Meet Our Staff


Ormond W. Peters
Owner/Licensed Director

Ormond is a native of Russellville and has been with the funeral home since 1998, over 14 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 D. Littlefield
Licensed Director/Embalmer

Mike has been with the funeral home since 1979, over 33 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.



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 2005, over 9 years. He is retired from USAA in San Antonio after 31 years in the Information Systems department. He has a son, Joe living in Lampasas, Texas. 

Jessica Byrd

Jessica Byrd
Director Apprentice

Jessica worked at Shinn Funeral Service while she was a student
while at Arkansas Tech University. After her graduation, she is working in our business office and getting her funeral directors license.


Becky Brooks
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant

Becky has been with the funeral home since 2001, over 12 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.


William Hatfield
Maintenance Supervisor

Bill has been with Shinn Funeral Sevice for 3 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.


John Thompson
Funeral Assistant / Maintenance Associate

John, a resident of Scottsville, has been with Shinn Funeral Service for over 14 years. 


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.

Owens , Jo Ann

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.