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

    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 current student of John A Gupton College. She and her family are members of Centre First United Methodist Church. Kathy says she feels blessed to be able to serve people in the town where she grew up and still resides today.

  • James Glenn

    James Glenn, Funeral Director and 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 and 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.

  • Kimball Parker

    Kimball Parker, Funeral assistant

    Kimball was born and raised in Centre and is a 1977 graduate of Cherokee County High School. He is married to the former Karen Anderson, and they have four children; Adam, Samantha, Kimberly and Kris and four grandchildren; Will, Ben, Sam, and Maisy. He is owner of the Parker Insurance Agency and served 12 years as a county commissioner for Cherokee County. Kimball and his family attend Centre First Baptist Church.