• Hawthorn Funeral Home in 2019

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

  • We remain honored to be of service to families in their 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

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.


  • Thank you for the memorial portrait, the Gideon Bible, and the "Lift Up Thine Eyes" book. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated during this time of loss.
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    Family of Howard Rhiddlehover
  • Thank you, Carlton and Karen for all you did for Doug's service to make it the beautiful memorable service that it was. Doug had done his part by living the life that he had and leaving a legacy of character and faith. He was loved and will be missed. Thank you for the portrait and the Gideon Bible.
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    Patsy Waldrop
  • Wow! Thanks so much for the Gideon Bible and the wonderful portrait. Thank you also for such a wonderful experience at such a hard time for our family. You guys are such a blessing! God has you in the right place giving comfort for families.
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    The Billie Ruth Cassity Family
  • 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

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