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Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Griffin, GA: For 75 years Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. has worked in partnership with funeral professionals around the world to provide families with thoughtful and unique options for saying goodbye to their precious child. From the most elaborate to the simplest we strive to provide the highest quality caskets and funeral products offered in the funeral industry.

“In celebrating this monumental anniversary, Cherokee has chosen to donate $1,000 each month in 2016 to organizations that are fighting to save children’s lives every day.” Michael Dean Mims, President proudly announced during a production meeting last fall.

We offer our sincere thanks to each funeral professional who offered their families the Cherokee Child product line during the last 75 years. Our goal is to always provide the highest level of customer service, along with product selection and personalization options that are unique and affordable. Thank you for helping us reach our diamond anniversary.

For more information about Cherokee Casket Company, visit on the web at or call 1-800-535-8667. Also on Facebook

New Catalog for Cherokee Child Casket Company

Griffin, GA: Cherokee Casket Company announces the release of Volume# 8, the latest edition of their catalog. In this edition, Cherokee shows their continuing effort to manufacture and distribute quality child caskets and child funeral service items.

Cherokee is now manufacturing a brushed 20 gauge steel child casket in a variety of exterior paint and dye colors. This style #500 brushed steel casket may be customized with the family’s choice of hardware and interior. The family will also have an option to personalize the casket by choosing an embroidered panel that celebrates the short life of their precious child.

Preemie clothing for infants as small as 1.5 pounds, air trays for child caskets and bier with carriers especially designed for a child casket are just a few of the new funeral service items recently added to Cherokee’s product line. Download or view the complete catalog online at

Cherokee Child Caskets offers natural burial caskets for the ecological service, casket and vault sets or combos for traditional services, and cloth covered caskets with matching urns for when a family chooses cremation. Request a free copy of Cherokee Child Casket Volume #8 by calling 1-800- 535-8667 or

Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. Announces License Agreement with Precious Moments, Inc.

Griffin, GA- Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. is now a licensee for the PRECIOUS MOMENTS® brand; allowing the “beauty” of the brand to come to life in funeral memorial products.

The PRECIOUS MOMENTS® concept was created by artist Sam Butcher over 30 years ago with his personal vision and beautiful illustrations of teardrop-eyed children. Today, his artwork is among the most recognized art in the world, sharing messages of loving, caring and sharing with collectors from around the globe
According to Michael Mims, President of Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. “A well planned memorial service should be a reflection of a unique life.” Caskets or urns manufactured by Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. with PRECIOUS MOMENTS® Bereavement Angel design will honor that life. With a series of twelve Bereavement Angel designs to choose from, whether it is for an adult or a child; the family will be able to choose an image that reflects their loved one.

Over 3,000 PRECIOUS MOMENTS® images are available for purchase by funeral homes, cemeteries, or monument companies from Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. A beautifully illustrated PRECIOUS MOMENTS® image allows the family to create a personalized monument that will provide great comfort in the months and years to come.

The core purpose of Precious Moments Inc. is to touch people’s hearts in a personal way by sharing the gift of love. Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. will continue to support this mission by offering quality funeral memorial products to comfort families in time of grief.

About Cherokee Casket Company:
Cherokee Casket Company, Inc., founded in 1941, strives to help funeral directors provide families with special memorial caskets, urns and monument engravings that share the loved one’s unique personality in the most precious farewell. Cherokee’s longstanding tradition of striving for “Excellence without Exception” guarantees every product maintains the highest level of craftsmanship.
Michael Mims, President

Cherokee Child Caskets and ASD Offer New Discount to Funeral Director Clients

Griffin, GA—Cherokee Child Caskets is a leading provider of youth and child caskets. Founded in 1941, Cherokee Child Caskets provides handcrafted, high-quality caskets for infants, children and youths. Families may choose from a selection of over 10,000 different child caskets, with a variety of sizes, styles, colors and other options. Cherokee’s longstanding tradition of striving for “Excellence without Exception” guarantees every casket maintains the highest level of craftsmanship.

This summer, Cherokee Child Caskets began a partnership with ASD – Answering Service for Directors, under which ASD clients can benefit from incentives by working with Cherokee. This partnership will ensure funeral directors are rewarded for working with two of the most trusted names in the funeral business.

ASD is the largest funeral exclusive answering service supporting funeral professionals with comprehensive call support and state-of-the-art technology. Both companies have a long history in the business and their reputations are unrivaled in the funeral profession.

