History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn was founded in 1963 by Jerry and Pat Edwards. The location of the funeral home was originally the George J. Watson home, built in 1919 from plans drawn from a plantation home in West Virginia. The building has double brick walls, imported Italian granite railings and seven coal-burning fireplaces. The Edwards family has continued to serve families in the area for over 47 years. Jerry and Pat Edwards purchased Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger in 1977 from J. Floyd Killingsworth. Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland started out as Barrow Furniture & Undertaking Co. in 1919. In 1929 Ben Hamner bought the business from Mr. Barrow. About the same time he purchased the Carbon Trading & Undertaking Co. from Mr. Speer. After a short time he closed it down and combined it with his funeral home in Eastland. He operated it until 1963 when he sold it to Jack and Eula Arrington. They operated the funeral home until Jerry and Pat Edwards purchased it in 1979. The Edwards family has continuously operated the business for over 31 years.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jim  Lucas

    Jim Lucas Owner

  • Jimmy Lucas

    Jimmy Lucas Owner

  • Jerry  Edwards

    Jerry Edwards Funeral Director

  • Phyllis (PJ)  Edwards

    Phyllis (PJ) Edwards Funeral Director

  • Bural  Chambers

    Bural Chambers Funeral Director/Embalmer

  • Christina Clark

    Christina Clark

  • Mark Lucas Kelly

    Mark Lucas Kelly Director of Community Relations & Celebrant Services

  • Sarah Santos

    Sarah Santos Prov. FD/EMB

  • Anna Sauceda

    Anna Sauceda Administration Assistant

  • Joseph Samora

    Joseph Samora Funeral Assistant