James Dykes Funeral Service was started in 1961 by Mr James Dykes. He came from a varied working background, most predominantly as a coal merchant with horse and cart!
He passed away in 1999 after only retiring in 1998.
Mr George Collins, his second cousin begun working at James Dykes Funeral Service in 1984 after 7 and half years working in the bank. George has continued to carry the good name of James Dykes Funeral Service through Newmilns and villages further afield after taking over the running of the business from James.
George has been loyally assisted by Mr Jack Steele for 25 years who has taken care of all the ‘back of house’ operations and driving all their families in the limousine.
James Dykes Funeral Service, serving the local community in Newmilns and surrounding areas. We support local charities, details of which are always displayed in our branch windows in an attempt to encourage people to call in and also lend their support.
We hope you will find plenty of useful information on our website that will not only provide you with an overview of the services we offer, but will also help you to begin to formulate the sort of funeral service you would like to arrange. There is no substitute, however, for a face-to-face discussion and we would encourage you to come in to see us, without any obligation, to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, if you prefer, one of our funeral directors can visit you in the comfort of your own home.
Please contact us by telephone 24 hours a day, or visit us, to find out more about how we are making a difference in Newmilns and around the surrounding areas, or how we can help support you.