Shackelford’s Funeral Home in Selmer has reopened its lower level. 

Flooding occurred on July 1, 2020, when heavy rains caused creeks and levies to overflow and overrun many businesses in downtown Selmer.

“This was the first time in 48 years that we have had water come into the building,” Robert Shackelford said. 

Two hearses lost in the flood were the only loss that was covered under insurance. 

Moreover, the walls had to be torn out of the downstairs. Everything from 55” to the floor had to be replaced.  

The approximate loss from the storm totaled almost $250,000. 

Shackelford funeral directors wishes to thank the public for their patience and support and all the workers involved in completing the renovation. 

They also want to thank their staff for the hard work and dedication they have shown while working with families through two unprecedented events–the flood and COVID-19. 

Shackelford Funeral Services never stopped during the global pandemic.  

“Just about everyone that works here had COVID because of the exposure. We didn’t miss a day of work and kept serving folks at that time. We had to be creative in ways we could serve for a while when we were under the limitations; we had to get creative and do some things outside of the box,” Shackelford said. “Our staff really worked hard and were at risk about every day they came to work.”

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