• Peace Officer's Memorial

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

  • Each year Law Enforcement Chaplain Dr. Dale Reed, with the help of Hawthorn Funeral Home, presents a community memorial service dedicated to those officers and firefighters in Panola County and the state of Texas who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The service will take place Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, along with a wreath committal on the Panola County Courthouse lawn. The service will conclude with all officers and firefighters processing in silence across to the Courthouse grounds, placing a memorial wreath upon the monument dedicated to Panola County Peace Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Mounted patrol will be present to escort this procession featuring a Riderless Horse Tribute to these officers. All are invited to attend, especially visitors from neighboring counties.

  •                                                               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.


  • Dear Carlton and Staff, I just wanted to thank each of you for your care, concern and assistance in getting everything taken care of for our mother's funeral. Thank you for all your help sorting her life insurance, your ability to laugh with us over some of our memories & and most imperative, your willingness to grieve with us through our loss.
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    Wendy and Hilary
  • Dear "Hawthorn Family", Sterlene and I don't know how to thank all of you for your help and support. We have talked many times that there is not one thing that could have been done better!! I could go on and on but I'm sure I would leave one of the great things out! Please just know that at a hard time ya'll could not have made it easier!!
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    Dee Lee
  • Carlton, Karen & Hawthorn Family, Thank each of you for the precious "Lift Up Thine Eyes" in memory of Richard. Most of all for the kindness during this sad time. We appreciate everything you did.
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    Sandra, Ashlae, Trenton and family
  • Thank you very much for the hole sponsor for the Heartsway golf tournament. We appreciate your support of this cause and the community.
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    Heartsway Hospice
  • Thank you for the Bible and portrait of Joe Elliott. We are grateful for your kindness and generosity to our family as we have used your services over the years. You helped us bury both Grandmothers, Mother, Uncle, Brother and now Father. Dad valued your friendship and your caring during difficult times, He always enjoyed his visits with you whether for business or pleasure, Thank you for being a friend to our family.
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    The Elliott Family
  • Carlton and Karen, Thank you so very much for your kindness during our time of great loss. May God bless you both.
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    Ginger Nicholas and Family
  • Thank you for the lovely volume sent in memory of my husband, John. It was a thoughtful gesture of comfort to our family.
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    Kay THompson
  • Your beautiful home (once again) made a beautiful service for Frances Reid's home-going celebration. Your love, caring spirit, and the attention to every detail is something we can count on to be perfect. Thank you for the beautiful memorial portrait and the Gideon Bible - they will be a perfect reminder of how she loved the Lord and gave Him the glory in all things.
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    The Frances Reid Family
  • Thank you so much for the inspirational volume of "Lift Up Thine Eyes".
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    Linda Whitley
  • Thank you very much for the beautiful memorial book honoring my mother. It was greatly appreciated and will be cherished forever.
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    Nancy Preston

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