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History & Staff

Learn the legacy.

The choice of Generations, from the beginning and into the future.

1934

1934

Founded as Bruce Brashears Funeral Parlor, Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory first operated in a two-story building on the historic Huntsville Square.  


Our founder, Bruce Brashears, later changed the name to Bruce Brashears Undertaking Company.  

1943

1943

Brashears Funeral Home moved to the north side of the Huntsville Square. 

Second Generation

Second Generation

When Bruce’s son, Felix, returned from his service in the US Army Air Corps in World War II, he and his wife, Jo, took over the firm.  


It remained in this location and under their operation for 29 years.  

1972

1972

Construction was completed at the present location of the funeral home on North Gaskill Street.  

Third Generation

Third Generation

Following Felix’s death in 1991, his son, Sumner, became President of the firm; making him the third generation to serve families in Northwest Arkansas.    Sumner's sister, Lucina, also assisted with the funeral home until her retirement in 2017.

Brashears added the crematory in 1984; broadening the services offered to families seeking cremation.  

He and his wife, Jackie, who is also a funeral director, became active in the Arkansas State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association serving as President and First Lady of both associations.

They still continue their service on advisory boards and committees on both the state and national level and are owners of Brashears Florists.

Fourth Generation

Fourth Generation

Today, Sumner and Jackie’s son, Stacy, is the fourth generation to serve this community as President.

His wife, Tracy, serves as Vice-President and manages the firm.

2018

2018

Brashears underwent a complete interior remodel of it's facilities and chapel to allow our families to celebrate life in a peaceful, modern, and uplifting atmosphere.

Changes included interior design, custom artwork, hand-crafted cabinetry, furniture, and architectural elements; as well as new landscaping for our entry lawn and garden.

Our Service Family

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Stacy  Easterling

Stacy Easterling

President
Kent  Cotton

Kent Cotton

Funeral Director
Jakeb  Ree

Jakeb Ree

Funeral Director & Embalmer
Jeremy  Ramsey

Jeremy Ramsey

Apprentice Funeral Director
Connie  Ledbetter

Connie Ledbetter

Visitations
Sumner  Brashears

Sumner Brashears

President Emertius
Randy  Shinn

Randy Shinn

Funeral Director & Embalmer Emeritus

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