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When Integrity Matters, Choose

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The mission is to strive in all ways possible to relieve the physical, emotional and spiritual pain brought on by a life-threatening illness with the highest level of integrity.  The mission of Hospice in the Pines is a labor of love willingly undertaken by the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers.

Keeping Our Seniors Safe During COVID-19

As a safeguard and protocol to support our efforts in preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we invite you to read this commitment.


For Patients and Families

Hospice in the Pines is staffed with exceptional bereavement professionals and licensed Master’s level personnel who are able to provide quality counseling services. Hospice in the Pines hosts monthly grief support groups and facilitates multiple programs specifically devoted to end of life care.

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Caring & Dedicated Staff

Hospice in the Pines offers in-home care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Our team of skilled professionals includes:

  • Medical Directors (5 currently on staff)

  • Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses—on call 24 hours a day

  • Social Workers

  • Patient Care Aides

  • Contracted Respiratory Therapists

  • Chaplains

Exceptional Facilities

Our in-patient medical facility provides continuous skilled care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It offers plenty of reserved parking and comfortable living areas for both patients and families. Each room is completely furnished and wheelchair accessible.

For patients and families traveling to the Lufkin area for medical services, our Joe W. Elliott House facility provides inexpensive lodging with comfortable private rooms – and is also fully staffed 7 days a week.



1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904 

Office:  936.632.1514



     Fax:  936.632.1582

Hospice in The Pines welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions.

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Demetress Harrell 

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Brooks 

Director of Finance

Napoleon Shaw 

Administrative Director

Lisa Thacker 

Director of Clinical Services

Wayne Evans 

Clinical Coordinator

Cheryl Tanton 

Chief Financial Accountant

Kelli McCleskey

Graphic Designer

Sandra Wilson

Joe W. Elliott House Manager

Shelly Selman

Human Resource Officer

Charris Evans

Admissions Coordinator 

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