Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory recently (April 16, 2010) celebrated 10 years of serving families in the Wiregrass area. Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, is independently owned by local businesspersons John Watson, Al Trull, Barbara Mathis Taylor. and Lance Shepard. Along with the experienced directors and staff that are also established in the local community, the owners are dedicated to the goal of assisting families in the Wiregrass area honor loved ones by celebrating their lives.
Lance Shepard, Funeral Director & Co-Owner
Lance has worked with Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory for the past four years. He became a certified crematory operator in 2003 and a licensed funeral director in 2004. Lance was born and raised in Dothan. He is a graduate of Dothan High School Class of 1988 and is a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Lance is the son of Billy Joe and Janice Shepard. He is married to the former Sonja Holsonback of Guntersville and they have two sons, Auborn and Hayes. If Lance can be of any service to you and your family, please feel free to give him a call.
Larry Mills, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Larry has worked with Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory for the past two years. He became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in 1974 and is a certified crematory operator. Larry was raised in Dothan. He graduated from Wicksburg High School in 1969 and is a member of Southside Baptist Church. Larry is married to the former Linda Bush of Dothan. If Larry can be of service to you and your family, please feel free to give him a call.
Robert Farmer, Funeral Director
Robert Farmer is a licensed funeral director and has been associated with the funeral service for over ten years. He is a member of the Slocomb Church of Christ and is married to the former Gwen Myers of Hartford. They have one daughter, Angela and a son, Frank, and three grandchildren.
Earl and Merle Sellers
Earl and Merle Sellers have been in the funeral business for 16 years. They
live in Dothan and attend Calvary Baptist Church in Cottonwood where Earl
serves as a deacon and Merle serves as Sunday School secretary and Women's
Ministry Director. They have one son and daughter in law Steve and Sharon,
who live in Destin, Florida. They consider working at Southern Heritage as a
ministry instead of a job. They feel this was a calling from God and
ordained by him in the early years of their marriage. They have been married
for 54 years. Therefore, they have dedicated their lives to serve the people
of this community. It is a privilege for them to serve all families in their
time of need. If they can ever be of service to anyone, please feel free to
call them at anytime.