Throughout history, the arranging of a funeral has been one
of the most difficult tasks many people have had to face.
Our founders believed that it doesn't always have to be this way; that when people have an idea of what they want and what they can expect from a funeral professional, they have taken an important first step towards making a difficult task easier on themselves and those they love.
It was in this tradition that in 1883, James Lafayette Halsted and his sons, Major William A, James L., Jr., John and Eminel P. Halsted embarked into the business of "undertaking" these tasks for others.
The N. Gray Mortuary joined with Halsted & Company in 1980. In 1985, Halsted N. Gray & Company and Carew & English became one, united in their dedication to maintaining those same high standards of caring service each firm was founded upon.