Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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KENNETH BLYTHE CFSP, CCO Co-Owner

Co-Owner of Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home is a licensed embalmer and Funeral Director.  He currently serves as  on various committees with Alabama Funeral Directors Association.  A member of the Alabama Funeral Trust Board, member of the Independent Funeral Group and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association

 

Married to Rhonda Blythe of Athens and have two children, Kenneth Blythe II and Brigette Miller of Athens, AL and 3 Grandchildren Briley Miller,Grayson Miller,and Easton Miller.

 

Member of Sardis Springs Baptist Church

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LANCE DAVIS Co-Owner

Lance holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Athens State University. He received his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1994. Lance is the managing member of the the accounting firm Davis & Cole, LLP.

 

He joined Kenny Blythe and Mike Davis in acquiring Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in 2008. He serves as the finanical officer of the company. 

 

In his spare time, he has served as Head Basketball Coach at Athens Bible School.

 

Lance is married to April Davis and has two children, Mackenzie and Luke.

 

Member of the Elm Street Church.

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MIKE DAVIS Co-Owner

Davis is a Licensed Funeral Director and is a member of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

 

Judge Davis served as Judge of Probate of Limestone County, Alabama for twenty-eight years.  He retired in May 2011.

 

Davis was married to the former Sandra White Davis for 32 years until her death in 2001. Davis is currently married to Denise Doss Davis and between the two have five children: Lance Davis, who is married to the former April Melvin (children: Mackenzie and Luke); Dr. Chad Davis,  who is married to the former Brandy Fleming (children: Kyle, Jenna and Katelyn); Kristi Miles, a pharmaceutical sales representative,  who is married to Jake Miles (children: Cade, Cole and Cannon); Wes Coleman, a graduate of the University of North Alabama; and Mary Ellen Coleman, a Registered Nurse.  

 

He is the proud “Pop” of eight grandchildren. 

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STEVEN WIGHT Co-Owner | Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Steven joined the company as a partner in 2009. Steven was born and raised in Madison County, Alabama. He graduated from Randolph School in Huntsville, AL in 1984. He has attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College, Martin Methodist College, Athens State College, and Jefferson State College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education (Math) and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He moved to the Ardmore community in 1986 as a United Methodist pastor. He has also taught school here in the Ardmore area. He is a licensed Funeral director in both Alabama and Tennessee, and a licensed Embalmer in the state of Alabama. He has worked in the funeral profession since 1991.

 

He is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club and a past president of the Ardmore AL/TN Chamber of Commerce.

 

He is married to Marlon Clem Wight and has two children; Wesley and Nathan.

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JEFF BOTTOM Licensed Funeral Director

Jeff is a native of Limestone County, Alabama. He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1971. He has attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College and Jacksonville State College.

 

He has worked for the Ardmore Police Department and the Limestone County Sherriff's Department where he also became an investigator. Besides his career in law enforcement, he has also owned a convenience store here in Ardmore. He has also worked in real estate and insurance sales.

 

He began working in the funeral profession in 1982. He became a Tennessee licensed funeral director in 1989 and a licensed funeral director in the state of Alabama in 2002. He is a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, the Professional Car Society, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

 

He is married to Nancy Nichols Bottom and has one daughter, Westella.

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CHARLES JEFFREY (C.J.) SHOCKNEY Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

C.J. entered the funeral services in 2000, he attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College, and graduated from Jefferson State College, with a Associates in Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education in 2003. He is a licensed Tennessee and Alabama Funeral director and a licensed Embalmer in the state of Alabama.

 

C.J. married in 1982, to Lois Ervin Shockney of Lewisburg, Tennessee, blessed with three sons; Robert and wife Beth Mathis Shockney of Toney, AL, James Shockney of Elkmont, AL, Daniel and wife Delila  Bell Shockney of New Market, AL; and five grandchildren Gracie, Hope, Faith, Payton and Carson.

 

He has lived in the Harvest, Toney and Monrovia area for the past 23 years, moved to the Hollands Gin area in 2006.

 

C.J. is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club and attends the Hollands Gin Church of Christ.

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RONDA GARNER Licensed Funeral Director

Ronda is a native of Ardmore, Alabama. A 1973 graduate of Ardmore High School, she received a bachelor's degree in Business Education and English. She received her master's Degree and AA from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.

 

She is currently retired from teaching with the Limestone County School System at Ardmore High School after 32 years.  She is also a licensed Funeral Director. 

 

She is married to Glen Garner who is the Elementary Principal at Tanner High School. They attend Holland's Gin Church of Christ in Elkmont, Alabama.

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DALE MITCHELL Apprentice Funeral Director

Lonnie Dale Mitchell is a native of North Alabama. He was born in Athens, Alabama and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1966. He attended Tennessee Temple University and has been the pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Ardmore, Alabama for the past 20+ years. He is married to Shirley Faye Mitchell and has two sons, Jamie and Jeremy and one daughter Tonya Faulk. He also has six grandchildren.

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RENEE WALES Apprentice Funeral Director

Renee Wales is a native of Ardmore, Alabama and graduated from Ardmore High School. She was employed by Calhoun Community College for seventeen years while she continued her education. She graduated from Athens State University in elementary education and was employed by the Limestone County Board of Education. She retired in 2008.

 

She was married to the late Joe Mack Wales and has two children: Mathew Wales and Josh Wales.

