History & Staff

New Eden Funeral Home was established July 6, 2011 in Forrest City, Arkansas. Mr. James Woodhouse owned Woodhouse Mortuary from 1976 until his death in 2009. He served the community for more than 30 years with his kindness and generosity for those in their time of bereavement. We were compelled to continue his legacy. We are a family owned and operated funeral home and serve families of all faiths, priding ourselves in providing excellent service while maintaining the highest professional standards.

Our emphasis is to create a meaningful, respectful service that is a custom fit for each family's individual wants, needs and budget. From the notification that a death has occurred to the final graveside prayers and beyond, sole owners Jarvis & LaShia Hawkins at New Eden will assist the family every step of the way.

As a funeral home, New Eden offers not only traditional funeral services but memorial services, ship-in and ship-out services, cremation packages, immediate burials and personalized services too. have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Jarvis & La Shia Hawkins

    Jarvis & La Shia Hawkins Owners

  • Jarvis Hawkins

    Jarvis Hawkins Funeral Director

  • LaShia Hawkins

    LaShia Hawkins Funeral Director

  • Delona Barton

    Delona Barton Funeral Attendent / Clerical

  • Bobbie Jones

    Bobbie Jones Funeral Attendant