The funeral business has changed considerably over the years, but mainly technical details rather than the human side.
“The supplies, equipment, techniques: all those things have changed and improved, but the underlying goal that we still have is taking care of the dead, serving their families and helping out the best we can when that time comes,” says Mexia’s John Stubbs Jr.
Stubbs grew up in the funeral business, since his father, John S. Stubbs Sr. was a longtime funeral director in Mexia. The senior John Stubbs began working for Mexia funeral director J.I. Riddle in 1945. Much later, John Stubbs Sr. co-founded the current Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in 1968 with colleague J.L. Blair.
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