- About Us
Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director-CFSP
Brent has lived in the Hugo area since 1983. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and an AA in Business from Butler County Community College. Brent is very active in the local and state community, having served as President for the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Kiamichi Opportunities Board of Directors, Choctaw County Library Board, and the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association. He helped co-found the Goodland Christian Academy in 1995. He continues to serve on the Choctaw County Arts Council, Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma, and NETSEO Trails Boy Scouts Council, as well as other organizations. Since 1984, Brent has been involved in the funeral service in Hugo, serving families in the surrounding area. He is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and, also, a Certified Funeral Service Professional (CFSP), one of the few in the state of Oklahoma. Brent is a member of Victory Life Church, and his interests include golfing and camping. Brent has been married to his wife, Mary, since 1982, and they have four children: one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sarah, and three daughters and three son-in-laws, Sarah and Matthew, Rebekah and Brent, and Anna and Zachary. He has 12 grandchildren whom he adores.
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Stephen Shain was born in Paris, TX and has been raised in Hugo, OK most of his life, graduating from Goodland Christian Academy in 2004. He graduated May 2008 from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service. He is an Oklahoma Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, serving within Shain Family Funeral Service, Inc. Stephen and his wife Sarah Abigail lived in Durant, OK right after their wedding while Sarah completed her Finance Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. They moved in summer 2010 after graduation to Hugo, OK and both worked in the family business until early 2012. Stephen and Sarah were called to serve at Goodland Academy(formerly Goodland Presbyterian Children’s Home), first as relief house parents and then as teachers for the boys who live on campus year-round. Their son, Boaz David Shain, was born in April 2013 while at Goodland. Stephen is an active member of Victory Life Church, where he and Sarah serve as needed. Loving God, Loving People, & Serving Both is the mission for the Shains, and they strive to further the Gospel in Hugo, OK and the surrounding community. Stephen thoroughly enjoys time spent with family, camping, hunting, movies, and any activity that involves the Sarah Abigail Shain and his three children.
Furever Friends Cremation Specialist
Crystal Pratt was born and raised in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Crystal graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1996, she then went on to obtain her Associate in Science degree from Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas, in 1998, and she graduated with her Bachelor in Science degree in Business Administration/Human Resources in 2000 from Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, Texas. Crystal then went on to work for the Farm Service Agency/USDA, in Idabel, Oklahoma, and worked there for nearly ten years. In January 2014, she began working for our sister location, Brumley Funeral Home, in Broken Bow, OK. She graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Services in November of 2015. Crystal obtained her Funeral Director License in April 2016. Crystal is also very active in her community.
Jessie Hopkins grew up and spent most of his life in Achille, Oklahoma. In 2011 he graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in organizational and strategic communication. In 2014 he graduated with a master’s degree in Christian education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth TX. He moved to Hugo Oklahoma one year ago. In 2021 he began working for the funeral home and soon became an apprentice. He currently lives in Hugo, OK and is attending Northeast Texas Community College pursuing a degree in funeral service to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He enjoys time spent with his family, especially his daughter and wife.
Joe has lived in Hugo, OK for his entire life; he retired from the Hugo City School system after 38 years of service in various capacities. Joe started work with Shain Family Funeral Service, Inc. in November 2016; his interests include travelling, bodybuilding, & anything involving Cadillac vehicles. He takes each day as one day at a time, enjoying each to the fullest; he loves His Lord & Savior and strives to do his will in his life each and every day.
Dorothy Harber grew up and spent most of her life in Sulphur, OK. Dorothy has lived in Hugo since 1980, and she has worked at Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home since 1999. Through her work at the funeral home, she finds great pleasure in helping other people. For 23 years, Dorothy owned and operated a beauty shop as a licensed cosmetologist. Dorothy is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, and she has taught Sunday School for many years of her life. Her interests are working on crafts of all kinds, gardening, golfing, cooking, and camping. Dorothy has been married to her husband, Tom, since 1973. They have one son, Jimmy, and one daughter, Teresa, and they also have two grandchildren, Amber and Zac, and three great-grandchildren, Austin, Kolbi, and Cruz. She loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jimmy Brandon spent most of his life in the Dallas area, but he returned to his hometown of Ft. Towson in 2002. In Dallas, Jimmy worked for telecommunication companies most of his career. Jimmy has worked at Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home since 2003 as a Funeral Assistant. Jimmy is a member of Ft. Towson First Baptist Church, where he also teaches Sunday School, and his interests include fishing, hunting, and woodworking. Jimmy has been married to his wife, Nancy, since 1961, and they have three sons, Dwayne, Danny, & Larry. He has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and he enjoys spending time with them.
Lewis Hickenbottom grew up in Tulsa. He has been in Hugo since 1990, serving as a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer at Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home. He attended Tulsa University & Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1966 from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He formerly managed funeral homes at Hartshorne and Durant for the former Mills Corporation before coming to Hugo. Lewis is a member and elder of 4th & Jackson St. Church of Christ in Hugo, and he enjoys gardening in his free time. He has been a member of the Lions Club since the 1960s. Lewis was married to the late Connie Hickenbottom for 45 years, and they have three children: one son, Kendel, and two daughters, Kimberly & Karalee. He enjoys spending time with them and his seven grandchildren & two great grandchildren. He married Mickie Braudrick in 2008 and now also has two step-children: Paul Allen Braudrick and Geni Hutchings, along with four step-grandchildren.
Robert Howser grew up in Oklahoma City, but he has made Hugo his home since about 1967. He has been at the funeral home since the early 1990s, assisting in funerals, doing road trips, and whatever is needed within the organization. Robert is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Victory Life in Hugo. He enjoys working on woodcrafts and old cars. Robert is married to Jeri, and they have two sons, Bob and Joseph, and one daughter, Grace. They have ten grandchildren and enjoy spending time with their family.
Ray Noble lived 31 years in Irving, TX, but he returned to his hometown of Ft. Towson in 1994. He had just retired from a career with the U.S. Postal Service. Ray has worked at Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home since 1997 as a Funeral Assistant. Ray is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and he served in the past on the Ft. Towson City Council, Board of Directors at Little Dixie in Hugo, and within various other civic organizations. Ray is a member of Ft. Towson First Baptist Church, and he enjoys spending time at church, watching football, and fishing. Ray has been married to his wife, Kathleen, since 1962, and they have one son, Jeff. They also have two grandsons, Andrew and Matthew, with whom they enjoy spending their time.