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Testimonials

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Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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The Owners and Staff of Scoggins Funeral Home were very compassionate and were so helpful to our family in our recent loss of our loved one. They understand that making funeral arrangements can be a daunting task. Clayton really made this hard time a very easy one. Very professional and very friendly. This was the first time I had to do something like this on my own. The funeral home made this very easy for us. They are by your side every step of the way to help ease the burden.

Yuris Ferman

October 18, 2019

My wife and I lost our perfect little baby girl after 69 hours and 59 minutes in the NICU. We were in so much pain and had no idea what we needed to do, so the hospital chaplains recommended Scoggins to us. They not only treated our baby girl with the same love and care we did while she was with us, but took care of us and everything we needed to do for her.

Aaron Craig

October 15, 2019

Tommy and Clayton were wonderful. They took great care of our family and they customized our memorial folders and the insert in my mother-in-law’s casket. Both were very compassionate and patient sorting through various emails with family pictures to create a beautiful memorial video.

Debbie Skipworth

October 15, 2019

The owner and staff truly care about their customers. As heart-broken as we were after losing a beloved family member, this place showed us tremendous love and care. They explained everything in simple terms to ensure we understood the process. For exceptional service at a price you can afford, this is the place to go and you will be glad you did.

Joconia Muranda

September 10, 2019

Scoggins was incredibly supportive of my family from the moment we called them from the hospital when we learned that our dad was not going to make it. Clayton Stringfellow literally held our hands (and hugged us) through the entire process, ensuring that every detail was taken care of, answering every question we had, and anticipating our needs. The morning of the service, the weather was very stormy and Clayton, knowing that our mother is terminally ill with cancer, arranged for us to do the family service in the chapel at the funeral home so that she wouldn't have to be in the rain at the cemetery. They knew Pastor Lance Baker of Greywood Heights Church, where my parents have been attending in Van Alstyne since Daddy retired from the ministry, and they worked directly with him to make sure everything was prepared for the memorial. They have the ability to support a wide range of funeral services, from the very simple to the most elaborate. They made sure they understood exactly what we were looking for and never pushed us to do additional things that were unnecessary - in fact, they found ways to help us save money. As we prepare for the future needs of our family, we are setting our plans with Scoggins.

Denise Senter

August 21, 2019

Thank you to Tommy Scoggins and staff for being so helpful with arrangements and services for my dad. You all made this sad time easier to bear. You walked us through each step with gentle hands. I appreciate you so much. I highly recommend your funeral home.

Amy Hines McClellan

August 08, 2019

Scoggins provided excellent service for my father. Clayton was patient, understanding, and very professional. I would definitely recommend Scoggins Funeral Home.

Tracy Linnebur

July 17, 2019

Our family has been so overwhelmed by the caring and compassionate service Scoggins Funeral Home was to us during this difficult time. They took the time to let us make our own decisions about what we wanted for our loved one and went out of their way to accommodate us. We will be forever grateful. The Family of Eugene White

The Family of Eugene White

July 11, 2019

My husband and I found out we lost our baby during a scheduled 20 week sonogram. Because of Scoggins Funeral Home, our baby girl's ashes were respectfully laid at the foot of the cross in the local cemetery instead of being discarded at the hospital. My husband and I could not bare this or the intense emotional investment of a burial/funeral. We didn't know of any other option. Just hours before I delivered, God used Clayton as a hero to our family in providing a way that would allow us the closure we needed, while taking care of our baby. Clayton made all of the arrangements for us, and we never had to go to the funeral home. We also got the closure at the hospital with the peace of knowing she was fully taken care of to the very last detail of her life. Scoggins Funeral Home is one of many footprints made by God during our difficult time. 2 Corinthian 1:3-4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Nicole Person

July 06, 2019

Scoggins did a beautiful job on my Mother, before she was shipped to Michigan. Thanks for making our farewell easy.

Rhonda Manley

June 21, 2019

Clayton does an outstanding job and is so wonderful to the family that has lost a loved one. We had a video made with 300 plus pictures and it was awesome. Thank you so much Clayton for all the hard work you do to help families in time of sorrow. Scoggin’s Funeral Home is the best.

Kristi Cooper

June 10, 2019

Clayton does a awesome job all around. He presents a great tribute and is so respectful to the family. Clayton goes above and beyond to make sure your loved one is honored .

