Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you for the personalized memorial volume in memory of Mark. Jamie and I appreciate everything each of you did during Mark's illness and funeral. Jeena and Jamie

    Burleson Family
  • Dearest Carlton and Karen, Where do I start? Thank you for so many things: the beautiful service for D.B.; your help and loving attitude; your part in the book, "Lift Up Thine Eyes"; the living tree memorial; and your special staff. Everyone helped in so many ways I can't count. Love you much, Lillie Fae Nail

    Nail Family
  • Thank you for the lovely service provided and for the food tray. Family of Billy Anderson

    Anderson Family
  • Carlton, I don't have the words to thank you for all you did for me. You are truly called for this job. Thank you and Karen for the Bible. I'm glad it listed so many scriptures for dealing with loss. God bless, Lavern Copeland

    Copeland Family
  • Thank you so much for the delicious meat tray that was provided for the family. But most of all, we thank ALL of you for the respectful and loving way that our entire family was treated. Sincerely, The Jimmie Griffith Family P.S. Thank you for the beautiful Gideon Bible also.

    Griffith Family
  • Dear Hawthorn Funeral Home Family and Staff, The BBQ meat tray was delicious and appreciated. We'd also like to say a big "THANKS!" for all you did and how beautiful and smooth everything went. Sincerely, Jean, Sonya, and Tina and Family

    Family
  • Dear Staff of Hawthorn Funeral Home, The unique gift of the living memorial (tree seedlings) planted in Paul's memory is so very thoughtful of you and such a great remembrance of Paul. He loved God's creation and being out in nature. We deeply appreciate your gift. Because He Lives! Wilma and Kim

    Paul's Family
  • The BBQ Meat Tray was very much appreciated and enjoyed by the family. During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us. Your actions will always be remembered.

    Barnett Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Shamburger and the Hawthorn Funeral Home Family and Auxiliary, Thank you for the 22nd Annual Service of Remembrance. It was sa time of peaceful remembrance and a time of special entertainment and worship. The music presented by Rev. Brown and James Davenport was most enjoyable. Will Boggs was simply delightful - a sweet youthful spirit always appreciated. Bro Pete's remarks are always so appropriate. The ladies provided delicious and bountiful refreshments. None of this would have been possible were it not for Karen and Carlton showing their love and appreciation for the community and its families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. I for one appreciate and enjoy the service. It was a blessing in my life. Thank you. Linda Collin

    Collin Family
  • A special note of thanks to you for all of your special help. Thank you so much.

    Shaw Family
  • There are people in our lives who are so genuinely kindhearted and appreciating them comes naturally. Everyone at Hawthorne's always goes above and beyond what words can express. Thank you.

    Lowe Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you and all your staff for the beautiful services for our dad. The lovely memorial service was especially comforting. The memorial tribute made on your behalf of a tree seedling in honor of our dad (and previously of our mom six years ago) is such a lovely gesture and gives our family much peace. God bless you all as you bless others.

    Helton Family
  • Thank you all so very much for the beautiful book and for taking such good care of our brother. It was a beautiful and caring service.

    Hunter Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Thank you for all you did to make Daddy's funeral so lovely. We are so thankful you are there when we need you. Thank you also for the meat tray you sent to the church and for the Bible. We truly appreciate you.

    Abernathy Family
  • Thank all of you at Hawthorn's. Everyone has been so helpful and greatly concerned for Mark, Jamie, and me. Thanks for the meat tray. I don't think I could have handled things as well as I did had it not been for all of you. You handle things with great care.

    Burleson Family
  • Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the food, prayers, and service during this time. It means so much. God bless each of you.

    Copeland Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you for the food tray, the donation to Gideon Camp and Gideon Memorial Bible in memory of Henry. Please keep our family in your prayers.

    Howard Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for the help you provided us for our annual prom dress sale. The Tuxedo was the perfect thing to make the special night complete for a young couple! We wish you could have seen the girl's face when she discovered her surprise! This event could never happen without great people like you!

