Gene East, Manager
Gene has more than 30 years of experience as a funeral director and embalmer, including 20-plus years of experience managing funeral homes and cemeteries. He graduated from Jefferson State in Birmingham with a degree in mortuary science.
He is currently an area manager for Gamble Holding Company, serving as location manager of their Guntersville (Carr Funeral Home), Grant (Grant Memorial Chapel) and Scottsboro (Scottsboro Funeral Home) locations.
Gene, his wife Shana and their son, Jackson, reside in Arab. The East family attends Desperation Church of Arab. East is also an active member of the Guntersville Civitan Club and he serves as the president of Arab Youth Football League.
Cody Gore, CFSP, CCO, Funeral Director
Cody has been serving families of this area full time since 2008 and worked part time while in high school and college beginning in 2005. He is a licensed funeral director, registered preneed sales agent, and licensed cremationist in Alabama, as well as a licensed funeral director in Tennessee. He also holds the designations of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and Certified Crematory Operator from the National Funeral Director’s Association. Cody has served with the Family Assistance Center of the State Mortuary Operation Response Team, as well as having previously served as a Deputy Coroner with the Marshall County Coroner's Office and DeKalb County Coroner’s Office. After graduating from Geraldine High School, he attended Northeast Alabama Community College, Jacksonville State University, and Jefferson State Community College. Cody lives just outside of Scottsboro in the Swearengin Community with his wife, Kelsy and two sons, Greyson and Tripp. They are members of Oak Grove Holiness Church.
Rev. James “Totchie” McLain, Preneed/Family Services Counselor
Jim “Totchie” McLain has lived in Jackson County for over 30 years. A graduate of Scottsboro High School, Totchie has worked in sales all of his life. A strong believer in his faith, he is the pastor of the Hytop Holiness Church on Cumberland Mountain. He can trace his relationship to Scottsboro Funeral Home as far back as his great grandfather, grandfather, and father who all preached funerals for the funeral home in their time. Totchie handles preneeds for Scottsboro Funeral Home, by helping preplan funeral/memorial services. He also is our Family Service Counselor for Pinehaven Memorial Gardens. As a Family Service Counselor, he helps families purchase cemetery/mausoleum/niche property and design the perfect cemetery memorial or monument. He has worked with the company for many years. Totchie and his wife, Wanda, live in Hytop.
Donald L. Phillips, Funeral Director
Donald, a licensed funeral director, joined the staff of Scottsboro Funeral Home February 1, 1984. Donald is one of the original staff members who worked with the Henshaw family, who started the funeral home. Donald lives in Scottsboro and is married to Judy C. Phillips, who is also a staff member of Scottsboro Funeral Home. Donald is a member of Roaches Cove Baptist Church.
Bobby Joe Webb, Funeral Director
Bobby Joe joined the staff of Scottsboro Funeral Home as a licensed funeral director in 2006. A true public servant, Bobby joined our staff after he retired from the Scottsboro Fire Department with 28 years of service, as well as the ambulance service after 34 years. Bobby Joe's funeral home career actually began in 1972 when be worked part time for Henshaw's Scottsboro 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 member of Center Point Baptist Church. Bobby lives in Dutton with his wife, Missy.
Glenda Johnson, Office Administrator
Glenda is a life-long resident of Jackson County. She is a 2005 graduate of Scottsboro High School and attended Northeast Alabama Community College after high school. Glenda worked in the banking industry for 10 years before coming to work for the funeral home in 2018.
She feels that this is not just a job but a calling. She enjoys helping families in one of their most difficult times.
Glenda resides in Scottsboro with her daughter, Aubrie.