About Us
For Veterans
Social Security

Long House Funeral Home
407 Wolftown Road
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
Tel: 828-497-1408

Our facility is wheelchair accessible


Welcome to our website.  Long House Funeral Home is first funeral home in North Carolina that is dedicated to serving the needs of the Cherokee community.

We provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.  Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements.  From casket choices to funeral flowers, we will guide you through all aspects of the funeral service.

We invite you to contact us with your questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“First Funeral Home of the First People”
Dedicated to all those who died during the removal of 1838-1840 and to the memory of all those who risked their lives to stay behind so that we, their descendants, might be able to remain in our native homeland.

Background Information:
It is the legendary belief of the Cherokee that they were the “First People”. Long House Funeral Home is therefore the First Funeral Home of the First People. Our name, Long House, comes from the ancient time of the Woodland Indian tribes of the Eastern United States who commonly had longhouses as gathering places for tribal functions, such as feasts, dances, and funerals. We have chosen our name carefully as it also serves as a descriptive term for our facility, which is obviously a long house. It was originally built as Soco School in the 1930’s and served in that function until the late 1960’s when it became Soco Daycare.

In 1995 the daycare moved to a new building and the old school stood empty for a time. In 2004 we opened our other company, Native Clans Casket Company in the old school and it is still in operation on site. (Visit our website www.nativeclanscasketco.com for further information about our unique products.) On July 10, 2009, we held our open house and dedication for the new funeral home.

To the best of our knowledge, we are the first funeral home to operate on the Qualla Boundary. We are Native American owned and operated. We are pleased to now be able to care for our own in our own community.


God Bless America
Receive Email Updates
Lois Ball
Feb 03, '16
Lois Ball
Wesley Lambert
Feb 01, '16
Elisha Taylor
Jan 30, '16
Elisha Taylor
John Burgess
Jan 29, '16
Rachel Hornbuckle
Jan 27, '16
Rachel Hornbuckle
Mary Catt
Jan 26, '16
Mary Catt
Sibbald Smith
Jan 24, '16
Sibbald Smith
Margaret "Waggie" Sneed
Jan 22, '16

Send Flowers
Send Flowers
For your convenience, directly order flowers from our local florists via our web site

Copyright © 2016 Long House Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |