Family Funeral Care

4925 Summer Ave Memphis, TN


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    Lee T Murphy

    Managing Director

    A native of Arkansas, Lee moved to the Memphis area in 1998 to attend mortuary school at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He began his funeral service career that same year and has served as an embalmer, funeral director, operations manager, location manager, and general manager. He is now director for the Memphis market.

    Invested in the future of funeral service, Lee sits on the funeral service program advisory committee at his alma mater and is our company’s scholarship ambassador at the school. He is part of the annual ICCFA University Cremation College held in Memphis each summer.

    Lee is an active member of Minor Memorial United Methodist Church, where he sings in the choir and serves on several committees. Lee and his wife live in Desoto County, Mississippi. They have 2 children.

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    Michael D Perie


    Mike has been in the funeral industry since 1998 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Mike graduated from Arkansas State University - Mountain Home with a degree in mortuary science in 2003. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in education and is currently working towards his Master of Arts in Christian ministry. He has served with Dignity Memorial since 2014.

    Mike and his wife have 2 children and are the founders of In His Grace Ministries, where Mike serves as the pastor and servant leader. Mike also serves on the advisory board of Northwest Community College Funeral Service Program.

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    Gary W Taylor

    General Manager

    Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Gary has been in funeral service for more than 2 decades, serving in many capacities. He is a graduate of Bartlett High School, Northwest Mississippi Community College and Freed-Hardeman University.

    Gary is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Tennessee and Mississippi, and he serves as the general manager of Brantley Funeral Home. His main focus is to ensure each family receives personal, caring service. He says, “Every life is unique and should be remembered and celebrated in an equally unique way. My role is to listen intently to everything a family says about their loved one and their specific needs. By listening, I will be able to assist them in determining their needs and make suggestions that will accomplish their desires and exceed their expectations.”

    Gary lives in Collierville, Tennessee, with his wife and children. He is a member of the East Shelby Church of Christ.

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    Cherri A Dearing

    Funeral Director

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    Vera Jean Johnson

    Funeral Director

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    Rhonda Denise Newcombe

    Funeral Director