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    DUPLAIN W. "PETE" RHODES III   New Orleans, Louisiana

    DUPLAIN W. "PETE" RHODES III of New Orleans, LA died September 22, 2021 at the age of 61. He managed Rhodes Limousine Service. A graduate of the Worhsam College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

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    TIMOTHY J. STEVENHAGEN   Manchester, Ohio

    TIMOTHY J. STEVENHAGEN of Manchester, OH died September 15, 2021 at the age of 72. He was a licensed funeral director and certified celebrant, working with Bacher Funeral Home and since 2006, the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home.

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    DAVID A ROSS   Akron, Ohio

    DAVID A. ROSS of Akron, OH died September 12, 2021 at the age of 82. A graduate of the Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, he joined his father in the family business, Ross Funeral Home, where he was a funeral director for over fifty years.

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    JACK R SCHMIDT   Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    JACK R. SCHMIDT of Chagrin Falls, OH died September 12, 2021 at the age of 81. In 1976, Jack continued his father's business, which is the National Di-rectory of Morticians (The Red Book). Jack built his legacy by hiring retired business people as salesman; of-ten times employing friends. He was always up for a good joke, with his dry humor. He had an uncanny knack of making you feel like were one of his own, whether you liked it or not.

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    HENRY PRESTON SHAW   Thomasville, Georgia

    HENRY PRESTON SHAW of Thomasville, GA died September 12, 2021 at the age of 26. He obtained an associate degree from Ogeechee Technical College in mortuary science and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer apprentice at Hopkins Mortuary Inc.

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    HERVEY W WALKER, JR   McCormick, South Carolina

    HERVEY W. WALKER JR of McCormick, SC died September 12, 2021 at the age of 95. He was the owner and operator of Walker Funeral Home in McCormick, SC and Brown and Walker Funeral Home in Abbeville, SC. Walker graduated from The American Academy of Embalming in New York in 1946.

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    JOHN BERNARD SCHMITT   Shoreview, Minnesota

    JOHN BERNARD SCHMITT of Shoreview, MN died September 10, 2021 at the age of 84. He was a longtime salesman for Brown Wilbert Vault Co.

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    EDWARD TIMOTHY "TIM" O'NEILL   Dayton, Ohio

    EDWARD TIMOTHY "TIM" O'NEILL of Day-ton, OH died September 7, 2021 at the age of 75. He was associated with, and has assisted many funeral homes throughout his career as a licensed Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky funeral director and embalmer. O'Neill later became an account executive at Homesteaders Life Company, and for the past ten years he represented Cincinnati Equitable Life as an account executive. A 1968 graduate of the Pittsburgh...

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    LARRY JOE ALEXANDER   Jerseyville, Illinois

    LARRY JOE ALEXANDER of Jerseyville, IL died September 6, 2021 at the age of 57. A funeral director and embalmer, he started his career at Gubser Funeral Home in 1985 and became owner in 2000, naming it Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home. In 2020, the funeral home became Alexander Funeral Home. He was the longest running coroner in Jersey County, having been elected in1992. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of...

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    JOE A BUNN   Columbus Grove, Ohio

    JOE A. BUNN of Columbus Grove, OH died September 3, 2021 at the age of 77. He started his job at Superior Coach Corporation in Lima the day after he graduated from college in 1964. Passionate about the funeral car industry throughout his 57 year career, Joe was known as "Mr. Superior." He served as Vice President of Sales Distribution at the time of his death.

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    HENRY L. . "STALLY" STALLWORTH   Orlando, Florida

    HENRY L. "STALLY" STALLWORTH of Orlan-do, FL died September 1, 2021 at the age of 88. He was the head embalmer for Postell's Mortuary for over twenty-five years as well as a trade embalmer for several local firms.

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    RALPH E GALLEY   Dawson, Pennsylvania

    RALPH E. GALLEY of Dawson, PA died August 28, 2021 at the age of 98. A funeral director, he was the proprietor of the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home for seventy years, which was founded by his father, Frank B. Galley. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he served as deputy coroner for many years.

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    JERRY GILMORE III   Winston Salem, North Carolina

    JERRY GILMORE III of Winston-Salem, NC died August 27, 2021 at the age of 75. A longtime funeral director, he was the owner and operator of Gilmore Memorial Funeral Service, which was founded by his father. A 1966 graduate of the John A. Gupton College of Funeral Service, he served on its board and was chairman of state and national funeral directors associations.

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    JERRY GILMORE III   Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    JERRY GILMORE III of Winston-Salem, NC died August 27, 2021 at the age of 75. A longtime funeral director, he was the owner and operator of Gilmore Memorial Funeral Service, which was founded by his father. A 1966 graduate of the John A. Gupton College of Funeral Service, he served on its board and was chairman of state and national funeral directors associations.

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    MONTY RENN THORNBURG   Kings Mountain, North Carolina

    MONTY RENN THORNBURG of Kings Mountain, NC died August 18, 2021 at the age of 61. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he began his funeral service career at Harris Funeral Home in 1998. Thornburg was manager of the firm since 2017. He graduated from the Fayetteville Technical College with an associate's degree in funeral service.

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    RICHARD ALAN JONES   Harlan, Iowa

    RICHARD ALAN JONES of Harlan, IA died Au-gust 19, 2021 at the age of 80. He became a licensed funeral director in the state of Iowa in 1965 and the state of Nebraska in 1968. Jones started his funeral career in Council Bluffs before moving to Harlan to work at Pauley Funeral Home, which he purchased in 1975. In 2003, Jones partnered with his son, Michael and renamed the firm, Pauley Jones Funeral Home. They purchased Knutson Funeral Home in...

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    STEPHEN E. "STEVE" BURGESS   Coshocton, Ohio

    STEPHEN E. "STEVE" BURGESS of Coshocton, OH died August 10, 2021 at the age of 62. He worked as a professional salesman for American Coach Sales for over twenty-five years. Burgess served funeral professionals in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and beyond helping funeral directors obtain hearses, lim-ousines and utility vehicles for their fleets.

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    DONALD GENE "DONNIE" FORD   Grafton, West Virginia

    DONALD GENE "DONNIE" FORD of Grafton, WV died August 9, 2021 at the age of 71. He owned and operated the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home for forty-two years. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

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    THEODORE "TED" M. CHAPMAN   Carlisle, Ohio

    THEODORE "TED" M. CHAPMAN of Carlisle, OH died August 7, 2021 at the age of 99. He co-founded the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home and was president of the Chapman-Raff, Inc. Chapman retired from the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home and Richards Raff & Dun-bar Memorial Home at the end of 1988 as a funeral director and embalmer. He continued to work in the funeral homes for over fifty years.

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    MARVIN F STEWARD   Pueblo, Colorado

    MARVIN F. STEWARD of Pueblo, CO died Au-gust 7, 2021 at the age of 77. In 1966, he began his career in funeral service at the Rouch Funeral Home. In 1986, he and Gerry Montgomery purchased the funeral home, renaming it Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. In 1996, the City of Pueblo awarded them the contract to manage Mountain View Cemetery. A graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Selected In-dependent...

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