Funeral directors open historic building for tours

By Nikki Blankenship -

The D.W. Swick-Nelson Funeral Home in Wheelersburg will be having a grand opening that will allow the community to take a tour through a historic funeral home.

Dee and Maria Swick and Bill and Leslie Nelson have come together under this one room to offer funeral arrangements and care for local families, as has been done at the location for generations.

“A longtime landmark of the Wheelersburg community, this beautiful building was known as the Marting Home and had previously been used as a funeral home beginning with the opening of Brock Funeral Home in 1957,” Leslie Nelson explained.

The building has now been completely remodeled and has all new furnishings. The Nelson and Swick families are inviting the community to come in a take a look at the recent changes.

As with the structure, the business owners also have a history of commitment to Scioto County, which locations county-wide that have been in operation for decades.

“D.W. Swick-Nelson and Wolfe-Nelson have 10 people on staff, including five licensed funeral directors who are available to provide the same excellent and caring service to the families of Wheelersburg that they offer at their other locations in South Webster, New Boston, and Sciotoville,” Leslie Nelson informed. “For over 45 years, they have been independent, family-owned and operated funeral homes serving local families with dignity and honor. Their licensed funeral directors are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions that are of the utmost importance.”

The D.W. Swick-Nelson Funeral Home grand opening and open house will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. Tours and refreshments will be provided. D.W. Swick-Nelson Funeral Home will also be conducting a drawing for gift certificates from various local merchants. The open house will take place at the funeral home located on the corner of Gallia Pike and Hayport Road.

By Nikki Blankenship

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.