Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Charles Jeffrey (C.J.) Shockney

    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

    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

    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.

  • Renee Wales

    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.