Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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JOE DON BAILEY Alabama Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Need Specialist

Born and raised in Alabama, Joe Don has been in the  Insurance Industry for 50 years  and in the Funeral and Pre-need sales for the last 10 years. He holds a Alabama Insurance License and a Alabama Funeral Director’s License. He is married to Candy (Rowe) Bailey and  they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Central Church of Christ.

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GREG GREENE, CFSP, CCO Managing Funeral Director / Embalmer greg@limestonechapel.com

Greg Greene has been a lifelong resident of Athens, AL.  Greg retired from Delphi / General Motors after 30 years of services. He then started Greene Removal Service and help service the Funeral Homes in the North Alabama Area. After eight months, he sold the company and had the opportunity to attend Calhoun Community College and then in August 2007 transferred to John A. Gupton Mortuary College in Nashville, Tennessee. Graduated in December 2008. He is licensed as Funeral Director and Embalmer in Alabama and Tennessee. Greene current holds an Alabama license to sell pre-need funerals. In November, 2011, Greg was awarded the certification by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and may use the designation CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) after his name.Greg has also been award the Certified Cematory Operator (CCO) by the NFDA at the Tennessee Funeral Directors convention in 2016. In May 2017, Greg was named Managing Funeral Director and Embalmer. Greg is married to Selina Tarpley Greene of Athens and they have two children, Sabrina Strain of Ardmore, Al and Coty Greene of Ardmore, Al. Greg also has three Grandchildren, Hadley Anne Strain, Luka Duel Greene, and Lennon Frances Greene. Greg attends Madison Street Baptist in Athens.

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DOUG FIELDS Alabama Licensed Funeral Director

Doug Fields was born in LaGrange, Illinois to Windell and Eunice Colleen Bruner Fields. He moved to London, Kentucky after the sudden death of his father in December 1975. He graduated from Laurel County High School in 1978 and attended Sue Bennett College for 1 year before meeting his future wife, Mary Wiser. Doug and Mary have been married since April, 1980 and have 4 children: Jennifer (Ian) Lacasse, Jessica (Clay) Jordan, Jacquelyn (Kevin) Fielder, and Douglas Fields II. They have 8 grandchildren: Alyssa, Ally, James, Zaida, Sarah, Mason, Andre, and Emma Cait. Doug has been in the funeral home service since 1979 working some part time, but in 2013 began working full time while going to Calhoun Community College and then Jefferson State Community College where he received his Funeral Service Certificate in December 2014. Doug received his Funeral Director’s License in October 2015. Doug is a member of Eastside church of Christ. Although Doug worked part time here for about 3 years from 2010 -2013, he is very thankful and privileged to be back at Limestone Chapel to serve families and honor the memories of their loved ones.

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JERRY LAMAR Alabama Licensed Funeral Director

Jerry was born and raised in Alabama.  He retired from Dunlop Tire, and has been in the Funeral Industry since 1961, and holds an Alabama Funeral Director’s License. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Jerry is married  to Nancy Lamar.

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William E. "Bill" Ludlam III Funeral Director / Embalmer Bill@limestonechapel.com

   William E. “Bill” Ludlam III has served the communities of North Alabama for 32 years within Funeral Service. He Is a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and board certified by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States as well as each state he holds a license.

   Bill was born in Memphis, was raised along side the Tennessee River on Pickwick lake at mile marker 225 (Eastport) where Lauderdale, Colbert counties in Alabama and Tishomingo county in Mississippi joins at the Mississippi, Alabama state lines. Bill attended Mississippi State University, Northwest & Northeast Community Colleges where he studied Forestry, business and received degrees in Marketing and Mortuary Science.

   In 1993 he moved into North Alabama where he has raised 4 children. Starkey-morgan Butler, Lily Grace Ludlam, Miller and Liam Ludlam. Bill is the son, grandson and nephew of Methodist Ministers and he believes this is where his desire to serve people is derived. When we avoid talking about our end-of-life wishes, we lose something especially important. We lose the ability to capture a life story and to write that final chapter. Bill believes this is the true importance of memorialization. Bill is very thankful and views it as a privileged to be a hand that reaches out to help when no one else has the words.

