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Awards, Memberships, & Recognition

To Better Serve You

Our company is involved in both national and state organizations dedicated to bettering the funeral service industry, educating funeral service professionals, and supporting the values we stand for. 

We are committed to maintaining our professional development and learning the latest innovations in our industry, so that we can impact the lives of the people we care for in our local community.

In recognition of our commitment to providing outstanding comprehensive care to our families and their loved ones, we have received local, state, and national recognition.

Best Funeral Home

Best Funeral Home

Recipient - 2014 to present

Selected by readers of the Madison County Record for the annual Reader’s Choice, Best of the Best!   Our service and level of commitment to our community has been recognized each year since the inaugural award ceremony in 2014.

Pursuit of Excellence

Pursuit of Excellence

Recipient

To achieve the Pursuit of Excellence Award, NFDA-member funeral homes must demonstrate proficiency in key areas of the funeral service profession by fulfilling a set number of criteria in six categories of achievement. Participants must show their commitment to: Complying with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs.

“The needs of families are constantly evolving; they expect services that extend beyond a funeral or memorial service,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. “The Pursuit of Excellence program provides award recipients with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to offering innovative programs and services that have a profound impact on those they serve.”

Hall of Excellence

Hall of Excellence

Recipient

Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory has been inducted into NFDA’s Hall of Excellence which recognizes firms who have achieved the Pursuit of Excellence Award for ten years or more.  

This award was created to recognize long-term participation in the Pursuit of Excellence program and a consistent display of service excellence.

Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Member by Invitation

This association is comprised of independently owned funeral homes with a common interest in continuous growth to best serve families and individuals with compassionate care and professional integrity. 

Membership is by invitation only and is extended to worthy funeral homes only after careful evaluation of their character, professional ability and reputation.

Heritage Club

Heritage Club

Proud Member 

As funeral directors, we are part of a meaningful profession. We have been called to care for families in our community during their most difficult times and, in turn, have been deeply impacted by the significant path we have chosen. For many funeral directors, there comes a time when they decide to give back to a profession that has served them well – to find a way to preserve it for future generations.

Devoted entirely to the betterment of the profession, The Heritage Club is a charitable organization dedicated to honoring the past and shaping the future of funeral service. Its sole purpose is to ensure that there will always be scholarship funds available for educational endeavors that benefit the future of the profession.

All of the club’s annual earnings and charitable gifts are allocated to funding. Donations and grants over the years have supported a variety of efforts, from the National Museum of Funeral History and Arlington National Cemetery to educational opportunities like ABFSE and the inaugural NFDA Embalming & Restorative Arts Seminar.

National Funeral Directors Association

National Funeral Directors Association

Proud Member

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States.  

Founded in 1882 and with more than 20,000 individual members representing nearly 11,000 funeral homes in 50 countries, NFDA is the largest association in the world for the funeral service profession and is dedicated to supporting its members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity.

Sumner Brashears served as NFDA President 1993-1994.

Arkansas Funeral Directors Association

Arkansas Funeral Directors Association

Proud Member 

The Arkansas Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) works to establish, cultivate, and promote programs and policies that strive to mark the passage of life with dignity and instill high standards for ceremonies that are sensitive to the special needs of those who survive.  

AFDA’s Mission Statement is: "Inspiring excellence in service for funeral professionals"