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Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Debbie is the owner of Pine Knot Funeral Home and serves as President. Her late father-in-law D.H. Campbell built the business in 1995 and she has been here since its inception.
Debbie has been a licensed funeral director since 1998 and holds licenses in both Kentucky and Tennessee. She graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service and is also an embalmer.
Debbie is married to Jim Murphy and she has a son Colby Campbell.
Debbie has been very active in the community and has served on many local civic groups and organizations.
Paige began her journey in the funeral industry in December of 2009 working as a secretary. After starting her apprenticeship in 2011. she enrolled in Mortuary School. In September of 2014 she graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associates Degree in Specialized Technology of Funeral Service Arts and Science. After completion of school, Paige obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmer's License for Kentucky.
Paige is a member of the Meadows Grove Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Merle Jones and Daphne (Hamlin) Clark. Paige is the paternal granddaughter of Phillip and Fay (Angel) Jones and the maternal granddaughter of Ronald and Shirley (King) Hamlin.
Paige is the mother of LilyAnne Helbert and special- mom of Trenton Helbert. They reside in Whitley City.
Paige is our general manager and monument sales representative here at Pine Knot. We are thankful to have her on our staff and look forward to many years with her.
Israel is the husband of Amber (Renfro) Clark. They have one daughter, Hazel, and have made their home in Whitley City. Israel was raised in the Rattlesnake Community of Stearns, being the son of Israel and Loretta (Coffey) Clark. He is a member of the Wolf Creek United Baptist Church.
After graduating high school in 2013, Israel joined the staff at McCreary County Funeral Home working as an assistant. In the Spring of 2014, Israel began his apprenticeship to become a funeral director. Later that year, Debbie & Jim Murphy purchased McCreary Funeral Home and merged the staff with Pine Knot Funeral Home. Israel gained much experience working between the two facilities. After serving his apprenticeship, he obtained his license in September of 2017.
Currently, Israel is a Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director for both our funeral homes. He is a former member of gospel music groups, Kentucky Mountain Trio and Journey Home. Israel’s talent and devotion to his work make him a great asset to our facilities and to the families we serve. We are proud to have him aboard our team.
Donna is the wife of Jackie Stephens and they have made their home in Pine Knot for over 40 years. Their children are Coby Stephens and his wife, Courtney, and Nikasha Sexton and her husband, Colby, who also live in Pine Knot. She has 4 wonderful grandchildren, Connor, Chloe, Coleman, and Kason.
Donna is the daughter of the late Lewis and Myrtle New of Stearns and granddaughter of the late Dave and Nancy (Jones) New and Johnny and Becky (Coffey) Coffey.
Donna is a member of the Hayes Creek Church of God and very active in the local community.
Donna joined our staff after serving the local community in her role as Bookkeeper/Business Office Manager for over 20 years; with a background in Bookkeeping and Taxes for over 30 years. In December of 2020, Donna became a Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director.
We are very grateful to have Donna as a part of our staff.
Cody Canada is the husband of Alison Canada and the father of Levi Wayne Canada. He graduated from McCreary Central High School in 2013 and joined our team in June of 2019. He is currently serving his apprenticeship to become a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Cody is a former member of the Kentucky Mountain Trio, as well as The Botts Family. Cody is now a member of One Accord and Double Portion. He also is a member of the Pine Knot Free Will Baptist Church.
Cody enjoys working with families and looks forward to serving his community. He is proud to be a part of our team and looks forward to being a great help for years to come.
Dustin graduated from McCreary Central in 2013 and shortly after started his career as a gravedigger and monument sandblaster.
In September of 2019, he joined our team as a full-time employee working inside our office. He is currently serving his apprenticeship to become a funeral director and embalmer.
Dustin is the husband of Megan Miller and the father of Brett Miller.
Dustin enjoys his job and looks forward to serving families in the community for years to come.
Cleda came to the funeral home in late 2003, along with her late husband Rev. John Gray. After Bro. John passed away in March of 2005, Cleda stayed on as an attendant and serves in many other capacities here.
Cleda assists in floral arrangements for visitations and funeral services as well as our door attendant during visitations. She makes sure that no task is left undone prior to service.
Cleda is a wonderful asset to us and we are glad to have her aboard.
Tim was born the son of Terry G. and Elisa (Waters) Corder. He is married to Amy L. (Perry) Corder and father to Isaac, Sarah, and Rylee. His grandparents were the late Elbert and Randy (Jones) Corder and Buddy and Jacqueline (Cline) Waters.
Tim started in the funeral service industry with Maxine (Jones) Waters in September of 2007. He is a licensed Kentucky Funeral Director/Embalmer and Life Insurance Agent. He is currently the elected McCreary County Coroner, and also a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.
Tim is a member of the Clearview United Baptist Church, Orie S. Ware Masonic Lodge, Laurel Heights Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Covington Valley, and McCreary County Fair Board. He has served as McCreary County Republican Chairman, McCreary County Election Board Republican Member, and Adanta Regional Board of Directors Member.
Glenna is the wife of Tim Jones and they reside in Pine Knot, Kentucky. They have three children, Billy, Gwen, and Courtney, and five grandchildren.
She has twenty-eight years of office experience, 26 years at Outdoor Venture Corporation as a benefits administrator, her professionalism and dedication to detail are very beneficial to us all.
Jeff along with his wife Annie is the owner of the funeral home. Jeff is a 1985 graduate of Wayne State University’s Mortuary Science Program.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University which he earned in 1992. He enjoys exercising and spending time off with his children – Maggie, Jack and Peter.
Jeff and his family are members of the St. Basil Catholic Church. When time allows, Jeff likes to be active in our community and is a member of the Kiwanis Club, Loyal Order of the Moose, Sons of the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. In 2013, Jeff and his family were the St. Basil Knights of Columbus Family of the year.
Jeff was recognized by the Bobby Walker Administration with their Leadership Award in 2010. He was also recognized by the First Spiritual Church of Covert for his role in community leadership in 2015.