At Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Inc., we pride ourselves on providing quality products and dignified service at an affordable cost.
We understand that the emotional and financial burdens can be overwhelming, and our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible during this time.
In 1920, a young man by the name of H. M. Chapman moved to Cleveland, Oklahoma. Accepting employment with the King Furniture and Undertaking Company (located where the Cleveland Tag Agency and Munding Insurance Agency are today), Mr. Chapman dedicated himself to providing compassionate and considerate funeral service. Shortly after his arrival in Cleveland he married Thelma Deuel, whose mother Zulu, operated the Merchant's Hotel.
They purchased the undertaking establishment from J. S. King in 1927, thus creating the Chapman Funeral Home. For the next three years, they operated the funeral home in a home near the First Baptist Church at 110 South Dunlap. In 1930, the Chapman Funeral Home was moved to the Dr. E. T. Robinson building at 110 North Broadway. Located in this building for nearly twelve years, they purchased and moved to the Meyer and Wise buildings (100 South Broadway) in 1942. Hugh and Thelma raised all four of their children: Betty, Billie, Frank and H. M., II in Cleveland.
Upon graduation from the Chicago School of Embalming and his return from World War II, they hired Merle L. Black, "Blackie" as funeral director and embalmer. Merle had married their youngest daughter, Billie Lou Chapman in 1942. On May 28, 1949, the Chapman Funeral Home was relocated to its current location at 108 West Delaware with an open house to dedicate their new facility. During the next thirteen years, Hugh and Thelma with the assistance of Blackie and Billie, operated the funeral home and Cleveland's ambulance service. Accustomed to working side by side with his wife, Mr. Chapman retired in 1962 after the death of Thelma, selling the funeral home to Merle and Billie Black.
The Black's continued to operate the family-owned business for over thirty-three years. The name was changed to Chapman-Black Funeral Home in 1965 at which time the city took over the ambulance service. In 1980 their youngest son, Gene, a ten year Navy veteran began the third generation of the family in funeral service.
In 1996, a full-service floral shop, Chapman-Black Floral Designs was added to extend our services to more fully meet the needs of our families.
Since 1921, Poteet Funeral Home has been serving the Pawnee area with compassion and respect. Our deep roots in the community are a source of pride, as we grow side by side with the families we serve.
On January 1, 2015 our ownership changed as Don and Rheadon Poteet have retired and the funeral home is now under the ownership of Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.; principals are Brian Torres and Gene Black, both associated with the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland. The history of the two Pawnee County Funeral Homes are nearly a mirror image as each was started in the early 1920's by grandparents of Don Poteet and Gene Black, respectively and have continued under family ownership for over ninety years.
We hope you will consider us your source for compassionate care and exemplary service. Our pledge is to help you honor your loved one in a meaningful way, offering thoughtful guidance and personal attention to every detail.
Powell Funeral Home
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Service is conveniently located in Hominy at 223 North Wood Ave. and easy access to A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery.
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Our beautiful historical funeral home was designed to meet the needs of families of all faiths and heritage. You will appreciate the comfort and solitude of the elegant setting decorated for Doris Stumpff by famous Oklahoma interior decorator, Phillip Burkhart . Powell Funeral Home offers a comfortable, living room like setting in which to talk with friends during visitation. The visitation rooms or staterooms allow for the display of flowers and personal mementos that a family might wish to bring. Powell Funeral Home is very well appointed like no other in the surrounding Hominy Area. Please visit us today and tour our facility.
Our nondenominational chapel is designed to seat nearly 75 people. The music system allows not only for the option of a pianist, one or more vocalists or congregational singing; but, also offers the option of family provided cassettes or CD's. We even have a large catalog of vocal and instrumental selections that have been professionally recorded and are available for families to use at no charge.
For those families with out of town relatives who are unable to attend, we offer the option of making video and cassette tapes of chapel services.
For more information, call (918) 885-2128 or email us.