Powell Funeral Home is the only locally and family owned funeral home in Bald Knob and Searcy.

The Powell family came to White County in 1960, purchasing the funeral home in Bald Knob, later purchasing Kinney Funeral Home in Judsonia and the funeral home in Augusta. In the early 1980's Mr. Powell built the current location of our Bald Knob-Judsonia funeral home and combined the two locations to better serve both communities. As the Powell family wanted to better serve the families of White County, they saw the need to expand their services into Searcy. In March 2000, they did just that with the opening of their Searcy location.

Powell Funeral Homes proudly remain independent and locally owned. The Powell family and staff believe that we are accountable to you, not an out-of-town board of directors. We believe that our most valuable possesion is our reputation. We are kind, gentle, and knowledgeable men and women who respect your right to choose without pressure or undue influence. Every staff associate is expected and empowered to do anything it takes to serve your family well. Our fair prices represent the greatest value in the area. Our facilities are modern and immaculate. If you are dissatisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, we will reduce or eliminate that charge.

We encourage you to speak openly about any financial hardship you are experiencing. We take pride in serving all who call our firm-including those with financial difficulties. We work closely with county department of social services, victim's and worker's compensation departments, and other potential sources of funding. We can make suggestions to keep your costs low. Still, we understand that there are those who need a payment plan or a cost reduction in order for their need to be met, and we are here to help. No one has ever been turned down for lack of money. Regardless of what you spend, our superior service quality is the same for all.

Currently, there are two generations of the Powell family working between the two funeral homes. They are David R. Powell, Jr., licensed funeral director/embalmer and a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC); David R. Powell, III, licensed funeral director and CPC; Cathy Pruitt Powell, bookkeeper; Tammy Powell Taylor, insurance agent, and Emily Powell, media/tributes.

Other employees are J. Tyler Hyatt, licensed funeral director/embalmer, CPC and manager of Powell Funeral Home - Bald Knob; Ciley Johnson, licensed funeral director and embalmer; Dale Bonner, licensed funeral director; Ken Keedy, licensed funeral director; James Vanoven, funeral assistant and maintenance; Gene Martin, part-time licensed funeral director and visitation host; Barry Gladden, part-time funeral director and embalmer, Don Barron, funeral assistant and visitation host; Don Stanley, licensed insurance agent and pre-need counselor. 

Since 1960, the Powell family has served generations of White County area families-people of all races, all beliefs, all financial capabilities-completely, competently, and compassionately.