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

Our History

Alexander Funeral Service was founded in 1996 at the prompting of local Alexander County residents to provide the people of Alexander County and the surrounding area with the best in funeral service. In this day and time it is not easy to find a group of individuals getting involved in business practices for the welfare of others. Our Board of Directors is made up of seven individuals with their drive for success in this business venture being focused on other individuals and the local community rather than on being lucrative entrepreneurs. With over 150 years of collective experience, our staff can meet the needs of every family we serve. We guarantee the most sensitive and caring service available.

OUR MISSION

 To provide the people of Alexander, Wilkes, Caldwell, Iredell and Catawba Counties with the best in Funeral service and to do so with a highly trained, motivated and properly rewarded staff of professionals at substantial savings to the families we serve.

Our Valued Staff

  • The Late Rev. Gary Jennings

    The Late Rev. Gary Jennings, Managing Funeral Director, Embalmer, President, Preneed Consultant

    In Loving Memory of Rev. Gary Jennings, who passed away on January 10, 2021. His service to the funeral home and our community will forever be in our hearts. And we as a funeral home will continue to uphold the same service that he provided to our families that we serve.

  • Rhett Miller

    Rhett Miller, Manager / Funeral Director / Preneed Consultant

    The grandson of Rev. Gary Jennings. He has worked under his grandfather for a number of years and will continue serving our community and families with the same care and compassion.

  • Richard Taylor

    Richard Taylor, Funeral Director / Embalmer / Preneed Consultant

  • Billy Davis

    Billy Davis, Administrative Assistant and Funeral Service Attendant

  • Mary Alice Brown

    Mary Alice Brown, Office Manager

  • Barry Norton

    Barry Norton, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Terry Chapman

    Terry Chapman, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Ellen  Durmire

    Ellen Durmire, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Steve Mahaffey

    Steve Mahaffey, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Lanny Smith

    Lanny Smith, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Rev. Taylor Pennell

    Rev. Taylor Pennell, Funeral Service Attendant

  • Michelle Taylor

    Michelle Taylor, Part-time Administrative Assistant

  • Mack  Treadway

    Mack Treadway, Funeral Director, Funeral Attendant

  • Gary  Kerley

    Gary Kerley, Funeral Service Attendant