• Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home has been in business in Breckenridge for 65 years. BA photo by Jean Hayworth
    Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home has been in business in Breckenridge for 65 years. BA photo by Jean Hayworth

Melton-Kitchens funeral home celebrates 65 years of business in Breckenridge

The Melton-Kitchen Funeral Home began 65 years ago when Don and Mary Melton purchased Kiker Funeral Home in December 1953 in Breckenridge, which was situated where the large parking lot for the First United Methodist Church now exists.

Melton conferred with the architectural firm of Carl Everett’s father to design a funeral home to co-exist with their residence, which included a wife and three children.

As it turned out, this was the only one of its type between Fort Worth and El Paso, at that time.

For the full story, check out the Jan. 23 edition of the Breckenridge American.

Breckenridge American


114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Phone: (254) 559-5412
Fax: (940) 228-0589