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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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Allyson Lamkin Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Amy McKnight Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Albert Wyatt Funeral Assistant
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Mike Thompson Funeral Assistant
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Harold Wood Funeral Assistant
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Dan Cayce Funeral Assistant
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Stanley Polete Funeral Assistant
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Dewey Hayes Funeral Assistant
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Lawrence Blake Funeral Assistant
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Joe Lara Funeral Assistant
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Greg Giltner Funeral Assistant
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Gwen Smith Funeral Assistant
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Melissa Newton Housekeeper

Allyson Lamkin

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
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I'm Allyson, I graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in March of 2017, currently serving my apprenticeship at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home. Some of my personal interests include herpetology, animal rights, and beachcombing.

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

Amy McKnight

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Amy is a 2011 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service with a Bachelor of Science Funeral Service degree and is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at our firm.  She is the mother of two sons; Ross and Micah.

Albert Wyatt

Funeral Assistant
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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.

He assists with funerals, visitations and in providing our "Neighborly Services" to the families we serve. Albert will go to the airport in Nashville if you have immediate family members arriving to be picked up by our car and brought to your home.

Mike Thompson

Funeral Assistant
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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

Funeral Assistant
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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

Funeral Assistant
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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

Funeral Assistant
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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.

He is married to Patsy Polete, formerly Patsy Killebrew. Stan and Patsy have 3 children, Sean, Jason, and Jennifer and they have 7 grandchildren.

Stan belongs to the Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.

Dewey Hayes

Funeral Assistant
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Lawrence Blake

Funeral Assistant
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Joe Lara

Funeral Assistant
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Greg Giltner

Funeral Assistant
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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

Funeral Assistant
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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.

Melissa Newton

Housekeeper
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Melissa graduated from APSU with a B.S. in Sociology & Psycology. She has enjoyed various roles including Inpatient Direct Care & Counseling, Admin Assistance in Publishing, Outpatient Care for Mental/Medical Illness & Substance Abuse Recovery. She most recently was a Self Employed In Home Health Care Provider for families. Melissa is very proud to have family roots here in Hopkinsville. Melissa loves Big Blue Nation-Go Wildcats!!!! Melissa adores being a forever home to Boxer Leo, rescued & adopted from a local animal shelter.