Nathan & Megan Morris President & Vice-President
Nathan proudly attended Owensboro Catholic High School. After graduating, Nathan moved to High Point, NC where he began performing music, releasing multiple albums and earning the 2010 Indie Charts Independent Artist of the Year Award. In 2010, Nathan began working at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home, the home his father-in-law has operated the last 55 years, where he served as General Manager. Megan had grown up in the funeral home. She began working at the family's home at a young age and quickly took hold of this life of service. Both attended the University of Kentucky and mortuary schools, Mid-America and Arapahoe, respectively. After marrying in 2012, Megan and Nathan saw a great need in the funeral industry; exemplary care. All are deserving of such care, no matter who they are or what backgrounds they had come from. In 2015, they formed Morris Family Homes, which is devoted to acquiring and continuing to implement the exceptional service communities in Kentucky and Indiana have grown to expect from the most incredible of people. "We are here. We are invested in the community. We realize your family deserves the absolute best and will never settle for anything less." Together, Megan and Nathan have three children; Anderson, 4, Everett, 3 and Navy, born December 4, 2018.
Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll KLPC Licensed Pastoral Counselor-in-Residence
Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll is a Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor (KLPC), a member of
the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors, an Adjunct Professor at Louisville
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral
Counselors. He is the Pastoral Counselor-in-Residence at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, where he offers Grief Counseling and facilitates The Good Grief Group, a monthly group counseling opportunity open to anyone who is living with grief and who desires to grow in
and through the experience of it. He is also the founder and lead therapist at The Clinic @ The Montgomery, a counseling center located in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky.
Dr. Carroll is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D.Min), Princeton
Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and King College
(B.A.). His post-doctoral studies took place at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family
in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the institution responsible for the continuation of the
work of Murray Bowen, whose Family Systems Theory has become the lens through which
Dr. Carroll practices therapy in his private practice.Dr. Carroll engaged in further post-doctoral studies at the Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, a training center of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
Brandi Macer Managing Funeral Director - Holders Funeral Home
Brandi grew up in a small town of Northern Louisiana until her senior year of high school. Brandi moved to Indiana and graduated from Mooresville High School in 2005. After graduation, she moved to Evansville to attend the University of Southern Indiana, from which she received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Management in 2009. After graduating from USI, Brandi attended Vincennes University from which she received an Associates degree in Mortuary Science in 2010. Brandi and her husband were married on March 11, 2009. They have twin boys, Elijah and Ezekiel.
Gary Harris Funeral Director & Deputy Coroner - Ohio County
Gary Harris, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who has been caring for and serving families in the funeral profession for over thirty years. Gary is a funeral director for Morris Family Homes.
Gary received his funeral service degree and National Board Certificate in 1988. Originally from New Jersey, Gary has served funeral homes in New Jersey and Hardin County, Kentucky, before arriving in Hartford. In addition, Gary has been named a Qualified Mortuary Disaster Coordinator by both the National Funeral Directors Association and FEMA.
Gary has received recognition from the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania and New York State Funeral Directors Associations, and the French Consulate for his service alongside families struck by the devastating consequences of the US Air Flight 427 and the TWA Flight 800 plane crashes.
Gary's work has been not only in serving families at their time of greatest trial, but also to assist, educate, and equip law enforcement communities in mortuary science and the management of incidents of mass fatality. Gary is a former Senior Medicolegal Death Investigator with the Camden County, New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office. He is a longtime member of Lions Club International. He is currently an active member of the Hartford-Beaver Dam Lions Club.
Gary lives with his wife, Dawn, in Utica, Kentucky. Together, they are the parents of two adult children, Katherine Ann Harris-Bethmann and Gregory Thomas Harris.
Gary is honored to serve the residents of Daviess and Ohio Counties as well as Morris Family Homes.
Jason Watson Managing Director - Watson & Hunt
Jason L. Watson, is the managing director of Watson & Hunt Funeral Directors. He grew up in Grayson County, Kentucky, graduated from Grayson County High School in 1997 and enlisted in the United States Army immediately after graduation where he served as an intelligence analyst with the Headquarters Company of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Ft. Riley, KS. After completing two years of service, he began his apprenticeship as a funeral director and embalmer under his father Joseph Watson at Watson & Hunt Funeral Directors. He graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in the Fall of 2001 with an Associate’s in Applied Sciences Mortuary Arts and was licensed to practice the following December. He took over as owner and managing director at Watson & Hunt after his father’s passing in December of 2002 and has continued on the traditions set forth by his father over twenty years ago.
He lives in Leitchfield with his wife, Angela Watson who works as an X-Ray technician at Norton’s Children’s Hospital, and two children, Norea & Alexander, where he continues to uphold the same high standards of service to community taught to him by his father. Aside from operating the funeral home, he is also one of the head organizers to Leitchfield’s annual Halloween festival, “Scare On The Square” which helps raise money for the Grayson County Community Alliance Food Pantry.
