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. He is licensed both in Tennessee and Alabama as a Funeral director and a licensed Embalmer in the state of Alabama. C.J. married in 1982, to Lois Ervin Shockney of Lewisburg, Tennessee and is blessed with three sons; Robert and wife Beth Mathis Shockney of Athens, AL, James Shockney and wife Valerie J Gibbs Shockney of Elkmont, AL, Daniel Shockney of Huntsville, AL. They have six grandchildren Gracie, Hope, Faith, Payton, Carson and Lincoln. C.J. is a member of the Ardmore Lion's Club.
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.
Josh Wales, Licensed Funeral Director
Josh is a native of Ardmore, Alabama and graduated in 2012 from Ardmore High School. Josh completed two years at Calhoun Community College and by received 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 and received his Alabama Funeral Directors License in July 2023, after serving his 2 year apprenticeship. Josh, along with his brother Matthew, are the sons of Renee and the late Joe Mac Wales.
Gay Lewter, Office / 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.
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.