Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 423-877-3524 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
I am a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served
during the first Gulf War. Following my
time served in the military in 1991, I decided to pursue a career in funeral service
and enrolled in college at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Upon completion of my degree in 1993, I returned to
the Knoxville area, where I had previously served as an apprentice, and served
the community for five years. After my
service there, I was recruited to the Memphis area where I lived for many years
managing several cemetery/funeral locations, which ultimately led me to owning
several of my own firms. When presented
the opportunity to be the Managing Partner at Lane Funeral Home ~ Ashland
Terrace, I was excited to move to this scenic part of our great state. This opportunity allows me to serve in the
ministry of funeral service at a manageable pace where my team and I can
provide exemplary service to our community and families that we serve. I just completed a degree in social work from
Ottawa University and will soon begin a Master’s degree in Strategic
Management. Currently, I sit on the board of directors for the North River YMCA as well as the board of directors for Welcome Home of Chattanooga and attend church at First Baptist of Chattanooga.
President and Public Relations
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Tammy has been an Administrative Assistant at Lane Funeral Home since May 1999. She has been with Carriage since August 1997, beginning at the monument company. As an etching artist, she personally designed many markers and urns for families. Because of her artistic talents, she has been involved in many special projects at the funeral home. Tammy works with the families to personally create and design the memorial folders and other tributes to their loved ones. She is a member of Red Bank Chamber of Commerce. Tammy and Robert, her husband of 37 years, have a son, Jacob; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Rob; and granddaughter, Alena and grandson, Walker. They are members of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
Family Service Counselor
Monica began her career in funeral service in 2002 in Burnsville, NC. Graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, GA in 2004. She is excited to be in Chattanooga area and looking forward to helping families in their time of need.
Monica is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and the Red Bank Lions Club.
Cris’ calling and passion for funeral service came at the young age of
7, knowing at that early age he would
always be involved in the death care in
some way. He began his career in funeral
service at the age of 14, working in the
funeral home on a part time basis while a freshman in high school. He continued to work in the
funeral home until finishing college in 1990, graduating from Shorter
College in Rome , GA with a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 1990 Cris was accepted to The University of
Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL and after graduating in 1994,
with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, went on to have a successful career
in dentistry for the next 20 years. Even
during dental school and his 20 year dental career, Cris continued to have a
love and passion for funeral service and always counted it an honor to return
to the funeral home to help when friends or relatives requested him be a part
of their loved ones services. In 2014, after retiring from dentistry, he returned
to the funeral home in a full time capacity, obtaining his funeral directors
and Embalmers license from Jefferson State College in Birmingham, AL,
fulfilling yet another life long dream.
Obtaining the dual license in funeral service afforded him the ability
to fully serve those he is honored and blessed to minister to and support during some of the most difficult
times of their lives. Cris lives in
LaFayette, GA with his wife of 23 years, Marissa, son, Mason and their three “little people”, Scooter,
a Yorkie and Simon and Simone, twin kittens.
One of Cris’ proudest accomplishments, besides being Mason’s dad, was
obtaining his private pilots license with an instrument rating. When not at the funeral home Cris can be
found at his local airport enjoying his
love of flying, building and flying radio controlled ¼ scale airplanes, golfing
with friends or enjoying time with his family.
He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and is a
traditional Southern Baptist by faith.
Ken joined us in June 2011 as Funeral Assistant and Ambassador. He has been a minister for over 43 years. Ken and his wife, Jewell, are members of Mountain Creek Church of Christ, where he is Involvement Minister and Elder. He has a Master of Divinity Degree and specializes in Grief Counseling. Ken and Jewell have two sons and four grandchildren.
Donna began working with us in May 2014. She retired from Cigna Healthcare after 43 years of service. She is a member of Signal Mountain Church of God where she sang and taught Sunday School for many years. Donna and her husband of over 42 years, Steve, have two wonderful grandchildren, Alex and Kelsie Smith.
Tom joined Lane Funeral Home in October 2014. He has had a variety of jobs, from manual labor to newspaper copy editor. He is an avid golfer, loves to play chess and played football in college. He and his wife of over 32 years, Sharon, have two children and twin grandsons. They attend Red Bank Presbyterian Church.
Frank Parker joined Lane Funeral Home in January 2016. He has been a Church of Christ Minister for 35 years. Formerly of the Hooker Congregation in Wildwood, Georgia, Frank was there for 20 years. He is a former employee of Card Monroe. Also, Frank has 28 years experience in funeral service. He and his wife, Linda, currently attend White Oak United Methodist Church. They have three children, Deana, Amy and DeWayne, and three grandchildren.
A native of Chattanooga, Ed has devoted his career to fire and safety education for over 30 years. He is the founder of what is known to fire and building officials as the Life Safety Training Expo. Ed has also contributed to the Chattanooga Crime Stoppers board of directors and is past president and board member of the Chattanooga Citizens Police Academy Alumni. He has been recognized multiple times by the city and county for his achievements for providing multiple services to the Chattanooga area business community as well as its residents. He has always enjoyed helping others, including his parents and the elderly in the community and church. Ed enjoys camping and being with friends and family and is very devoted Christian to his church. Ed is the founder of the Saturday Morning Giddy UP's Breakfast Club and enjoys their fellowship monthly. (non-licensed employee)
Jerry was born in Michigan and raised in Alabama. He is an Army veteran and graduated from Jacksonville State University. His working career was in accounting. Jerry was married to Carol Emmett Hass before she passed away in 2007. They have one daughter, Lee Rogers married to Eric Rogers and two granddaughters. He attends Dallas Bay Baptist Church. Jerry is a member of Institute of Management Accountants and Hixson Chamber of Commerce.
Jim just celebrated 50 years in Chattanooga. He is happy to be a new member of Lane
Funeral Home and has a passion for helping people. Jim joined our team in March of 2019. He is one of the founders of the Chattanooga
Community Kitchen and Chattanooga CARES.
Jim has served on the board as executive director of Fort Wood Historical
Association, Land Marks Chattanooga, president/board member of Southern Country
and as vice president of Primetimers. Also he is a board member and fundraising chairman of 4Paws Pantry. He
has volunteered for the LUNG Association, Kidney Foundation, Chattanooga Heart
Association, Chattanooga Theater Association, Chattanooga Symphony and Opra. Jim
is a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church where he serves on the volunteer desk
and as an usher. He was appointed by
Governor Ned McWherter in 1988 as member of TN Council on AIDS. Awarded TN Citizen of the Year, chosen as one
of 100, in 50 states, as a person who cares.
Jim was recently honored by Mayor Burke for 45 years of volunteer work
with a Proclamation setting aside October 14th as Jim Samples Day.
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