Misty Tally

June 10, 2019

In such a time of grief, the Scoggins team walks you gently through that decision making time with compassion. The celebration of life they did was exceptional. They have become family. Thank you all for making this time so much easier.

Sherry Heath

June 09, 2019

Clayton and James both did an AMAZING job on my PaPa’s service. They both went above and beyond to make his service a beautiful and memorable one. My Papa was a Veteran who served in the United States Air Force and Clayton did everything he could to have the Air Force come in and give him an AMAZING 21 Gun Salute! I highly recommend Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne TX as they are very down to earth, friendly, helpful and definitely respectful!

Karla Bennett

May 30, 2019

My wife and I lost our baby girl in the 20th week of pregnancy. We were obviously really heart broken. Thanks to Scoggins Funeral Home, we were able to give our little girl a more than decent sendoff. Clayton was there to help us every step of the way. To me, it's rare to find an group of people or business that really impacts your life in such a positive way, but I'll never forget these guys. My experience with them goes beyond what I ever could have expected. I really can't recommend them enough.

John Block

May 21, 2019

When I married 11 years ago, I lost touch with part of my family and learned recently that my cousin, Jack LeBleu in the Van Alstyne area ;had died. Not knowing how to contact any of his family, I called the funeral home and gave my contact info to Clayton Stringfellow and asked him to contact Jack's family with that info. I don't believe that falls in the category of his regular duties, but he did it. Needless to say, I've heard from my cousin and I am very grateful to Mr. Stringfellow for making this happen. Thank you, Clayton

Sherry LeBleu Alford

May 10, 2019

Excellent service. Very nice facility. Genuine concern for the community. Caring, compassionate & helpful staff. Prices were competitive. Locally owned (corporate funeral homes seem to be driven by policies & the “bottom line, ” aka profit). Resources were available to help those who were experiencing grief/loss. Positive experience during difficult time. Good job, Scoggins. Thanks.

Kevin O'Brien

May 10, 2019

I've attended Funerals of Kin Folks There and they all were very nice.

Walter Hamm

May 10, 2019

My husband and I had our son Oliver April 24th 2019 but he was born sleeping. We never expected that our son had died. In such a horrible time in our life's Clayton was amazing and helped us with arranging Oliver's funeral. Clayton is very kind, has such a big heart and made sure everything was perfect for our son. He helped us during this difficult time and we are so appreciative for Scoggins and him. We lost our son and you helped us through the most devastating time of our life's. His service was beautiful, you let us do it how we wanted. Thank you for letting me hold him til I couldn't hold him any longer.Thank you for what you did for our family, we will always be greatful.

Randy & Elizabeth Fox

May 04, 2019

My family could not have asked for a more kind and loving team to care for our 15 wk old babyin preparation for her send off to the Lord. This family owned business tended to us with the most gentle words and actions we could have ever asked for in this detrimental time in our lives. We did not ask for this journey in our lives, but God certainly set us up with the perfect team to walk the path for us and uplift us where we were helpless and hopeless. We are forever grateful to the Scoggins Family. #angelsonearth Love the Ellison Family

The Ellison Family

May 03, 2019

Outstanding people, outstanding service. Scoggins was recommended to us by the hospital and for a good reason. The owners and staff are kind and truly care about people. Scoggins was easy to work with and very kind to us. The loss we experienced was tragic but their kindness made arrangements one less thing to stress about. I highly recommend them.

Lisa Rose

April 30, 2019

Having questions from out of state... The staff here is amazing! All questions answered in reasonable timing & results were the very best!

