Our purpose, our mission, our ministry
is all about serving families and striving to do our very best
to make a difference during the most difficult of time.  

The many letters, emails and words of appreciation we receive from families
renew us daily and are appreciated more than we can say.  

We are honored to share their comments and blessed by the opportunity to serve.

Kyle, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Everything went just perfect during the service and at the burial. You helped us get through a very difficult period. I would just like to say again, thanks. Keith Sanders

Keith Sanders June 19, 2013

Dear Katie, I just want to thank you for your help in finding someone to re-set Daddy's headstone. And I appreciate Mr. Hankins' willingness to undertake the job. It is refreshing to know there are people willing to go out of their way to help someone. Your kindnesss is greatly appreciated. Again, Thank you. N. Martin

Norma Martin June 19, 2013

Saying "Thank You" sounds so insignificant. First, we would like to express how much we appreciate all that you did to help our family. From the moment you arrived at the Meadows to take our Mother, you were professional, yet so very caring and considerate of our needs. During the planning meeting, you guided us and the result was a beautiful service for our Mother. The person responsible for her hair and makeup did such an exceptional job. Our Mother looked beautiful and we were so pleasantly pleased. Secondly, we would like to thank the Claybar Family for providing such a nice facility. The attention to detail was not unnoticed right down to the rose towels in the ladies room. All that we can say is that Claybar Funeral Home and the dedicated people in it's employ are professional and compassionate and our city is blessed to have such a facility. Thank You.

The Swindell Family

We want to express our sincere thanks to all the staff of Claybar Kelley-Watkins for your kind words and the lovely service your gave us through this trying time. God's Blessing Always.

R. Magee

A heartfelt "Thank You" for the professional and thoughful way you worked with me to arrange Mom's funeral services. Your compassion, sensitivity and flexibility helped make a very difficult time one of honor and remembrance. From finding the special music requested for the wake service and Rosary, to the time and care taken with the recipe cards and Mass booklet, to the arrangement of the memorial table, your attention to detail in the the preparations ensured that everything ran smoothly and beautifully. All the kindness and support meant so much. And thank you, too, for all the follow-up phone calls after the funeral. Your concern and assistance in every step of the process will never be forgotten.

T. Chatlosh

There are simply no words that can adequately express our gratitude for all you have done for our family. You lifted us up on the darkest day of our lives and made everything all right. I know God brought Mom to Claybar's so that she would be looked after with honor and dignity by all of you. What wonderful caring people you all are. What a tribute you are to your profession. Thanks again.

The Winfrey Family

Thank you so much for the way you conducted Don's funeral arrangements and services. Being such a bad time for us, you smoothed it out and made the harsh reality softer.


For your compassion and kindness toward our teacher, Mrs. Ronda Sunderland, and her family during this sad time, we would like to express our appreciation. Thank You. The 8th Grade Class of Mauriceville Middle School

Mariceville Middle Schooll-8th Grade Class June 19, 2013

My family and I recently worked with Ken Hollingsworth when my aunt, Candace Broucher, died. She died suddenly, so we were quite stricken. Ken and the rest of the Beaumont staff walked us through everything so gently and thoroughly, and we never felt pressured to do more than we wanted. On the day of the service, there were so many helpful staff members at the ready to guide mourners, answer questions and set up flowers. We felt so taken care of and even pampered, which seems strange to say about a funeral! We also used the floral service and were very happy with the results. We worked with Lisa, and she delivered exactly what we asked for. I've never had to plan a memorial before, and I was surprised how easy it was. Claybar has set the standard high! Thank you again, K. Luchtman

Candace Broucher May 31, 2013

I am so grateful to have had your guidance, knowledge and compassion in planning my grandmother's funeral. The entire staff was wonderful, but you were amazing. It takes a special person to do what you do, and I thank God everyday that you were there to help us make it through this very difficult time. No words can truly express how thankful I am that you were there to take care of us. We could not have asked for a more perfect service at the funeral home and graveside service in Hemphill. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

K. Fisher

Thank you for all you did to make this difficult time easier for our family. Your care and compassion was evident and appreciated. My compliments to the entire staff for the many kindnesses extended to us. Your responsibility is great for you are charged with overseeing the last memory a family will have of their loved one. Thank you for doing all in your power to leave us a sweet memory of our mother.

J R Bennett

On behalf of our entire family, thank you (once again) for your excellent care for our family in the loss of my uncle. Everything was beautiful, ran seamlessly and we felt your concern and attention to detail.

H. S. Rudd

When I attended a funeral recently, it was so nice to see you again. I was reminded how fortunate we were to have you as our funeral director when our mother passed away. On behalf of my family, I would like to express our appreciation for your service to us during the most difficult time in our lives. Your compassion, sympathy and empathy were appriciated. We have unfortunately heard unfavorable stories of families being taken advantage of during such a vulnerable time by other funeral homes. We never experienced that with you. We were so blessed to have you. Thanks, again.

J. Broussard