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Ponder Funeral Home


Funeral & Cremation Services

About Us

Southern Funeral Services, Inc. was founded when Carl E. Rose and John ''Cody'' Caudle purchased Ponder Funeral Home and Shelby Funeral Homes. We started operations on September 25, 2020 and plan to continue to serve the community as both the Ponder and Shelby families have for generations.

Ponder Funeral Home came to Sikeston in 1982, joining the Crews-Welsh Funeral Home at their original location on East Gladys at New Madrid Streets. In 1992 a new facility was built at the current location on North Main.

Shelby Funeral Home has been providing services to East Prairie and Mississippi County for over 100 years. Established in 1900 by the Shelby Family, it is an original pillar of the community.

Southern Funeral Services believe that a life well lived deserves to be celebrated. Families can carry on a legacy of love and remembrance in a familiar and comfortable environment.

Carl, Cody, and the staff of Ponder and Shelby Funeral home are dedicated to excellence and will provide professional services for your family in a time of need.

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