Meet Our Staff

Ormond

Ormond W. Peters
Owner/Licensed Director

Ormond is a native of Russellville and has been with the funeral home since 1998, over 15 years. He is a licensed funeral director and manager/owner. He and his wife, Patricia, a physical therapist, have two children, Brittany and Nathan.  They attend First Free Will Baptist Church in Russellville.

Michael

Michael D. Littlefield
Licensed Director/Embalmer

Mike has been with the funeral home since 1979, over 34 years. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1982 and licensed embalmer since 1983. He and his wife, Cathy, are members of First Free Will Baptist Church in Russellville.

 

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Trey Bednar
Licensed Director/Embalmer

Trey is a third generation funeral director and embalmer, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father.  Trey completed his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and continued his education at National Park Community College where he obtained his degree in funeral service science.  He and his wife, Leslie live in Moreland. 

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Jody Rowlen
Licensed Director

Jody is a native of Texas who moved to Russellville with his wife, Lyn in June 2004. He has been with Shinn's since June 2005, over 9 years, having retired from USAA in San Antonio after 31 years in the Information Systems department. He has a son, Joe living in Lampasas, Texas. 

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Karri McClatchey
Apprentice Director/Embalmer

Karri attends Arkansas Tech University Ozark where she is a candidate for the May 2014 graduation when she will receive her associates of applied sciences in funeral service.  When she completes her degree she will be a second generation funeral director/embalmer following in her father's footsteps.  She and her husband, Vincent live in Russellville. 

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Kaye Mazzia
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Kaye graduated from University of Arkansas Community College at Hope where she received her associates degree of applied sciences in funeral service.  She has been married for 21 years to Jason. They have 2 children, Kenneth and Katie.  Kaye and her family attend Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hector.

 

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Gary Harvey
Funeral Assistant

Gary is a pastor at Point Remove Primitive Baptist Church in Russellville.  He holds a Master's degree in English and has taught in public schools for many years.  He has been married to the former Becky Fulmer of Russellville for twenty-five years.  They have two sons, John and Seth.

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Becky Brooks
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant

Becky has been with the funeral home since 2001, over 13 years as receptionist and administrative assistant. Formerly of Atkins, she and her husband, Mike, live in Russellville.  She is a Notary Public and a licensed insurance agent.

Becky was voted as the "Best Receptionist" in the Arkansas River Valley for 2002 and 2010.

Bill

William Hatfield
Maintenance Supervisor

Bill has been with Shinn Funeral Sevice for 4 years.  He is in charge of the building and grounds of the funeral home.  He and his wife, Sarah and his son, John live in Russellville.  Bill is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Ola.

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John Thompson
Funeral Assistant / Maintenance Associate

John, a resident of Scottsville, has been with Shinn Funeral Service for over 15 years. 

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Ila Anderson
Evening Attendant

Ila is a native of Dover. She is retired from the Regions Bank at Dover and serves as an alderwoman for the city of Dover. She attends the Dover Free Will Baptist Church and has two children, Billy Anderson and Renee' Nelson.

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Jo Ann Owens
Evening Attendant

Jo Ann is a native of Dover, She is retired from Entergy at ANO after 25 years and is a member of Oakland Heights Assembly of God.  She has a daughter, Tanya Lee and a son, Richard Owens and three wonderful grandchildren.