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.


 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

  • Rev. Gary Jennings

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

  • Rhett Miller

    Rhett Miller, Training Funeral Director / Embalmer

  • Billy Davis

    Billy Davis, Administrative Assistant and Funeral Service Attendant

  • Richard Taylor

    Richard Taylor, Funeral Director / Embalmer Trainee

  • Mary Alice Brown

    Mary Alice Brown, Office Manager

  • 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