In 1984, Hinchliff-Pearson-West purchased the Larson Funeral Home in
Abingdon. In 1988, E. Wayne Hull, George E. Peterson and David R. Pearson purchased the business from Hinchliff and Pearson. They continued to operate it in the same manner as their predecessors for 29 years. Over the course of that time, they mentored their funeral directors and support staff in the art of providing caring service to families of Western Illinois at a time of great need.
In 2016, Wayne, George, and Dave decided to sell the funeral home to prepare for retirement. Long-time funeral directors, Alan R. Palmer, Carrie L. Walters, and Todd M. Ettinger, formed a partnership and purchased the funeral home in early 2017. Their motivation to take over the business was to guarantee a continuation of top notch care and service that folks have become accustomed to when they experience a loss. Alan, Carrie, and Todd plan to carry on as their mentors have shown them and they hope to become mentors to a new generation to take over for them one day.