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Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 1-936-569-1366 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Danny and Shannon Mounger

Danny and Shannon Mounger

Owners

Danny Mounger is a native of McKinney, Texas. He began working at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney in 1993, where he served a twelve month apprenticeship. He received a dual license for funeral director and embalmer from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1994. Danny managed several funeral homes, as well as, one combination location (funeral home and cemetery) through Stewart Enterprises. In 2004, he left Stewart to pursue his own funeral business operation in Lewisville, Texas. In 2008, Danny sold that business and he and his family moved to Nacogdoches to partner with Laird Funeral Home and Taylor Funeral Home. Continuing to uphold the tradition of family owned funeral homes, Corrigan Funeral Home joined their family of firms in 2011, Mangum Funeral Home in 2017, and most recently, Garrison Funeral Home in February 2019. Presently, he is a member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, the Gideon Camp of Nacogdoches, Milam Masonic Lodge #2, and he attends Westside Missionary Baptist Church.

After meeting in their church youth group, Danny and Shannon were married in September of 1999. Shannon attended the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 1999. She worked as a registered nurse in Plano, Texas before moving to Nacogdoches to assist Danny with running the funeral homes. They have three children who attend school in Douglass, Texas. Shannon is a member of the Fredonia Rotary Club.


Lynn M. Laird

Lynn M. Laird

Staff

Born and raised in Nacogdoches, Lynn graduated from mortuary college at Commonwealth School of Mortuary Science in Houston and received dual license for funeral director and embalmer. He married Jonnie Sue Gauntt in August 1971. At the urging of a dear friend, the two made plans to open a family owned funeral home in their hometown of Nacogdoches. After scouting out possible locations, they decided on a location on South Street and started extensive remodeling of the building. Laird Funeral Home was incorporated in 1979 and remains in that location after 39 years. For over thirty years, Lynn and Jonnie worked side by side, a local family serving families in their time of greatest need.

They are both members of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Lynn and Jonnie are proud grandparents of four grandsons and one granddaughter. While Jonnie is now retired, Lynn still directs funeral services when needed and will soon receive his fifty year pin from the state of Texas.


Angie King

Angie King

Staff

Angie grew up in Shelby County, as well as, Garrison, where she attended high school. Angie is married to her husband of over 20 years, Kenneth King. Together, they have three children, Kaylee Covarubias and her husband, Josh, Kolten King, and Addisen King. She is also a proud "Gigi" to two very precious grandsons, Jase and Jaxon. She loves spending time at the deer lease and at their lake house, fishing with her family and dear friends. Angie is a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church. 

Angie joined our family of firms in 2015. She graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in September 2018. She is passionate about ensuring every family is cared for with honest, dignified, and compassionate service.


Christina Lott

Christina Lott

Staff

Christina has been married to her best friend, Jason, for over 23 years. Together they have four beautiful daughters and four grandchildren. Her passion is taking care of her family. She has been with our family of firms since 2018.


Linda Fancher

Linda Fancher

Staff

Linda was born and raised in East Texas. She retired from the Nacogdoches County Sherriff's Office in 2008 as a 911 operator. Since retirement, she volunteers her time at Harvest House two days a week and joined our family of firms in 2018. 

She loves spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and precious great-grandchildren. Linda also enjoys cooking, gardening, time outdoors, gospel music, and cheering for her Dallas Cowboys.


Jason Lott

Jason Lott

Staff

Jason moved to East Texas almost six years ago and loves the area. Happily married to Christina for over 23 years and proud of his four beautiful daughters, as well as, four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family and riding bikes.

Jason is currently attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Service to pursue his funeral director and embalmer's license. He joined us in 2018 and is excited about serving with our family of firms.


Matt Whiteside

Matt Whiteside

Staff

Matt has spent his life in East Texas. He grew up in Timpson, then moved to Nacogdoches where he attended Stephen F. Austin State University.  His background in banking, insurance, and the cellular industry have been helpful to his work with us. He says working at the funeral home, helping families at possibly their most difficult time, has been his most fulfilling work.

