Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 606-836-5833 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt

Managing Partner, Funeral Director & Embalmer

In 2016 Matthew was named Managing Partner for Carman Funeral Home. He is a lifelong member of the Greenup County community and currently resides in South Shore with his wife Tessa and two children Ellie and Easton. His parents Paul and Connie Hunt also live in South Shore.

Matthew is a 2001 graduate of Greenup County High School and a 2011 graduate of the Mid-America School of Mortuary Service. He is a member of the East Greenup Kiwanis Club and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board.  When Matthew is home he spends time taking the kids fishing and working around the farm. 


Robert J. Greene

Robert J. Greene

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Robert is a lifelong member of the Russell-Flatwoods communities. He was born in Ashland, KY to the late Herbert and Alice Carman-Greene and was in the 1953 graduating class of Russell High School. Bob is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Embalming and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 55 years.

Bob married the love of his life Johnda on June 24, 1955 which is also his birthday! In that time they have raised three wonderful daughters Stephanie Greene, Marty Greene-Ross and Heather Greene-Warner and through them received two wonderful grandchildren Sarah Jordan Heitze and Nevan Warner.

One of his proudest moments in life is being able to serve his country for five years in the United States Army. Bob also takes pride when it comes to serving his community and getting to know the local residents. Over many years he has been a member of several organizations such as the Flintlock Skeet Club, Flatwoods City Service Board, Flatwoods City Council, the Ambulance Service Board of Greenup County, East Greenup Kiwanis Club, Raceland-Russell Lions Club and the Optimist Club. When he’s not at the funeral home he enjoys hunting, fishing and being with his family. 


Joshua H. Joseph

Joshua H. Joseph

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Josh has been a resident of Raceland, Kentucky since he was three years old. He was born in Martin, Kentucky to Ashland and Wanda Kendrick-Joseph of Raceland and was a 2006 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School. Josh also attended Morehead State University, where he studied music education. He has always had an interest in funeral service and joined the Carman Funeral Home family in 2015; he began his apprenticeship to become a Funeral Director and Embalmer in October and will be attending Mortuary College in the near future. Josh is a member of the Raceland Christian Church and the fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and sings with the Singing Kernels. Josh is passionate about singing, and that is evident from his participation and wins with the Morehead State University Choirs in programs such as the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Mayo International Choral Festival in Ireland. Josh has three brothers, Harry, Ashland, Jr. (Eva) and Todd. He also has one sister Casey (Pat) and another sister, Katrina, who passed away in 2010. Josh has four nieces, two nephews, and three dogs, a poodle (Katie) and two pugs (Barbara and Anabelle). His hobbies include singing, traveling, watching Netflix, and hanging out with his family and friends.

Wm. Phillip Wessell

Wm. Phillip Wessell

Administrative Assistant

William Phillip Wessell currently resides Ashland, KY. Phillip was brought up by his mother Barbara Jo and grandmother Betty Spangler. He is a 1989 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and holds an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Morehead State University. He has been involved in funeral service for twelve years now and has worked at Carman Funeral Home going on five years.

Phil is of the Baptist faith. He is a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  In his free time he loves taking care of his niece Jaycee and playing with his two puppies Molly and Mia. He also enjoys thrift shopping, jamming out to music in his car, camping and hunting. 


Vickie L. MacEachen

Vickie L. MacEachen

Prearrangement Specialist

Vickie currently resides in Russell with her husband Doug. She was born in Huntington to the late Wesley and Thelma Simmons. She has one son, Shawn Mallory that lives in Baltimore, MD. She is a graduate of Wayne High School and Marshall University.  

Vickie has been in funeral service for the past 20 years where she has worked to help families pre-arrange their funeral wishes.

In her free time she loves taking care of her cats, visiting the beach and listing to the radio while driving through her home town and admiring the wonderful changes being made. 


Martin E. Myers

Martin E. Myers

Funeral Service Ambassador

Gene resides in Raceland, Kentucky with his wife, Hilda. He was born in Flatwoods to the late Hubert and Elizabeth Myers. He has four children, Nikki Carter and Tony, Shawn, and Rusty Myers, as well as five grandchildren, Todd, Brad, Gavin, Kay, and Jordan. Gene is a valuable member of the Carman Funeral Home family with seven years of experience in funeral service, all with Carman Funeral Home. He is a 1955 Graduate of Russell High School and attended the Ashland Business College for two years. Gene is also a retiree of Armco Steel and attends the First Apostolic Church of Flatwoods. He is a veteran who served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loves to tinker with machinery and power tools, do woodworking projects, ride four wheelers, go boating, and spend quality time with his family and friends.

Baleigh Joseph

Baleigh Joseph

Funeral Service Ambassador

Baleigh is a recent addition to the Carman Funeral Home staff. She was born in Ashland to her parents Ashland and Eva Joseph. Baleigh is a 2017 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School and plans to attend college in the fall to obtain a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education.

She is an avid runner and enjoys being with her family and friends in her spare time. 


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