    Service League Prom Committee
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, "Lift Up Thine Eyes" is a beautiful book. Thanks for remembering Ronny in such a thoughtful way. I love books and will enjoy reading this one. Thanks for you kindness.

    Jeter Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you for being a part of caring people in our community. The inspirational book we received in memory of Lorene Gentry is beautiful, and we thank you for sharing this with our family. Thank you so much for what you do.

    Gentry Family
  • Dear Carlton, What a comfort you provided to us during this stressful time. I felt like I was family at Hawthorn's. Sometimes, it is the minor things we remember. At the grave site, you placed a blanket over me when I didn't even realize I needed it. Everything about the funeral was perfect. Hawthorn's envelopes a family in home-style warmth and comfort. Mother's love is a special gift that will live in my heart forever. She was a fine Southern lady. She set a high standard which I will strive to emulate. We will all miss her. Thank you all for being there, not just as a business, but as caring friends.

    Underwood Family
  • Thank you so much for your love and support during our time of need. We greatly appreciated the Bible, meat tray, and the care that you gave us.

    Anderson Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thanks so much for the memorial Bible in Mother's memory. Also, Carlton, thank you for the support and comfort you provided at our family meeting and until the funeral and burial was over. Also, thanks for the meat tray. It was wonderful. And, Carlton, thanks for putting up with all my changes for the program.

    Gentry Family
  • Thank you all for the wonderful service you did for our loved one. It meant so much to us all. Thank you also for the BBQ meat tray and the memorial Bible.

    Jacks Family
  • To the Shamburger Family, We would like to thank you for all your help and understanding during our time of grief. You will never know how much it meant to us.

    Frazier Family
  • Words cannot express the feeling in our hearts. Thank you for being with us during this difficult time. Your thoughts, prayers, words, food, flowers, and love and kindness of sympathy will always be remembered. Words cannot say how much we love you.

    Johns Family
  • Thank you for the personalized inspirational book you had prepared in memory of my mother, Jo Nell LaGrone. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated.

    LaGrone Family
  • Carlton, Karen, Mr. Pete and Alice, Thank you so much for the beautiful service for Mom. Every detail was just perfect and it was a special blessing to us just to see your kind faces. You are all such a blessing to our family. We totally enjoyed the meat tray. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

    Spence Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Shamburger, Your kind invitation to the Service of Remembrance arrived. Our brother and son, Alan Roberts, is included in this service. For obvious reasons of geography, none of us is able to attend. Thank you again for all you did to help us while we were in Texas. Thank you, also, for your kind invitation to the Service of Remembrance.

    Roberts Family
  • Dear Carlton, Karen & Staff, Thank you so much for being so caring and helpful during the loss of our beloved Aunt Margarette. The service was beautiful and she look beautiful because of you. Thank you for the delicious meat tray and for putting up with the extra phone calls and the many changes. You are the best at what you do.

    Collins Family
  • Thank you for the Gideon Bible and for all you've done for me and the family during these days of grieving. It has been hard, but your kindness and friendship have really helped.

    Nail Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for giving a memorial Gideon Bible in Mildred's memory. We appreciate you for such a wonderful service. Everything was handled with professionalism. May God continue to bless you, as it truly takes special people to do this. Again, thank you!

    Coleman Family
  • Carlton and Karen, What dear friends you both are! The Gideon Memorial Bible was beautiful. Your staff made our time with you a most memorable experience.

    Lofton Family
  • Carlton and Hawthorn Family, Thank you so much for hosting the special community Service of Remembrance candlelight memorial last night. It added one more dimension to the ways that I can remember Richard this year. Everything was beautiful and the refreshments were delicious.

    Copeland
  • Dear Carlton, Karen, Mr. Pete, and Alice, Thank you so much for the beautiful service for Mom. Every detail was just perfect, and it was a special blessing to us just to see your kind faces. You are all such a blessing to our family. We totally enjoyed the BBQ meat tray. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

    Anderson Family
  • To Mr. Brandon Smith and the staff at Hawthorn Funeral Home. Thank you so much for all your help during the loss of Ronny. From arrangements, services, paper work, and after funeral needs, you all were the best. You made this whole process so much easier. The way you handle every matter so professionally is amazing. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much.