Jamie Allen

April 28, 2019

Scoggins Funeral home took care of our family during a very difficult time. We lost our son at 21 weeks and they were so kind to us. They were amazing. They really care about the families that they are helping. Clayton set up such a beautiful service for our son in a short time frame. Our son died April 8th, 2019, and we had the service on April 12th. Clayton was in constant contact with our friend who helped us set up the funeral. Clayton walked us through everything with kindness and patience. He was so attentive to our needs and had the hospital paperwork expedited so that we could take our son's ashes home with us afterwards. Clayton did not miss any details and everything was beautifully done. The program was well made. Midway Floral, who created the arrangements were perfect. The online obituary page and tribute wall were well done. He connected us with a Pastor for our son's service as well. You can tell he loves what he does and loves helping families, it shows in the amount of detail he takes in making everything perfect. I felt he went above and beyond to help us. The funeral home was so clean and lovingly decorated, and the crematory was also bright and clean. The chapel was warm and bright, and overall the feeling from the funeral home was calming. We felt safe and assured having Scoggins Funeral Home take care of our baby. We spoke with the owner, Tommy Scoggins, he has a big hearted personality- he just wanted to help us have a beautiful service for our baby son. I am so thankful for these angels. They helped us get through a very difficult time. We don't know how we could have gotten through coordinating a funeral for our son, but with the guidance from Scoggins Funeral Home, we did. They took care of our dear son as if they were taking care of family. I highly recommend them for their kindness, warmth, and attention to detail. Thank you, Scoggins Funeral Home for taking care of our family.

Kiwi Nguyen

April 28, 2019

We are eternally grateful to Scoggins Funeral Home. Tommy and Clayton were there every time we had a question and comforted me along the way. I am 100% sure they took care of our baby girl Penelope like it was one of their own family members and my husband and I can't thank them enough.

Ashley Gunnerson

April 02, 2019

Clayton and Tommy were absolutely amazing to work with. Clayton took great care in answering questions regarding the process when I spoke with him on the phone. Clayton came into the hospital room to meet with us prior to us handing our sweet grandson off to make his journey to the funeral home. They are passionate about ensuring that parents are not burdened with funeral expenses while suffering such a loss.

Deana Burke

March 15, 2019

Tommy & Clayton are very kind and caring people who understand how difficult loss is. They do everything in their power to ease that pain and assist families however they can. Words can’t begin to express how much we appreciate their compassion and generosity. In this tragic time, they both exemplified true Texan behavior & southern hospitality ... we would recommend their services. My family is forever grateful for their empathy. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Kristen Wessels

March 04, 2019

My wife and I lost both of our twin boys at 23 weeks. Scoggins Funeral Home gave both my little boys the most amazing, beautiful, heart warming service any parents could ask for. And at no charge. The staff was so respectful of our wishes and offered unlimited help to ease our pain. Their facility is so beautiful and clean, my wife and I felt right at home. Words cannot express how humbled and thankful I am for them. I will always be indebted to these amazing people! Thank you

Drew Smith

January 25, 2019

I had my brothers funeral here they are wonderful, caring, considerate, loving people Tommy and Clayton, go above and beyond to make you comfortable and happy.

Michael Kevin Roberson

December 08, 2018

I would like to say that losing a loved one is hard. Especially a baby. This funeral home treated us like we were family and took care of us. I really appreciate Clayton and Mr. Scoggins. Our services were beautiful. Thank you so much.

Kelly Ramony

November 19, 2018

They are such wonderful people! Thank you so much.

Gabby Moreno

November 16, 2018

I wish I could give 10 stars. Tommy and Clayton were phenomenal with their service during a very tough time. They were very genuine and were willing to help in every way. I could not recommend them a enough.

Steven Caldwell

September 20, 2018

Yes they are the best! Tommy, Clayton, Casey and Colten went way beyond, to give my mother The best funeral ever. It was beautiful and she looked beautiful!. They are truly very kind people.

Cindy Reaves Bodovsky

August 20, 2018

When we lost our newborn son Noah, calling a funeral home was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. With that said, Mr. Scoggins, Derek and the entire Scoggins staff was incredibly caring and professional. Through such a difficult time, they made us feel better knowing that our son would be taken care of like one of their own. We are so grateful for everything that was done for us and it's something our family will never forget. Thank you so much Scoggins Funeral Home! -Castaneda Family

Sebastian Castaneda

July 25, 2018

Tommy & Clayton we’re unbelievably kind, understand, and communicative with us when we needed our son cremated. They were thorough and extremely polite with my wife and I, and we couldn’t be more appreciative to them and Scoggins for allowing us to benefit from their services.

