough

I am very grateful for all your help in arranging my father’s funeral. It all went so smoothly and was the very fitting send-off he would have wished. A number of people, including myself, commented that it was the perfect funeral and one of the “best” they had attended. Please give my heartfelt thanks to all those involved.

Mr and Mrs L – Maldon

We feel that we must write to you to express our grateful thanks for your considerate and sympathetic help to organise our nans funeral. Your approach and advice at this delicate time was appreciated.

Mrs T – Maldon

Thank you for all the kindness and help you showed us. I don’t know how we would have managed without you. Everything was done for us allowing us to deal with our sadness.

Ms R – Heybridge

Thank you for looking after all our funeral arrangements. Nothing was too much for you and I appreciate everything you did for my family behind the scenes.



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