Jason and his staff joined the Morris Family Funeral Homes this year and will continue to serve the people of Grayson County with same high standards and distinction for many years to come.
Tommie Whobrey Funeral Service Professional
Tommie is a graduate of Grayson County High School Class of 1990. In 1994, he received an Associates Degree in Surgical Technology at the Bowling Green State Vo-Tech School. After moving to Huntsville, Alabama in 1995, Tommie began his seventeen year career with Ruby Tuesday as a restaurant manager. In the fall of 2011, he left Ruby Tuesday and began the process to follow the career he had wanted since he was fifteen years old. Tommie attended classes at Mid-America College for Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and in 2013, received his Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science, while working at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. "I could now do what I had always desired to do as my career," Tommie said. "I could treat every loved one with dignity and respect and help families through the difficult time of loss." In July of 2013, Tommie was given the opportunity to return to Grayson County and serve the families and friends closest to his heart at Watson & Hunt. "I am proud to be home and serving my hometown."
Tommie continues to be active in local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over fourteen years, in which four of his boys have been members. He enjoys watching his sons play football. Tommie is a member of Bloomington Baptist Church in Leitchfield.
Dean Minton Support Staff
Jennifer Carmine Office Secretary
Jennifer is a Grayson County native and 1983 graduate of the Grayson County High School. She has been married for 25 years to her husband, Chris, and they have two children, Garhett and Kennedy as well as a granddaughter, Kenzie aka Sugar Pea.
Jennifer has always been very active in her local community. She served two terms as President of the Grayson County Jaycees and was honored on a state level being recognized as as a Kentucky Jaycee Thoroughbred as well as a Senator. She was a member of the Grayson County Jaycees for 22 years and truly believes that "Service to Humanity, is the Best Work of Life". She currently serves on the board for the Twin Lakes Humane Society as a volunteer and spends a great deal of her personal time helping to raise money to help pay the medical bills for the sick and injured animals in the Grayson County community as well as volunteering at the Leitchfield Animal Shelter. She wants everyone to remember Adopt - Don't Shop and to spay and neuter your pets!
Jennifer has been employed with Watson and Hunt Funeral Home since April 2011. She takes a great deal of pride in being able to comfort the families and provide them with the utmost care in their time of need.
Bailey Blanton First Impression Receptionist
Bailey Blanton grew up in Gibson County and graduated from Princeton Community High School in 2014. She continued her education at Vincennes University, where she received her Associates in Business Management. Bailey moved to Owensboro in May of 2018, and joined Morris Family Homes shortly thereafter. Bailey attends Owensboro Christian Church, and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Bentley.
Kristine Paige Jones Level II Apprentice
Kristine graduated from Daviess County High School in 2014, where she was an active member of the Daviess County Band of Pride. She joined the Morris Family Homes team in 2017, where she quickly became a trusted and valued associate. She has dedicated her time to learning every aspect of the funeral business, especially helping families during their time of need. She earned her Associates Degree in Business in 2018, and will soon enroll in Mortuary School.
Cindy Street Family Service Advisor
Cindy has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University Of Louisville - Kent School Of Social Work. She served as a community based family social worker with the State of Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources followed with Seven Counties Services in Jefferson County from 1984 until 1997. She then transitioned into the Human Resources field within the lodging resort industry with Vail Resorts properties in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming and Breckenridge, Colorado. She is both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. Cindy returned to Kentucky in 2007 as the Director of Human Resources for the Hyatt Regency Lexington. She joined us in 2017 as our Family Services Advisor, supporting and guiding individuals preplanning their Life Celebrations.
John Morris Licensed Funeral Professional
John is a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School. After high school, John attended the University of Kentucky, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Economics with a Minor in Philosophy. John joined the Haley-McGinnis family in 2014, where he serves as a Funeral Director. He and his wife, Kayla, welcomed their son, John Sullivan, May 31, 2017. John is an avid gamer and enjoys reading and science fiction.
Lisa Sisk Office Manager
Lisa, a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, joined the Haley McGinnis Family in September 2017. She has 20 + years of experience in the administrative and accounting fields. She and her husband Gary live in Owensboro and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Alyssa Pierce Executive Assistant - Morris Family Homes
Alyssa was born in Somerset, KY and moved to Owensboro at a young age. She graduated from Owensboro High School in 2016, where she was a varsity cheerleader. She enjoys spending time with her 4 siblings, along with her extended family and friends.
Alyson Ford Associate
Alyson graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 2018. She was a competitive cheerleader for 14 years. She started at Morris Family in 2017, Alyson now attends Mid-America College of Funeral Service.
