• Hawthorn's in 2015

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

We are so honored to be thought of by families in their time of need.  Because we do understand the importance of trusting us with those you love and cherish, we commit ourselves to the best care we can offer physically and emotionally.  We begin 2015 with the same commitment we have practiced over these many decades, to treat others as we would be treated.  Funeral service is a grand tradition.  Our 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 keep these traditions alive and move forward into the 21st century remembering who we are and where we came from and creating new traditions in this new era of funeral service. 

  •                                                               Mr. Carlton H. Shamburger

Hawthorn Funeral Home staff are experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors and our capable assistants. As leaders in our profession, we promise to serve your family with expertise, dedication, and care.

Testimonials

  • Carlton and Karen, On behalf of our family, thanks so much for the Memorial Gideon Bible. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Also, regarding the preparation of the funeral arrangements, Mr. Henry looked wonderful. The services and military burial was done in such CARING and LOVING PERFECTION! Thank you!
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    Downing Family
  • Hawthorn Funeral Home Family, Thanks so much for the delicious BBQ meat tray. Everyone enjoyed it and there was plenty! Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
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    Downing Family
  • Carlton, Karen, and Hawthorn Staff, THANK YOU for ALL you have done! We love you!
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    The Smith Family
  • Dear Hawthorn Funeral Home & Family, Words cannot express our appreciation for all your kindness and the lovely services. We could not have asked more, and our mother would have been pleased. Also, thank you for the wonderful sandwich tray. It definitely came in handy. Thank you again for all your thoughtfulness.
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    Smith Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for the book you sent in memory of Amelia Akin. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Also, I want to say thank you again for (1) YOUR FRIENDSHIP, (2) the service you provide - amazing, and (3) really showing that you care and it is not just a job. Not sure I would have made it without you all. We love you.
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    Akin Family
  • Dear Carlton, We can't thank you and your staff enough for the kindness you have given us during this difficult time. You make it much easier. The Bar-B-Q platter came at the perfect time - just as our family came in.
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    Barnett Family
  • Carlton and Staff, Your kindness is very special to us. Time passes and love dims, but we will never forget how you helped ease the pain and cheer our hearts during this difficult time. Our deepest appreciation to you for all you have done. God loves you and we do, too. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16
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    Elliott Family
  • Carlton, You are so kind, generous, loving, jovial. You are the quintessential funeral director. Thanks for all you do.
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    Page Family
  • I just received a card saying Hawthorn had a tree seedling planted as a memorial to Daddy. Your generosity and thoughtfulness never ends! I know Daddy would be so pleased and honored. And I am so grateful. Hope all is going well. Thank you again for everything.
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    L. Phillips Family
  • Thank you, Carlton, for all the help you gave us. We appreciate you and your staff during our time of loss. May God bless each of you as you minister to others.
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    J. Bailey Family

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