KENNETH BLYTHE CFSP, CCO

Co-Owner
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Co-Owner of Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home is a licensed embalmer and Funeral Director.  He currently serves as  on various committees with Alabama Funeral Directors Association.  A member of the Alabama Funeral Trust Board, member of the Independent Funeral Group and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association

 

Married to Rhonda Blythe of Athens and have two children, Kenneth Blythe II and Brigette Miller of Athens, AL and 3 Grandchildren Briley Miller,Grayson Miller,and Easton Miller.

 

Member of Sardis Springs Baptist Church

LANCE DAVIS

Co-Owner
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Lance holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Athens State University. He received his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1994. Lance is the managing member of the the accounting firm Davis & Cole, LLP.

 

He joined Kenny Blythe and Mike Davis in acquiring Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in 2008. He serves as the finanical officer of the company. 

 

In his spare time, he has served as Head Basketball Coach at Athens Bible School.

 

Lance is married to April Davis and has two children, Mackenzie and Luke.

 

Member of the Elm Street Church.

MIKE DAVIS

Co-Owner
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Davis is a Licensed Funeral Director and is a member of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

 

Judge Davis served as Judge of Probate of Limestone County, Alabama for twenty-eight years.  He retired in May 2011.

 

Davis was married to the former Sandra White Davis for 32 years until her death in 2001. Davis is currently married to Denise Doss Davis and between the two have five children: Lance Davis, who is married to the former April Melvin (children: Mackenzie and Luke); Dr. Chad Davis,  who is married to the former Brandy Fleming (children: Kyle, Jenna and Katelyn); Kristi Miles, a pharmaceutical sales representative,  who is married to Jake Miles (children: Cade, Cole and Cannon); Wes Coleman, a graduate of the University of North Alabama; and Mary Ellen Coleman, a Registered Nurse.  

 

He is the proud “Pop” of eight grandchildren. 

STEVEN WIGHT

Co-Owner | Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Steven joined the company as a partner in 2009. Steven was born and raised in Madison County, Alabama. He graduated from Randolph School in Huntsville, AL in 1984. He has attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College, Martin Methodist College, Athens State College, and Jefferson State College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education (Math) and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He moved to the Ardmore community in 1986 as a United Methodist pastor. He has also taught school here in the Ardmore area. He is a licensed Funeral director in both Alabama and Tennessee, and a licensed Embalmer in the state of Alabama. He has worked in the funeral profession since 1991.

 

He is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club and a past president of the Ardmore AL/TN Chamber of Commerce.

 

He is married to Marlon Clem Wight and has two children; Wesley and Nathan.

JEFF BOTTOM

Licensed Funeral Director
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Jeff is a native of Limestone County, Alabama. He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1971. He has attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College and Jacksonville State College.

 

He has worked for the Ardmore Police Department and the Limestone County Sherriff's Department where he also became an investigator. Besides his career in law enforcement, he has also owned a convenience store here in Ardmore. He has also worked in real estate and insurance sales.

 

He began working in the funeral profession in 1982. He became a Tennessee licensed funeral director in 1989 and a licensed funeral director in the state of Alabama in 2002. He is a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, the Professional Car Society, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

 

He is married to Nancy Nichols Bottom and has one daughter, Westella.

CHARLES JEFFREY (C.J.) SHOCKNEY

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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C.J. entered the funeral services in 2000, he attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College, and graduated from Jefferson State College, with a Associates in Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education in 2003. He is a licensed Tennessee and Alabama Funeral director and a licensed Embalmer in the state of Alabama.

 

C.J. married in 1982, to Lois Ervin Shockney of Lewisburg, Tennessee, blessed with three sons; Robert and wife Beth Mathis Shockney of Toney, AL, James Shockney of Elkmont, AL, Daniel and wife Delila  Bell Shockney of New Market, AL; and five grandchildren Gracie, Hope, Faith, Payton and Carson.

 

He has lived in the Harvest, Toney and Monrovia area for the past 23 years, moved to the Hollands Gin area in 2006.

 

C.J. is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club and attends the Hollands Gin Church of Christ.

RONDA GARNER

Licensed Funeral Director
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Ronda is a native of Ardmore, Alabama. A 1973 graduate of Ardmore High School, she received a bachelor's degree in Business Education and English. She received her master's Degree and AA from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.

 

She is currently retired from teaching with the Limestone County School System at Ardmore High School after 32 years.  She is also a licensed Funeral Director. 

 

She is married to Glen Garner who is the Elementary Principal at Tanner High School. They attend Holland's Gin Church of Christ in Elkmont, Alabama.

DALE MITCHELL

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Lonnie Dale Mitchell is a native of North Alabama. He was born in Athens, Alabama and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1966. He attended Tennessee Temple University and has been the pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Ardmore, Alabama for the past 20+ years. He is married to Shirley Faye Mitchell and has two sons, Jamie and Jeremy and one daughter Tonya Faulk. He also has six grandchildren.

RENEE WALES

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Renee Wales is a native of Ardmore, Alabama and graduated from Ardmore High School. She was employed by Calhoun Community College for seventeen years while she continued her education. She graduated from Athens State University in elementary education and was employed by the Limestone County Board of Education. She retired in 2008.

 

She was married to the late Joe Mack Wales and has two children: Mathew Wales and Josh Wales.