Barry was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. After high school, Barry attended Jefferson State Community College, earning an associate degree in funeral service education. Having served over 3 decades in the funeral industry, Barry loves the opportunity to help families of Madison County and surrounding areas as a valuable part of our team.
Barry's funeral career began on January 15, 1984 at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens, Alabama, beginning as an apprentice and, after completing mortuary school, was promoted to funeral director and embalmer. He served in that position until 1992, when he was promoted to location manager.
After serving the Athens Community at McConnell’s for 26 years, Barry transferred to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in 2009, where he served as general manager for almost 5 years, before relocating to serve in his current position as general manager for 3 area locations.
Kelly A Russell
Assistant Manager Kelly Russell has served on our team since November 2014 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Kelly is a graduate of Jefferson State Community College, where she obtained her degree in mortuary science. She was chosen as a Century Club member in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Her greatest joy is serving families during a very difficult time in their lives.
Prior to working in the funeral industry she held various administrative roles in several types of businesses. Kelly grew up in north Georgia and relocated in 2006 to Huntsville, where she and her husband currently reside. They have 4 children, 2 granddaughters and more grandchildren to come. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She has an incredible love for God and the people she serves. Kelly and her husband are members of Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville. Kelly is a University of Georgia Bulldog fan and cheers, "GO DAWGS!!"
Beverly M Burch
Beverly Moss Burch is a native of Tennessee. She is a graduate of Austin Peay State University, Trevecca Nazarene University and Jefferson State Community College, where she received an Associate of Applied Science degree in funeral service education. Beverly holds licenses as a funeral director and embalmer in the states of Alabama and Nevada.
She spent 16 years in elementary and adult education before beginning a career in the funeral service industry while her husband was on military assignment in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1999. While there she served as an apprentice with Smith and Gaston Funeral Services and later as a funeral director and embalmer. Moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, she was soon employed for 8 years as an arrangement director by Palm Mortuaries, Cemeteries and Crematories. After relocating to Huntsville in 2010, Beverly became an associate of our team in 2013 and presently serves as funeral director and earned the distinction of certified funeral service practitioner in 2016.
Beverly is a member of the Fellowship of Faith Church, the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioners, a state and national member of Alabama Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc. and member of the National Funeral Directors Association. She and her husband have 2 children, an awesome son-in-law and 3 grandchildren. Beverly has a love for reading the Bible and spending time with her family. She enjoys working as a volunteer and watching movies with happy endings.
Charles D Craig
Charles Dennis Craig was born in Limestone County, Alabama. He has been in the funeral business since the 1980s and loves helping families in time of need. He became part of our staff as a licensed funeral director after working at our sister firm, Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur, Alabama, for 4 years.
Charles has been a Century Club member since 2015 and was the 3rd Quarter 2014 Take-up-Rate Leader for Main Street East.
Married since 2004, Charles and his wife live in the East Limestone Community. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Charles enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, golf and Alabama football. Charles and his wife are members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the Monrovia area.
Eric Garcia Hernandez
Originally from Sweetwater, Texas, Eric started his career in the funeral industry in 2011 as a funeral assistant in San Antonio, Texas working different aspects of the funeral home until earning his Funeral Director’s license in 2013. Eric comes from Abilene, Texas to join the team at Valhalla Funeral Home and looks forward to continuing to serve families every step of the way in providing care to those who have experienced a loss. He was chosen as a Century Club member in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Eric is a new resident of Huntsville, Alabama. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his wife Rendi and their five dogs, going out with friends, and learning the area.
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