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    THOMAS DAVID CARROLL   Paris, Illinois

    THOMAS DAVID CARROLL of Paris, IL died October 12, 2021 at the age of 68. A third-generation funeral director for forty-six years, he worked at Zieren Funeral Home before owning and operating Carroll Funeral Home. Carroll was also a licensed insurance agent for Forethought and Global Atlantic insurance companies. He was a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

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    RONALD L LOMPE   Waterloo, Iowa

    RONALD L. LOMPE of Waterloo, IA died October 7, 2021 at the age of 83. A funeral director for fifty-three years, he managed Chapel of Memories Funeral Home and continued to manage Parrott & Wood and Chapel of Memories Funeral Home when they merged in 1967, until it was sold. Lompe continued to work there until 2006. He graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science.

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    RONNIE D. "RON" MARTIN   Pendleton, Oregon

    RONNIE D. "RON" MARTIN of Pendleton, OR died October 4, 2021 at the age of 69. A funeral director for fifty years, he worked with various funeral homes in California and Oregon before managing the Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Home in Salem, Bateman Funeral Home in Newport, and Pacific View Memo-rial Chapel in Lincoln City. In 2008, Martin and his wife, Valori purchased Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop. A graduate of the San Francisco College of...

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    JAMES POWELL HUNTER III   Lufkin, Texas

    JAMES POWELL HUNTER III of Lufkin, TX died October 3, 2021 at the age of 84. A licensed funeral director for over fifty-six years, he formerly owned Oakley-Metcalf in Lufkin and Cason-Monk-Metcalf in Nacogdoches. Hunter was the founder, chairman and CEO of Equity Corporation International, which merged with Service Corporation International in 1999 after trading on the NYSE. He was a former member and chairman of the Texas Funeral Service...

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    JOSEPH F REBMAN, CCCE   Wilmington, Delaware

    REV. MSGR. JOSEPH F. REBMAN, CCCE of Wilmington, DE died October 3, 2021 at the age of 85. Pastor at St. Joseph's more than 21 years, Msgr. Rebman served in numerous jobs at the Diocese of Wilmington including chancellor, vicar general and judicial vicar. His resume lists almost every important role a priest can fulfill. He met two popes in his life-time, both saints, John XXIII during his seminary years in Rome and John Paul II years later. The...

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    BENJAMIN R EASTERLING, JR   Canal Fulton, Ohio

    BENJAMIN R. EASTERLING JR of Canal Fulton, OH died October 1, 2021 at the age of 71. A funeral director for forty-five years, he began working part-time at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home in Barberton. In 1978, Easterling started working at Swigart Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, which he purchased in 1989. He owned and operated it for thirty-two years. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he served as president...

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    RANDON LEE SHORT   Archbold, Ohio

    RANDON LEE SHORT of Archbold, OH died September 29, 2021 at the age of 71. A licensed funeral director, he worked alongside his father, Robert Short at Short Funeral Home. He became the owner and operator of the firm upon his father's retirement in 2016.

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    LARRY C REAVES   Johnson City, Tennessee

    LARRY C. REAVES of Johnson City, TN died September 24, 2021 at the age of 78. A retired licensed funeral director and grief facilitator, he worked at Appalachian Funeral Home for over forty years. He served as president of the Upper East Tennessee-Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

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    BOBBY G FANNING   Tullahoma, Tennessee

    BOBBY G. FANNING of Tullahoma, TN died September 22, 2021 at the age of 86. A retired funeral director, Fanning served as an embalmer in Saigon, Vietnam, 1965-1966, with the United States Air Force. After Vietnam, Bobby was employed with Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda, MD and the Danzansky and Goldberg Funeral Home in Washington DC/Rockville, MD. In 1982, he relocated to North Palm Beach, FL and served as manager of the Thomas L....

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    DUPLAIN W. "PETE" RHODES III   New Orleans, Louisiana

    DUPLAIN W. "PETE" RHODES III of New Orleans, LA died September 22, 2021 at the age of 61. He managed Rhodes Limousine Service. A graduate of the Worhsam College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

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    ALBERT J. "PETE" KRISTAN   Mundelein, Illinois

    ALBERT J. "PETE" KRISTAN of Mundelein, IL died September 20, 2021 at the age of 95. He worked for Tobin's Funeral Home in Waukegan be-fore opening Burnett-Kristan Funeral Home in 1954, which became Kristan Funeral Home in 1969. A 1948 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

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    TIMOTHY J. STEVENHAGEN   Manchester, Ohio

    TIMOTHY J. STEVENHAGEN of Manchester, OH died September 15, 2021 at the age of 72. He was a licensed funeral director and certified celebrant, working with Bacher Funeral Home and since 2006, the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home.

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    DAVID A ROSS   Akron, Ohio

    DAVID A. ROSS of Akron, OH died September 12, 2021 at the age of 82. A graduate of the Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, he joined his father in the family business, Ross Funeral Home, where he was a funeral director for over fifty years.

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    JACK R SCHMIDT   Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    JACK R. SCHMIDT of Chagrin Falls, OH died September 12, 2021 at the age of 81. In 1976, Jack continued his father's business, which is the National Di-rectory of Morticians (The Red Book). Jack built his legacy by hiring retired business people as salesman; of-ten times employing friends. He was always up for a good joke, with his dry humor. He had an uncanny knack of making you feel like were one of his own, whether you liked it or not.

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    HENRY PRESTON SHAW   Thomasville, Georgia

    HENRY PRESTON SHAW of Thomasville, GA died September 12, 2021 at the age of 26. He obtained an associate degree from Ogeechee Technical College in mortuary science and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer apprentice at Hopkins Mortuary Inc.

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    HERVEY W WALKER, JR   McCormick, South Carolina

    HERVEY W. WALKER JR of McCormick, SC died September 12, 2021 at the age of 95. He was the owner and operator of Walker Funeral Home in McCormick, SC and Brown and Walker Funeral Home in Abbeville, SC. Walker graduated from The American Academy of Embalming in New York in 1946.

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    JOHN BERNARD SCHMITT   Shoreview, Minnesota

    JOHN BERNARD SCHMITT of Shoreview, MN died September 10, 2021 at the age of 84. He was a longtime salesman for Brown Wilbert Vault Co.

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    EDWARD TIMOTHY "TIM" O'NEILL   Dayton, Ohio

    EDWARD TIMOTHY "TIM" O'NEILL of Day-ton, OH died September 7, 2021 at the age of 75. He was associated with, and has assisted many funeral homes throughout his career as a licensed Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky funeral director and embalmer. O'Neill later became an account executive at Homesteaders Life Company, and for the past ten years he represented Cincinnati Equitable Life as an account executive. A 1968 graduate of the Pittsburgh...

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    LARRY JOE ALEXANDER   Jerseyville, Illinois

    LARRY JOE ALEXANDER of Jerseyville, IL died September 6, 2021 at the age of 57. A funeral director and embalmer, he started his career at Gubser Funeral Home in 1985 and became owner in 2000, naming it Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home. In 2020, the funeral home became Alexander Funeral Home. He was the longest running coroner in Jersey County, having been elected in1992. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of...

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    JOE A BUNN   Columbus Grove, Ohio

    JOE A. BUNN of Columbus Grove, OH died September 3, 2021 at the age of 77. He started his job at Superior Coach Corporation in Lima the day after he graduated from college in 1964. Passionate about the funeral car industry throughout his 57 year career, Joe was known as "Mr. Superior." He served as Vice President of Sales Distribution at the time of his death.

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