Our Staff

Mission Statement

To co-create a meaningful life celebration service and permanent memorial which shares each person’s life’s passions, career, family and friends.


Jim Gay

General Manager
Goodlettsville, White House
Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer

Wayne Slighter

Location Manager, White House
Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer

Abigail Lemley

Lic. Funeral Director
Lic. Embalmer

Melissa Smartt

Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer

Jason Schmittou

Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer


Jeff Merrell

Advance Planning Specialist


Jeff Friedman

Assistant Manager of Advance Planning

Sheryl Bartlett

Advanced Planning Specialist

Ryan Brymer

Veteran’s Specialist


Mahri Raquel

Community Outreach


Cindy Foree

Our Operations Director, Cindy started with our company in 1992. She holds a business management degree and serves as Executive Director for the Cemetery Association of Tennessee.

Utilizing her years of experience in the funeral and cemetery industry, Cindy oversees operations for all of our locations and works with location managers, to achieve our mission and promote the care of families first.


Bill Gregory

Our Sr. VP of Operations, Bill Gregory, has been actively involved in the funeral and cemetery industry, serving the families of Middle Tennessee for over 40 years. He began his career at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, which he still oversees operations for today.

He built his first funeral home in west Nashville in 1994 and has continued to grow the Family Legacy properties which include funeral homes, cemeteries, a crematory and floral services serving most Middle Tennessee families. While he continues to grow our company, he maintains our tradition of providing the same exceptional level of care we would desire for our own family.


Our Director of Advance Planning is responsible for managing our Family Service Counselors to ensure families are able to make cemetery, cremation and funeral arrangements in advance. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ben knows the importance of being prepared.   

Ben has extensive experience in the profession and believes making funeral, cremation, or cemetery decisions does not have to be a difficult process.  He knows the advance planning process allows you to express your wishes and relieve your loved ones of this future emotional and financial burden. This makes it one of the greatest gifts you can give our family.


Customer Review

Bethany C.

They truly care about the families they work with and what they are going through. They go above and beyond to make sure the family is ok during their time of loss... I am forever grateful to them.