Stewart Enterprises, Inc. is a provider of funeral and cemetery products and services in the death care industry in the United States. Through its subsidiaries, it provide a range of funeral and cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis. The Company operates in two segments: Funeral and Cemetery. As of October 31, 2010, its operations included 217 funeral homes and 140 cemeteries in 24 states within the United States and in Puerto Rico. It operates one or more of the death care facilities in each of its markets, which are in larger metropolitan areas in the Southern, Western, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western states. It operates its funeral homes and cemeteries in clusters. Clusters are groups of funeral homes and cemeteries located close enough to one another that their operations can be integrated. In October 2012, it purchased Garden Oaks Funeral Home in Houston.