Matt is married to Megan, a professor at SFA, and they now reside in Timpson. He and Megan are members of Timpson First United Methodist Church where both are honored to serve on the board.  He is a member of the Nacogdoches Jaycees and serves on the board of the SFA Wesley Foundation.


Jerry Wilson

Jerry Wilson

Staff

Jerry has lived in both Nacogdoches County and San Augustine County all of his life. He graduated from Broaddus High School and he also has an Associate's Degree from Jacksonville College, in Jacksonville, Texas. He has made progress toward earning a Bachelor's Degree from the Jacksonville Baptist Seminary. Jerry is an ordained minister and has served 42 years in the Gospel Ministry. He has been blessed to pastor three churches; Lilbert Baptist Church, Saint's Rest Baptist Church, and Westside Baptist Church, during his God-called ministry.

He is married to his wife, Debbie, and they recently celebrated 43 years of marriage together. They are proud of their two children, Drew and Whitney, and their son-in-law, Lee. Jerry is a loving "Pops" to his two precious granddaughters, Kenna and Kallie. He loves reading and studying God's Word, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandkids. Jerry has been with our family of firms since May 2019.


Debbie Wilson

Debbie Wilson

Staff

Debbie has lived in Nacogdoches all of her life. She graduated high school from Cushing ISD, has a Master's Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin, and is now retired from teaching Kindergarten at Douglass ISD after 35 years. Debbie is married to the love of her life, Jerry L. Wilson, and they recently celebrated 43 years of marriage together in May 2019.

They are proud of their two children, Drew and Whitney, and their son-in-law, Lee. Debbie loves being "Gigi" to their two precious granddaughters, Kenna and Kallie. Debbie's hobbies are creating customized tumblers, quilling, and singing in a ladies gospel quartet. Debbie has recently joined our family of firms. 


Rebel Bleile

Rebel Bleile

Staff

Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Rebel moved to Nacogdoches after high school to pursue a degree in Math from Stephen F. Austin State University. Rebel currently has a master’s degree in Mathematics and is a licensed minister. He married his best friend, Kellie, in 2015 and they have been happily married ever since.

Rebel spends most of his timing giving back to the community by teaching and sharing the beauty of mathematics at Chireno High School, where he also coaches basketball and baseball. He joined our family of firms in 2019.


Caty Martinez Zavala

Caty Martinez Zavala

Staff

Caty was born in Mexico and moved to East Texas at the age of 3. She married Javier Zavala in September of 2009 and together they have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Camila. They are active members of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.

She is a 2015 graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director. She joined our family of firms in

January of 2014. She enjoys her work very much, especially being able to serve families at their time of need.


Abigail Mounger

Abigail Mounger

Staff

Abigail is a high school student at Douglass ISD. She lives with her family in Nacogdoches. She plans to attend SFA to study English and Spanish. 


Jack Mounger

Jack Mounger

Staff

Jack is a high school student at Douglass ISD. He lives in Nacogdoches and enjoys playing videogames.


Diana Hall

Diana Hall

Staff

Diana was born and raised in Houston but has been a resident of East Texas since 1990. She is married to her wonderful husband, Alan, and between the two of them, they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Diana became a Registered Medical Assistant to fulfill her passion for patient care. She opened her own business that included drug & alcohol testing, fingerprinting, and drawing labs for physicians. She sold the business in 2020 to do what she loves most, taking care of others in their time of need.


Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis

Staff

Kimberly grew up in Washington state and has been living in Texas since 2013. She attended high school in Timpson and moved to Nacogdoches in 2017.

Kimberly enjoys spending time with her friends and her better half, Kolten King. She studied at Stephen F. Austin State University for a short time before realizing she wasn't quite sure what she wanted to pursue as a career. After working in the food industry, hospitality, and medical field, she found that she has a passion for helping people. Kimberly joined our family of firms in June 2020.


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Laird Funeral Home
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2116 South St.
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Tel: 1-936-569-1366
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