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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.


Dillon Wines

Dillon Wines

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Dillon grew up in Newport, TN, and graduated from Cocke County High School in 2009. After high school, he attended John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class with an associate of arts in mortuary science. Dillon spent five years in greater Nashville area serving families at notable historic and prominent locations before moving to Morristown, TN in the fall of 2014. Dillon completed his Crematory Operator Certification from the National Funeral Directors Association in September 2013. He has faithfully served families across East Tennessee since late 2014. When Dillon is not working he enjoys spending time with his rescue dogs Hollie & Ralph. He also volunteers his time at Noah’s Arc Animal Rescue, where he has served as a board member. Dillon joined All Saints’ Episcopal Church in 2015, and proudly serves as an acolyte every chance he gets. Dillon also enjoys playing the trumpet, and is a member in the Walter state community band.


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.


Larry J. Stubblefield

Larry J. Stubblefield

Funeral Director/Embalmer



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.


Erin Mayes

Erin Mayes

Administrative Assistant



Patricia Hensley

Patricia Hensley

Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer

Patricia grew up in Thornhill, TN and went to Grainger County Schools where she received her High School Diploma in 2019. Patricia began her higher education in nursing school, and she promptly received her Certified Nursing Assistant License. Patricia soon found her passion for Mortuary science and caring for families during their time of need. She is currently enrolled at John A Gupton College where she will graduate with her Associates Arts Degree in Mortuary Science in January 2023. Patricia enjoys spending time with her family and attending church at Freedom Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


Tim Veal

Tim Veal

Funeral Assistant



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