    Briery Famoily
  • We thank you for the beautiful book sent to the Anders family.

    Anders Family
  • Thank you for the Bible we received when Ronny passed away. This is a special gift to me and my family. Now, more than ever, we find ourselves turning to the Bible for comfort.

    Briery Family
  • Dear Hawthorn Funeral Home Staff, Thank you for all the beautiful service arrangements for Bobby Beason. We also appreciate the BBQ meat tray you provided for the family.

    Beason Family
  • Thank you for the Bible and other items you gave in memory of Keric. Most of all, I want to personally think you for all you did for our entire family! Your kindness, support, and encouragement, as well as the professional manner in which you handled everything will not be forgotten. Thank you especially for your persistence in getting Keric's cross necklace to me.

    Chapman Family
  • Hawthorn Funeral Home, Thank you for the "Lift Up Thine Eyes" book in memory of my Mamma. My daughters, grandchildren, and I love it. Also, thank you all for being so kind to my family and me. We love you all!

    Cheshire Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Words cannot express our thanks to you for your help, the beautiful service, and the BBQ tray that was very good. I have had so many compliments on the helpfulness of the staff. May God continue to bless you in your service to this community.

    Crump Family
  • Thank you for the BBQ. That's what we had for lunch the day MOM died. We also appreciate the Gideon Bible. Most of all, thank you for the thoughtful and professional way you handled our needs and wants during this difficult time. You have blessed us.

    Yarberry Family
  • Thank you so much for taking care of everything for our son and brother. The music was lovely, too.

    Reed Family
  • Thank you for the memorial Gideon Bible in E.V.'s memory. You're both very kind and considerate folks, and we so appreciate all you do. Everything went well with the service, and we are thankful for your help in so many ways. In Christian Love...

    Cureton Family
  • Carlton and Staff, Thank you all so much for the delicious meat tray. It was enjoyed by the family. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered by the family of E.V. Cureton.

    Cureton Family
  • Mr. Carlton, Thank you for all your assistance with the planning and thank you for the meat tray.

    Pickard Family
  • Thank you for taking such good care of us at our time of loss. Thank you for the BBQ plate.

    Derrick Family
  • We greatly appreciate everything you have done for our family throughout this difficult time. Wayne would have loved the ceremony. Thank you so much!

    Bagley Family
  • Brother Pete Williams, Thank you for your kind words and message.

    Pickard Family
  • Thank you all for the helping kindness in the care we received. Everything went very smoothly. Even though I was in sick sorrow, all of the staff made me have nothing but high praises about everyone. Thanks again from the Holland family. We were in good hands at Hawthorn's.

    Holland Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, please accept my heartfelt thanks for the beautiful keepsake book, "Life Up Thine Eyes" in memory of Ray. Your kindness and friendship is much appreciated especially during times as difficult as these.

    Chamness Family
  • Thank all of you for your kindness and the BBQ meat tray. We really enjoyed it. May God bless each of you.

    Anders Family
  • Thank you all for making Randy's service so much easier for my family and myself. I was so pleased at how everything went. Thank you also for the meat tray.

    Kinsey Family
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful meat tray and all the consolation you gave during this trying time. Thank you so much!

    Hull Family
  • Carlton, Thank you for the memorial of a living tree for Wayne. What a nice thing to do as a funeral director. Wayne and I planted trees on our farm our whole marriage. He loved planting things so this is so appropriate. Know how much "we" appreciate the tree and your friendship. The service was beautiful.

    Bagley Family
  • Thank you so much for the support you extended to our family. Your kindness is appreciated and will be remembered always.

    Hull Family
  • Our thanks to the Carlton and Karen for the Gideon Bible. I don't know what people do without our Lord. God bless.

