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About Us

    About Earl & Co Funeral Directors

    Earl & Co Funeral Directors was founded in 1898 by C Earl with partners T Pullen and A Newton. By the 1930s Mr Earl and Mr Newton had passed away leaving sole ownership to Mr T Pullen.

    Today it is run by David and Michael Pullen, grandsons of the founder, from the original site on Albemarle Road.

    We provide funerals for people from Ashford, Wye, Smeeth, Mersham, Kingsnorth and surround areas. 

    The team at our Ashford funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. 

    Here at Earl & Co Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Jackie Barlow

    Funeral Arranger/ Administrator

    Jackie has worked at Earl and Co Funeral Directors since March 2018. She previously worked in funeral planning before coming to Earl and Co.

    She enjoys most about her job ” meeting people, working with my colleagues and the fact that no day is the same”.

    She has four Grandsons who take a lot of her private life up, when she is not at work. She also has taken up cycling but she still classifies herself as a amateur. In the evening Jackie also enjoys watching films.

    Jackie would also like to start up horse riding again after ridding from a young age. She also enjoys going for walks along the seafront on the weekends.

    Michael Pullen

    Funeral Director/Consultant

    Michael is a grandson of the founder and has been in the funeral industry for 35 years. He enjoys maintaining the family traditions of Earl and Co. In his spare time, he enjoys sport.

    David Pullen


    David is a grandson of the founder and is now a Consultant with the firm. He finds the job rewarding, particularly meeting a diverse range of people and helping them in their time of need. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, gardening and reading.

    Richard Libbeter

    Funeral Director

    Richard has been with us since early 2016 having previously worked for the NHS, working his way up to Funeral Director through arranging funerals and operational roles.
    He says he enjoys “meeting people and doing my best to make the funeral service memorable for the right reasons”.
    Richard is a proud grandad to Jacob-James and enjoys photography, 2 extremes, Macro and Astro.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01233 620 522 visit branch or arrange a home visit