Schmidt Funeral Home To Open Second Location On Grand Parkway

        Schmidt Funeral Home To Open Second Location On Grand Parkway

Expansion Brings State-of-the-Art Facility, Expert Care to Grieving Families

PR Newswire

KATY, Texas, Feb. 7, 2013

KATY, Texas, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Schmidt Funeral Home, owned by
leading death care services provider Carriage Services, today announced the
purchase of 10 acres of land fronting The Grand Parkway in Katy, which will
soon be home to its second funeral services business in the area.

"We are pleased to announce the expansion of Schmidt Funeral Home with our new
Grand Parkway location," said Hank Schmidt of Schmidt Funeral Home. "We've
proudly served Katy and its surrounding areas since 1945, and we appreciate
Carriage Services' commitment to the community we've loved and supported for
many decades."

"This new facility will absolutely be first class and will allow us to serve
families better than ever," said Melvin Payne, CEO of Carriage Services. "We
are well known throughout the communities we serve for our values, traditions
and commitment to excellent service and care, and the construction of the
Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway proves just that."

The Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway location will be conveniently located
near Grand Parkway and Bay Hill Boulevard, south of I-10. Construction is
scheduled to begin immediately.


Established in 1945, Schmidt Funeral Home has been serving Katy, Texas for
over 60 years. In September of 2012, Carriage Services acquired the business.
The owner, Hank Schmidt Jr., remained involved in the business as a
consultant, while long time employee Cyndi Hoots is being named the business's
Managing Partner. The acquisition of Schmidt Funeral Home represented
Carriage's first acquisition in Harris County.


Carriage Services is a leading provider of deathcare services and merchandise
in the United States. Carriage operates 163 funeral homes in 26 states and 32
cemeteries in 11 states.

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company
that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These
statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable;
however, many important factors, as discussed under "Forward-Looking
Statements and Cautionary Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, could cause the Company's results
in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made
herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf
of, the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update or publicly
release any revisions to forward-looking statements made herein or any other
forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. A copy of
the Company's Form 10-K, and other Carriage Services information and news
releases, are available at

Brittney Garneau
713-627-2223 ext. 1107

SOURCE Schmidt Funeral Home

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