    Anders Family
  • To the Hawthorn Funeral Home Family: Thank you for the huge and delicious meat tray you sent to feed our family. We, all 38 of us, enjoyed it. The grand kids said it was "kid food" because it wasn't a casserole. They were especially grateful! Your care for us during the funeral of our sweet Margie was such an act of love. All of you go beyond being just a staff of a business. You are our friends. No need was left unmet; no request left unanswered. From coffee to the last hug to comfort - you were there, watching and praying. Somehow, thank you seems very little to say. We will always remember.

    Poss Family
  • Thank you so much for the BBQ meat tray. That was very kind. I also want to thank everyone for making it so easy to arrange everything for Mom's service. Hawthorn's has been a part of my life from the very beginning. Kindest regards.

    Repert Family
  • Thank you so much for all of the help you all provided during our time of loss. Also, thanks for the meat tray from Daddy Sam's.

    Bachman Family
  • The gift of the Bible in memory of our loved one is much appreciated.

    Beatty Family
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful meat tray and the Bible. We appreciate your kindness and the comfort given during the arrangements and service.

    Wise Family
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful the white easel you sent to our loved one's service. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.

    Wise Family
  • The Risen Christ Cross is so beautiful. We will cherish it forever. She enjoyed her time working with everyone at Hawthorn's. During this time, we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us.

    Smith Family
  • To the Staff at Hawthorn's, We want to express our appreciation for all your support in the planning of Mother's funeral. Brandon, you were so patient as we made decisions and in preparing the video of Mother.

    Allen Family
  • Thank you for everything.

    Turner Family
  • Hawthorn Funeral Home, Thank you so very much for not only your wonderful service and support during our time of loss, but also the amazing meat tray and memorial Bible. We so appreciated everything yu did for our family.

    C. Vana Family
  • On behalf of the Reed Family, I want to thank you for the delicious meat tray As you well know, there are many Reeds. Also during this sad time for each of us, your support was tremendous. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you also for the Gideon Bible. We well treasure it. God bless you.

    Reed Family
  • Thank you so much for the thoughtful remembrance of Mother by planting a tree with the Living Memorial Program.

    Bounds Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for your memorial of the Gideon Bible. Mother would like nothing more than a Bible to share the gospel in her memory. Thank you also for your help and compassion helping us through this process.

    Bounds Family
  • Thanks so much for the meat tray Mom would have been proud of how professionally you all did everything. She definitely will not haunt you!

    Morrow Family
  • Just a note to once again express our thank you for a beautiful service for our mother and grandmother. The sensitivity of your staff and your attention to every detail was greatly appreciated. Thank you also for the wonderful meat tray.

    Haney Family
  • Thank you all for taking such good care of us and making a very sad time bearable. Your compassion and kindness just makes you feel like family. Your beautiful Christmas Services of Remembrance are the same way. I just really appreciate all you do for our town and families. Because He lives...

    Cassity Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for the beautiful Lift Up Thine Eyes book. It is something I will always cherish. Because He lives...

    Cassity Family
  • I want to thank you for the BBQ tray you sent for our family during our loss of our mother. Love.

    Luman Family
  • A thank you seems so inadequate for all you and your staff have done for my family during the past days. Your knowledge and caring manners were so appreciated. The care given to our mom and your attention to every detail of her service made a very difficult time less stressful for all of us. Thanks again to Hawthorn's for all your help to us.

    Arnold Family
  • Dear Karen and Carlton, We want to thank you for all you did helping us with Mother's funeral arrangements. The meat tray you gave is was delicious and made meals one less thing to worry about. Carlton, you did a fantastic job on mother's hair and make-up. Karen, thank you for keeping friends at the high school informed and for your prayers.

    Smith Family
  • Our family would like to thank you for the delicious meat tray you provided. We greatly appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness during this time.

    Powell Family
  • Thank you so much for the Gideon Memorial Bible. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

    Haney Family
  • Thank you so much for the chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches. They were delicious.

