Aderhold Funeral Home
808 S. Reagan St.
West, TX 76691

Baylor Honors Family Businesses for Commitment to Community, Employees and Industry

2014 Texas Family Business of the Year
2014 Texas Family Business of the Year
WACO, Texas (September 26, 2014) – Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business will honor the 2014 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists at an awards banquet November 6 at Baylor University’s Bill Daniel Student Center.

The awards program – now celebrating its 25th year – recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other and to business continuity, and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.

“The Institute for Family Business and Baylor University is privileged to honor great family businesses for the 25th consecutive year,” said Bill Worthington, director of the Institute for Family Business in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “The applicant pool provided stunning examples of the impact that firm, family, and faith can have on individuals, businesses, and the communities they serve.”

This year’s winners are:

    Small Family Business of the Year – Aderhold Funeral Home - West

    Medium Family Business of the Year – B. C. Williams Bakery Services, Inc. - Dallas

    Large Family Business of the Year – Texas Bank and Trust - Longview

Through the Texas Family Business of the Year program and other activities, the Institute for Family Business fulfills its mission to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of information relevant to the health and continuity of family businesses.  Other educational and planning programs available to family business owners through the Institute include special interest seminars and entrepreneurship training classes.


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.  Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit and follow on Twitter at

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Aderhold Funeral Home has been helping families cope with the loss of a loved one for well over 100 years.  The Payne family has owned the funeral home for over 51 years and two generations.  We believe in treating families with the same compassion, integrity and professionalism that we would wish to receive ourselves.   Our staff will always put your family's needs first.  Our funeral directors have over 95 years of experience and will offer expert guidance to your entire family through this most difficult of times.   And we will assist you in planning a unique “Celebration of Life” for your loved one.

Located at 808 S. Reagan in West, Texas, we offer personal attention to every detail, exceptional facilities, and the highest quality of service.  We live our slogan every day, “Thoughtful Service – A Payne Family Tradition.”

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Texas Funeral Directors Association
Texas Funeral Directors Association

Aderhold Funeral Home is a very proud member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association as well as the North Texas Funeral Directors Association.

Many leaders and members of these associations were here in West during the aftermath of the April 2013 explosion.  We are very grateful for their assistance, and each one of them stated that it was an HONOR to be present and be of service.