SINCE 1891

     For over one hundred and twenty years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the residents of Tupelo, Lee and surrounding counties with kindness, courtesy and integrity during the loss of a loved one. We have an expertly trained staff of caring, empathetic individuals, along with two comfortable funeral homes with onsite chapels.  We are also proud to own and operate our own crematory, ensuring the utmost care for those choosing cremation.

     We offer a complete range of quality funeral services, and are experienced at honoring many faiths and customs. When you contact us, you will be greeted by one of our staff, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You will never talk to an answering service or other third party. Our professional and caring staff takes pride in providing high quality and affordable funeral services that meet the special needs of your family.

    It is our goal to support you through every step of your arrangements and to pay tribute to the special memory of your loved one.



Whitney Pegues Participates in NextGen Seminar



Tupelo, Mississippi, February, 06, 2014- Whitney Pegues was among the many young professionals attending Selected Independent Funeral Homes' NextGen Seminar in St. Maarten, January 26-30. Pegues is the fifth generation of Pegues at W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors located in Tupelo, Mississippi with a branch in Saltillo, Mississippi.

"This is a very dynamic group, and it is always a wonderful experience to get together with my peers for a few days," said Pegues. "This meeting provided an excellent opportunity to explore and discuss best practices as well as share ideas and challenges with each other.

NextGen Seminars are conducted annually by Selected Independent Funeral Homes to encourage networking among its young professionals and those new to funeral service. This year, Certified Professional Behavior Analyst and Human Capital Strategist, Brian Parsley shared valuable insight into building a strong staff team to best serve client families and communities. Participants also gained valuable insight from a panel of NextGen alumni who have progressed in their funeral service careers to prominent positions within their firms. A lively best practices exchanged session rounded out the meeting agenda. This sharing of best practices is a hallmark of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors has been a member of Selected since 1956. The association was founded in 1917 and is the world's oldest and largest association in independently owned funeral homes. Its members represent the finest and most caring funeral professionals in North America and around the world. Selected Independent Funeral Homes actively promotes the use of best practices by its members in order to provide consumers with the finest care possible.

"One of the ways our members demonstrate commitment to providing quality funeral services is through adherence to the association's Code of Good Practice," said Robert J. Paterkiewicz, Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. "They understand the enormous responsibility they have to the families and communities they serve. We are pleased that Whitney Pegues is following this long tradition by participating with her fellow NextGen funeral professionals."



Ornaments from 2013 Tree of Memories

The ornaments from our 2013 Tree of Memories Service are now available to pick up in our office at 535 West Jefferson St. in Tupelo.  Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.