    Reed Family
  • Carlton, The 21st Annual Service of Remembrance at Hawthorn's was all and more than we have come to expect. The decor, music, message, food - - were top-of-the-line. The decor always awes me - the boughs with the hanging fruit, the trees - everything! The choir from First Baptist Church and their appropriate selections were so well done. Bro. Pete Williams' timely message reminded us we are so blessed to still have him. The delicious refreshments and beverage and fellowship were a fitting closure to an evening of REMEMBRANCE. We thank you and Karen.

    C. and S. Roethke
  • Thank you for all the help and information given to us as we prepared for our loved one's funeral. Thank you also for the BBQ food tray.

    LaRue Family
  • Carlton, Thanks for the meat tray. Mother's funeral was very nicely done. I could not have made any improvements.

    B. Johnson
  • Thank you so very much for the Gideon Bible, and the BBQ meat tray provided for the family of Fannie Lou Waldrop. Your prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated in the days ahead for the many for the many details to cover. Thank you for your support and guidance through the days after Mom's home-going and the day of her celebration of life. The great detail provided took such a burden from us. Best regards.

    Ferguson and Waldrop Families
  • Thank you so much for you love and support during this difficult time. Your services to our family were over and beyond, more than we could have ever asked for. Thanks again for everything! The meat tray was delicious. With love.

    Yarbrough Family
  • Dear Carlton, Karen, and Staff. Thank you for the sweet book, "Lift Up Thine Eyes." Knowing People care when you lose a loved one really helps dealing with our loss. Your thoughts and prayers have been deeply appreciated. Love.

    Reba and Jerry Coxen
  • Dear Mr. Shamburger, You will never know how much I appreciated all the extra things you did for me in planning Dal's service. The service was beautiful. Thank you most sincerely for the delicious meat tray, the Gideon Bible and most of all for the beautiful yellow rose.

    Bounds Family
  • Carlton, Thanks for asking us to be a part of the Service of Remembrance. It was a pleasure. I'm ashamed to say it was my first to attend. Years ago, my family had some hard Christmases. This kind of service would have been great for us at the time. Thanks for all you do for our community. Hawthorn Funeral Home has a greater legacy than it used to because of YOU.

    Marty Stewart
  • Shamburger Family, Staff, and Auxiliary, Thanks so much for a beautiful "Service of Remembrance." I know it takes so much work but is so appreciated! God be with all of you.

    Martha Smith Anderson
  • Carlton, Thank you so much for your help with the arrangements for the burial service for our mother, Peggy Gianfala. She always said she wanted to be in Texas and next to her mother. We appreciate you keeping us in prayer during this difficult time. Thanks again and God bless you!

    Gianfala Family
  • Dear Carlton and Staff, Words cannot express the gratitude my family feels toward the Hawthorn Family. Each one of you made each step of the way possible. From beginning to end and even BBQ in the middle, I thank you for each detail. You carried the burden for us, and for that I am thankful.

    Donald Family
  • Carlton and family at Hawthorn Funeral Home, Mrs. Alice, Mr. Pete, and Brandon, Thank you all for the truly beautiful service for Mother. She loved each one of you and knew ya'll would take good care of her. My brothers and I are so fortunate to know such wonderful people.

    Whiddon Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen. We want to thank you for the Holy Bible, barbecue meat tray, and register book given to the family in honor of Mom. You meant so much to her as you do to the entire family. Her funeral could not have been as beautiful and comforting without your personal touches. We thank you so much. With love.

    Whiddon Family
  • Here is a combined entry of thank you letters we received from children because we provided Fire Saftey Manuals that helped teach them about how to be safe when there is a fire. Dear Hawthorn Funeral Home, "Thank you so much for sponsoring the Fire Safety Manuals for our school. We enjoyed them." - Breyana Robinson. "Thank you so much for the Fire Safety Manual. I learned a lot of fire safety information." - Kennedi. "Thank you for the Fire Safety Manual and the fire truck sent to our school." - Kakevian Lewis. "Thank you for sending the Fire Safety Manual and the fire truck to our school." - Alex Molina.

