About Hedges - Scott Funeral Home
The family owned business of W.T. Hedges, Sr., Walter P. Hedges and Billy Jr. Hedges, owned funeral homes in Iberia, Crocker, Waynesville, Stoutland, Richland and Meta. The Camdenton funeral home was established in 1954 and was managed by W.T. Hedges, Sr. and wife, Mary I. Hedges. Upon the death of W.T. Hedges, Sr. in 1960, Walter P. and Norma J. Hedges moved to Camdenton to run the family owned business.
The Camdenton funeral home was located on North Business Highway 5 until the property was sold to the Mid-County Fire Protection District in 2000. Walter and Norma embarked on building a beautiful new funeral home for the families they serve. Located on South Business Highway 5 just 1.3 mile south from the Hwy 5 & 54 Junction, the newly constructed funeral home stands out as one of the most beautiful buildings in Camdenton and surrounding communities. The funeral home, featuring a chapel area large enough to seat 250-300 visitors, was designed to provide a calm, serene environment with soothing neutral colors and tasteful, elegant furnishings. The first and only family and children’s lounges provided by a funeral home in the area was thoughtfully planned into the construction. These along with many other details were brought about with the idea of providing the best possible environment and services for a family experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Using the same general design, both inside and out, a newly constructed building was erected in Macks Creek in 2002, giving the community a peaceful, modern space in which to hold services. A large open chapel features a work of stained glass art made by local craftsman Mike Fera, beautifully depicting a creek in the midst of a wooded area. The ’old’ funeral home building which had been part of the Macks Creek Community since 1961 was donated by Walter and Norma Hedges and is now the home to the Macks Creek Library.
The Osage Beach location was built in 1986. Positioned on Hwy 42 on a gradually sloping property, the funeral home sits back among the trees. The long driveway leading to the building is flanked by Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum on the right and a landscaped columbarium and memorial garden on the left. A complete interior make-over was completed in 2008. With nothing left untouched, the renovation included a newly expanded chapel and a brand new family lounge/kitchen area.
After the completion of the Camdenton funeral home, Walter P. Hedges fell ill and sadly passed away before the completion of the Macks Creek facility. Norma continued ownership of the corporation, until July 2007, when she sold the funeral homes to Tim and Joy Scott. Tim, a 1980 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, grew up in the Versailles area. He and his wife Joy moved to Camdenton in 1996 when he began managing the Hedges funeral homes for Walter and Norma Hedges. Tim and Joy plan to continue the same family owned heritage once began by Walter and Norma Hedges and are proud to carry on their name.