Our Staff

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Helen Swafford Owner/ Funeral Director

I have owned Pikeville Funeral Home since 1995. It was my hope that by buying the funeral home I might be able to give not only the citizens of Bledsoe County a choice, but also give back to the community that has treated me so well over the last 40+ years. I was the State Farm agent here for over 25 years and have served on numerous boards and committees. I am a proud mother and grandmother. My children are Lynne Swafford and Phillip Swafford, I have 5 grandchildren; Christian Swafford, Nick Swafford, Anthony Emiren, Alexander Emiren, and Parker Swafford.

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Jane Wooden Funeral Director / Manager / Pre-Need

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Edwin Farley Embalmer/Funeral Director

Edwin has been in the funeral industry for over 40 years. He serves as our Embalmer and when needed Funeral Director. He brings a wealth of knowledge that is second to none here in the valley. He is definitely an asset to this funeral home. He is married to Patty Farley who is a special needs instructor at BCHS.

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DeAnna Oreto Secretary

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Tracy Myers Attendant

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Harold Cagle Attendant

Harold has served this funeral home since Helen purchased it. He was a former school teacher at BCHS until he retired. He has coached numerous sports including BCHS basketball and football. He is such an asset to have with our funeral home. He is an active member the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ and serves as an Elder. He is married to Glenda Cagle and they have 2 children; Matt and Mark. They also have 3 grandchildren.

 

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Judy Swafford Attendant

Judy has worked for with us for serveral years now. She has worked in several fields; real estate, auctioneering, and now her empathy for others has brought her here. She is married to Roger Bedwell.  Judy served as Judge here in Bledsoe County and that is why occasionally you will hear others call her, Judge Judy. She is very active in her church. Judy spends countless hours helping others and her volunteer spirit is why she is such an asset at this funeral home.

Helen Swafford

Owner/ Funeral Director
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I have owned Pikeville Funeral Home since 1995. It was my hope that by buying the funeral home I might be able to give not only the citizens of Bledsoe County a choice, but also give back to the community that has treated me so well over the last 40+ years. I was the State Farm agent here for over 25 years and have served on numerous boards and committees. I am a proud mother and grandmother. My children are Lynne Swafford and Phillip Swafford, I have 5 grandchildren; Christian Swafford, Nick Swafford, Anthony Emiren, Alexander Emiren, and Parker Swafford.

Jane Wooden

Funeral Director / Manager / Pre-Need
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Edwin Farley

Embalmer/Funeral Director
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Edwin has been in the funeral industry for over 40 years. He serves as our Embalmer and when needed Funeral Director. He brings a wealth of knowledge that is second to none here in the valley. He is definitely an asset to this funeral home. He is married to Patty Farley who is a special needs instructor at BCHS.

DeAnna Oreto

Secretary
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Tracy Myers

Attendant
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Harold Cagle

Attendant
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Harold has served this funeral home since Helen purchased it. He was a former school teacher at BCHS until he retired. He has coached numerous sports including BCHS basketball and football. He is such an asset to have with our funeral home. He is an active member the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ and serves as an Elder. He is married to Glenda Cagle and they have 2 children; Matt and Mark. They also have 3 grandchildren.

 

Judy Swafford

Attendant
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Judy has worked for with us for serveral years now. She has worked in several fields; real estate, auctioneering, and now her empathy for others has brought her here. She is married to Roger Bedwell.  Judy served as Judge here in Bledsoe County and that is why occasionally you will hear others call her, Judge Judy. She is very active in her church. Judy spends countless hours helping others and her volunteer spirit is why she is such an asset at this funeral home.