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.
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.
Lance is a 2019 graduate of Morristown East High School. He is currently attending Walters State Community College and will begin Jefferson State College in the fall of 2020 to earn his Associate of Arts in Mortuary Science Degree. Lance began his apprenticeship for funeral directing and embalming in June 2019.
In his free time, he can be found helping his family on their poultry farm. He is a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
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.