About Us | Scottsboro Funeral Home

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 History

In 1937, Mr. J.F. "Frank" Henshaw, Sr. moved to Scottsboro from Gurley, Alabama and started Henshaw's-Scottsboro Funeral Home just off the southwest corner of the square.  In 1947, Henshaw's-Scottsboro Funeral Home moved to a new location on Willow Street.  Henshaw's-Scottsboro Funeral Home was operated from this location until they moved to the current location on May 12, 1974.  In the early 1960's, W.R. Henshaw and Frank Henshaw, sons of Mr. J.F. "Frank" Henshaw, Sr., began overseeing the operation of Henshaw's-Scottsboro Funeral Home.  In 1988, Jim Grigg, Reid Henshaw, and Craig Henshaw, grandsons of Mr. J.F. "Frank" Henshaw, Sr., took over ownership of the funeral home.

Our mission is to serve the families in our community with the utmost care and concern, dedication, compassion and professionalism. Since 1937, families have turned to us in times of need the way they would turn to any close and trusted friend. Our tradition of service and our deep connection within our community do make a difference. Scottsboro Funeral Home is proud to still be family owned and locally operated.

A funeral should be as unique and special as the person it represents.  We believe every life has a unique story and deserves to be honored.  Let us help you tell that story, and truly celebrate a life that was lived.

Our Valued Staff

Cody Gore CFSP, CCO

Cody Gore CFSP, CCO, Funeral Director

As a licensed funeral director and registered preneed sales agent, Cody has been serving families of Jackson County, DeKalb County, Marshall County, and the surrounding areas since 2008. He also holds the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and Certified Crematory Operator feomcthe National Funeral Director’s Association. With his experience and knowledge, Cody directs the day-to-day operations of Scottsboro Funeral Home . After graduating from Geraldine High School, he attended Northeast Alabama Community College, Jacksonville State University, and Jefferson State Community College. Cody also previously served as Deputy Coroner with the DeKalb County Coroner's Office. A native of Geraldine, he now lives in the Swearengin community of Scottsboro with his wife, Kelsy and newborn son, Greyson. They are members of Oak Grove Holiness Church.

Kenneth  Woosley

Kenneth Woosley, Funeral Director-Embalmer

Mr. Woosley has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1975.

He is married to Lori Woosley and is a member of Center Point Baptist Church.

Donald L. Phillips

Donald L. Phillips, Funeral Director

Donald joined the staff of Scottsboro Funeral Home February 1, 1984. Donald is married to Judy C. Phillips. Donald is a licensed funeral director and a registered pre-need agent with the State of Alabama. Donald is a member of Roaches Cove Baptist Church.

Bobby J. Webb

Bobby J. Webb, Funeral Director

Bobby joined the staff of Scottsboro Funeral Home in 2006. Bobby retired from the Scottsboro Fire Department after 28 years of service and from the ambulance service after 34 years of service. Bobby started in the funeral industry in 1972 when he worked part time for Henshaw Funeral Home and later in 1973 when he joined the Word, Morrison, Gentle Funeral Home and Ambulance Service. Bobby graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1974, and obtained his E.M.T. Basic through UAH and in 1977 obtained his E.M.T. II from Northeast Community College. Bobby is a licensed funeral director and a registered pre-need agent with the State of Alabama. Bobby is a member of Center Point Baptist Church.

Craig  Henshaw

Craig Henshaw, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Craig is a native of Scottsboro and a graduate of Scottsboro High School. Craig graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Craig graduated from Jefferson State Community College with an A.A.S in funeral service education and received his certification from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards after successfully completing the National Board Exam. Craig previously served as a District Representative with the Alabama Funeral Directors Association. Craig is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and a registered pre-need agent with the State of Alabama. Craig is a member of Scottsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Judy C. Phillips

Judy C. Phillips, Administrative Assistant

Judy joined the staff of Scottsboro Funeral Home and Pinehaven Memorial Gardens in 2006. Judy is married to Donald Phillips. Judy is a registered pre-need agent with the State of Alabama. Judy is a member of Roaches Cove Baptist Church.

Rev. James “Totchie” McLain

Rev. James “Totchie” McLain, Preneed Counselor

Tanya Welch

Tanya Welch, Office Administrator