Kurt Saine is a location manager, funeral director and embalmer. He has been with the Dignity Memorial network since 2000. He is a primary contact for community relations, a funeral educator and received his associate's degree in mortuary science from Forsyth Community Technical College. Kurt holds a funeral service license in North Carolina, obtained in 1998, and a funeral directing and embalming license in Tennessee. He has served as a funeral director and embalmer for more than 2 decades.
Kurt is a certified celebrant and escape school trainer, interment verification facilitator, hospice CEU program facilitator, coordinator for the West North Carolina and East Tennessee markets and has completed the Managing for Excellence course from Wilson Learning. He also works with local firefighters, police, emergency medical services personnel, Homeland Security and veterans organizations to educate them about the services available to families through the Dignity Memorial network.
Active in the community, Kurt belongs to the Greeneville Noon Rotary Club, Greeneville Partnership, Notre Dame Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Masonic Lodge, Oasis Shriners and Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.
James R Brown
James "Ronnie" Brown has been with our funeral home since the early 1970s, serving as funeral director, embalmer, manager and co-owner.
Ronnie is a member of Greeneville Lodge No. 3, Knoxville Scottish Rite Body, Kerbela Shrine Temple and the Greeneville Shrine Club. He is chairman of the deacon board of Casi Full Gospel Church and enjoys singing in his southern gospel music group. He is also an East Tennessee southern gospel music promoter.
In his spare time Ronnie enjoys working on the family farm. He is married and has 2 children.
Sammy R Fox
Sammy R. Fox started working part time at our funeral home at the age of 16 during his high school summer break. Following the summer, he continued to work on weekends and holidays until entering Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in 1960.
After graduation, he returned to our funeral home as funeral director, embalmer, manager and co-owner. He and fellow owner, Ronnie Brown, sold the funeral home in 1998, but Sammy continued working until semi-retirement in January 2013. His tenure here totaled 57 years.
Sammy is a member of the Greeneville Morning Rotary and the Masonic Lodge. Happily married, he and his wife have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Mark A Higgins
Mark A. Higgins is a licensed funeral director who joined the funeral industry in 2000. He has been a valuable member of our team since 2008. In his spare time Mark enjoys working on cars and motorcycles, playing with his dog, Major, and spending time with his family. Mark has 1 daughter.
William A Kennon III
William began working at our funeral home in November 1962 while a student at Greeneville High School, class of 1963. Following his 1966 graduation from John A. Gupton Mortuary College, Bill returned to Greeneville and worked at Doughty Stevens Funeral Home for 33 years. In November 2000 he returned to our team as an embalmer. Bill is married and in his spare time enjoys fishing, visiting flea markets and spending time with his granddaughters.
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