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Staff members of Ashby Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Douglas,Ken and Chad Hawkins represent the forth and fifth generations of Ashby Funeral Home.

Our Team

Doug Hawkins

Doug Hawkins

Owner/President/Funeral Director and Embalmer

I have been employed at Ashby Funeral Home since 1968. I became owner in 1982 and I am the forth generation of our family's business.

I am a lincened Funeral Director and Embalmer, graduating from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1974. I am married and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Deb Hawkins

Deb Hawkins

Vice President-Secretary/ Funeral Director

Deb Hawkins has been with Ashby's since 1992. She's a licensed Funeral Diretor and works in the business department.

She graduated from Henderson State Univesity with a BSE.

She is married and her and her husband Doug have three sons and two grandchildren.

Ken Hawkins

Ken Hawkins

Funeral Director

I have been employed by Ashby Funeral Home for fiften years. I have one daughter. I am of the Baptist Faith.

Chad Hawkins

Chad Hawkins

Funeral Director

I have been employed by Ashby Funeral Home for 12 years. I am married and have one son. I am a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. I graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

James Alsup

James Alsup

Funeral Director

James Alsup has been with Ashby Funeral Home for 30 years. James is a licensed Funeral Director.

James is married and has a son Luke who is serving in the Armed Forces in the Marines and two grandchildren.

Deana Berryhill

Deana Berryhill

Office Manager/Funeral Director

Deana Berryhill has been with Ashby Funeral Home since 2002. She is our office manager,a licensed Funeral Director, she assits with cosmetology and is also a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Deana is married to Richard Berryhill and has two grown children and one granddaughter.

Jack Leech

Jack Leech

Funeral Director

I joined Ashby's in 2000 after retiring from Alcoa with 42 years. I am a licensed Funeral Director. My wife Barbara and I are lifetime residents of Benton.

Pat Kinney

Pat Kinney

Pre-Arrangement Manager

Pat Kinney has been a licensed counselor helping families to pre-plan services since 1985. She joined Ashby's in 1996 as the manager of the insurance and pre-arrangement office.

She has a son and daughter and is a grandmother to four girls. Pat lives with her husband Dean (chief) in Maumelle, Arkansas

Anthony Jarrett

Anthony Jarrett

Internment Specialist

Anthony has been associated with Ashby Funeral Home for 15 years. He lives in Sheridan and is married and has 3 children.

Glenda Goodwin

Night Attendant

Karen Wright

Night attendant

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