Associates

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    Scott E Slaven

    General Manager

    Scott Slaven was born and raised in Ronceverte, a small Greenbrier Valley town in southern West Virginia. He began his career in funeral service at the age of 14, while working for Longanacre Funeral Homes. After graduating from high school, he attended Bridgewater College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health science/athletic training. He later attended James Madison University, where he earned a master’s in kinesiology/athletic administration/coaching. While working toward that degree, Scott was employed at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

    He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned a degree at John A. Gupton Mortuary College and worked at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home and Woodlawn Funeral Home. He returned to the Shenandoah Valley following mortuary school and has been at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes since 2007. He became general manager in 2011.

    Scott has spent much time coaching basketball on several levels, including the Amateur Athletic Union. Outside of work, he enjoys being with his daughter, Taylor, and watching her play volleyball and tennis for Stuarts Draft High School, as well as spending time on the family farm in West Virginia. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys and West Virginia University Mountaineers fan.

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    Heather P Farrish

    Funeral Director

    Heather was born and raised in Craigsville and began her career in funeral service in 1996 with Sensabaugh and Zimmerman Funeral Home. After 11 years of working as a funeral director, she transitioned into the role of pre-need advisor. She joined the staff of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes in 2007.

    Heather's day-to-day responsibilities include assisting families with advanced planning, aftercare visits, creating lasting memorial headstones and community outreach programs.

    Her life outside of work consists of keeping up with her 2 boys, Quintin and Masin. Quintin plays basketball for Stuarts Draft High School. She also has 3 fur babies: Effin, Sadie and Dot. Heather enjoys creating stained glass, interior design and decorating, but what she enjoys most is hanging around a campfire in the evenings and spending time with her children and family.

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    John K Hite

    Funeral Director

    Kent was born in Staunton, Virginia, and has lived in Augusta County all his life. After high school, he attended Blue Ridge Community College and graduated from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Center in 1973. In 1987, he graduated from the Bureau of Forensic Science Academy. Kent served as a full-time deputy sheriff for the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department for 22 years.

    Kent began his funeral service career in 1974 at Etter-Reynolds Funeral Home (now Reynolds Hamrick) as a part-time funeral associate. Later, he earned an associate's degree in funeral service at John Tyler Community College; he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1999.

    On June 3, 1978, Kent married his wife, Bev. They have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 precious granddaughters. Kent attends West Waynesboro Church of Christ, serving on the offering and communion committees. He is also a volunteer bus driver for youth and senior activities. Kent is a member of the Waynesboro Lions Club and the Augusta Health Fitness Center. He enjoys going to baseball games, doing yardwork, spending time with his grandchildren and traveling to the Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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    Allison C Spears

    Funeral Director

    Allison C. Spears was born in Elkins, West Virginia, where she lived until she moved with her family to the Staunton area at the age of 16. She is a graduate of John Tyler Community College’s funeral service program, where she earned an associate's degree in applied sciences. Allison served her funeral service internship with National Funeral Home in Falls Church, Virginia, and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer with the state of Virginia in 2012. She has been employed with Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes since 2015 and is working toward a bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Virginia.

    In 2015, Allison married Derek Spears. She and Derek live in Waynesboro. Allison is a volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. When she is not following her calling to help families after the deaths of their loved ones, Allison enjoys traveling with her husband and learning about other cultures and customs.

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    Lindsey K Stone

    Funeral Director

    Lindsey was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in North Augusta, South Carolina. She is a 2008 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Lindsey joined the staff of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes in 2009 as a funeral service intern. She became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Virginia in 2010. Lindsey enjoys listening as families share the stories of their loved ones. She believes "it is both a privilege and an honor to serve those who call upon us in their time of loss.”

    Lindsey is a member of the Academy of Funeral Service Practitioners. In 2013, she earned the highest professional designation in the funeral service industry: certified funeral service practitioner. She is also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary South Carolina Unit 71.

    Lindsey now calls the community of Stuarts Draft home. She is always on the go and enjoys traveling, hiking, cheering for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and spending time with family and friends.