Mike Mims, President of Cherokee Child Casket Company expressed his enthusiasm, “Cherokee is excited to partner with ASD in offering our clients quality service and products for those difficult but important calls.”

Funeral Professionals who serve a family suffering the loss of a child can offer Cherokee’s large selection of handcrafted, top quality caskets and receive a discount offered only to ASD clients. This incentive can be used for each Cherokee order and applies to memorialization products, memory books, urns and keepsakes, in addition to child caskets.

Cherokee Child Caskets and ASD are confident this partnership will help funeral professionals better serve families experiencing such a heart breaking loss. Both companies are enthusiastic about helping funeral professionals save using companies highly regarded for their exceptional service.

About Cherokee Child Caskets:

Since 1941, Cherokee Child Casket Company has been dedicated to funeral homes and the families they serve in providing quality child funeral products. Cherokee’s founding principal is based on quality craftsmanship and good service. Because of this founding principal, Cherokee remains the leader in children’s caskets.

Michael Mims, President

About ASD:
ASD is the leader in answering services and call support for funeral professionals. As a full service provider, ASD empowers directors and staff of funeral to offer the highest caliber of service, both at and away from the office. ASD’s innovative technology and call support expertise that have made it a national leader in the death care space. No other answering service can rival the state-of-the-art technology, customizable systems and extensive training provided by ASD. Headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania the firm offers comprehensive answering services for funeral homes and funeral related businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit or call 1-800-868-9950.Contact: Kevin Czachor, Vice President 800-868-9950

Michael Mims, Cherokee Casket President Receives Compassionate Friends Professional Award

Oak Brook, IL— Recognized as a professional who has contributed greatly in the area of supporting bereaved families after the death of a child, Michael Mims, president and owner of Cherokee Child Caskets in Griffin, Georgia has been awarded the Professional Award by the nation’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends.

“Michael’s quiet support of bereaved families exemplifies the best in companies that interact with those grieving the loss of a precious child,” says Patricia Loder, executive director of The Compassionate Friends. She presented the award to Mr. Mims at the recent Compassionate Friends National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota as more than 1,000 bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents looked on in appreciation.

Cherokee Casket, founded in 1941, specializes in and only supplies handcrafted infant, children’s, and youth caskets to the funeral industry. To support bereaved families, Mr. Mims’ company sponsors and then purchases special reprinting of The Compassionate Friends brochure, “Understanding Grief After a Child Dies.” A copy is then included in every casket that the company ships in the United States and around the world, more than 10,000 a year. “As a bereaved parent I truly feel The Compassionate Friends is an organization of compassionate friends willing and able to offer support to bereaved families,” says Michael Mims. For more information about Cherokee Casket Company, visit them on the web at or call 800-535-8667.
The Compassionate Friends has more than 630 chapters in the United States offering support to bereaved families. Annually the organization sponsors The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting the second Sunday in December in remembrance of all children who have died at any age from any cause. Many bereavement organizations and groups, including funeral homes, sponsor services open to the public in conjunction with the event.

For more information about The Compassionate Friends and its many programs for bereaved families, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit them on the web at Also on Facebook at The Compassionate Friends/USA.

Cherokee Child Caskets Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Griffin, GA.: Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. celebrates seventy years of excellence. Since 1941, Cherokee has offered a full line of hand crafted children’s caskets and vaults. Over the years, Cherokee Casket Company expanded their product line with specially designed products for a child service. With the addition of such items as personalized urns, panels and memorial books; funeral directors now have the opportunity to offer families unique ways to memorialize their child. Today, Cherokee Casket Company Inc. continues striving for excellence without exception in developing, manufacturing and distributing quality child funeral products.

Cherokee Child Casket Company Introduces Infant Removal Bag

October 11, 2010, Griffin, GA.: During the 2010 NFDA convention in New Orleans, Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. introduced an infant removal bag. Canvas exterior color options are blue, hunter green and burgundy. The removal bag is designed for easy cleaning with a removable polystyrene ribbed tray. The bag interior is lined with Pro-Tec nylon that is fluid and bacterial resistant but still maintains a soft feel. Two fleece receiving blankets are included. For more details or Call 800-535-8667.

New Catalog and CD for Cherokee Child Caskets

Griffin, GA: Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. announces the release of the new 2008 edition of the Cherokee Child’s Casket catalog and CD. The CD was created to allow funeral directors to show the child casket line on the computers now found in most selection rooms. Many personalization options are now available such as pop in panels, urns and memorial boxes. For a new catalog and CD call 800-535-8667 or email