We express our sincere condolences to families within our association
who have lost a loved one.

Alert Us to a Death

Please use this Obituary Form to alert Headquarters of the death of an individual within the association so that we may inform all members. The completed form may be faxed to 847-236-9968 or emailed to

Make a Memorial Contribution to the Selected Educational Trust
Honor the memory of a loved one or someone for whom you have a deep and abiding respect by making a memorial contribution to the Selected Educational Trust. Contact Stefanie Favia, Senior Director of Development, or call 888-70-TRUST to learn more.

Barbara Jean Broussard

Barbara Jean Broussard – March 11, 2023

Barbara Jean Broussard; wife of James Broussard and mother of Jim Broussard, President of Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont, TX; died Saturday, March 11. Donations in Barbara's memory can be made to:

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Richard Vaughan 'Dick' Bibber

Richard Vaughan "Dick" Bibber – March 8, 2023

Richard Vaughan "Dick" Bibber; former President of Selected and owner and CEO of Bibber Memorial Chapels in Kennebunk, ME; died Wednesday, March 8. Donations in Dick's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Rev. Richard Hubert 'Dick' Horne

Rev. Richard Hubert "Dick" Horne – March 3, 2023

Rev. Richard Hubert "Dick" Horne; former Chairman of the Board of Horne Funeral Service, Inc. in Christiansburg, VA; died Friday, March 3. Donations in Dick's memory can be made to the Humane Society of Montgomery County.

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George 'Marty' Myron Ballard, Jr.

George "Marty" Myron Ballard, Jr. – February 6, 2023

George "Marty" Myron Ballard, Jr.; former owner of Ballard and Sons Funeral Homes in Middletown, IN; died on Monday, Feb. 6. In Marty's memory, memorials may be made to The Wall That Heals Committee, c/o Ballard and Sons Funeral Home: 118 S. 5th St. Middletown, IN 47356.

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Bonita 'Bonnie' Kendall Thomas

Bonita "Bonnie" Kendall Thomas – January 24, 2023

Bonita "Bonnie" Kendall Thomas; mother of Kerry Nunnaley and mother-in-law of Robert Nunnaley, former Selected Board Member and owner of Pines Funerals in Carthage, NC; died on Tuesday, Jan. 24. In Bonita's memory, memorials may be made to SDA Church of the Sandhills.

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Jeanne K. Hazel

Jeanne K. Hazel – January 14, 2023

Jeanne K. Hazel; wife of former Board Member Neil W. Hazel, second-generation owner of Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home and Crematory; died on Saturday, Jan. 14. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne's memory to the following:

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W. Allan Bailey

W. Allan Bailey – January 3, 2023

W. Allan Bailey; owner of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; died on Tuesday, Jan. 3. In Allan's memory, memorials may be made to the following:

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David Charles Pasco

David Charles Pasco – December 21, 2022

David Charles Pasco, former Owner of Pasco Memorial Mortuary (currently Stillinger Family Funeral Home), died on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to the following:

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Cecil Tant Sandifer, Sr.

Cecil Tant Sandifer, Sr. – December 14, 2022

Cecil Tant Sandifer, Sr.; Founder of Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster, SC; died on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Charitable donations may be made in Cecil's memory to Connie Maxwell Ministries: P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-1178. Additional Information.

Jack Miller

Jack Miller – December 12, 2022

Jack Miller; Chairman of Benchmark Group, Inc. in Anderson, IN and former Management Assistance Program Consultant to National Selected Morticians during the 80s and 90s; died on Monday, Dec. 12. He is the father of Tod Miller; President of Benchmark Group, Inc.; and Bart Miller, former editor of The Bulletin of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Charitable donations may be made to the Fall Creek Valley Community Band: P.O. Box 474, Pendleton, IN 46064. Additional Information.

David John Van Drimmelen

David John Van Drimmelen – December 6, 2022

David John Van Drimmelen, father of Matt Van Drimmelen of Preferred Partner Full-Circle Aftercare, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Charitable donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Missionary Fund. Additional Information.

Harold W. Childress

Harold W. Childress – November 17, 2022

Harold W. Childress; former President of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes in Kingsport, TN; died on Thursday, Nov. 17. Charitable donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church. Additional Information.

Noe Lopez Morales

Noe Lopez Morales – November 11, 2022

Noe Lopez Morales, grandfather of former Selected Board President Joshua Blake, died on Friday, Nov. 11. Additional Information.

Grant Randel McKenzie

Grant Randel McKenzie – October 24, 2022

Grant Randel McKenzie, former Selected Board Member and second-generation Owner of former Selected member firm McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd., died on Monday, Oct. 24. Charitable donations may be made to the following:

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Sharon Embrey Weeks

Sharon Embrey Weeks – October 12, 2022

Sharon Embrey Weeks; the mother of Scott Weeks and wife of Stephen E. Weeks, Jr., Owner of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors; died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Charitable donations may be made to the Sharon Weeks Scholarship Fund. Additional Information.

Audrey Ann Bakker

Audrey Ann Bakker – September 30, 2022

Audrey Ann Bakker; the mother of Selected's Director of Education & Meetings, Amy Hunt; died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Home Hospice or Holy Redeemer Foundation. Additional Information.

Frank Gerald Hardister

Frank Gerald Hardister – September 19, 2022

Frank Gerald Hardister; the former Owner and President of Powell Funeral Home in Carthage, NC; died on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Memorials may be sent to Georgiana Masonic Lodge #285. Additional Information.

Delmar Charles Hasler

Delmar Charles Hasler – September 10, 2022

Delmar Charles Hasler; the Patriarch and former President of Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, IN; died on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Additional Information.

Ronald Eugene Dear

Ronald Eugene Dear – September 5, 2022

Ronald Eugene Dear; the father-in-law of Helen Loring Dear, President of Porter Loring Mortuaries in San Antonio, TX, and father of Jonathan Dear; died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Donations in his memory may be made to any of the following:

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William Sanderson 'Sandy' Stuhr, Jr.

William Sanderson "Sandy" Stuhr, Jr. – September 4, 2022

William Sanderson "Sandy" Stuhr, Jr.; Vice President and Secretary at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. in Charleston, SC; died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Additional Information.