Cawood Funeral Home - Circa 1955
In 1934, Hobart Cawood, was working for the Newman Funeral Home and decided he wanted to branch out on his own. In April of 1934, Hobart Cawood purchased the home of Dr. J.L. Manring and Cawood Funeral Home opened its doors. The Cawood Funeral Home, offered all types of funeral services along with the operation of an ambulance service. Cawood Funeral Home offered affordable burial insurance to coal miners at nearly every coal mine in the area. By offering these miners affordable insurance, he gave them peace of mind knowing their families would not be burdened with funeral expenses in the event of their death.
Cawood Funeral Home - Circa 1966
Hobart operated Cawood Funeral Home for a number of years being assisted along the way by his wife, Elnora “Ella”, his brother Pope Cawood and his son: Connor Cawood. The Cawood Funeral employed a great number of people over the years, some of whom have moved off to other places, but still stop by once in a while to share stories of the time they spent here.
In January of 1978, Clyde and Bonita Bingham Creech purchased the Cawood Funeral Home from Connor Cawood and later in that same year changed the name to Creech Funeral Home. While we are still in the original location, our facilities have undergone many changes in our 76 year history. Major renovations were done in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1986, the Creech family added a beautiful funeral chapel with seating for over 300 people. Then in the 1990’s a complete renovation of the entire facility was completed, giving the Creech Funeral Home it’s warm, homelike atmosphere.
Creech Funeral Home Today
We at Creech Funeral Home are continually striving to improve the level of services we offer to those we serve. We are a full service funeral facility, offering traditional funeral services, cremations with or without memorial services or whatever our families choose to personalize their loved ones final tribute. We also offer advanced funeral planning which may either be pre-paid or simply pre-planned to allow those left behind to know your final wishes.