Brice was known throughout the area, not only as an undertaker, but also as a master stone mason. His stone renderings of Presidents and generals still remain today. Brice operated the business from his home in Black Run. In 1935 Brice's eldest son, Lester, joined the firm and in 1940 Brice's youngest son, Harold, joined the firm. The firm title was then changed to Baughman & Sons Funeral Home.
In 1946 Brice decided he needed more room for his growing business and moved to the village of Frazeysburg. He purchased a home at Third and Basin Streets where the funeral home remains today. In 1946 he expanded opperations further when he purchased the Ransom Funeral Home in Dresden.
Brice died in 1954, leaving the firm to his sons, Lester and Harold. Harold retired in 1979 and Lester retired in 1981. At that time the business was sold to Carl Vensil and Ray Orr who were employees of the firm. The firm name then changed to Baughman-Vensil-Orr Funeral Home.
In 2002, David Chute, joined the firm and we expanded to serve the Newark community with a state of the art facility on Newark's west side.
In 2003, David's son Bradley joined the firm begining the third generation of service to the community.
Our funeral home prides itself on continuing the foundation of service Brice Baughman began in 1902; while adapting to a changing industry; offering exceptional and innovative services that are not only unique to this area, but around the country. Our funeral home strives in all we do to exceed expectations through impeccable facilities, exceptional staff, and superior service.