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Buddy Mayes

Buddy Mayes

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Buddy graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1970. He has been in funeral service for 46 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He purchased Brooks Mortuary along with his father, Herbert W. Mayes in 1972. He served as past president of Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, a member of The Baptist Faith, and enjoys visiting Morristown/Lakeway Area Baptist Churches; and past president of Boy's Club and is the past president of the Youth Emergency Shelter in Morristown. In 2005, he was the coordinator for the the Disaster Relief for the victims of Katrina. In 2007, he had the the opportunity to purchase several funeral homes in the East Tennessee area, allowing these funeral homes to become independently owned and employee operated. Buddy currently serves on the board of Kingswood School and The Boy's and Girl's Club. He enjoys his time on the lake with his grandchildren.


Margo Lamb

Margo Lamb

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Manager

Margo is a native of Morristown. She is a Morristown West, Walters State and John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science Graduate.  Her passion for the funeral business came after spending time at the Mayes's household as a child and seeing how Buddy helped families in their time of need. At the age  of 18 she went to Buddy and said she wanted to be a Mortician, and has never regreted that decision. After living and serving families of the Nashville area for several years, she had the privilege to come home and serve families of her hometown. Margo is an animal lover, having 4 dogs and 2 cats, she enjoys being a member of the Noah's Arc No Kill Animal Rescue and ia an avid adventurist.


Tracy Mayes- Summers

Tracy Mayes- Summers

Funeral Director - Embalmer

Tracy is a third generation funeral director and embalmer. She is a graduate of Kings Academy, and John A. Gupton in Nashville, TN. She has 3 children, Aaron, Mya, and Faythe. She is married to Shawn Summers and they reside in Morristown.


Rev. Tom Wells

Rev. Tom Wells

Funeral Assistant

Tom has been with Mayes Family Service for 3 years. He is married to Tammy Wells and they have one daughter Lindsey. Tom is a Baptist minister and has pastored several churches in the area.


Dale Harris

Dale Harris

Funeral Assistant/Office Manager

Dale is married to Donna Harris.  He is a Baptist Minister having pastored churches in Hamblen and Grainger Counties.  He retired from Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Grainger County, and has served on the Board of Directors form Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department and Appalachian Electric Cooperative.


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