NextGen

in the News

Read about NextGen owners who have been featured in the news.

  • Josh Blake of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home is featured in the 100the episode of Downtown Depot. Blake and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted the profession, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic and knowledgeable funeral director
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  • Erich Schepp of Schepp Family Funeral Homes was featured in an article about essential workers receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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  • A Day in the Life of Jay McAfee. Jay McAfee serves as the chief finance officer at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes. But don't think he only deals with the finances. McAfee also assists across departments since joining the family business more than two years ago, after graduating from Clemson University and spending some years in banking in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jay is interviewed here in this issue of the Greenville Journal. Click here to read the full article.

  • Erich Schepp of Schepp Family Funeral Homes was recognized in the CNY Business Journal as being one of the 2020 40 Under 40. Click here to read the full article.

  • Laura Starks of Starks Family Funeral Homes in St. Joseph, MI is featured in Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40. Click here to read the full article.

  • Colin Haskett of Haskett Funeral Home in Canada is featured in Exeter Lakeshore Times Advance speaks about how to continue to personalize services during the pandemic. Click here for the full article.

  • Thane Billow of Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory is featured in this article in the Beacon Journal. "We're pretty much doing the same thing 100 years later," said Billow as he revisited the funeral cards from 1918. Click here to read the full article.

  • Congratulations to Josh Blake of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He joins the Great Waco Chamber Leadership Class XXXV.

  • Taking After Dad. Herald Palladium featuring NextGeners, Olivia and Laura Starks of Starks Family Funeral Homes in St. Joseph, MI. Olivia was also recognized as Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40 list.

  • Jim Boulger, funeral director and owner of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND, on being named to Prairie Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 list! “The list showcases some of the exceptional talent that we have in our region," said Tom Dennis, editor of Prairie Business. These high achievers bring dynamism to our communities and their creativity helps our region prosper and grow."

We love to hear stories about Selected's NextGeners. Have news? Please send news to Gina Florzak.