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 and is currently attending Mortuary College. Josh is passionate about singing and gospel music and was a past member of the Cannan Quartet and Damascus Road Quartet.

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. He also has four nieces, two nephews, and three dogs, a poodle (Katie) and two pugs (Barbara and Anabelle).

His hobbies include volunteering in the community, singing, traveling, watching Netflix, and hanging out with his family and friends.


Baleigh Joseph

Baleigh Joseph

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

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 will attend mortuary science school in the future.

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


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. 


Shane Cox

Shane Cox

Funeral Service Ambassador

Shane Cox is the newest member of the Carman Funeral Home family. Shane was born and raised in Mount Vernon, TX and has been in our community since 1996. He is the current Pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of Flatwoods, where he has been serving for 6 years in March.

He is married to his best friend Robin and they have two sons, Simeon Cox and his wife Courtney and Silas Cox, along with one granddaughter, Callaway Cox. He also has three brothers.

Shane has been pastoring for 25 years, he is a former Chaplain for Kings Daughters Medical Center for 10 years. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and shooting his guns.

When thinking of one of the many verses that is close to his heart he sites First Timothy 1:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.” He has found it to be a privilege and honor to serve not only the people in a pastoral position but Him

 

 


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