Service Corporation International: Comment on Proposed Divestitures

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart would be anticompetitive.

In total, the proposed order requires the combined SCI/Stewart to divest 53 funeral homes and 38 cemeteries to ensure competition is maintained in 59 communities throughout the United States.

Follow the links below to submit a comment on these proposed applications to sell.

To Angeleno Mortuaries, Inc. (Angeleno): (comment period closed on April 11, 2014)

  • Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremations in Lancaster, California; and
  • Antelope Valley Cremation Service in Lancaster, California; and
  • Approval of a facilities agreement between Angeleno and S.E. Funeral Homes of California.

To Carriage Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries: (comment period closed on April 14, 2014)

  • Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans, Louisiana;
  • Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Louisiana;
  • Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie, Louisiana;
  • Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home in Metairie, Louisiana;
  • Greenwood Funeral Home in New Orleans, Louisiana;
  • Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia; and
  • Everly Community Funeral Care in Falls Church, Virginia.

To Legacy Funeral Holdings, Inc.; Legacy Funeral Holdings of Florida, LLC; and Legacy Funeral Holdings of Mississippi, LLC (collectively, Legacy Holdings): (comment period closed on April 14, 2014)

  • Carey-Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home in Winter Park, Florida;
  • Colonial Chapel/Carey Hand in Orlando, Florida;
  • Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home in Winter Garden, Florida;
  • Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka, Florida;
  • Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka, Florida;
  • Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton, Mississippi; and
  • Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, Mississippi.

To Hunsaker Partners, LLC: (comment period closed on April 14, 2014)

  • Cheatham Hill Memorial Park/Southern Cremations & Funerals in Marietta, Georgia.

To Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments LLC and/or its affiliates: (comment period closed on April 21, 2014)

  • Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri;
  • Overland Park Chapel in Overland Park, Kansas;
  • Johnson County Funeral Chapel & Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas;
  • Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas;
  • Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas; and
  • Emerald City Funeral Home & Cemetery in Kennedale, Texas.

To StoneMor L.P. and certain of its subsidiaries: (comment period closed on April 25, 2014)

  • Arlington Park Cemetery and Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida;
  • Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala, Florida;
  • Roberts Funeral Home – Bruce Chapel East in Ocala, Florida;
  • Roberts Funeral Home – Bruce Chapel West in Ocala, Florida;
  • Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala, Florida;
  • Forest Hills Palm City Chapel & Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, Florida;
  • Pollack-Best Funerals & Cremations in New Bern, North Carolina;
  • Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point, North Carolina;
  • Montlawn Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations in Raleigh, North Carolina;
  • George Washington Memorial/Kirk & Nice Funeral Home, Inc., in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania;
  • Sunset Memorial Park/Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel, Inc., in Feasterville, Pennsylvania;
  • Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Richmond, Virginia; and
  • Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Virginia.

To William Gregory (through a newly created Cole & Garrett LLC) who also owns and operates funeral homes and cemeteries collectively called Family Legacy: (comment period closed on May 7, 2014)

  • Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

To Rollings Funeral Services, Inc.: (comment period closed on May 7, 2014)

  • Cannon Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations in Fountain Inn, South Carolina;
  • Cannon Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations, Jones Chapel in Simpsonville, South Carolina; and
  • Bush River Memorial Gardens/Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Columbia, South Carolina.

To Edward Sagel, previous owner of Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc.: (comment period closed on May 7, 2014)

  • Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland.

To Hillcrest Memorial Association MD, Inc.: (comment period closed on June 5, 2014)

  • Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Annapolis, Maryland.

To Pleasant View Memorial Association, Inc.: (comment period closed on June 5, 2014)

  • Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

To NorthStar Memorial Group, LLC: (comment period closed on June 9, 2014)

  • Clairemont Mortuary in San Diego, California;
  • Greenwood Memorial Park Crematory in San Diego, California;
  • Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary in San Diego, California;
  • Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, California;
  • Moss Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Clearwater, Florida;
  • Moss Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Dunedin, Florida;
  • Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida;
  • Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida;
  • Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Hudson, Florida;
  • Boza & Roel Funeral Home in Tampa, Florida;
  • Sunset Funeral Home and Memory Gardens in Thonotosassa, Florida;
  • South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Pearland, Texas;
  • San Jacinto Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Houston, Texas;
  • Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas; and
  • Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas.

To Legacy Funeral Holdings of Alabama, LLC: (comment period closed on July 8, 2014)

  • Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Mobile, Alabama.

To Parkwood Memorial Association, Inc.: (comment period closed on July 17, 2014)

  • Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

To Heritage Family Funeral Services, Inc. (HFFS) and the Heritage Family Cemetery, Inc. (HFC): (comment period closed on August 4, 2014)

  • Several businesses associated with Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations in Kingsport, Tennessee.

To Hunsaker Partners, LLC: (comment period closed on August 8, 2014)

  • Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn, Georgia;
  • Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough, Georgia.

To Alliance Funeral Group Inc.: (comments due by September 2, 2014)

  • Greenwood Cemetery and New Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

To Guerra & Gutierrez, LLC: (comments due by September 11, 2014)

  • JT Oswald Mortuary in San Fernando, Ca.;
  • Custer Christiansen Mortuary in Covina, Ca.; and
  • Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell Mortuary in Long Beach, Ca.

To Miami Memorial, LLC: (comments due by September 11, 2014)

  • Funeraria Memorial Plan – San Jose, in Hialeah, Fla.;
  • Funeraria Memorial Plan – Westchester, in Miami, Fla.;
  • Branam Funeral Home in Homestead, Fla.;
  • Memorial Plan Flagler Memorial Park, in Miami, Fla.; and
  • Memorial Plan Miami Memorial Park, in Miami, Fla.