Brantley Funeral Home

6875 Cockrum Street Olive Branch, MS


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    Lee T Murphy

    Managing Director

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    Troy Wayne Smith


    Troy is a graduate of Olive Branch High School, Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Mississippi and Tennessee and currently serves as Northern District Governor for the Mississippi Funeral Director’s Association. He loves serving the people of Olive Branch.

    He says, "I always want to strive to take care of our families, just as I would want mine taken care of and to lighten the burden of grief when things seem very dark in life. I am a firm believer that when we take care of our families, everything else will work out."

    A lifelong resident of DeSoto County, Troy lives in Olive Branch with his wife and son.

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    Amber Breanne Holloway

    Funeral Director

    Amber Holloway is a native of Greenwood, Miss. She currently resides in Olive Branch with her two German shepherds, Addie and Blu, and has been serving the families of the Olive Branch community since 2015. Amber is a 2013 graduate of Holmes Community College where she earned her associate degree in funeral service technology. A friendly and comforting presence, Amber serves every family with dignity and respect and continually goes above and beyond to care for the families entrusted to her care.

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    Alva G Phillips


    Alva "Gene" Phillips is the president and former owner of Brantley Funeral Home. Gene, as he is known by all, has served the Olive Branch community since the 1970s. He is a former member of the Mississippi Board of Funeral Service, having been appointed by the Governor, as well as an active member of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association where he has served many years as Northern District Governor. Gene is a solid and consistent presence in the town and is respected by the citizens and other funeral service professionals alike. Gene and his wife, an Olive Branch native, have lived in Olive Branch since the 1960s. They are both active members of First Baptist Church of Olive Branch and have 3 adult children.