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Founded in 1907, Hixson Brothers Funeral Home has been run by the Hixson family for generations. With locations in Alexandra, Jena, Pineville, and Marksville, Louisiana, the Hixson Brothers Funeral Homes serve the central Louisiana area. The funeral home provides funeral and cremation services to people of all faiths.

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The Good

  • Pre-planning Services
  • Online Grief Resources
  • Extra Services
  • Veteran Services

Pre-planning Services

The Hixson Brothers Funeral Home website offers a 13-step pre-planning form to help families plan services. This form has sections for family information and funeral wishes to help individuals plan their services in advance. Once someone submits a form online, it is sent directly to the funeral home where a funeral director may follow up and the form may be consulted again. 

The website also has a pre-planning checklist that can help families who don’t want to fill out a form. This can be a great resource for those who have already started pre-planning and want to make sure they’ve covered all their bases.

Online Grief Resources

The funeral home website has links to several reputable grief resources. These resources include support groups and online discussion boards. There are also helpful articles about childhood and grief, as well as a daily email grievers can sign up for with advice, stories, and other thoughts on overcoming grief. 

Extra Services

Hixson Brothers Funeral Home offers extra services to further memorialize a loved one. Families can choose to have a life tribute video, tribute wall, or personalized printing made to further share the life of their loved one.

A life tribute video will combine family photos as well as cinematic introductions, favorite music, and professional effects to create a video of a loved one’s life. This video can then be shared at the memorial service and be kept as a meaningful keepsake.

A tribute wall is a website dedicated to a loved one. The website will serve as a memorial wall where family members and friends can leave messages, videos, or audio comments for the grieving family. Guests can also find obituary and service information as well as order flowers directly from the site.

Personalized printings can be made with over 500 themes to honor a loved one’s hobbies and style. Anything from the register book to the thank-you cards can be personalized to add a meaningful touch to any memorial service.

Veteran Services

In addition to traditional funerals, Hixson Brothers Funeral Home offers two types of veteran funeral packages with optional add ons.

The Standard Honor Military Funeral option includes a military chaplain, a flag presentation service, and a final salute at the gravesite. Full Honor Military Funerals include a 21-gun salute, the U.S. flag draped over the casket and given to the next of kin at the gravesite, and the playing of taps played by a lone bugler. 

Additional veteran benefits include:

  • Presidential memorial certificate
  • Headstones or markers
  • Memorial plots
  • Burial in a VA national cemetery
  • Reimbursement of burial expenses

Hixson Brothers Funeral Home will help any family of a fallen veteran coordinate and arrange these benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The Bad

  • Lack of Pricing Information

Lack of Pricing Information

The Hixson Brothers Funeral Home website has pricing information for caskets, vaults, and urns, but no pricing information for funeral or cremation services. This information can only be found by contacting a funeral director and can’t be compared on the website. This is a disservice for families on a budget who want to find a funeral home they know they can work with before contacting the company. Families also don’t have the option to make easy comparisons with other funeral homes.

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The Bottom Line

Hixson Brothers Funeral Home offers a variety of services through both its website and working with funeral directors. Families who visit the website can find pre-planning resources to help prepare themselves and their loved ones and grief resources for those who are struggling with loss. Families won’t, however, find pricing information for different types of funeral or cremation packages. 

This funeral home offers some additional memorialization services to funerals and cremations, such as a life tribute website or video. Hixson Brothers Funeral Home will also help coordinate with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to arrange several military honors at a funeral.

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