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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.

Buddy Mayes


Graduating from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1970, Buddy Mayes has been in funeral services for over 40 years. As a licensed funeral director and embalmer, he purchased Brooks Mortuary with his father, Herbert W. Mayes, in 1972. Then in 2007 he had the opportunity to purchase several funeral homes in the East Tennessee area, allowing them to become independently owned and employee operated. In addition to the funeral home business, Buddy has served as President of the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and Boys and Girls Club, is current President of the Youth Emergency Shelter, and coordinated the disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Buddy is currently a member at First Baptist Church of Morristown and is heavily involved with his church. 

Gary Hicks

Manager/Funeral Director

Telephone: 1-865-453-5556

Terri Mayes

Pre-Arrangement Coordinator

A third-generation funeral professional, Terri has worked in funeral homes in a variety of capacities over the years. She received her insurance license in 1996 focusing her career on pre-need insurance and has been working with families as our pre-arrangement coordinator ever since. 

Telephone: 1-865-712-8808

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