New owner adds Bishop name to funeral home celebrating 120 years

Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home rang in the new year early, with a rebranding ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, to commemorate its new name. Family and friends joined new owner W. Bryan Bishop Jr., along with Selbyville Mayor Clifton C. Murray, and State Rep. Ron Gray in celebrating the rebranding.

Having worked at the home since 1994, Bishop said he wanted to maintain the long-standing history of Hastings Funeral Home by simply adding Bishop to the name. The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was followed by a reception in the parlor to showcase the facility.

The funeral home was founded in 1896 by Paynter F. Watson. Bishop is a licensed funeral director in both Delaware and Maryland. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Delaware State Funeral Directors Association and the Delmarva Funeral Service Association.

Bishop-Hastings Funeral home is located in downtown Selbyville, at 19 South Main Street. For more information, visit the website at