Meet our staff, members of the local community who make everything that happens possible.
Tom Doty was raised in Lake City Arkansas and is a graduate of Lake City High School. He attended Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist College) and is a graduate of Oakland City University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Tom began working with funeral homes while pastoring churches and then began working with funeral homes as a pre-need counselor and insurance advisor. He has helped many families during difficult times with care and compassion. Tom continues to preach and teach in the area and writes a daily devotional entitled “Good Morning” that reaches around the world and is Associate Pastor/Pastor of Senior Adults at Salem First Baptist Church. He also serves the Horseshoe Bend community as chairman of the Municipal Recreation Improvement District.
Brenda Isom Doty is a native of Jonesboro Arkansas and a graduate of Jonesboro High School. She has a Degree in Music from Arkansas State University. Brenda has worked with funeral homes and families for over fourteen years. She has served in the insurance industry for over thirty years. Brenda has served as State President of the Arkansas Insurance and Financial Advisors, two terms as Trustee for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and President of the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce. Brenda is also a gifted piano player and singer has served as a Worship leader and soloist in local churches.
Lauren serves as our manager and director. Lauren is a graduate of Rivercrest High School in Wilson Arkansas. Lauren received her Degree in Business Management from Williams Baptist College.
Lauren served her apprenticeship with Barker Funeral Home of Salem while working in the Horseshoe Bend location. Lauren is a member of Salem First Baptist Church, Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Lauren is married to Matthew Jeffery and owns their home in Wiseman.
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.