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Our Staff

Our Staff


Gerry Blouin
Extended Services Counselor

Gerry grew up in the Phoenix area, earned a Bachelor’s in Human communication at Arizona State and his MBA. He and his wife Deborah are actively involved at Church of the Good Shepherd in Brentwood where Gerry has been the Praise Band drummer for six years, and Deborah serves as an Acolyte and Verger. They reside in Franklin and enjoy music, movies, comedy, college and professional sports.

Rick Chester
Location Manager of Cole & Garrett in Hendersonville

Rick Chester is a funeral director and has served as the location manager of Cole & Garrett Funeral Home In Hendersonville since 2006. He and his wife reside in Mt. Juliet.

Barbara Freeman
Administrative Assistant - Cole and Garrett Hendersonville

Barbara Freeman is the Administrative Assistant at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville. She has been with Cole & Garrett since September, 1991. She resides in Goodlettsville.

Dartha Roaden
Funeral Assistant

Dartha "Dot" Roaden is a funeral assistant, and can be seen most evenings on visitations. She has been with Cole & Garrett Funeral Homes since 2000. Dot is a life time resident of the White House area.

Heather Sharpe
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Heather Sharpe is a funeral director and embalmer mainly at the Goodlettsville and White House locations. She has been with Cole & Garrett since December 2006. She lives in Nashville with her two sons.

Wayne Slighter
General Manager of all Cole & Garrett locations

Wayne has been with Cole & Garrett since October 2002, and has been the general manager of all Cole & Garrett locations since May, 2005. He resides in White House with his wife and two children.

Mary Wilson
Administrative Assistant - Cole and Garrett Goodlettsville Chapel

Mary Wilson is the administrative assistant at the Goodlettsville Chapel. She has been with Cole & Garrett since September, 2009. She and her husband reside in Madison.