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Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc, Mississippi, provides funeral, burial and cremation services to Ecru and the surrounding area in a tradition dating to the early 1900s. After a century of service to Northern Mississippi, your peace of mind always remains our top priority.
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Personalized funerals in Pontotoc
Memorable funeral services can deeply connect with all who attend. To that end, our funeral directors work with you to create a fitting tribute that genuinely reflects the life and times of an individual. Give us inspiration—a lifelong hobby, favorite song or trademark style—and we will work together to create a customized ceremony to be remembered by all.
We offer personalized memorial services, ranging from military funerals, traditional religious ceremonies and modern celebration of life ceremonies. Whatever your style or specific needs, our team stands ready with a variety of options. We can accommodate traditions and customs from all cultures and faiths in our spacious chapel and staterooms.
Our catering options create the perfect reception for guests to reconnect, or for family members to reflect in privacy. The team at Browning Funeral Home will help guide you through the entire decision making process and find what's right for you.
Compassion you can count on
Compassion and human-to-human service are our professional promises to you. Please contact us, day or night, if we can provide information regarding funeral options or give you a tour of our funeral home.
The roots of Browning Funeral Home began in Ecru, Mississippi, in 1909. This is when E. L. Browning purchased a hardware and furniture store. Factory-built caskets were an item stocked by the store, inspiring Mr. Browning to pursue funeral service with the help of his son, Brantley.
Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo performed all the embalming work at the time. When a tornado struck Tupelo in 1936, Brantley realized the need for more morticians in the area. He enrolled in mortuary school in St. Louis, and returned in 1940 as a licensed embalmer serving Ecru, Pontotoc, Ripley, Houston and Okolona.
After E. L. Browning’s death in 1959, his son, Brantley, and son-in-law, D. D. Sneed, continued his work while Bobby Parker served as the embalmer and funeral director. In 1986, Brantley’s son, Ronnie, assumed operations, sharing ownership with his mother, Mable West Browning, and his aunts, Jewel Sneed and Emily Browning.
Today, we continue to serve our neighbors in Northern Mississippi with hospitality, sensitivity and respect. It is our pleasure to make a positive contribution to the community we call home.
"My family was beyond pleased with everything. They were right there with you during and after. Would highly recommend."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Services were provided for my mother may of 2018 and then for my sister dec. 2018. The staff made me feel at home with my losses being so close together. Wonderful, caring group of people."
Verified Burial Customer