Brandt Sadlowski

July 22, 2018

If you have every had to bury a loved one you know how hard it is to complete this task. However, when it is your 9 year-old daughter the task is even more difficult. From the time that we entered the funeral home Mr. Scoggins was incredibly compassionate and helped us navigate this very difficult journey with understanding and empathy. Clayton Stringfellow assisted us with obtaining funeral plots and working with the Van Alstyne Cemetery to help us with this task. Even though our family was devastated and had difficulty making decisions, Mr. Scoggins and Mr. Stringfellow helped guide us through the process with compassion and gave us peace throughout the process. The staff was so kind that we could not have gotten through this without their wisdom, warmth, and guidance. We will be forever indebted to Mr. Scoggins and Mr. Stringfellow for their assistance!

Fred Brown

June 21, 2018

Outstanding service!! They went out of their way to make sure everything was the way we had asked for. We have our pre needs with them. Very kind, friendly, professional staff.

Nancy Bull Waller

May 16, 2018

What an incredible experience we have had the past few days with Derek, Clayton and Floyd. Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks to these guys. Their professionalism and dedication to the families they serve is awesome!

Julie Schuman Brown

May 16, 2018

During a difficult time, Scoggins Funeral Home handled our family with compassion and understanding. Derek and Clayton were extremely gracious, kind and professional. My mom's service was very smooth and efficient. I feel my family was given the highest quality service possible.

Amy Hines McClellan

May 16, 2018

We want to give a big thank you to all at Scoggins funeral Home. You guys are wonderful, you not only do great work, you do it with love and caring for the family!! Most other places seem so impersonal. We are so blessed to have you: Tommy, Floyd and all of the rest!! Thank you for being so dedicated!! And thanks for taking care of my sister!

Becky Reed

May 16, 2018

I would recommend Scoggins Funeral Home and Crematory without reservation. Tommy Scoggins went out of his way to meet our family's needs. He made needed recommendations such as the scheduling of events while letting us know he would fulfill our requests. He treated our loved one with respect and dignity from the first moment. He has many touches that went above and beyond our expectations. Tommy Scoggins and his staff helped to make our experience one that will be remembered with only the best of memories.

Zetta S.

May 16, 2018

My wife and I had a miscarriage and he volunteered to cremate the remains.. He is a very kind man who understands loss and he has a strong desire to help others in need.

Tad F.

May 16, 2018

Our family would like to thank Scoggins funeral home for their tremendous show of support and kindness shown to our family after our dads passing. The whole staff went out of their way to go the extra mile in every part of the planning and the service. I've never known any funeral home to show so much genuine care and comfort. I highly recommend them - they were such a blessing to us all. We cant say enough good things - God bless you Tommy Scoggins and all your staff. Tammy M.

Tammy M.

May 16, 2018

We cannot begin to thank everyone at Scoggins Funeral Home enough for their amazing friendliness, helpfulness, and professionalism during the loss of our Daddy, Adolph Wiggins. Their attention to details made this difficult time more bearable. We are very grateful for the way everything was organized to create a memorable, beautiful tribute for someone we loved dearly! A very special thank you to Derek and Mr. Scoggins.

Phillip Wiggins

May 16, 2018

Scoggins FH is absolutely the best place to entrust the final service of a loved one. They are personable and genuinely care about the families they serve. A beautiful facility which was newly remodeled made for a warm and peaceful atmosphere. I highly recommend them for funeral arrangements, pre-planning and cremation.

Carole Galassi

May 16, 2018

Our family would like to thank Scoggins funeral home for their tremendous show of support and kindness shown to our family after our dads passing. The whole staff went out of their way to go the extra mile in every part of the planning and the service. I've never known any funeral home to show so much genuine care and comfort. I highly recommend them - they were such a blessing to us all. We cant say enough good things - God bless you Tommy Scoggins and all your staff.

Tammy Mills

May 15, 2018

Our family would like to thank Tommy Scoggins and the entire staff from the bottom of our hearts for the care and comfort that was given for the service of Betty Smith recently. From the moment of contact to let Tommy Scoggins know of her passing, we knew he would care for her with respect and dignity. There were so many touches of grace offered to our family throughout the days leading to her service and after. Many people remarked on how impressed they were of Tommy Scoggins and his entire staff. I would recommend Scoggins Funeral Home and Crematory without reservations for anyone facing this need.

Zetta Smith

December 17, 2016

I want to thank you for the caring way you always reach out to the families that have lost a loved one. Recently you took care of our family when we lost my brother-in-law, Dennis Bostick. You are such a blessing. May God bless each of you for the loving and caring way you take care of those that are hurting.

Debbie Miller

February 02, 2016

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