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

Matthew was named Managing Partner of Carman Funeral Home in 2016.

He is a lifelong resident of the Greenup County community and currently resides in South Shore with his wife, Tessa and three children, Ellie, Easton and Eli. 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 East Greenup Kiwanis Club and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board. 

In his spare time, Matthew  loves to spend 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 to the late Herbert and Alice Carman-Greene. 

Bob is a 1953 graduate of Russell High School and a graduate of Kentucky School of Embalming. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1961.

Bob married the love of his life Johnda June 24, 1955, which also happens to be his birthday! They have raised three wonderful daughters, Stephanie Greene, Marty Greene-Ross and Heather Greene-Warner and have two wonderful grandchildren, Sarah Jordan Heitze and Nevan Warner.

One of Bob's proudest moments in life is being able to serve his country for five years in the United States Army.

Bob 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 including 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.

He was recently awarded his 60 year pin and Legion of Honor Award from the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County.

When he’s not at the funeral home, Bob 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 since he was three years old. He was born in Martin to Ashland and Wanda Kendrick-Joseph of Raceland.

Josh is a 2006 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School,  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, where he began his apprenticeship to become a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Josh is currently attending Mortuary College.

Josh is passionate about singing and gospel music and was a former member of Cannan Quartet and Damascus Road Quartet.

Josh has three brothers, Harry, Ashland, Jr. (Eva) and Todd. He has two sisters, Casey (Pat) and  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 volunteering in the community, singing, traveling, watching Netflix, and hanging out with his family and friends.

Josh is the 2018-2019 President Elect for the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County.


Wm. Phillip Wessell

Wm. Phillip Wessell

Administrative Assistant

William Phillip Wessell currently resides in Ashland.

He was raised by his mother, Barbara Jo and grandmother, Betty Spangler.

Phillip is a 1989 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and received an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Morehead State University.

He has worked at Carman Funeral Home since 2012 and has been involved in funeral service for many years.

Phillip is of the Baptist faith and 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. Phillip enjoys thrift shopping, jamming out to music in his car, camping and hunting. 


Ronda Nixon

Ronda Nixon

Funeral Service Ambassador

Ronda Nixon was born in Ashland to her parents, Ron and Sadie Bishop. She is a 1989 graduate of Lawrence County High School in Louisa and currently resides in Ashland.


She has two grown children, Darren who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and Roni Jo who lives in Ashland.


Ronda graduated from Miller Motte Business College in 1995 with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Technology, Kaplan University in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies and is currently pursuing her MBA from Northcentral University.


She is a member of Ashland Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 350, where she was awarded the 2018 Elks Citizen of the Year.

Ronda is on the Ashland Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee. She is the team captain of "Sassy Kats" and walks in memory of her mom, Sadie,  Aunt Imogene and Uncle Pete, who passed away from Alzheimer's Disease.


Shane Cox

Shane Cox

Funeral Service Ambassador

Shane was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Texas and has been in our community since 1996. He is the current Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Flatwoods.

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

Shane has been pastoring for 25 years and was a former Chaplain at King's Daughters Medical Center for 10 years. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and shooting 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.”

Shane has found it to be a privilege and honor to serve not only the people in a pastoral position but Him

 

 


Bobby Williams

Bobby Williams

Funeral Service Ambassador

Bobby Williams joined the Carman Funeral Home family in the summer of 2018.

He currently resides in Greenup with his wife, Catherine. Bobby is the son of Dorothy Williams and the Late Charles Williams.

Bobby has one daughter, Amanda Hall; one stepdaughter, Nikita Evans; one stepson, Matthew Campbell; and five grandchildren, Charlie, Odin, Josie, Isaiah and Allyson.

He currently attends Flatwoods Pentecostal Holiness Church and is a graduate of Russell High School. In his spare time, Bobby enjoys fishing, hunting and camping.

Bobby has worked in the funeral services industry for two years.


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