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CAREN SAMPLE Office Assistant caren@limestonechapel.com

Caren has lived in Athens for most of her life. She enjoys baking, and has owned her own business in the past. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephew. She attends Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville.

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ALLEN PERRY Support Staff

Allen was born and raised in Limestone County.  He is a 1976 graduate of Athens High School and 1980 graduate of the University of North Alabama.  He is married to Marcia (Carroll) Perry and they live in Decatur.   They have two sons, Shane of Dothan, AL and Spencer of Sandy Springs, GA.  In December 2012, Allen retired after 31 years as a law enforcement officer.  He worked at Athens Police Department, Decatur Police Decatur and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.  He and Marcia are both very active members at Central Park Baptist Church and with Operation Christmas Child.

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ALBERT HARAWAY Support Staff

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LARRY WHITE Alabama Licensed Funeral Director

Larry attended Calhoun Community College and is a a graduate of Jefferson State Community College. He completed a course of study for Funeral Director and graduated with distinction.

He also served six years active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Electronic Technician and held a Top Secret Security Clearance during his enlistment.

Larry retired after thirty years of employment with Norfolk Southern Railway as a Communication Electronic Technician.

Married to Marcy for 32 Blessed years and together they have 4 children and 15 grandchildren.

Larry and Marcy are members of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church.

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JOSHUA MOORE, CCO Alabama Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Joshua is a lifelong resident of Limestone county. He is a 2006 graduate of East Limestone High School. Joshua has also attended Calhoun Community College for general course studies, religion, and phlebotomy. He has a background in customer service as well as animal health and ranching. Joshua graduated from Jefferson State Community College on May 5, 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is married to Tiffany Moore and they have two sons, Jackson and Tucker. He is a member of East Highland Baptist Church. Joshua has also been awarded the Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) by the NFDA.

JOE DON BAILEY

Alabama Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Need Specialist
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Born and raised in Alabama, Joe Don has been in the  Insurance Industry for 50 years  and in the Funeral and Pre-need sales for the last 10 years. He holds a Alabama Insurance License and a Alabama Funeral Director’s License. He is married to Candy (Rowe) Bailey and  they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Central Church of Christ.

GREG GREENE, CFSP, CCO

Managing Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Greg Greene has been a lifelong resident of Athens, AL.  Greg retired from Delphi / General Motors after 30 years of services. He then started Greene Removal Service and help service the Funeral Homes in the North Alabama Area. After eight months, he sold the company and had the opportunity to attend Calhoun Community College and then in August 2007 transferred to John A. Gupton Mortuary College in Nashville, Tennessee. Graduated in December 2008. He is licensed as Funeral Director and Embalmer in Alabama and Tennessee. Greene current holds an Alabama license to sell pre-need funerals. In November, 2011, Greg was awarded the certification by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and may use the designation CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) after his name.Greg has also been award the Certified Cematory Operator (CCO) by the NFDA at the Tennessee Funeral Directors convention in 2016. In May 2017, Greg was named Managing Funeral Director and Embalmer. Greg is married to Selina Tarpley Greene of Athens and they have two children, Sabrina Strain of Ardmore, Al and Coty Greene of Ardmore, Al. Greg also has three Grandchildren, Hadley Anne Strain, Luka Duel Greene, and Lennon Frances Greene. Greg attends Madison Street Baptist in Athens.