    From Mrs. Rougely's Libby Elementary Students
  • Mr. Carlton, Thank you for helping us find peace in such a difficult time. You were able to guide us through something that I had never thought I'd have to do so soon. I truly believe God has blessed you with the ability to ease troubled hearts during hard times.

    Kelly Family
  • Carlton, Thank you for your great effort in helping provide a very special funeral service for our K.K. It was conducted in a very professional way, which helps bring comfort to the family.

    Sinclair Family
  • Thank you both so much for the fruit and snack basket. You are always so thoughtful, and we appreciate both of you and your sweet friendship. I have to insert what a love and appreciation we have for Hawthorn's and your staff! You all handle situations in ways that not any other place can hold a candle to. Panola County is blessed to have you in our difficult times.

    Reed Family
  • Dearest Brandon and Staff, Thank you for your kindness, desire to serve, honorable way and respect during our difficult time. Our hearts are breaking, but our spirits are rejoicing. The meat tray was appreciated, too. Numbers 6:24-26: ““The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

    Family
  • Thank you so much for the marvelous BBQ meat tray. Family and friends all enjoyed it very much. I also want to thank all of the staff at Hawthorn for doing an exemplary job coordinating the services. Every detail was attended in a professional, courteous, manner, which resulted in a funeral service that flowed smoothly and was memorable to family and friends. With sincere thanks.

    Northcutt Family
  • Mr. Carlton, Thank you for being there every step of the way during this difficult time. The service was perfect. You helped to honor our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, and wife. Thank you also for the Bible and BBQ plate.

    Kelly Family
  • Carlton and Karen, I want to share with you both how much it meant to my children and me to have such great support during this time. Everyone at Hawthorn Funeral Home was so kind and helpful. I want to thank you both for the food and Bible, Both were comforting. Michael was such a special man to so many, and the attention to detail and the care about his services helped in honoring his life. Much love and thanks.

    Marshall Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Thank you so much for contributing to the inspirational book in memory of Mom. I know it will be treasured. Also, from the start to finish, we couldn't have had a better tribute to her. Thank you for making our ordeal stress free and worry free.

    Bernice Jimerson Jacobs Family
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Curry Family
  • Thank you so much for everything in this trying time. Without your help we would have been lost. Thank you for the food, as well as the Bible. We are truly blessed by all you have done.

    Bevel Family
  • Karen and Carlton, Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. It meant so much, and was an encouragement, for the basket to come the first thing the next morning. We're still munching, and are thankful for your friendship each time we do.

    Davis Family
  • Thank you so much for the tree seedling that will be planted in a national forest as a memorial for our mother and grandmother. Because I am a member of the Arbor Day Foundation, this is a memorial that is close to my heart. Thanks so much.

    Anderson Family
  • Thank you all so much for the great meat tray you gave us. It was really enjoyable to all who ate from it. Thank you also for the kindness and sincerity you showed to all of us at Jimmie's homecoming service. John 3:16

    Cureton and Peace Families
  • It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expression of love to our family during this truly difficult time. We are very grateful for the gift of the Gideon Memorial Bible. Thank you for your kindness and support.

    Dickens Family
  • Dear Carlton and Staff of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Thank you so much for making the arrangements for my grandfather's, Al Hummadi, funeral and memorial service. We appreciate all the time you spent with out family to coordinate everything. You have all been a blessing to our family during this time. God bless you all.

    Hummadi Family
  • For all your kindness, the meat tray, and flowers, we thank you.

    Kinman Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you for the Gideon Bible! And thanks for the outstanding service rendered. Thanks for helping me select the casket. Everyone really liked it. Thank you again from the Helton Family.

    Helton Family
  • 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!

