History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. was established in 1904 by Charles Lewis in the back of Lewis Furniture Store on the Square in Magnolia. Charles operated the funeral home from 1904 to 1946.

His son, Fred Lewis operated the funeral home after his death from 1946 to 1981.

At Fred Lewis' death, his son, Billy Fred Lewis purchased the funeral home and operated it from 1981 until 1994 when he passed away from cancer.

In 1994, his wife, Saundra and daughters, Dee Dee Lewis Foster and Jennifer Lewis Adkins took over the business and have continued to provide service to families since.



Our Valued Staff

Saundra  Lewis

Saundra Lewis, President


Dee Dee  Lewis Foster

Dee Dee Lewis Foster

BS Agriculture Business from Southern Arkansas University, License Funeral Director Louisiana and Arkansas, and License Insurance Agent Louisiana and Arkansas. Serving families for over 25 years


Jennifer Lewis  Adkins

Jennifer Lewis Adkins

BA in Business Adminstration from Southern Arkansas University, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Insurance Agent, Past President of Arkansas Funeral Director Association, and Arkansas Funeral Director of the year in 2004. Serving families for over 25 years.


Lynn  Thomas

Lynn Thomas, Magnolia Operations Manager

Associates Degree in Funeral Service from the University of Arkansas Community College; Hope, AR Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent. Serving Families for over 12 years


Denny Foster

Denny Foster, Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer


Eric  Goble

Eric Goble, Funeral Director/ Minister


Serving Families for over 25 years


Barney Hugh  Reeves

Barney Hugh Reeves, Funeral Director/ Apprentice Emblamer




Beth  Taylor

Beth Taylor, Visitation Assistant



Sue  Williams

Sue Williams, Visitation Assistant


Joyce  Crane

Joyce Crane, Visitation Assistant



Steve Nipper

Steve Nipper, Part Time Professional


Terry Sanders

Terry Sanders, Part Time Professional


Danny Bullock

Danny Bullock, Funeral Director Apprentice, Minister