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Our Staff


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 a Kentucky licensed 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


Timothy L. Corder

Timothy L. Corder

General Manager, 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


Glenna Jones

Glenna Jones

CFO/ Kentucky LIcensed 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.  



Telephone: 1-606-376-5358

Email: mccrearyfh@gmail.com


Israel Clark

Israel Clark

Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director

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

 Isreal sings with the group Journey Home and was a former member of the singing group Kentucky Mountain Trio.  He is a member of the Wolf Creek United Baptist Church. He has made his home in Stearns, KY.

 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


Cleda Gray

Cleda Gray

Attendent

Cleda came to the funeral service in late 2003, along with her late husband Rev. John Gray. After, Bro. John passed away in March of 2005, Cleda stayed on as an attendant and serves in many other capacities here. 

Cleda assists in floral arrangements for visitations and funeral services as well as our door attendant during visitations. She makes sure that no task is left undone prior to a service. 

Cleda is a wonderful asset to us.


Alisha Paige Jones

Alisha Paige Jones

Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Paige began her journey in the funeral industry in December of 2009 working as a secretary. After starting her apprenticeship in 2011. she enrolled in Mortuary School.  In September of 2014 she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associates Degree in Specialized Technology of Funeral Service Arts and Science. After completion of school, Paige obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmer's License for Kentucky. 

Paige is a member of the Meadows Grove Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Merle Jones and Daphne (Hamlin) Clark. Paige is the paternal granddaughter of Phillip and Fay (Angel) Jones and the maternal granddaughter of Ronald and Shirley (King) Hamlin.

Paige is the mother of LilyAnne Helbert and special- mom of Trenton Helbert. They reside in Whitley City.   

Paige is the general manager and monument sales representative at our Pine Knot location. We are thankful to have her on our staff and look forward to many years with her. 


Dustin Miller

Dustin Miller

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Dustin graduated from McCreary Central in 2013 and shortly after started his career as a grave digger and monument sandblaster.

In September of 2019, he joined our team as a full time employee working inside our office. He is currently serving his apprenticeship to become a funeral director and embalmer.

Dustin is the husband of Megan Miller and the father of Brett Miller.

Dustin enjoys his job and looks forward to serving families in the community for years to come.


Cody Canada

Cody Canada

Assistant

Cody Canada is the husband of Alison (Spradlin) Canada and soon to be the father of Levi Wayne Canada. He graduated from McCreary Central High School in 2013.

Cody is a former member of Kentucky Mountain Trio, as well as The Botts Family. Cody is now a member of One Accord and Double Portion. He also is a member of The Pine Knot Free Will Baptist Church.

Cody enjoys working with families and looks forward to serving his community. He is proud to be apart of our team and looks forward to being a great help for years to come.


Donna Stephens

Donna Stephens

Apprentice Funeral Director

Donna is the wife of Jackie Stephens and they have made their home in Pine Knot for over 40 years. Their children are Coby Stephens and his wife, Courtney, and Nikasha Sexton and her husband, Colby, who also live in Pine Knot. She has 4 wonderful grandchildren, Connor, Chloe, Coleman, and Kason. 

Donna is the daughter of the late Lewis and Myrtle New of Stearns and granddaughter of the late Dave and Nancy (Jones) New and Johnny and Becky (Coffey) Coffey. 

Donna is a member of the Hayes Creek Church of God and very active in the local community. 

Donna has come to our staff after serving the local community in her role as Bookkeeper/Business Office Manager for over 20 years. With a background in Bookkeeping and Taxes for over 30 years. She has recently became an Apprentice with the Kentucky Board of Funeral Directors. 

We are very grateful to have Donna has apart of our staff.


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


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