Brown-Alkire Funeral Home

309 E Washington Street
Hoopeston, Illinois 60942
Vermilion County
(217) 283-5128

Check with Brown-Alkire Funeral Home about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Hoopeston, Illinois location.

Contact the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (217) 283-5128.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Brown-Alkire Funeral Home can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Brown-Alkire Funeral Home is one of the funeral homes in Hoopeston, Illinois. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Hoopeston, Illinois and Vermilion County.

Hoopeston, Illinois Obituaries and News
Randall "Randy" Lee Pratt April 09, 2015

Randall "Randy" Lee Pratt ... IL. He is preceded in death by three sisters; Jean and Louise Pratt and Judy Pelser; one brother, Jack Pratt. Visitation will be Thursday 5:00-9:00 P.M. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Brown ... (WCLU 1490)

Longtime local funeral home director sells business October 21, 2013

Alkire, who has owned and operated the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home in Hoopeston for more than 35 years, recently sold the funeral home to Matt Blurton, owner of Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Homes in Hoopeston and Potomac. The funeral home had its start in 1901 when ... (Newsbug Information)

Longtime local funeral home director sells business October 21, 2013

Bob Alkire, longtime owner of Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, (left) shakes hands with Matt Blurton, owner of Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Homes, (right), who recently purchased Brown-Alkire Funeral, last week in Hoopeston. (Newsbug Information)

Samuel Russell Wise, Jr. May 07, 2013

Brown-Alkire Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements ... He was a graduate of Hoopeston High School, Danville Junior College and attended Illinois State University. He married Ann Patterson on Jan. 31, 1969, in Hoopeston. Sam’s hobbies were ... (Cadiz Record)

Samuel Russell Wise Jr. May 03, 2013

Samuel Russell Wise Jr., 65, of Cadiz, Ky., and formerly of Hoopeston, brother of a Cissna Park man, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Services will be held at noon Saturday, May 4, at Brown-Alkire Funeral Home ... (Paxton Record)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Darien, Illinois
Be very careful with this funeral home. They may lack honesty, and or diligence. A year ago we lost a parent/In-Law. We used Modell because the parent's spouse was handled through them. During the arrangements ,with the owners daughter, we informed her that the Parent had changed it's mind, and instead of the full burial package, the Parent had previously decided on, the parent wanted Cremation, and a Memorial service at our Church. The Pastor had become a good friend. The Daughter worked with us on the Urn, cards and the arrangements of the remains. Yet, it appeared to us that she became preoccupied with other matters and wanted to give us over to someone else as soon as she could. On later reflection we questioned ourselves on her leaving us was due to the amount of money we were not spending. Months passed as I went through boxes of the parent's records, gotten food poisoning, and spent weeks sipping Broth and sleeping. As we did not pay in full immediately Modell put the account into collection. While recovering I spent an hour in the morning and another in the afternoon back in the boxes. Discovering, in a bundle of old Bank records, a Customer's copy of a Forethought Funeral Insurance policy written by Modell Funeral Home. I contacted Modell and the daughter answered. I told her what I had discovered, and her immediate response was how glad she was that she was not the person to have handled this. How that person should have checked the records. (She must have been doing something else when she spent over ten minutes checking, or she did find the records?, we do not know). She then asked to take care of the matter for us, for which I declined, having no confidence or trust in her or them. The story continues but the above is the essentials. I still question myself on whether or not she was diligent, or if she had found the policy. Did she have a lack of memory in handling us, or was she trying to cover herself. Did she put us in collection to further gain funds and cover themselves? What was nice, was that in the final meeting she never gave us or offer us any credit for there lack of service, Professional to the end. Oh, I forgot they messed up the cards.
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Melrose Park, Illinois
Terrible service, untrustworthy, state closed him down for nonpayment
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Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Our family has been taken care of by this funeral home for 40 years or more and we've never had a complaint. Mr. Lummis makes the entire ordeal easier and helps with so many of the minute details.
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Wood River, Illinois
Marks needs an updated web site
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Geneva, Illinois
May 13, 2013 was my Dads wake, let me tell ya Dennis could not have made us more comfortable then what he did. He paid attention to all the details, large and small; under the circumstances it is a comfort to have someone looking over these things. We had 90+ attend the wake and many people asked me if we personally knew Dennis and those who worked for him, I said no but that's how they treated all of us.
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