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History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Collier Funeral Home was established in 1948 by George M. Collier and his wife, Bernice. George had owned and operated a funeral home in Independence, Missouri for several years before coming to Louisiana. He purchased the Frank C. Haley Funeral Home which was located in downtown Louisiana. In 1962 he was joined by his son in-law, Allen R. Smith. As the business continued to grow the need for a larger facility became evident. In 1967 a new facility was built on the west side of Louisiana. Mr. Collier retired in 1990 at which time his son in-law purchased the business. The Funeral Home was then directed by Allen R. Smith with the capable assistance of Mark Capstick who joined the firm as a funeral director in 1996.  When owner and president, Al Smith, decided to retire in 2018, the funeral home was purchased by Ryan V. Bibb.  As the new owner and president, Mr. Bibb kept the same name to the funeral home as well as the same service that has always been provided through the years.  We have always endeavored to treat our families with the utmost care, compassion and respect. Those we serve come to us in the time of their greatest need, and we always try to live up to the trust placed in us.

Our Valued Staff

Ryan Bibb

Ryan Bibb, President / Funeral Director / Embalmer

Mark Capstick

Mark Capstick, Funeral Director

Al  Smith

Al Smith, Funeral Director / Embalmer / Retired