Our 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.

Amber Coss Brummett

Amber Coss Brummett

Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Amber joined Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home full time in February of 2022, to serve as the Funeral Home Manager.  She is a lifelong resident of Ripley, TN.  Amber’s desire to be in the Funeral Profession started while still in high school, she was a graduate of the Youth Leadership Lauderdale where she got connected with Garner Funeral Home and began working.  Amber graduated from Northwest Community College with a degree in mortuary science 2014. Upon graduation Amber went to work for Memphis Funeral Home serving Shelby County and the surrounding areas. Amber is privileged and honored to have the opportunity to serve alongside a very talented staff here at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home and Covington Memorial Gardens. She is married to her husband, Dustin and they have two children, Everly Ann and Beckham Chance; as a family, they attend Covington First Baptist Church.

 

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Dianne Kirkpatrick-Bishop

Dianne Kirkpatrick-Bishop

Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer (Non-Licensed)

Dianne joined Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home full time in February of 2022.  She is currently attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Services, where she is majoring in becoming a dual licensed funeral director and embalmer.  She chose to do her apprenticeship locally because that is where her heart is.  Born and raised in the mid-south, Dianne moved to Ripley Tennessee in 2003.  She is a proud mother to three boys.  Being part of a local funeral home with a familiar face is very important to Dianne.  She understands during some of the hardest times that it helps having someone you know to be there along the way.  She is an active member in her community and enjoys lending a helping hand to all.  


Johnna Elizabeth Watkins

Johnna Elizabeth Watkins

Apprentice Funeral Director (Non-Licensed)

Johnna began her career in funeral service working at Morgan Funeral Home in Arkansas, while in high school. She attended Northwest Mississippi Community College, and started working for Memphis Funeral Home serving Shelby County, in 2017. She is a member of First Pentecostal Church, in Union City. Johnna is currently attending school at Jefferson State Community College, and serving her apprenticeship at Maley-Yarbrough.  Johnna is a “local gal” that enjoys caring for her horse, Sugar, when she is not caring for families.  Johnna is proud to be a part of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. She has a giving heart and looking forward to serving Tipton County and surrounding areas.  


Barbara Dedmon

Barbara Dedmon

Office Administrator & Licensed Funeral Director



Tommy Baxter

Tommy Baxter

Funeral Assistant (Non-Licensed)



Jonathan Sorrell

Jonathan Sorrell

Gravedigger/Caretaker



June & Sammy Beasley

June & Sammy Beasley

Greeters (Non-Licensed)



Janie Hall

Janie Hall

Greeter (Non-Licensed)



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