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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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CHARLES JEFFREY (C.J.) SHOCKNEY Manager/ 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 Athens, AL, James Shockney of Elkmont, AL, Daniel Shockney of Madison, AL; and five grandchildren Gracie, Hope, Faith, Payton and Carson.

 

He has lived in the Harvest, Toney, Monrovia, and Hollands Gin areas for the past 30 years, moved to the Taft, TN area in 2016.

 

C.J. is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club.

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JAMES MAXWELL SHOCKNEY Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

James grew up in the Harvest and Monrovia area graduating from Sparkman High School in 2003. He has lived in the Hollands Gin community since 2006. After high school he spent 5 years working in the home building industry of Madison and Limestone counties.

 

In 2008, James entered the Funeral Industry. In 2013 he recieved his Associates in Applied Science Degree from Jefferson State Community College, James holds his Funeral Directors and Embalmers License's in both Alabama and Tennessee. He has since been proudly serving the North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee areas.

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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 Principal at Cedar Hill Elementary School. They attend Holland's Gin Church of Christ in Elkmont, Alabama.

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JOSH WALES Apprentice Funeral Director

Josh is a native of Ardmore, Alabama and a graduate of the 2012 Ardmore High School class. After high school, he would go on to complete two years at Calhoun Community College followed by recieving a bachelor's degree in Communication as well as a minor in Journalism from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2016.

 

In December of 2020, Josh entered the Funeral Industry. He is currently working as an Apprentice Funeral Director with intentions of becoming a fully licensed Funeral Director within the next two years. 

 

Josh, along with his brother Matthew, are the sons of Renee and the late Joe Mac Wales.

 

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GAY LEWTER Office Manager/ Funeral Assistant

Gay is a native of Elkmont, Alabama. She graduated from Elkmont High School in 1975. After high school, she immediately went to work at the Bank of Ardmore for 24 1/2 years. She also worked at Regions, 1st American and Reliance Banks for a total of 40 years in the banking industry, before coming to Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home.

 

Gay is married to her husband Dewayne Lewter and they are the parents of Chad Hobbs and Wendy Hobbs.

 

She is a member of Community Baptist Church.

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DALE MITCHELL Funeral Assistant

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 Funeral Assistant

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.

CHARLES JEFFREY (C.J.) SHOCKNEY

Manager/ 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 Athens, AL, James Shockney of Elkmont, AL, Daniel Shockney of Madison, AL; and five grandchildren Gracie, Hope, Faith, Payton and Carson.

 

He has lived in the Harvest, Toney, Monrovia, and Hollands Gin areas for the past 30 years, moved to the Taft, TN area in 2016.

 

C.J. is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club.

JAMES MAXWELL SHOCKNEY

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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James grew up in the Harvest and Monrovia area graduating from Sparkman High School in 2003. He has lived in the Hollands Gin community since 2006. After high school he spent 5 years working in the home building industry of Madison and Limestone counties.

 

In 2008, James entered the Funeral Industry. In 2013 he recieved his Associates in Applied Science Degree from Jefferson State Community College, James holds his Funeral Directors and Embalmers License's in both Alabama and Tennessee. He has since been proudly serving the North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee areas.

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 Principal at Cedar Hill Elementary School. They attend Holland's Gin Church of Christ in Elkmont, Alabama.

JOSH WALES

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Josh is a native of Ardmore, Alabama and a graduate of the 2012 Ardmore High School class. After high school, he would go on to complete two years at Calhoun Community College followed by recieving a bachelor's degree in Communication as well as a minor in Journalism from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2016.

 

In December of 2020, Josh entered the Funeral Industry. He is currently working as an Apprentice Funeral Director with intentions of becoming a fully licensed Funeral Director within the next two years. 

 

Josh, along with his brother Matthew, are the sons of Renee and the late Joe Mac Wales.

 

GAY LEWTER

Office Manager/ Funeral Assistant
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Gay is a native of Elkmont, Alabama. She graduated from Elkmont High School in 1975. After high school, she immediately went to work at the Bank of Ardmore for 24 1/2 years. She also worked at Regions, 1st American and Reliance Banks for a total of 40 years in the banking industry, before coming to Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home.

 

Gay is married to her husband Dewayne Lewter and they are the parents of Chad Hobbs and Wendy Hobbs.

 

She is a member of Community Baptist Church.

DALE MITCHELL

Funeral Assistant
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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

Funeral Assistant
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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.