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, 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, 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 live and play
in the Red Bank/Hixson area so I can best get to know and serve my community.
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 35 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
Steve has always had a passion for funeral service and received his degree in mortuary science at John A. Gupton Mortuary School in Nashville, TN. Before becoming a funeral director/embalmer, Steve was a police officer for 13 years. Steve and his wife, Sarah, have five children and 10 grandchildren. They are very active with high school band activities and try to spend any spare moment with family. He also enjoys piddling in his tool shed or tinkering with his old truck.
Steve is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association.
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.
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)
is a long-time resident in the Chattanooga area with much public contact experience. He has travelled extensively in the SE United
States, serving as a Photographic Consultant in Church Directories. He graduated from Tennessee Technological
University, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Temple
University. He has served as a Teacher,
Principal, Music Director, Pastor and Evangelist. He and his wife Peggy attend Hickory Valley
Baptist Church, where he teaches the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. (non-licensed employee)
Erin is new to our Administrative team and Chattanooga. She
moved to Ooltewah in 2015 after graduating from University of Maryland,
Baltimore County. She has since moved to North Chattanooga with her spouse
Josh, 2 cats, and her dog Nora. In addition to her time with us Erin is a
volunteer at Welcome Home Hospice. (non-licensed employee)
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