History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., is a family-owned business that was established about 1905 by Alva Clinton Harris. The original name of the establishment was Harris Funeral Parlors. Harris was a pioneer funeral director initially operating the funeral home from his furniture store. He served as president of the State Board of Embalmers and was also president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors’ Association. He was a graduate of the American School of Embalming at St. Louis and the thirty-first embalmer to be licensed in Arkansas. Alva retired, and passed away December 25, 1951 in Morrilton. 

Robert “Bob” Harris Sr. was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1941 with Arkansas license #642 and joined the family business about 1940. Bob purchased the Reid Funeral Home in Morrilton in 1947, later renaming it Harris Funeral Home. Like his father, he also served in various organizations in the funeral profession. He was 1958 president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and in 1959 was honored as “Funeral Director of the Year”. He was a founder and served as secretary-treasurer of Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company, Selected Holding Company, and Selected Financial Services Corporation in Hot Springs. Bob also served as Conway County Coroner for 36 years and was active in the firm till his death February 2, 1998 at the age of 79.

Our Valued Staff

  • Rob  Harris

    Rob Harris

  • Michelle Hall Harris

    Michelle Hall Harris

  • Haylee  Harris-Hill

    Haylee Harris-Hill

  • Curtis  Krutsinger

    Curtis Krutsinger

  • John  Chapman

    John Chapman

  • Janet Dilbeck

    Janet Dilbeck

  • Beth  Sommers

    Beth Sommers

  • Bridget Watkins

    Bridget Watkins

  • J.C. Ladd

    J.C. Ladd