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.

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Steve Pierce Owner, Licensed Director and Embalmer & Family Care Counselor

Steve was born & raised here in Giles County. The son of Bradley & Patsy Pierce, he is a 1977 graduate of Giles County High School. Steve graduated from John A. Gupton College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1979. He was fortunate to serve his apprenticeship under three of the most respected men in the funeral industry, Herman Potts of Woodbine Funeral Home, Bill Bennett of Bennett-May & Co., and J.W Carr. Steve has been a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1979. He is married to Gayla Teeples Pierce and they have one son and daughter-in-law Luke and Asheton Pierce. Steve is the Owner/Director/Embalmer.

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Sandy Worsham Office Manager - Not a Licensed Funeral Director

Sandy has lived in Giles County for over 30 years. She retired from SunTrust Bank with 20 years of service. She has sixteen years in the funeral business, working with Steve Pierce. She is the daughter of Ezra and Lorene Brock of Pulaski.. She has a son Dennis Janes and wife Alesia, a daughter Karen Higgins and husband Roger, and granddaughters, Shannon and Shelby Higgins. Sandy is Office Manager/Secretary.

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Lester Worsham "In Loving Memory" October 30, 1938 ~ November 11, 2018

Lester was a native of Pulaski and was retired from Frank's Vending Service after 40 years of service. Lester was married to Sandy Worsham, Office Manager of the funeral home. He had six step children, Renay White, Ronnie Martin, Barbara Byrd, Brad Martin, Dennis Janes, and Karen Higgins. Lester was such a huge part of our community sharing his wit and laughter. We miss him every day.

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James Teeples Greeter/Funeral Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director

James is a native of Pulaski. He retired from Pulaski Rubber Company after 42 years of service. He is married to Nancy TomerlinTeeples and they are the parents of Gayla Pierce and Vickie Edgmon. James and Nancy have three grandchildren, Luke Pierce, and Sam and Carson Edgmon along with two great-grandchildren Clarke & Knox.

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Mark Johnson Preacher and Funeral Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director

Mark was born and raised in Giles County. He is the son of Johnny and Delores Johnson. Mark is a 1973 graduate of Giles County High School, a graduate of Nashville School of Preaching, and a certified Dale Carnegie Instructor. He retired from the family owned grocery business after 40 years of service, and now continues his Church Ministry of 42 years of preaching. He is married to Cindy Jackson Johnson and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

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Bradley Pierce "In Loving Memory" December 30, 1932 ~ October 21, 2008

"In Loving Memory" December 30, 1932 ~ October 21, 2008 Bradley was a native of Pulaski. He retired from construction work and the Pulaski Street Department in 1995 after 13 years of service. Bradley was married to Patsy and they are the parents of Steve Pierce and Mike Pierce. They have five grandchildren, Luke (Asheton), Cain (Sara Katherine), and Jennica Pierce. We miss him every day.

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Jennifer Mitchell Licensed Director and Embalmer

Jennifer Mitchell is a Licensed Funeral Direct and Embalmer for the State of Tennessee. She graduated from John A. Gupton Mortuary College in 2019 with a degree in Mortuary Science. Jennifer is married to Steve Mitchell and they have four children. 

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Luke Pierce Licensed Director and Embalmer

Luke graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He then attended John A. Gupton Mortuary School to become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Luke is also our pre-need counselor. He and his wife, Asheton Pierce, live here in Pulaski, Tn.

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Ricky Burks Funeral and Crematory Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director

Ricky is a lifelong native of Giles County. He graduated from Giles County High School in 1977 and is a member of the Second Street Church of Christ. Ricky is the son of Lonnie Burks and the late Nell Burks. Ricky is known throughout Giles County for the kind acts he bestows on people.

Steve Pierce

Owner, Licensed Director and Embalmer & Family Care Counselor
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Steve was born & raised here in Giles County. The son of Bradley & Patsy Pierce, he is a 1977 graduate of Giles County High School. Steve graduated from John A. Gupton College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1979. He was fortunate to serve his apprenticeship under three of the most respected men in the funeral industry, Herman Potts of Woodbine Funeral Home, Bill Bennett of Bennett-May & Co., and J.W Carr. Steve has been a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1979. He is married to Gayla Teeples Pierce and they have one son and daughter-in-law Luke and Asheton Pierce. Steve is the Owner/Director/Embalmer.

Sandy Worsham

Office Manager - Not a Licensed Funeral Director
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Sandy has lived in Giles County for over 30 years. She retired from SunTrust Bank with 20 years of service. She has sixteen years in the funeral business, working with Steve Pierce. She is the daughter of Ezra and Lorene Brock of Pulaski.. She has a son Dennis Janes and wife Alesia, a daughter Karen Higgins and husband Roger, and granddaughters, Shannon and Shelby Higgins. Sandy is Office Manager/Secretary.

Lester Worsham

"In Loving Memory" October 30, 1938 ~ November 11, 2018
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Lester was a native of Pulaski and was retired from Frank's Vending Service after 40 years of service. Lester was married to Sandy Worsham, Office Manager of the funeral home. He had six step children, Renay White, Ronnie Martin, Barbara Byrd, Brad Martin, Dennis Janes, and Karen Higgins. Lester was such a huge part of our community sharing his wit and laughter. We miss him every day.

James Teeples

Greeter/Funeral Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director
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James is a native of Pulaski. He retired from Pulaski Rubber Company after 42 years of service. He is married to Nancy TomerlinTeeples and they are the parents of Gayla Pierce and Vickie Edgmon. James and Nancy have three grandchildren, Luke Pierce, and Sam and Carson Edgmon along with two great-grandchildren Clarke & Knox.

Mark Johnson

Preacher and Funeral Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director
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Mark was born and raised in Giles County. He is the son of Johnny and Delores Johnson. Mark is a 1973 graduate of Giles County High School, a graduate of Nashville School of Preaching, and a certified Dale Carnegie Instructor. He retired from the family owned grocery business after 40 years of service, and now continues his Church Ministry of 42 years of preaching. He is married to Cindy Jackson Johnson and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

Bradley Pierce

"In Loving Memory" December 30, 1932 ~ October 21, 2008
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"In Loving Memory" December 30, 1932 ~ October 21, 2008 Bradley was a native of Pulaski. He retired from construction work and the Pulaski Street Department in 1995 after 13 years of service. Bradley was married to Patsy and they are the parents of Steve Pierce and Mike Pierce. They have five grandchildren, Luke (Asheton), Cain (Sara Katherine), and Jennica Pierce. We miss him every day.

Jennifer Mitchell

Licensed Director and Embalmer
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Jennifer Mitchell is a Licensed Funeral Direct and Embalmer for the State of Tennessee. She graduated from John A. Gupton Mortuary College in 2019 with a degree in Mortuary Science. Jennifer is married to Steve Mitchell and they have four children. 

Luke Pierce

Licensed Director and Embalmer
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Luke graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He then attended John A. Gupton Mortuary School to become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Luke is also our pre-need counselor. He and his wife, Asheton Pierce, live here in Pulaski, Tn.

Ricky Burks

Funeral and Crematory Assistant - Not a Licensed Funeral Director
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Ricky is a lifelong native of Giles County. He graduated from Giles County High School in 1977 and is a member of the Second Street Church of Christ. Ricky is the son of Lonnie Burks and the late Nell Burks. Ricky is known throughout Giles County for the kind acts he bestows on people.