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Our Staff

With over seventy-five years of combined service in the funeral industry, our Funeral Directors have the knowledge and experience to serve your family in your time of need. Please feel free to contact our staff if you have any questions, and we will be glad to assist you.

Tyler Alder

Tyler Alder

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Burial Insurance

Tyler is a 2005 graduate of Morristown East High School, and a 2008 graduate of Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL with a degree in Funeral Service Education. He also obtained his B.B.A. degree from King University in 2015. Not only a funeral director and embalmer, Tyler helps families with pre-arrangements. He is married to Jessie Wilder Alder and they have triplets - Kasen, Brenley, and Cade. He is a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon and Sunday School teacher of the College and Career Class.


Melody Rawlings

Melody Rawlings

Administrative Assistant

Melody Rawlings is the administrative assistant.  She graduated from Gatlinburg Pittman High School in 1992 and attended Walters State Community College.  She grew up in Gatlinburg and continues to live there with her husband Michael.  She has worked in the medical field for 29 years and loves spending time with her family.  Melody came to work at Rawlings in February 2020 and looks forward to serving the community.


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