Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN


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    Lee T Murphy

    Managing Director

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    Gary W Taylor


    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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    Randy Hargis

    Funeral Director

    Randy grew up in the a small West Tennessee community of Camden. He has been in funeral service since 2007. He graduated from Northwest College in Southaven and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee. Randy makes his home in Mississippi with his wife and daughter.

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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.)