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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


Buddy graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1970. He has been in funeral service for 40 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He purchased Brooks Mortuary along with his father, Herbert W. Mayes in 1972. He served as past president of Tennessee State Board of Funeral Dlirectors and Embalmers, a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown and past president of Boy's Club and is the current president of the Youth Emergency Shelter in Morristown. In 2005, he was the coordinator for the the Disater Relief for the victims of Katrina. In 2007, he had the the opportunity to purchase several funeral homes in the East Tennessee area, allowing these funeral homes to become independently owned and employee operated.

Gary Hicks

Manager/Funeral Director

Telephone: 1-865-453-5556

Terri Mayes

Pre-Arrangement Coordinator

Cell Phone: 865-712-8808

Terri has been working with our families as our pre-arrangement coordinator for many years. 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, and the focus of her career became pre-need insurance.

Telephone: 1-865-453-5556

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