Taking Care of Business: Funeral home closes Decatur location

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Closing Up Shop

CLOSING UP SHOP – Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur is closed. There was no formal announcement, but a sign was posted on the door late this week. The Bridgeport location remains open. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur closed this week.

I heard a rumor Wednesday, and a note posted on the funeral home door verified it Thursday.

The reason for its closure was not available at press time, but a call to the Bridgeport location confirmed it is still open. A representative from Jones-Bridgeport said customers who set up prepaid plans in Decatur will have the option to move their plan to the Bridgeport facility or to an entirely different funeral home.

The Bridgeport rep said Jones is owned by CMG Funeral Partners in East Texas. There was no number listed online for the company, nor with CenturyLink information.

Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur was on Preskitt Road. The Bridgeport location is at 1401 Halsell St.

Derrick R. Same


Derrick R. Same of Boyd, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor (FIC) designation.

The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than one year to meet the examination and career development criteria set by the Fraternal Field Managers Association.


Have you reserved your seat yet?

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce banquet will be a showstopper with Pete’s Piano Bar. The event is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Decatur Conference Center and will feature a silent and live auction.

For information, call 940-683-2076 or if you’re already super pumped up about it, go buy your tickets online –


Knowing my fondness for Chick-fil-A, a friend recently posted a meme on my Facebook page that said:

Ladies, if he:

  • asks you how your day is going every day
  • supplies you with all your needs
  • wants God to be a central part of your relationship
  • prays for you when you walk away

He is not your man. He is a Chick-fil-A worker. Please stop holding up the line.

Days without Chick-fil-A in Wise County: 124.

Kristen Tribe is publisher of the Wise County Messenger. If you have a business tip, call her at 940-627-5987 or email

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