Meet Our Staff

Ormond Ormond W. Peters

Licensed Funeral Director

Ormond is a native of Russellville and has been with the funeral home since 1998, over 19 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 Connect Church in Russellville.


Karri McClatchey
Assistant Manager 

Licensed Funeral Director / Certified Crematory Operator & Arranger  

Karri graduated from Arkansas State University at the Arkansas Tech Ozark campus where she received her associates degree of applied sciences in funeral service. She is a second generation funeral director/embalmer following in her father's footsteps.  She and her husband, Vincent, live in Russellville. 


Jody Rowlen
Licensed Funeral Director

Jody is a native of Texas who moved to Russellville with his wife, Lyn in June 2004. He has been with the funeral home since June 2005, over 12 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. 

Kaye 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 Connect Church in Russellville.

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 Rowdy Wright

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Rowdy graduated from Amarillo College where he received his associates degree of applied sciences in funeral service. He has been married for five years to Sasha. They have 2 children, Allie and Khloeigh.  

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 Skyler Villeneuve

Funeral Director Apprentice

 Skyler joined Shinn's in January 2017.  He grew up helping out at his grandfather's funeral home in St. Amant, Louisiana.  He is currently completing his funeral director's apprenticeship.  Skyler is married to Brittany Peters Villeneuve and they attend Connect Church in Russellville. 


Gary Harvey
Funeral Assistant/Apprentice Director

Gary is the pastor of 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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Don Stiles
Funeral Assistant/Apprentice Director

Don is a retired pastor of 41 years.  He has been married to Colleen for forty-four years and they have five children and six grandchildren.  They attend First Baptist Church in Russellville.


Becky Brooks
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant

Becky has been with the funeral home since 2001, over 16 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 for 2014" in the Arkansas River Valley and for 2002, 2010 and 2014.


William Hatfield
Maintenance Supervisor

Bill has been with Shinn Funeral Sevice for over 7 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 19 years. 


McCoy Heath
Maintenance Associate

McCoy, a resident of London, is the son of Phumaly Baccam and Donna Heath.  McCoy has been with Shinn Funeral Service since October 2014 and he is a part of our maintenance staff.


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.

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.