Helen Wilson Hospitality
Mention her name and the comment is almost always the same-- everyone knows Helen! Helen Templeman Wilson is a life-long Caneyville area resident. She retired from the Bank of Caneyville as Assistant Vice President on Dec. 31, 2016 after 53 years of service, having begun as a teller in 1963. Prior to joining the bank, she worked over six years with the Hirsch Bros. pickle station in Caneyville. She also owned and operated Fran’s Flowers in Caneyville for almost 20 years beginning in the spring of 1974. But her first job was in Leitchfield while she was still in high school, serving as a waitress at the long-since forgotten Robert E. Lee Restaurant. Located in an old colonial-style, two-story house, the restaurant was beside the bus station on North Main Street, directly across from what is now Watkins-Oller Funeral Home. Ironically, today one of her sons owns Tinker’s service station on the exact location where the restaurant once stood in the 50s. Helen graduated Caneyville High School in 1956, and married D.B. Wilson in July of that same year. Mr. Wilson passed away in 2014, and except for one year in Louisville, they spent their entire 58 years of married life in Caneyville, working and raising three children: Deneace, Jeff and Patrick. Retirement certainly hasn’t slowed Helen down. It goes without saying that she enjoys spending time with friends and her family, which includes three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. She loves to garden, making her well-known around town for her home cooking, too! She is an active volunteer at both her church, Caneyville Cumberland Presbyterian, and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where she is a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. With such an active schedule, Caneyville Memorial Chapel is honored that Helen also chooses to share some of her time with us. At CMC, she continues to serve the community by helping families navigate the difficult time of losing a loved one. Owner Nathan Morris said, “Caneyville Memorial is grateful to have Helen as a part of our team. …......” With no intentions of slowing down, Helen said, “I enjoy people, it’s as simple as that. My whole career has been working directly with the public; I’m not going to let retirement stop me now.”
Patsy Green Community Outreach - Grayson County
Patsy Green grew up in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in a close-knit family of 2 other daughters in a ministerial family and her Mamaw and Papaw living next door as well as other aunts and uncles and cousins next door. Her dad assisted in a local funeral home and somewhere along the way she became interested in being involved in funeral work herself. After high school she worked in a nursing home and saw a deeper measure of her dad’s community service.
She met her husband to be while working at the nursing home and she joined him in Lexington for the rest of graduate school and then four years of medical school--working as a secretary/typist at the Biological Sciences Department at U of K and then for four urologists while Ken was in medical school. After three years in Huntsville for residency (where they started their family of three sons), they returned to Leitchfield for Ken to start his family practice.
Patsy has been strong in her faith in God and that was the basis of homeschooling her children for several years before placing them in a Christian School. She has also served in the capacity as bookkeeper for her church and her husband for many years. She also worked at State Farm for eleven years as a property and casualty agent.
Patsy and Ken continue to serve God in their local church where their entire family attends, including five precious grandchildren. This position at the funeral home is expected to be the perfect venue to give back to the community for what the community has given her and her family since returning to Leitchfield.
Jim Freels Hospitality
Jim Tomes Hospitality
Billy Kinkade Hospitality
Onyx Macer Therapy Dog in Training - Indiana
Meet Onyx. He is our Service Dog in Training for our Indiana homes. A two and a half month old Bernedoodle, Onyx and his brother Wonder, will be working alongside our team, providing exceptional care to all who call on us. "Over the next year, I will be receiving intense training, so I may know how to best serve you and yours."
Wonder Morris Therapy Dog in Training - Morris Family Homes
Meet Wonder. He is our Service Dog in Training for our Kentucky homes. A two and a half month old Bernedoodle, Wonder and his brother Onyx, will be working alongside our team, providing exceptional care to all who call on us. Over the next year, I will be receiving intense training, so I may know how to best serve you and yours.
Danny M. Schapmire In Loving Memory
Danny Schapmire was born and raised in Hartford, Kentucky. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1963 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer having graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville in 1966. In June of 1966 Danny Schapmire co-founded Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford.
They have two sons, Marty Schapmire of Louisville and Chad Schapmire of Nashville and two grandchildren, Lily Grace and Nicholas Martin Schapmire. Danny was very proud of his heritage, the families of Ohio County and the trust placed on his family for more than 50 years. A man who spent a lifetime celebrating Ohio County, is forever celebrated by those who love him.
Randall and Barbara Dike
Randall K. Dike is Past President of Holders Funeral Home. His career started in Vincennes while he was in high school working for Brockman Funeral Home. Randy then attended Vincennes University and graduated in 1975 with a business administration degree. Mr. Dike finished his studies at the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1976 in Indianapolis and began to work at Holders on October 11, 1976.
Barbara Dike is Past Secretary- Treasurer of Holders Funeral and has helped in all phases of the business. They are continuously committed to Owensville and the families who call this place "home."