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Since opening its doors in 1966, Bright-Holland Funeral Home has provided compassionate, professional funeral services to Paris, Texas, families. At Bright-Holland Funeral Home, we are privileged to serve you and your family and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Our team takes the time to listen and discover which funeral and memorial option is best for you or your loved one. We believe that every life is unique and that every funeral should be, too.

Celebrate life

at Bright-Holland Funeral HomeWhether you are seeking a cremation with a scattering in a personally meaningful place, a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial or a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that speaks to the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen.

Want an afternoon ice cream social? Or maybe an evening wine and cheese gathering is a better fit. Were you thinking bigger? Perhaps a mariachi band, colorful decor, a taco bar and tiny potted succulents as mementos? If you can imagine it, we will do our best to make it happen.

History

In 1965, Ross R. Steele and Sammy Leverett began construction. The following year, Leverett and Steele Funeral Home opened for business at 2601 Lamar Avenue.

In 1977, David Thomas joined Leverett and Steele Funeral Home as manager. The partners changed the name to Steele and Thomas Funeral Home. Four years later, Ben Holland and Harry Bright bought the funeral home and changed the name again, to Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

For the next 13 years, Ben and Harry met the funeral needs of families in Paris and Lamar County. In 1994, the partnership disbanded and the funeral home was sold again, though Ben remained as general manager, a role he still holds today.

Under Ben's leadership, Bright-Holland Funeral Home continues to provide families with quality service and personal care.

In good hands

Entrance at Bright-Holland Funeral HomeBright-Holland Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you not only receive the warm, friendly care of a locally-operated establishment but also the value and benefits you deserve by way of the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

Since the early 1980s, Ben Holland, whose name remains on the business to this day, has been a valuable and active member of the Paris community. As our general manager, he guides our team in upholding our pledge to deliver the most dignified care available.

Please contact us for immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 903-784-6623 to request a custom quote.

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Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Ben and the funeral home staff made making the arrangements a pleasant experience during an otherwise sad time for us. We appreciate the attention paid to our wants, needs, and details to make it a special service for our precious mother. It was everything we wanted for our mother."

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April 2021

"I didn't have a clue how I would make it threw such a difficult time and these people went beyond helping us. No question about it they have won my business hands down n I want to thank each and every one there"

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April 2021

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March 2021

"From the first phone call we were provided with loving care and guidance every step of the way. It was a beautiful celebration of our mother's life."

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February 2021

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