Charles is the grandson of Hiram C. Higgins, founder of Higgins Funeral Home, and son of Philip M. Higgins the second generation owner. Charles has been with the funeral home since 1972 as the third generation owner for 35 years.
|Clay Higgins – Owner
Clay, son of Charles Higgins, returned to Fayetteville in 2001 from Colorado as the fourth generation owner of Higgins Funeral Home. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where he graduated in 1992. After completing his certification in funeral directing and embalming at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service he completed his requirements to become licensed in both disciplines. After working in the tech industry in Colorado, Clay and his wife Amy decided to move to Fayetteville to work in the family business and raise their two children, Hunter and Lucy.
|Tommy Sisk – Family Care Assistant
Tommy has been a part of Higgins Funeral Home since 1972. Tommy is a native of Lincoln County, a graduate of Central High School, and an Elder at the Liberty Church of Christ. He is married to Becky Sisk. They have one son, Whitney.
|Christopher Ross, CFSP – Funeral Director / Embalmer
Chris joined the Higgins Funeral Home in 2014 and is part of our Complete Care program. He is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and Licensed Insurance Agent for the State of Tennessee. Chris has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). He also has his Crematory Operators Certification from the Cremation Association of North America, Licensed Preneed Agent in Tennessee, and his Mortuary Science License for the State of Michigan.
Chris is married to Rachel of Lawrence County, Tennessee. He is an active member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, Southern Middle Tennessee MAD SAM Leadership Team, Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, NFDA, and APFSP.
He is a native of Laingsburg, Michigan and a 2007 graduate of Laingsburg High School. He graduated Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan in 2009 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois in 2010.
|Hope DeJarnatt – After Care Counselor
Hope started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2009. She is a native of Lincoln County, and a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. She is married to Dr. Dan DeJarnatt. They have two children, Drew Ivey and Laura Stevens.
|Tommy Graham – Funeral Director/Embalmer
Tommy began his career in funeral service in 1964. He is a graduate of the John A. Gupton College in Nashville where he received an Associate of Arts degree in funeral service. He also holds certification from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both TN. and AL. He and his wife, Jane, have one daughter, Robbin Kennamer. Robbin and her husband also have one daughter and the family are members of the First Baptist Church, McBurg.
|Sherri Haislip – Funeral Assistant
Sherri started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2005. She is a native of Lincoln County and a graduate of Central High School. She is married to Ricky Haislip. They have two children, Marissa Thornton and Carmen Haislip.
|Robert Strope – Funeral Assistant
Robert started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2008. He is a native of Lincoln County, a graduate of Flintville High School and is a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He served as the Fire Chief in Fayetteville for 30 years. He has four children Tony Strope, Jennifer Strope Stanly, Sammy Whitworth and Scott Whitworth.
|James Strope – Funeral Assistant|
|Bekah Moreno – Office Manager
Bekah started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2017. She is a native of Madison County. She and her daughter, Rosie Moreno, currently reside in Lincoln County. She attended Hazel Green High School and Motlow State Community College and is working towards earning her Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
|Rick Gains – Funeral Assistant|
|Joy Lieb – Funeral Director Apprentice
Joy started at Higgins in March of 2017 as a licensed Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer. She relocated to Fayetteville from northwest Illinois where she is a 2013 graduate of Galena High School. She graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science. She has also earned a Crematory Operators Certification from the Cremation Association of North America. In addition to funeral service, Joy is also a musician who loves to play flute, guitar, piano, and sing.
|Jayson Davis – Advance Planning Specialist
Jayson joined Higgins Funeral Home in 2010 and is honored to be our Advance Planning Specialist. He is a licensed insurance agent for the state of Tennessee and takes great pride in helping families avoid added stress during the loss of a loved one by sharing the value of Advance Planning. Jayson is a native of Franklin County and attended Franklin County High School, Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University. He, his wife and children live in Tullahoma. Jayson welcomes the opportunity to visit with you during the weekday, evenings or weekend to help you protect your family.
|Rick Lamon – Funeral Assistant
|Gayla Moore – Funeral Assistant