History & 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.

Our Valued Staff

  • Kathy Rodgers

    Kathy Rodgers, Location Manager/Funeral Director/Pre-Need Agent

    Kathy has been with the funeral home since 2009. She is married to Steve Rodgers, and they have two children, Mason and Cooper. She is a 1989 graduate of Cherokee County High School, a 1991 graduate of Gadsden Business College, and a 2022 graduate of John A Gupton College. She and her family are members of Centre First United Methodist Church. Kathy says she loves her community and is proud to be able to serve the town where she grew up and still resides today.

  • James Glenn

    James Glenn, Funeral Director/Embalmer

    James is a resident of Cherokee County and has over 17 years of experience in funeral service. James is a 2015 graduate of Jefferson State with an AAS in Funeral Service Education. He is also the chairman of the Northeast Alabama Chapter of Quailforever. He is a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church in Cedar Bluff Alabama, along with his daughter Emily. He looks forward to serving the families of Cherokee County, for years to come.

  • India  Careaga

    India Careaga, Funeral Director/Embalmer

    A lifelong resident of Cherokee County, India and her husband, Adam, live in Centre with their two sons, Lake and Creek. India is a graduate of Cherokee County High school and has numerous years of beauty shop experience as an esthetician and makeup artistry. It was her experience as the local makeup artist that led her to mortuary school. After receiving her degrees in embalming and funeral directing, India obtained a position, here as an employee at Perry Funeral Home, where she loves serving her hometown.

  • Haley Conroy

    Haley Conroy, Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Haley is a 2013 graduate of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School and a 2021 graduate of John A. Gupton College. She is a longtime parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Although Haley grew up in Jacksonville, she is happy to now call Cherokee County home and serve her community. In her spare time, she loves kayaking, traveling, exploring local and surrounding sites and spending time with her family and dogs.

  • Floyd & Patricia  Prater

    Floyd & Patricia Prater, Funeral/Vistiation Assistants

    Floyd and Patricia have worked for Perry Funeral Home for many years, especially during our night visitations. They reside in Sand Rock and are members of Sand Rock Baptist Church. They have two daughters; Saprina (Greg) Oliver and Pam (Brandon) Garmany, as well as four grandchildren; Tyler, Hannah, Lucas, and Madalyn. We are blessed to have these true servants to the community.