• Hawthorn Funeral Home in 2015

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

  • We remain honored to be of service to families in your time of need. We understand the importance of your trust placed with us concerning those you love and cherish, and we commit ourselves to the best care we can offer physically and emotionally. Each and every day we treat others as we would be treated. Funeral service is a grand tradition. Our own traditions were not just taught to us, they were created by the Hawthorn Family as the first and foremost funeral home in Carthage and Panola County, Texas. We practice those traditions every day and remember who we are and where we came from, and we create new traditions in the new era of funeral service.

  •                                                               Mr. Carlton H. Shamburger

Join us August 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Funeral Home to learn from experts about legal tools, identity theft, senior information services, and advance funeral planning. Get the answers to your questions! Light refreshments will be served. Register for door prizes and take home your free information packet. For more information and registration, go to our Facebook Events page. Thanks!  ~Carlton


  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Thank you for all you have done for us this past week - the Bible, the food, the beautiful book, and most of all your love and support. You made this as easy as possible - and I know what it takes! Just knowing precious friends were caring for her and for us made all the difference. Much love.
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    Jimerson Family
  • Thank you so much for your support during this sad time for our family. Everything was handled in a comforting Christian atmosphere, which was most appreciated.The Bar-B-Que tray was perfect as we had many family members arriving at the house. Thanks again for everything you did. It meant so much.
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    Jones Family
  • Carlton, We would like to thank you for all you did to help us prepare for Mother's funeral arrangements and services. Your help with coordinating with the church was greatly appreciated.
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    Wright Family
  • Thank you all so very much for all the care you took for our mother's funeral and for the meat tray. Everything was perfect and we appreciate it.
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    Carr Family
  • Carlton,Thank you for the living memorial tree seedling in memory of Boyd. Recently, on a trip to Savannah, Georgia, I saw so many historic tours of homes and gardens and the tree seedlings planted in memory of families. Thank you for a great service for Boyd.
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    Caskey Family
  • Dear Karen and Carlton, Thanks so much for the beautiful and tasty basket of treats for our travel to Dallas for the funeral for my dad. You were very thoughtful and we have enjoyed all of the choices. We also appreciate your friendship and concern at this time
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    Schwarzwalder Family
  • Dear Carlton and Staff, Thank you so much for all your kindness and loving care that you took with the funeral services for Mr Quinten Mason. The services were so nice and it was a very respectful celebration of his life. Also, the care you took with the body was greatly appreciated. Quincy looked so nice and healthier than he had in a long time. Your thoughtfulness helped to make his passing a little easier to handle. Thank you so much.
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    Mason Family
  • Dear Carlton and Staff, You did everything just right! He looked great. The casket received many comments. People said the service was the best. Thanks again.
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    Reid Family
  • To my friends Carlton and Karen Shamburger. Better late than never to express my love and appreciation for the wonderful way you treated my daughter and myself when we came in to make decisions for Ted's funeral. Tears flowed when I saw him - he looked exactly like he used to before he started "going down." And thank you for giving me a Gideon Bible honoring him. I appreciate you for the day of the funeral as it went so smoothly.
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    Anderson Family
  • Thank you for thinking of us during this difficult time. The memory book is beautiful and will be cherished always! I cannot thank you enough for your help during the planning of Brock's funeral. It was beautiful, and we will forever be grateful for you and your Hawthorn family.
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    Curry Family

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