    Downing Family
  • I cannot tell you how much we appreciated the loving arms that Carlton, Ann and the entire staff wrapped around us. It was so hard to tell our little angel, Brock, goodbye, but with your guidance each step of the way , we made it through. The service was beautiful. You were there for our every need. So professional, yet so warm and sincere. We will never forget Baby Brock. We will always be grateful to you for those memories.

    Curry 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.

    Downing Family
  • Carlton, Karen, and Hawthorn Staff, THANK YOU for ALL you have done! We love you!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Elliott Family
  • Carlton, You are so kind, generous, loving, jovial. You are the quintessential funeral director. Thanks for all you do.

    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.

    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.

    J. Bailey Family
  • Brandon and Carlton, Thanks for all your courtesy and professionalism. God bless you!

    Macaluso Family
  • Dear Carlton, On February 7, as we laid our mother Marcelle Cobb to rest, you and the rest of the Hawthorn Funeral Home staff did an exemplary job. Not only did you step in with short notice to aid your fellow professional, you did so with great care to detail and with compassion. Your work allowed us to focus on celebrating the life of our Godly mother with a sweet sorrow. Thank you and please thank the gentlemen assisting you for all that was done on our behalf. God bless.

    Children of M. Cobb
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, Words escape me. I have tried to figure out how to adequately thank you for the gift of love you gave our family. When we walked in to Hawthorn's on Sunday, I couldn't believe my eyes. Mother looked BEAUTIFUL! A sight to behold. You are truly gifted! Thank you also for the care you gave us, the comfort, the laughter, and for allowing all the tears. We are so thankful and appreciative of all you did for ALL of us. Lastly, thank you for the tray of food because we were famished. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

    Abernathy Family
  • Dear Carlton and Karen, What can I say but much thanks to you and your staff for the care you gave Aunt Rita. The meat tray was also greatly appreciated. Carlton, you were always special to her and she loved to bring "the tickets" to you. You are special to Paul and me too. Thanks for your friendship.

    P. & J. Richards
  • Words alone can never express what we feel in our hearts or how thankful we are for you and all that you've done. We want to thank you for being there for us. Thank you for the tent and chairs and opening and closing of the grave for Reba Ivy Barfield. God bless you and keep you in His tender loving care. We love you all very much.

    Barfield Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Again, thank you for everything. What you do for the families is amazing. You guys are the BEST!! Also, the meat tray was great - by the time the grandsons were done, it was gone!!! Thanks again. We love y'all.

    Akin Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Where do I begin with thanking you? It was a pleasure to have you guide me and the family members through the arrangements. And then the memorial Gideon Bible and barbeque tray! How wonderful and thoughtful! I was glad that you and Daddy knew each other, and for you to tell me Karen had asked Daddy to play at her funeral! So sweet! Thank you over and over for all your help and for a lovely service. May God bless you.

    B. Davis
  • Carlton, New things we learned at the 20th Annual Service of Remembrance: - how and "in what" the natural decor and other decorations are stored; - the identity of the creators of the decor, and that Alice is a florist; and - how the empty crates are used during the service. The printed program is a treasure with beautiful pictures of the decor and people who have made it all possible. Thank you for providing this event.

    The Roethkes
  • Dear Friends, Thanks to one and all for a very nice Service of Remembrance. It lifts my heart each year. May our Lord bless and keep you. Thanks again.

    W.J. Jaynes
  • Thank you all so much for your part in making Marian's service so special and beautiful. Your attention to every detail made it so lovely, and your ministry to everyone is so appreciated. Marian loved each of you and her time with you. Thank you for uplifting us in your thought and prayers. With love.

    Sidney, Spencer, and Deborah
  • Carlton & Karen Shamburger, & Staff. We want to tell you how pretty Donnie's casket was. You did so good to make him look at rest. The tray of food was delicious, and we appreciated it. Thank you for all you did to help us through this time.

    D. Langford Family
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful personalized memorial volume we received dedicated to our sweet mother. We are so blessed to live in a community with such kind and caring people. Your kindness to our family will always be remembered.

