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Our Staff

Staff members of Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Homes 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.

Alan Beard and Frank Giles are the owners of Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Homes.

They are privileged to offer:


  • An outstanding professional staff
  • Our unprecedented Neighborly Services
  • Personalized, individual funerals at all price ranges
  • Pre-arranged funeral planning
 
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Alan Beard

Owner

Frank Giles

Owner

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Stephen Barnes Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Shelba Sharp Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Allyson Lamkin Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Albert Wyatt Neighborly Services Provider
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Mike Thompson Neighborly Services Provider
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Harold Wood Neighborly Services Provider
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Dan Cayce Neighborly Services Provider
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Stanley Polete Neighborly Services Provider
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Dewey Hayes Neighborly Services Provider
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Lawrence Blake Neighborly Services Provider
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Joe Lara Neighborly Services Provider
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Greg Giltner Neighborly Services Provider
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Gwen Smith Neighborly Services Provider
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Phil Davis Groundskeeper
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Shelia Gray Housekeeper

Stephen Barnes

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Stephen is a 2013 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Services with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for our firm.  He has a daughter named Faith and a son named Finn with his fiancé Shelba. 

Shelba Sharp

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Shelba is a 2015 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at our firm. She has a daughter named Faith and a son named Finn with her fiancé Stephen.

Allyson Lamkin

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Allyson is a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service and is currently serving her apprenticeship. She volunteers at the Christian County Humane Society. 

 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

-Steve Jobs

Albert Wyatt

Neighborly Services Provider
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Albert is retired from the insurance business with over 38 years of service. He has one daughter, two stepdaughters, four grandchildren, three step granddaughters, one great-grandson and two step-great-granddaughters.


Mike Thompson

Neighborly Services Provider
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Michael, is retired from the car business after 29 years of service. He is married to Gail Thompson, formerly Gail Holt. They are the parents of Dawn, Shawn and Darren and two granddaughters, Sascha and Jolie, and one great-grandson. Michael belongs to Millbrooke Christian Church where he serves as an Elder.

Harold Wood

Neighborly Services Provider
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Harold is a retired educator with 33 years of service, of which 24 years served in the Christian County Public School System as coach, teacher, and administrator. He is married to Ruth Ogden Wood.  They are the parents of Karen Morris of Hopkinsville, KY and Amy Wolaver of Smyrna, TN.  They have three granddaughters:  Karlee and Paige Morris of Hopkinsville, KY and Sara Ruth Wolaver of Smyrna, TN.  Harold and his family belong to the First Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. 

Dan Cayce

Neighborly Services Provider
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After being employed by Hopkinsville Milling Company for 43 years, Dan retired in January 2006. He and his wife Janice, are members of Concord Baptist Church and have been married for over 45 years. They are the parents of two children, Kelley Workman and Chris Cayce. They have four grandchildren, Spencer Workman, Preston Workman, Jordan Cayce and Sara Cayce.

Dan is the current president of the Christian - Trigg County Chapter of the League of Kentucky Sportsman, has been a part-time fishing guide on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes since 1977.

Dan joined the staff of Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in late August 2006. Dan assists with visitations and funerals. He will help in any way he can.

Stanley Polete

Neighborly Services Provider
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Stan is retired from 27 years teaching at Hopkinsville High School and 5 years with the software company S.T.I. of Mobile Alabama.

Stan has 3 children, Sean, Jason, and Jennifer and they have 7 grandchildren.

Stan belongs to the Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.

Dewey Hayes

Neighborly Services Provider
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Lawrence Blake

Neighborly Services Provider
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Joe Lara

Neighborly Services Provider
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Greg Giltner

Neighborly Services Provider
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Greg is the retired pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church and is currently enjoying his semi-retirement and his grandchildren.  He is married to Sandy and they have one son, Mark and two daughters; Michelle and Melissa and are blessed with six grandchildren. 

Gwen Smith

Neighborly Services Provider
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Gwen is retired from the Department of Corrections as the Recreation Director at Green River Correctional Complex.  She has one son, Ross, who is a student at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  Gwen is an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she serves on various committees.

Phil Davis

Groundskeeper
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Shelia Gray

Housekeeper
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