Who We Are

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

  • Our History

    Since 1967, Burnam & Son Mortuary has provided traditional, personalized and cremation funeral services for Bowling Green-Warren County and surrounding communities.

    Our founder, Claude E. Burnam, Jr., dedicated his life to providing families the guidance and assurance needed during the loss of their loved one.

    Today, the owners and staff of Burnam & Son Mortuary continue the tradition of assisting families during one of the most difficult times of their life.

    Our Present

    Burnam and Son Mortuary and Cremation Services is a full service establishment that demonstrates professionalism, dignity and compassion while conducting the highest standards of care in the disposition of human remains. We are a service corporation that is committed to providing total quality service, maintaining confidentiality, respect for the deceased and privacy for our client families.

    Our first responsibility as a dedicated funeral service establishment is to the families we serve. We are committed to providing client families with courteous service, high standards of performance and excellence which serve as the hallmark of the funeral industry.

    Our second generation of family ownership continues to serve the communities of Adairville, Bowling Green, Cave City, Franklin, Glasgow, Horse Cave, Morgantown, Munfordville, Oakland, Park City, Rockfield, Russellville, Scottsville, Smiths Grove and Woodburn.

    Call us at (270) 843-2336 or (866) 737-7757 to assist you with your funeral, cremation and preplanning services.

  • Our Valued Staff
    Cedric Burnam
    Cedric Burnam, Funeral Director, Embalmer, President and Owner

    Cedric, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1974. His exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Cedric is married to Judy and they have three children. He is a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and Bowling Green Vocational Technical School. Cedric served his country as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman. He's a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, Ancient Landmark Lodge # 28 F.& A.M.- P.H.A. and Western Kentucky University President's Circle. Cedric was elected to the office of Warren County, KY Magistrate/Justice of Peace, 2nd District (2003-2006) and currently serves as Warren County Constable, District 2 (2013-2014). He is Corporate President, Owner, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Restorative Art Expert and Cremation Service Expert.


    Carmen Burnam
    Carmen Burnam, Sr. Funeral Assistant, Vice-President and Owner

    Carmen, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1997. Her exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Carmen is the proud mother of Ryan and Tyler Burnam. She is a graduate of Bowling Green High School and member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Carmen also serves her community as a Warren County, KY Sheriff's Deputy. She is our Corporate Vice-President, Owner and Senior Funeral Attendant,.


    Claudia Burnam
    Claudia Burnam, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Secretary and Owner

    Claudia, Owner/Operator, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1978. Her exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Claudia has one child. She is a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and member of Burnett Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. She is a licensed Kentucky Funeral Director/Embalmer, event planning specialist, corporate secretary, owner/operator and cremation service specialist.


    Kelly Burnam-Lee
    Kelly Burnam-Lee, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Treasurer and Owner

    Kelly, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1978. Her exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Kelly is married to Dorian and they have two children. She is a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kelly is a Kentucky licensed funeral director/embalmer, administrative specialist, corporate treasurer, owner/operator and cremation service specialist.


    Judy Tisdale-Burnam
    Judy Tisdale-Burnam, Funeral Director, Apprentice Embalmer

    Judy, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1996. Her exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Judy is married to Cedric and they have three children. The Barren County native is a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church choir and secretary. She is a licensed Kentucky Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer.


    Larry Franklin
    Larry Franklin, Sr. Funeral Assistant

    Larry, Sr. Funeral Assistant, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1970. His exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service.


    Ryan C. Burnam
    Ryan C. Burnam, Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer

    Ryan, Funeral Director, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1997. His exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members with their needs exemplifies professional service. Ryan is married to Dana, and they have two children. He's a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University. Ryan is a licensed Kentucky funeral director, embalming apprentice and cremation service specialist.


    Gary Edison
    Gary Edison, Funeral Assistant

    Gary, Funeral Assistant, has assisted those who have experienced the loss of a loved one since 1997. His exemplary care, from the first call to the delivery of the last plant, in assisting family members wth their needs exemplifies professional service. Gary has three children, Trent, Talmadge and Lauren. The Warren County native serves as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Deacon, Liberty District Association Treasurer and Liberty District Association Trustee Board Treasurer.


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