Christopher Austin President
Christopher Lee Austin serves as Manager/President/Funeral Director/Embalmer.
Co-Founded the Company in 1973. Married with one son and one granddaughter. Graduated from Cocke County High in 1970;graduated from Kentucky College of Mortuary Science, Louisville, Kentucky in 1975. Currently holds license as Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as the National Board Certificate. He is also a licensed insurance/pre-need agent in Tennessee. He is a life-long resident of Newport (Cocke County) Tennessee. Baptist by faith.
He has over 50 years experience in funeral service.
Phillip Gregg Asst. Mgr./Funeral Director.
Phillip Gregg has been with the Company since 1993 and now serves as Assistant Manager/Funeral Director/Pre-Need/Insurance Rep.
A life-long resident of Newport (Cocke County) Tennessee, he attended Cocke County High. He is a member of Greggs Chapel Church where he serves as Deacon and pianist. Married he has a son, a daughter, a granddaughter and a grandson.
He has more than 38 years experience having started his funeral career in 1981. He has been a Tennessee licensed Funeral Director since January of 1999 and also a licensed insurance rep since July of 1992.
Conchita Austin Office Mgr./Funeral Director
Conchita M. Austin has worked full- time with the Company since 1998 and now serves as Office Manager/Funeral Director.
Born and raised in Blount County,Tennessee, she is a 1973 graduate of Walland High School and had attended the University of Tennessee. She is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served actively 1975-1978 and as a reservist 1978-1981, she was honorably discharged as a S/Sgt. She has resided in Newport (Cocke County) Tennessee since 1980. Formerly employed by Hardee Corporation for 20 years, where she held various postions including General Manager and District Leader. Married she has one son and one granddaughter. Presbyterian by faith.
She has been licensed as a Tennessee Funeral Director since November of 2004.
Andy Austin Funeral Director/Embalmer
Andy Christopher Austin has been with the Company since 2004 and now serves as Funeral Director/Embalmer.
A life-long resident of Newport (Cocke County)Tennessee.
He is married and has one daughter.
He is a 1994 graduate of Cocke County High School , a 1996 graduate of ITT Technical,Knoxville, Tennessee and a 2006 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College Funeral Service Program, Statesboro, Georgia.
He was previously employed for 10 years by MAHLE Corporation as a draftsman.
Andy holds both Tennessee and North Carolina Funeral Director and Emblamer License as well as the National Board Certificate.
Matthew Woody Funeral Director / Embalmer
Matthew Lewis Woody has been employed full and part time with the funeral home since December 2006. He is a member of the Allen's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, former Captain of Newport Rescue Squad, and a member of Cosby Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He is currently employed as a firefighter for the City of Newport.
A life-long Cocke County resident , he graduated from Cosby High School, Class of 2005. He attended John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science graduating in 2006.
Matthew holds both Funeral Director and Embalmer License in Tennessee, as well as the National Board Certificate.
Single , he resides in Cosby.
Dallas Shults Funeral Director/Embalmer
Dallas Shults a Cosby, Tennessee native, and minister who retired from Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville currently serves with our staff as a part-time employee. He graduated from Cosby High Scool in 1964, attended Walters-State College and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1981. A veteran of the U S Army and Tennessee National Guard, he is married has two sons and two grandchildren. A licensed funeral director, embalmer and insurance agent he has over 40 years experience in the funeral and insurance industry