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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kenneth Ballou / June 13, 1925 - January 30, 2020

Kenneth Ballou / June 13, 1925 - January 30, 2020

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Kenneth, our founder, was a licensed funeral director and embalmer with over 70 years  of service to Cumberland County. He was a graduate of the Kentucky School of Embalming,  and a veteran of World War II, 

Telephone: 1-270-864-3791


Stella Ballou / Nov. 21,1928 - March 16, 2012

Stella Ballou / Nov. 21,1928 - March 16, 2012

Stella had served with the funeral home since its inception. She was a vital part of the funeral home since its beginning, and had served Cumberland County families for over 60 years. 

Telephone: 1-270-864-3791


Joshua Stotts

Joshua Stotts

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Josh is the manager of the funeral home and oversees daily operations. He attended Lindsey Wilson College and is a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and a licensed life insurance agent in the state of Kentucky. He and his wife Melanie have one son John Hunter Stotts.

Telephone: 1-270-864-3791


Melanie Stotts

Melanie Stotts

Funeral Director

Melanie has been with the funeral home since 2002.  She is a licensed funeral director and a registered nurse in the state of Kentucky.  She and her husband Josh have one son, John Hunter Stotts

Telephone: 1-270-864-3791


Ricky Branham

Ricky Branham

Non-licensed Assistant

Ricky has been an assistant with the funeral home since 2005.  He is employed by Rocore Thermal in Burkesville, and helps us part time.  He is a member of Burkesville Baptist Church.  He and his wife Carolyn have one daughter, Hannah.

Telephone: 1-270-864-3791


Ray Morrison

Ray Morrison

Funeral Director / Embalmer



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