DOUG FIELDS

Alabama Licensed Funeral Director
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Doug Fields was born in LaGrange, Illinois to Windell and Eunice Colleen Bruner Fields. He moved to London, Kentucky after the sudden death of his father in December 1975. He graduated from Laurel County High School in 1978 and attended Sue Bennett College for 1 year before meeting his future wife, Mary Wiser. Doug and Mary have been married since April, 1980 and have 4 children: Jennifer (Ian) Lacasse, Jessica (Clay) Jordan, Jacquelyn (Kevin) Fielder, and Douglas Fields II. They have 8 grandchildren: Alyssa, Ally, James, Zaida, Sarah, Mason, Andre, and Emma Cait. Doug has been in the funeral home service since 1979 working some part time, but in 2013 began working full time while going to Calhoun Community College and then Jefferson State Community College where he received his Funeral Service Certificate in December 2014. Doug received his Funeral Director’s License in October 2015. Doug is a member of Eastside church of Christ. Although Doug worked part time here for about 3 years from 2010 -2013, he is very thankful and privileged to be back at Limestone Chapel to serve families and honor the memories of their loved ones.

JERRY LAMAR

Alabama Licensed Funeral Director
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Jerry was born and raised in Alabama.  He retired from Dunlop Tire, and has been in the Funeral Industry since 1961, and holds an Alabama Funeral Director’s License. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Jerry is married  to Nancy Lamar.

William E. "Bill" Ludlam III

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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   William E. “Bill” Ludlam III has served the communities of North Alabama for 32 years within Funeral Service. He Is a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and board certified by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States as well as each state he holds a license.

   Bill was born in Memphis, was raised along side the Tennessee River on Pickwick lake at mile marker 225 (Eastport) where Lauderdale, Colbert counties in Alabama and Tishomingo county in Mississippi joins at the Mississippi, Alabama state lines. Bill attended Mississippi State University, Northwest & Northeast Community Colleges where he studied Forestry, business and received degrees in Marketing and Mortuary Science.

   In 1993 he moved into North Alabama where he has raised 4 children. Starkey-morgan Butler, Lily Grace Ludlam, Miller and Liam Ludlam. Bill is the son, grandson and nephew of Methodist Ministers and he believes this is where his desire to serve people is derived. When we avoid talking about our end-of-life wishes, we lose something especially important. We lose the ability to capture a life story and to write that final chapter. Bill believes this is the true importance of memorialization. Bill is very thankful and views it as a privileged to be a hand that reaches out to help when no one else has the words.

CAREN SAMPLE

Office Assistant
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Caren has lived in Athens for most of her life. She enjoys baking, and has owned her own business in the past. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephew. She attends Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville.

ALLEN PERRY

Support Staff
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Allen was born and raised in Limestone County.  He is a 1976 graduate of Athens High School and 1980 graduate of the University of North Alabama.  He is married to Marcia (Carroll) Perry and they live in Decatur.   They have two sons, Shane of Dothan, AL and Spencer of Sandy Springs, GA.  In December 2012, Allen retired after 31 years as a law enforcement officer.  He worked at Athens Police Department, Decatur Police Decatur and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.  He and Marcia are both very active members at Central Park Baptist Church and with Operation Christmas Child.

ALBERT HARAWAY

Support Staff
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LARRY WHITE

Alabama Licensed Funeral Director
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Larry attended Calhoun Community College and is a a graduate of Jefferson State Community College. He completed a course of study for Funeral Director and graduated with distinction.

He also served six years active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Electronic Technician and held a Top Secret Security Clearance during his enlistment.

Larry retired after thirty years of employment with Norfolk Southern Railway as a Communication Electronic Technician.

Married to Marcy for 32 Blessed years and together they have 4 children and 15 grandchildren.

Larry and Marcy are members of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church.

JOSHUA MOORE, CCO

Alabama Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Joshua is a lifelong resident of Limestone county. He is a 2006 graduate of East Limestone High School. Joshua has also attended Calhoun Community College for general course studies, religion, and phlebotomy. He has a background in customer service as well as animal health and ranching. Joshua graduated from Jefferson State Community College on May 5, 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is married to Tiffany Moore and they have two sons, Jackson and Tucker. He is a member of East Highland Baptist Church. Joshua has also been awarded the Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) by the NFDA.