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Jim and Debbie Murphy

Jim and Debbie Murphy

Owners

Jim and Debbie are the owner of McCreary County Funeral Home and both serves as President.
Debbie has been a licensed funeral director since 1998 and holds license in both Kentucky and Tennessee. She graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service and is also an embalmer. She has a son Colby Campbell.

Debbie has been very active in the community and has served on many local civic groups and organizations.

Jim is currently serving his apprenticeship as a Funeral Director.  He and Debbie have been married  for five years. Jim has two sons: Mack and Ryan. 

Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Gidget JimmiMarie Slaven

Gidget JimmiMarie Slaven

Office Manager / Level 2 Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

Gidget is the grand-daughter of Jimmy and Maxine (Jones) Waters. The McCreary County Funeral Home has been in her life since she was a child. She is also the grand-daughter of  Bill and Faye Crabtree. She is the daughter of Kimberly and Michael Crabtree, and she has made her home in Strunk, KY. She is married to Coleman Slaven and they have five children two of which are her  beloved step-children; Skyler, Sidney, Shaelyn, Isaiah, and Brynlee.

In addition to serving her level two apprenticeship for Funeral Directing and Embalming, she has a degree from Western Kentucky University in Office System Technologies, and is in her second year of college to obtain her Associate degree of Applied Science for Embalming and Funeral Directing.

Gidget is very compassionate about her work and enjoys serving her local community.

Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Timothy L. Corder

Timothy L. Corder

Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director

Tim was born the son of Terry G. and Elisa (Waters) Corder. He is married to Amy L. (Perry) Corder and father to Isaac, Sarah, and Rylee. His grandparents were the late Elbert and Randy (Jones) Corder and Buddy and Jacqueline (Cline) Waters.  

Tim started in the funeral service industry with Maxine (Jones) Waters in September of 2007. He is a licensed Kentucky Funeral Director and Life Insurance Agent.  He is currently the elected McCreary County Coroner.

Tim is a member of the Clearview United Baptist Church, Orie S. Ware Masonic Lodge, Laurel Heights Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Covington Valley, and McCreary County Fair Board.  He has served as McCreary County Republican Chairman, McCreary County Election Board Republican Member, and Adanta Regional Board of Directors Member.

Telephone: 1-606-376-5358


Israel Clark

Israel Clark

Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice

Israel is the son of Israel and Loretta (Coffey) Clark. He graduated from the McCreary Central High School in 2013.

 He was a member of the Kentucky Mountain Trio, and is a member of the Wolf Creek United Baptist Church. He has made his home in Stearns, KY.


Israel is serving his level two apprenticeship for Funeral Directing and Embalming.

 Israel brings much compassion and enthusiasm to our team, and we are very proud to have him aboard. 

Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Glenna Jones

Glenna Jones

CFO/ Apprentice Funeral Director

Glenna is the wife of Tim Jones and they reside in Pine Knot, Kentucky.  They have three children, Billy, Gwen and Courtney, and five grandchildren.  

She has twenty eight years office experience, 26 years at Outdoor Venture Corporation as benefits administrator, her professionalism and dedication to detail are very beneficial to us all.  

Glenna is currently an apprentice for funeral directing and looks forward to serving her community.


Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Jimmy Waters

Jimmy Waters

Kentucky and Tennessee Licensed Mortician

Jimmy was born the 16th child of Henley and Lillie Ledbetter Waters. He became a certified EMT, working for the local ambulance service.  In 1984 he became elected Coroner of McCreary County.  He then enrolled in Mortuary School at Mid-America, becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

He married the late Maxine Jones Waters in 2001. They had 14 wonderful and successful years together as the former owners of the McCreary County Funeral Home. 

Jimmy now currently works part time for Jim and Debbie Murphy, the current owners of the funeral home. 

He is a valuable asset to the funeral business, and we are pleased to have him aboard. He has a passion of working in the funeral home business. 

Jimmy is a member of East Apple Tree Baptist Church and a ordained deacon since 1983.  He is a member of Preforming Arts and very active in the community.

Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Larry Jones (1946-2016)

Larry Jones (1946-2016)

Funeral Director Apprentice

Larry had 13 years’ experience in the funeral business as an attendant.  Larry was currently serving his apprenticeship as a Funeral Director and we was very fortunate to have him.  Larry was married to Nelda Boyatt for 46 years and they had one son Scott. They resided in Whitley City. Larry was a professional and enjoyed serving his community.

We are deeply sadden by the loss of one of our valued employees and friend Mr. Larry Jones. He was a pleasure to work with and everyone who knew him loved him, he was a kind and generous soul, would do anything for anyone. He always had a smile on his face and good things to say about everyone. He loved the Lord and his family very much. He was devoted to his job and treasured serving his community. He was so proud of being a Funeral Director. It has been an honor to work with Larry and we are sure going to miss seeing his smiling face every day.



Pat Crabtree(1951-2016)

Pat Crabtree(1951-2016)

Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director

Patty had worked for the funeral home for eight years. She had two daughters: Jennifer Menhinick of Aeworth, Georgia, and Stephanie Spradlin of Strunk, Kentucky. Patty loved her job and loved serving her community.  

We are deeply sadden by the loss of one of our valued employees and friend Patricia “Patty” Aileen Crabtree, she passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at her home in Whitley City, Kentucky being 65 years, 3 months and 17 days old. Patty was a Funeral Director and valued employee of McCreary County Funeral Home.


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