Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN


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    Lee T Murphy

    Managing Director

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    Christopher Elzie


    Christopher has been serving families in the Memphis area for more than a decade. Raised just a short drive from Memphis in the town of Covington, he began serving families in the local funeral home at the age of 16. Chris received his associate degree in mortuary science from Northwest Mississippi Community College.

    He currently resides in a small community in North Mississippi where he enjoys restoring classic cars.

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    Paul C Smith

    General Manager

    Paul "Chad" Smith has been serving families in the Bartlett and Memphis areas since the 1990s. Originally from Lepanto, a small farming town in the northeast part of Arkansas, Chad started his career in the funeral industry at the young age of 16, hanging around the local funeral home cutting the grass, washing cars and whatever jobs needed tending to at the time. He earned his degree in mortuary science at Northwest Mississippi College in Southaven.

    Chad began working with Memphis Funeral Homes in 1997 and was honored to accept a position of managing funeral director in 2013.

    Chad and his lovely wife have 3 children and they all love spending time with their 4 dogs: Beamer, Kermit, Max and Henry.

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    James Daniel Moore

    Funeral Director

    Since 2013 Daniel has provided compassionate care to families in the Mid-South area. Daniel earned his degree in mortuary science from Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2016, where he won an international scholarship, named Mr. Northwest and elected vice president of Sigma Phi Sigma, the national fraternal society for funeral professionals. Daniel earned a master’s degree in counseling in 2003 and published the book "Fear Not! Courage for Every Challenge" in 2013. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    Originally from the Chattanooga area, Daniel now resides in Lakeland. When he is not serving families, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons, watching movies and taking the occasional trip to the beach.

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    Everette C Daves

    Community Development

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    Paul B Mccarver

    Community Development

    At the early age of 15, Paul began helping the owner of a funeral home in Ecru, Mississippi. It was there he realized his calling in life was to be a funeral director and embalmer. Since joining Memphis Funeral Home in 1959, Paul has faithfully served the Memphis and Mid-South communities. He has been pivotal in the development and growth of Memphis Funeral Home, with his main focus on providing unsurpassed service to our client families. To this day, Paul continues to maintain the same steadfast desire to care for others in their time of need. (Paul is not currently licensed to make funeral arrangements, do embalming or conduct funerals in Tennessee.)