Carriage Services Closes White's Funeral Home Acquisition in California

Dec 09, 2010, 16:15 ET from Carriage Services, Inc.

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) announced today that it has acquired White's Funeral Home in Azusa, Los Angeles County, California from Ronald ("Ron") T. White.  The business was established in 1917 by the White family and under the leadership of Ron, its third generation owner, continued its long standing reputation of exemplary service to the community.  Ron and his wife, Sherril, will continue to be very active in the funeral home as consultants for Carriage Services.

J. Bradley Green, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development of Carriage, said, "Under Ron's leadership, White's Funeral Home has continued to build a quality business that embodies many of Carriage's guiding principles and has been recognized with several coveted service awards.  We are excited to have completed this transaction, which is the third acquisition in the Southern California market this year.  As always, we will continue the standard of service, excellence, and reputation for which White's Funeral Home is known."

Carriage Services is a leading provider of death care services and merchandise in the United States.  Carriage operates 147 funeral homes in 25 states and 33 cemeteries in 12 states.

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable; however, many important factors, as discussed under "Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements" in the Company's Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, could cause the Company's results in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf of, the Company.   The Company assumes no obligation to update or publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company.  A copy of the Company's Form 10-K, and other Carriage Services information and news releases, are available at

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