Our History

Lamb - Basham Memorial Chapel was founded on May 7, 1891 by P. H. Lamb and George Watt. The two men opened the funeral home in a building that stood across the street from the present location. The men also operated a livery stable located on a lot adjacent to the present funeral home.
P. H. Lamb bought the interest of Mr. Watt. The business became...


"No one is excluded from receiving the respect they ultimately deserve."

Lamb Basham Memorial Chapel

We have been a family owned and operated establishment since 1891.

Our dedication to serving families of all faiths has been a keystone to our business’ foundation. We are committed to providing each family with personal and dignified service regardless of background or financial status.

As a full service funeral home, we go to great lengths to account for the detail and care of your loss. We offer non-traditional and customizable services, which cater to all faiths and practices. No one is excluded from receiving the respect they ultimately deserve.

We want you to feel confident in knowing that you are offered dignified, respectful service when you come to us in your time of need. Being a family owned business, we pay personal attention to individual needs and wishes that often get lost in the shuffle of a larger operation.

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel invites you to view our beautiful facilities and utilize the professional service that is available to you. We proudly service Gibson and Pike Counties in Indiana, and are located in Oakland city.

Donald J. Morris

July 17, 2014

Monday July 14, 2014 At St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN. He was born on July 7, 1935 in Oakland City to Harry & Arlene (Lorison) Morris. Donald had worked Construction, at Whirlpool and Steel Mills in Gary, IN.Donald was a member...

Larry D. Hill

July 7, 2014

Larry D. Hill 67 of Oakland City, entered into rest on Monday June 30, 2014  at Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper, IN He was born on Jan 20, 1947 in Oakland City   to John & Alean (Burns) Hill Rutledge. Larry had worked at Solar ...

Jessie A. Cousert (Warren)

June 30, 2014

Jessie A. Cousert 78 of Oakland City, IN entered rest on Saturday June 28, 2014 at Good Samaritan Home. She was born on January 16, 1936 in Evansville, Indiana to Ralph and Ellen “Fulton” Warren. Jessie attended Haven Pentecostal Church in Hen...

Charles Utah Norrick

June 25, 2014

Charles Utah Norrick 88 of Winslow, IN entered rest on Sunday June 22, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN. He was born in Pike County on August 25, 1925 to Curtis Franklin & Lula Belinda (Ha Hall) Norrick. Charles was preceded i...

Laura Jeanette Johnson (Butler)

June 24, 2014

 Laura J. Johnson 84 of Oakland City, entered into rest on Thursday  June 19, 2014 at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, IN.She was born on August 31, 1929 in Spurgeon, IN to Howard & Mildred (Barnett) Butler.  She was preceded in death by...