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Newspaper Article - circa 1915

The firm that would become Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home started business in 1855. Much has changed in all walks of life since the founding of W.T. Henry-Cabinet & Coffin Maker a century and a half ago. Our history is a story that causes us to pause and reflect on our one goal, to provide compassionate quality care to the families of this area.

We invite you to see our history through a few pictures from our archives. Click on any of the pictures on this page for a larger version.

W.T. Henry-Cabinet & Coffin Maker - 1855

W.W Howard & John Mock-Furniture & Undertaking ~ 1867

W.W. Howard, Williams Dinsmore & F.F. Adair-Furniture & Undertaking ~ 1898

William Dinsmore & Taylor B. Mathers Furniture & Undertaking ~ 1900

Taylor B. Mathers & Co. (H.R. Ewing, Assist.) ~ 1904

Taylor B. Mathers & Henry Potts & Co. ~ 1909

M.T. Mathers, Henry Potts & M.C. Shearer ~ 1943

M.T. Mathers & M.C. Shearer ~ 1948

M.T. Mathers & Ralph E. Shearer ~ 1949

Taylor T. Mathers & Ralph E. Shearer ~ 1966

Taylor T. Mathers & Roy E. Gaunce, Jr. ~ 1979

Roy E. Gaunce, Jr. & Brent E. Gaunce ~ 1998

Brent E. Gaunce & Emily P. Gaunce ~ 2010

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