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 W. Beard Owner
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Frank Giles Owner
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Scott A. Daniel Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Mark Neal Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Cherie Neal Office Manager
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Dan Cayce 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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Mike Thompson Neighborly Services Provider
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Jim Thomason Neighborly Service Provider
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Harold Wood Neighborly Services Provider
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Stanley Polete 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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Phil Davis Groundskeeper

Alan W. Beard

Owner
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A native of Christian County, Alan is a graduate of Christian County High School and is a John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science alumnus.  Since 1969 Alan has been licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Married to Connie since 1972, they are the parents of Anna and the proud grandparents of two Granddaughters, Morgan and Dade. 

With a career spanning over 50 years and a dedication to the Christian County community; in 1976 Alan was the owner of Beard Funeral Home located in Crofton, Kentucky.  In 1985 he became the Partner and Vice President of Hughart & Beard Funeral Homes, Inc. of Hopkinsville and Crofton, becoming the Owner and President in 1990 through today.

Active with the First Christian Church of Hopkinsville as a Member and Elder, he served as the Chairman of the Board in 1995 and as Chairman of the Trustees in 1999.

Alan has served the Christian County Community in many different aspects.  From 1974 - 1977 he was the Deputy Coroner of Christian County and from 1978 - 1985 he served as the Coroner.  He is a member of the Hopkinsville Masonic Lodge, L.M. Cox Masonic Lodge, Oriental Chapter, Warren Council, Moore Commandry, York Rite College, Rizpah Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Carrie Hart Chapter, O.E.S. and the B.P.O. Elks.  In addition, he is a member of the Hopkinsville Rotary Club, served as the Chairman of the Hopkinsville-Christian County United Way Fund Drive in 1996, served as a member on the United Way Board of Directors from 2000 - 2005, as the Chairman of the Board in 2002 and was a Member of the Hopkinsville Community College Foundation Board of Directors from 2000 - 2006.

Professional Associations include being a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and serving on their Policy Board in 1993.  A member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky including holding the position of President in 1992.  Locally, Alan served for several years on the old First City Bank Board of Directors and continued to serve on the BB&T Advisory Board following its acquisition of the bank until 2013.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of Hopkinsville Electric Service in 2000 and again from 2001-2006.  He was also a member of Jennie Stuart Medical Center Board of Trustees from 2003 through 2011 where he served as Chairman in 2011.

 

Frank Giles

Owner
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Scott A. Daniel

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Scott was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Webster County, Kentucky. He is a 1986 graduate of Webster County High School. He continued his education and graduated in 1989 from Mid-America College of Funeral Service. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 30 years. Scott has been with Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home since 1989. He is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Scott has two children, a son Taylor and daughter Avery. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and playing golf.

Mark Neal

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Mark is a third generation Funeral Director and a graduate of Vincennes University with over 30 year of experience.  Mark is married to Cherie Neal; is the father of Charla Cleary of Arlington, Virginia and Chandra Biermann of Harrisburg, Illinois and has 6 grandchildren.  New to Kentucky, Mark is looking forward to returning to fishing and enjoys woodworking.  Mark and Cherie are enjoying their new home in Crofton.

Cherie Neal

Office Manager
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Cherie joined Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Home and Dogwood Funerals & Cremations as the Office Manager in October 2019.  She is married to Mark, is the Step-Mother to Charla and Chandra and has 6 Grandchildren.  She is a member of the Hopkinsville Kiwanis.  Cherie and Mark are making Crofton their home.  A Native Floridian, she is enjoying the change of seasons and laid-back lifestyle of Kentucky.

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.

Dewey Hayes

Neighborly Services Provider
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Lawrence Blake

Neighborly Services Provider
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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.

Jim Thomason

Neighborly Service Provider
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A native of Murray, Kentucky, Jim has made Hopkinsville his home for the past 35 years.  Jim has been married to Karen for 29 years and together they have a son, Christian.  He is retired from telephone construction.  He is a member of Second Baptist Church.

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. 

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.

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. 

Phil Davis

Groundskeeper
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