History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In a time of need, it’s only natural to trust in friends and neighbors. And, the more you know about locally-owned and operated funeral homes, the more you come to appreciate the difference.

At Pinkard Funeral Home, we are dedicated to providing quality funeral services to all the people of this community. Our funeral homes are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you never have to talk to an answering service. And we know that when a family suffers a loss of a loved one, it can be very comforting to know that your loved one will never be left alone.

We are staffed with licensed funeral directors, embalmers, and employees who are local people. We have modern facilities with spacious parking, and easy access both in, and out of, the building for senior citizens and those who are physically-challenged.

Rex Pinkard, our President and General Manager, has been involved in the funeral service for over 40 years. He is a graduate of Haleyville High School and Jefferson State Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama. Rex served his country for 25 years in the Alabama National Guard. He holds both embalming and funeral director licenses. He is a local man who has succeeded through hard work and dedication to his profession. The first funeral home was opened in Haleyville, Alabama, in April, 1994, and the second location in Russellville, Alabama, in 1996.

Tim Pinkard is Vice-President and Manager of the Haleyville facility. Tim and his wife, Vanessa, are both graduates of Colbert Heights High School. Tim is a graduate of Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a licensed Funeral Director, embalmer and licensed pre-need Insurance agent. Tim is active in various civic groups.

Bertha Pinkard serves as secretary/treasurer. She is a graduate of Phillips High school.

Since the beginning of Pinkard Funeral Homes, Inc., our goal has been to provide professional, compassionate service to our customers before, during and after the funeral of their loved one. When you make the decision about where to turn during your time of need, please consider the local, dedicated staff of Pinkard Funeral Homes.


Our Valued Staff

Rex H. Pinkard

Rex H. Pinkard, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Rex Pinkard, our President and General Manager, has been involved in the funeral service for over 40 years. He is a graduate of Haleyville High School and Jefferson State Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama. Rex served his country for 25 years in the Alabama National Guard. He holds both embalming and funeral director licenses. He is a local man who has succeeded through hard work and dedication to his profession.  The first funeral home was opened in Haleyville, Alabama, in April, 1994, and the second location in Russellville, Alabama, in 1996.


Bertha Pinkard

Bertha Pinkard, Secretary/Treasurer/Bookkeeper

Bertha Pinkard serves as secretary/treasurer. She is a graduate of Phillips High School.


Chuck Cashion

Chuck Cashion, Funeral Director and Embalmer


Bennie Ballard

Bennie Ballard, Assistant Funeral Director


Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper, Office Manager


Kaye Hutcheson

Kaye Hutcheson, Secretary/Support Staff


Larry Franks

Larry Franks, Funeral Director


Starland Newell

Starland Newell, Support Staff


Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith, Support Staff


Don Weiler

Don Weiler, Support Staff


Laura Pounders

Laura Pounders, Custodian


Tim Pinkard

Tim Pinkard, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Tim Pinkard is Vice-President and Manager of the Haleyville facility. Tim is a graduate of Colbert Heights High School and Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Conyers, Georgia. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent. Tim is active in various civic groups.


Stanley Holland

Stanley Holland, Funeral Director


Vanessa Pinkard

Vanessa Pinkard, Licensed Pre-need Insurance Agent


Sandi Weiler

Sandi Weiler, Office Manager


Phillip Fleming

Phillip Fleming, Support Staff


Oras Wakefield

Oras Wakefield, Support Staff


Rodney Shirley

Rodney Shirley, Support Staff


Judy Pounders

Judy Pounders, Secretary/Support Staff