- About Us
Managing Funeral Director
Tammy Sharp is a graduate of Vina High School. She attended and graduated from Jefferson State Mortuary College, where she successfully completed her International Board Certification in Mortuary Science. Tammy is a dual licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is also a skilled restorative artist. Tammy and her children, reside in Tuscumbia, AL. Tammy's goal is to insure that every family is treated with the utmost dignity and respect for them and their loved ones.
Licensed Funeral Director
Jonathan Anderson is a lifelong resident of the Shoals area. He graduated from Sheffield High School. Jonathan studied music at Northwest Shoals College where he played lead Sax in the Jazz Band. He is currently pursuing a fine arts degree at the University of North Alabama. Jonathan has worked in the Funeral Service Industry since 2005 and became a licensed Funeral Director in 2008.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Kim is a graduate of Florence Christian Academy and a 2008 graduate of John A. Gupton College, where she received her degree in Mortuary Science. Kim also holds a dual license as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Kim resides in Lauderdale County with her husband First Sergeant Marty Jones. Kim has three children, Bailee, Reagan and John Mark.
Kim has a heart of compassion for others and she finds satisfaction in caring for each family on a personal level. Kim has been in the Funeral Business since 2005. Colbert Memorial is very thankful that Kim is part of our staff. She is a blessing to us and to the families that she serves.
Pre-Need Sales Advisor
Ted Everett has been in the funeral service industry serving families in various positions for over twenty years. Ted started as a sales counselor in the Chattanooga, Tn area before being promoted to manage his first cemetery. He came to the Shoals area in 1998 as the district manager of several cemeteries and funeral homes. Ted and his wife, Marsha, have made the Shoals their home ever since. All three of their children; Joshua, Justin and Jana graduated from Muscle Shoals High School. After pursuing other interest, Ted has brought his extensive experience and work ethic to Colbert Memorial Gardens. Ted's many years of service in the funeral industry affords him the ability to offer families both guidance and advice, whether it be in Pre-Need or At-Need situations. He does all this with the compassion and understanding that families will appreciate.
Mobile Phone: 1-256-762-3355
Pre-Need Sales Consultant
Ted Vafeas is our newest addition to our licensed pre-need sales staff. Ted has years of experience in helping people in grief situations. Ted has been in the ministry for over 37 years. He provides the same care and concern when explaining the benefits of pre-arrangements as he has done in his ministries over the years. His wife, Judy is employed at Russellville Elementary and is a graduate of UNA. Ted is also a graduate of UNA. He has one daughter that is a Teacher and one son that is a Banker. Ted specializes in coming to you and sharing the benefits of pre arrangements in the comfort of your home. He is convinced that pre-arrangement is a “valuable gift” to surviving family members and can relieve a great financial burden from the family.
Len Oliver has been with the company for many years. He has had various duties over the years. He has been instrumental in our company's success. For the last 11 years Len has been in charge of our Cremation Services. At Colbert Memorial Chapel and Gardens we offer both Human and Pet Cremations. Len handles all the Services associated with serving your family's Cremation needs. Len is also responsible for coordinating the grounds crew's daily activities at Colbert Memorial Gardens as well at Colbert Memorial Pet Cemetery.
Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice
Ryan and his family reside in Spring Valley, Alabama. He is a 2017 graduate of Colbert County High School. He has been employed at Colbert Memorial since December 2016. Ryan has been an Embalmer and Funeral Director Apprentice in the State of Alabama since April 2017. Ryan attended Northwest-Shoals Community College, where he completed his prerequisite courses. He is now enrolled as a student at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL. Once Ryan graduates from Jefferson State, Ryan will take his National Board Exams to become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Alabama.
Ryan has a passion for caring for others. He has has wanted to work in the funeral industry since his grandfather passed away in July of 2010. Ryan is honored to call Colbert Memorial his home away from home.
Funeral and Visitation Assistants
Tom and Dean McCormack assist with Visitations as well as Services at Colbert Memorial Chapel. They have become a very important part of serving our community. We are very fortunate and happy to have them working with us at Colbert Memorial.
Funeral Home Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor / Funeral assistant