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Eldridge Woods Funeral Service to sell, change names to Central Avenue Funeral Services

WICHITA — Todd Coley has worked at Eldridge Woods Funeral Service for more than a decade and is now in the process of buying it.

He's also changing the name to Central Avenue Funeral Services since it's located at 2703 E. Central.

Coley says the funeral home has been in business since the 1940s when it opened under another name.

"It changed hands over time," he says.

In recent years, Coley says, "It's just declined."

The business averages 45 to 50 funerals a year.

Coley wants to handle an average of 75 to 100 funerals annually.

The name change is going to take about 30 days, and Coley intends to embark on a marketing and advertising campaign to get the word out.

"Anytime that I get a call," he says, "I'm ready to give some service."