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Lebanon funeral home rebuilds with new concept

LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

There's new life for a Lebanon funeral home destroyed by fire last summer.

Now their hope is to give families a unique calming experience while they grieve.

It's the first funeral home of its kind in the area. The bright rooms reflect a new start for Sellars Funeral Home one year after fire destroyed the decade-old funeral home in the same location.

A therapeutic atmosphere now comforts families in the community that helped Judd Sellars rebuild.

"The setting actually makes all of the difference in the world," said Sellars. "It's just a real calming effect, and just like I said, it takes the edge off. It is a very emotional time for the families when they come here."

The visitation rooms and chapel have glass walls with a view of flowing water, fire bowls and fish swimming below lighted fountains.

Lights are the celebration of live outside and indoors at the new funeral home.

"We can light up the ceiling all red, white and blue," said Sellars. "We can do like a blue hue or they can actually transition from red to white to blue as well."

Sellars is planning another funeral home of this type in Mount Juliet. Ironically, the groundbreaking is Monday on the actual anniversary of the Lebanon fire.

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