    D. Landtroop Family
  • I would like to once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help with our annual Peace Officer Memorial service. This year, as always, was a beautiful service! We are so blessed to have kind people like you who volunteer and donate their time and resources to make this service possible. Your kindness and generosity is appreciated, and if we can ever be of service to you, please let me know. You and your entire staff are a true blessing to me and the Sheriff's office.

    Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake
  • THANK YOU!! Every single detail and arrangement associated with the funeral and burial were done with excellence and care and dignity. We have always known this to be the case with Hawthorn Funeral Home. Your services were again equal to the best of all standards... You made my mother's final days worthy of remembering always... All of our family was thrilled at the beautiful way you presented Mother in the casket!! You so accurately captured her at the height of her life of teaching, serving, loving, and caring for everyone she came in contact with!! This again was a perfect chapter in her amazing life!! Mr. Shamburger, please express again our genuine appreciation to each of those on your staff for making the funeral of my mother another of the wonderful experiences we always enjoyed and expected with her. THANK YOU!!

    J.B. Hull
  • Thanks so much for all the kindness shown to our family during our loss. The service, the way our mom looked, everything you did for us was just perfect. Our mom looked simply gorgeous. We could not have asked for anything better. Thanks again and a special thanks to Brandon. We appreciate all of you so much.

    R. and D. Wall, K. and S. Caldwell, R. McAfoos
  • Thanks so much for all of your expressions of love. The service was beautiful. Everything was perfect. We truly do feel at home at Hawthorn's. We were blessed by each of you.

    M. and K.
  • I just want to thank you for your caring, compassionate, and professional service at my mother's passing. Even though it was a difficult time, it is always refreshing to find a business that truly cares about doing a good job. The funeral service felt right - - just what Mom would have wanted, and I truly appreciate that.

    Hammons Family
  • We cannot thank you and all your staff enough for all you did for our family. Your courtesy and professionalism are extraordinary. You made a very difficult time a lot easier for us. May God bless and keep you all.

    E. Helton Family
  • Carthage is so blessed to have you and your business to provide for our needs. You went above and beyond in caring for Officer Dennis and his family. Thank you for your kindness and generous spirit. You are appreciated more than words can say.

    D. Pierce
  • The service was beautiful. We thank all of you for the way everything was handled. Our special thanks to Brandon. God bless you for your love and concern for our family. It was a beautiful tribute to our precious mama.

    L. Walker Family
  • There are no words to express the gratitude we feel in our hearts for every thing you did for us. Everyone there went out of their way to help us out and provide a nice service. Thank you again! God bless you in the new year and for years to come.

    C. and N. Hughes
  • Thanks to all of you for all of your help during the loss of our mom. You made everything so much easier for us. You just seemed to know what we needed and when we needed it. Y'all are truly angels and God bless you all.

    Bisbey Family
  • Thank you so much for the "Lift Up Thine Eyes" book in memory of our dad. It is a beautiful, inspirational book, and we will treasure it. But even more that that, we want to give you our sincere thanks for the way you handled all of Dad's funeral arrangements. In the words of our mom, "It was perfect! I would highly recommend them to everyone I know." We will never forget the love, compassion, helpfulness, and professionalism you displayed. May you be blessed, just as you blessed us.

    Rowe Family
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. Thanks for thinking of me. Hawthorn's did a wonderful job for us with the funeral. I was very pleased and know that Murl would have been proud.

    C. Birmingham and Family
  • "Thank you so much for everything -- the words of comfort, the tray of sliders, and the lovely Bible. You make a sad time better. May God bless you."

    P. Langford Family
  • I so appreciate the Bible that you and the Gideons gave us. This organization is close to our hearts. Carlton, God has you in the vocation you are great at. I felt your concern and kind heart, and you did an awesome job in every way. Thank you for helping me and my family through a very difficult time. May God bless you always.

    S. Ramos and Family
  • "Thank you so much for the Living Memorial Program and the planting of the seedling. Mom and Dad's favorite thing was to watch things grow. This means a great deal to us!"

    S. and C. Golden