Joselito Tomas
B: 2017-05-22
D: 2017-05-22
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Tomas, Joselito
Mary McCoy
B: 1924-08-20
D: 2017-05-18
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McCoy, Mary
Ruby Gladden
B: 1925-12-21
D: 2017-05-18
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Gladden, Ruby
Addaleigh King
B: 2017-05-17
D: 2017-05-17
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King, Addaleigh
Doris Miller
B: 1930-09-29
D: 2017-05-16
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Miller, Doris
Mable McElduff
B: 1934-10-20
D: 2017-05-15
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McElduff, Mable
Bobbie Haywood
B: 1951-11-07
D: 2017-05-11
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Haywood, Bobbie
George Edwards
B: 1931-12-08
D: 2017-05-11
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Edwards, George
Nelda Reavis
B: 1925-11-25
D: 2017-05-10
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Reavis, Nelda
Tommy Higdon
B: 1968-07-21
D: 2017-05-09
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Higdon, Tommy
David Tommie
B: 1947-09-26
D: 2017-05-08
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Tommie, David
Geraldine McNeal
B: 1933-06-06
D: 2017-05-08
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McNeal, Geraldine
Billie Stokes
B: 1942-07-10
D: 2017-05-02
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Stokes, Billie
Ertis Ponder
D: 2017-05-02
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Ponder, Ertis
Melba Mecham
D: 2017-04-28
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Mecham, Melba
Shirley Allen
B: 1937-03-17
D: 2017-04-27
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Allen, Shirley
Christopher Crawford
B: 1971-06-02
D: 2017-04-24
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Crawford, Christopher
Junior Bedwell
B: 1924-06-14
D: 2017-04-24
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Bedwell, Junior
Mary Warren
B: 1930-01-18
D: 2017-04-24
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Warren, Mary
Martha Sanders
B: 1917-09-06
D: 2017-04-19
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Sanders, Martha
Billie Hotchkiss
B: 1951-03-11
D: 2017-04-17
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Hotchkiss, Billie


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Robert Shoemaker, Funeral Director & Manager

Robert came to Crestwood in November 2014 with more than 20 years of funeral experience. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in Vietnam and is active with the American Legion. The longtime Rainsville resident also serves his community as a youth football coach.

Mike D. Gladden, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Mike joined the staff in October 2001. He lives in his native Gadsden with his wife, Carol, and is a master mason and member of Alabama City Masonic Lodge #550. Before earning his funeral service degree from Jefferson State College, he worked at Gulf States Steel for 22 years.

James Brown, Funeral Director

Jim has been a funeral director here since 2008, but previously served the funeral home in pre-need sales. He has lived in Southside since the mid '90s and attends Mercy Hill Nazarene Church. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he is married to his wife Rita, has two children, and previously worked in the insurance industry for 25 years.

Kathy Knight, Funeral Director Apprentice

Kathy began serving Crestwood families in April 2016, but has always had a passion for helping others. She resides in Hokes Bluff and is active in her community through church. She the proud mother of two children, both now grown and married. Her son is in the U.S. Army currently stationed in Afghanistan, and her daughter recently blessed Kathy with the new role of grandma. Kathy feels her grandson Everett is the light of her life!

Marcee Minogue, Funeral Administrator

Marcee first joined our staff as administrative assistant in January 2015, but was promoted to her current role after the position opened that November. Before coming to Crestwood, she worked for 29 years as a special education teacher in the public school system and five years as a first grade teacher at a private Catholic school. She lives with her husband and daughter near Noccalula Falls in Gadsden. Marcee enjoys camping and rafting with her family, and working in her yard.

Nelson Childress, Administrative Assistant

Nelson began working in the industry in 1999. He earned an associate’s degree in radio and television broadcasting from GSCC, and had 14 years of cemetery experience before he moved to office administration in 2015. Nelson also is an ordained minister, and currently serves as youth pastor at Noccalula Church of God.

Ron Copeland, Funeral Assistant

Ron joined our staff in February 2016 with three years of funeral experience. A Navy veteran, he served in the Vietnam War, and worked for U.S. Steel and the Birmingham Fire Department for 32 years. The Birmingham native attends Life Church in Rainbow City. He now resides in the Gadsden area with his wife, Brenda, and their beloved golden retriever.

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