About Us - Our History


Thorne Family

There has been an undertaker on our present site in the High Street since the early 1900’s. It remains independently owned and family run today.

Ron Thorne was born and grew up in Alton, joining Mr Stevens as an apprentice in 1943. He married Sue in 1952 and they took over the running of the business on the death of Mr Stevens in 1960.

Their son Geoff spent four years training in London before joining the business full time in 1974.

Geoff married Gill in 1978. Today they and their two sons, Michael and Robin, are all continuing to run the business as a true family concern, serving generations of the local community. Ably assisted by their dedicated team.

Our office and home are in the same place in the High Street, we maintain a 24 hour telephone service and a friendly face at our door. We offer all our services from our site in the heart of Alton, with purpose built Chapels of Rest and a modern mortuary facility, together with coffin workshops and garaging for our own fleet of funeral vehicles. We are very happy to welcome visitors.

Funeral Arrangements

Guiding you through the
funeral arrangements

We understand the importance of delivering a personal service of the highest standard and are proud to provide comprehensive funeral arrangements.

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Funeral Costs

How much does a
funeral cost?

It is our policy to be open and informative about the funeral costs from the outset. Our costs are divided into three main groups.
 

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Choosing A Memorial

Choosing a memorial
for your loved one

Following a burial or the placing of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery, you may choose to have a suitable memorial placed on the grave.

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Kemp & Stevens - Independent Family Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons
(The Thorne Family Funeral Directors)
93 High Street Alton Hampshire GU34 1LG
Tel: 01420 83177 (24 hrs)