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.
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
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
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.
Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer
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.