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    Jeff A Estes


    A graduate of Jefferson State Junior College with a degree in mortuary science, Jeff has been with our team since 1984. As the team leader, Jeff brings the worth of experience and insight to the overall direction of our work. His role spans many facets, however, they all have one thing in common: to service families with excellence and compassion. This quest has been his goal throughout his many years in the business, beginning in 1982 following high school in Tuscaloosa.

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    Robynne Gray

    Funeral Director

    Since 2016 Robynne has provided compassionate care to families in the Birmingham area. Robynne earned her degree in mortuary science from Jefferson State Community College in 2014. She is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

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    Jack E Leathers

    Funeral Director

    One of our longest serving directors, Jack has witnessed many changes in the funeral industry without allowing them to effect his high standard of care. He began working with our team in 1986 and, through the years, has seen and done it all. Today, Jack lends his comforting demeanor and watchful care to most of the services conducted here.

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    Ira Thomas Lucas

    Funeral Director

    Although a recent transfer to our team, Ira is no rookie to the funeral industry and brings both experience and a compassionate spirit. Ira has served as part of the Dignity Memorial® team since July 1999, guiding families through the funeral arrangement process and directing services.