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Tom Doty

Tom Doty

Owner/Funeral Director

Tom Doty was raised in Lake City Arkansas and is a graduate of Lake City High School.  He attended Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist College) and is a graduate of Oakland City University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry.  Tom began working with funeral homes while pastoring churches and then began working with funeral homes as a pre-need counselor and insurance advisor.  He has helped many families during difficult times with care and compassion.  Tom continues to preach and teach in the area and writes a daily devotional entitled “Good Morning” that reaches around the world and is Associate Pastor/Pastor of Senior Adults at Salem First Baptist Church. He also serves the Horseshoe Bend community as chairman of Municipal Recreation Improvement District.


Lauren Doty Jeffery

Lauren Doty Jeffery

Funeral Director

Lauren serves as our manager and director at our Horseshoe Bend location.  Lauren is a graduate 

of Rivercrest High School in Wilson Arkansas.  Lauren received her 

Degree in Business Administration from Williams Baptist College. She is a member of Salem First Baptist Church, Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.  Lauren is married to Matthew Jeffery and own their home in Wiseman. 


Brenda Isom Doty

Brenda Isom Doty

Owner/Certified Preneed Counselor

Brenda Isom Doty is a native of Jonesboro Arkansas and a graduate of Jonesboro High School.  She has a Degree in Music from Arkansas State University.  Brenda has worked with funeral homes and families for over fourteen years.  She has served in the insurance industry for over thirty years.  Brenda has served as State President of the Arkansas Insurance and Financial Advisors, two terms as Trustee for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and President of the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce. Brenda is also a gifted piano player and singer having served as Worship leader and soloist in local churches.


Olan Gooch

Funeral Director

Olan has been a funeral director for three years but has worked in the funeral home for 16 years. He resides in Viola with his wife Jackie. 


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