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About Us

Compassion and Support

With a deep desire to serve, Epting Funeral Home opened its doors on March 1, 2008. Since then, we have humbly served countless families that have chosen us to assist them in commemorating a life lived.

We are a full-service funeral home providing a wide range of services and products from burials and cremations to monuments. One of our goals, in offering a large selection, is to plan and create a unique tribute for each individual.

One thing you won't find at Epting Funeral Home is a large building with a large chapel. Where we lack in square footage, we make up in affordability. By combining lower overhead and good stewardship, we are able to pass those savings to our families. We value the ability to meet any budget.

As of September 2018 our funeral home became completely debt free.  We want to share this with your family, so you understand that being debt free as a business was a goal of Ricky and Iris in 2008 when Epting Funeral Home opened its doors.  By being debt free, we are able to serve each family that contacts our funeral home, by offering a very fair price, and working with every budget.  We do not have debt, so we do not need to charge expensive prices and we are able to continue donating to many area charities that need assistance.

We are also proud to be locally owned and operated. The owners of Epting Funeral Home feel blessed to be living and serving in Northwest Arkansas. In response, we aim to promote and invest in our local community.

By allowing our funeral home to assist your family, you enable us to continue to donate to the following organizations, many on a monthly basis: Voice of Hope Ministry in Nicaragua, Amazon Outreach Ministry of Brazil, The Bucket Ministry, AWANA Missionaries in Arkansas, Living Grace Ministry, NWACC Foundation, Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, For All Mankind Ministries in Dubai, the area VFW and American Legion Post, Ouachita University Scholarship in Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation, Love Beyond Borders, Least of These Ministries, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Mission Dignity, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Bentonville/Bentonville/Fayetteville "Shop With A Cop Program," Swing for Life for ALS, Circle of Life Hospice, and many other donations to local and national organizations that help people every day.

Meet the Team

We believe God has blessed us with a special team of compassionate people who have a heart for ministering to families during difficult times.  We pray they will be an encouragement to you.

James Longmate

James of Bentonville was born and raised in Monte Ne, Arkansas.  He has been a licensed funeral director since 2009 and is also the minister at New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers.  James enjoys pastoring, ministering to people, and spending time with his family.  He has been married to Georgia (Kirchner) Longmate since 1971.  They have one son and three grandchildren.  He joined Epting Funeral Home in 2008. 

Lisa Bacon

Lisa of Rogers has been in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years, after moving from Louisiana.  She has been in the funeral service industry since 2002.  She obtained her funeral director license in 2009.  Serving families is her passion.  She served at Stockdale Funeral Services for about 20 years.  She is a Past President of the Northwest Arkansas Funeral Director's Association.    She joined Epting Funeral Home in 2021.

Jerry Bolander

Jerry serves families at funerals and visitations.  He has lived in Northwest Arkansas for many years.  He is an active member of First Baptist Church located in Rogers.   In his free time, he serves in the Baptist Disaster Relief in places all over the United States, when a disaster hits their area.  He has been on many missionary trips, including in Nicaragua and Brazil. 

Wayne Welty

Wayne of Rogers has been in Northwest Arkansas for many years.  He retired from Wal-Mart Inc. after several years of service.  He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Rogers.  Wayne assist with funerals and visitations.  He joined Epting Funeral Home in 2014.  

Steve Mankin

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