• 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 doing a good job for me and Bobby. Thank you for the Gideon Bible and the awesome portrait of Bobby. Everything was handled with such care.
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    Owens Family
  • Carlton, Karen, and Hawthorn Funeral Home Staff, Thank you so much for the portrait and Gideon Bible in memory of Dad. We truly appreciate all of your kindness and support during our time of loss. We are blessed to have y'all helping us. Thank you again for everything.
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    The Horton Family
  • How can I say thank you for all you have done for our family in the last two years. Thank you for making Kent's memorial service so special and for helping us every step of the way, You helped us get through a difficult time I never thought I would have to face. The Gideon Bible is so special and we are thankful for it. The memorial portrait is just the best. I love it so much. We love and appreciate you.
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    Kent Overton Family
  • 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

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