Staff

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.

Our employees are like family

In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services.

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Dennis Hamilton Co-Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Duke Hamilton Funeral Assistant
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Colton Marshall Apprentice Funeral Director
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Courtney Yokley Office Administrator
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Sydne Solomon Funeral Assistant
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Billie Hamilton Funeral Assistant
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Lori Osborne Funeral Assistant
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Sharon (DeeDee) Wiegand Funeral Assistant
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Tammy McCullough Funeral Assistant
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Mollie Gonzalez Junior Funeral Assistant

Dennis Hamilton

Co-Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Pre-Planning Consultant/Monument Specialist

Dennis Hamilton was born and raised in Marshall County, TN.  He graduated from Marshall County High School in 1971, attended Columbia State Community College and graduated from John A. Gupton Mortuary College in 1974.  He served as Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Memphis area from 1974 until 2014.  Hamilton served as President of the Tennessee State Regulatory Board in 2010.  He is presently a board member of the Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation and serves on the advisory board of Mid-South Transplant Foundation.  Dennis serves as the Funeral Home Liaison for the Tennessee Donor Services, the largest organ and tissue procurement organization in Tennessee.  He is an active advocate for the Gifts of Life, www.donatelife.net.

Hamilton stated “I have always dreamed of coming back home and serving.  It took me 40 years, but I am excited to finally be here.  I look forward to becoming part of Marshall County once again.”  He is the son of Duke and Billie Hamilton of the Mooresville community.  In his free time, he enjoys working on the farm with his cattle and horses along with attending his granddaughter’s volleyball games.

Duke Hamilton

Funeral Assistant
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Duke Hamilton moved from Kentucky to Mooresville, TN when he was four years old and has never left Mooresville.  He has been married to Billie Helton Hamilton for sixty-five years, rearing six children, Dennis, Sharon (DeeDee) Wiegand (Tom), Tammy McCullough (John), Phillip, who is the Service Director for Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, Lori Osborne (Ted) and Tracy, whom they lost in 1991.  He has eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  He attends Friendship Baptist Church.  Duke served in the Army during the Korean War from 1953 until 1955 and was in the reserves until 1961.  He owned Hamilton Dirt and Rock for many years and also farmed most of his life.  Duke’s only hobby is “working at anything” . . . .

Colton Marshall

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Pre-Planning Consultant/Monument Specialist/Notary

Colton was born and raised in Columbia. He is a full-time Apprentice Funeral Director, and a licensed pre-need agent and life insurance agent. Colton is currently pursuing his Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service at John A. Gupton College in Nashville. He is a 2016 graduate of Columbia Central High School. While in high school, he was a member of Rotary International Interact Club, and participated in many different community service events. After graduating high school, he attended Freed-Hardeman University. Colton quickly realized that his passion in life was for funeral service, and he returned home to pursue becoming a Funeral Director. When asked what attracted him to funeral service, he said: " I always knew I wanted a career that would give me the chance to help other people. After the loss of my great-grandmother, I saw the Funeral Director guide my family through a difficult time and help us find comfort. After that experience, I knew that was the career for me."

Courtney Yokley

Office Administrator
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Courtney lives in Lynnville with her husband, Ben and son, Tucker. She is a 2020 graduate of John A. Gupton College where she gained her Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service and Crematory Operator License. She began working in the funeral industry in 2016 and has served in many locations including the Nashville, Shelbyville, and Lewisburg area. You will always see her with her morning and afternoon coffee.

Sydne Solomon

Funeral Assistant
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Sydne is the daughter of Teresita Soloman and Jefferey Solomon. She is a member of Greater First Baptist Church in Lewisburg. Sydne is a 2018 graduate of Marshall County High School, and was very active with the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, FCA, Yearbook, and Student Council. An avid softball and basketball player, she holds the record at Marshall County High School for most homeruns. Following graduation, she attended Western Kentucky University and later transferred to Chattanooga State Community College. Sydne is now moving forward to pursue a career in dental hygiene. While in college, Sydne is proud to be part of the Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton staff to assist families throught the difficult time time of lossing a loved one.

Billie Hamilton

Funeral Assistant
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Billie Hamilton has lived in Marshall County her entire life, graduating from Marshall County High School in 1952.  She has been married to Duke Hamilton for sixty-five years, rearing six children, Dennis, Sharon (DeeDee) Wiegand (Tom), Tammy McCullough (John), Phillip, who is the Service Director for Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, TN, Lori Osborne (Ted), and Tracy, whom they lost in 1991.  She has eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Billie attends Friendship Baptist Church.  Her favorite jobs were in sales at Gladys and Jane’s and being the manager of Cato’s many years ago.  She also worked many years for Cosmolab.  She’s most proud of raising her children and being a partner with Duke throughout their lives.  Her hobbies are writing poetry and solving crossword puzzles.

Lori Osborne

Funeral Assistant
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Lori Osborne is a native of Lewisburg, TN and has been married to Ted Osborne for over 32 years. She works in the nursery at First Baptist Church and partners with her husband operating Osborne Lawn Care. They have three children and two grandchildren. After losing their son to SIDS, Lori became involved in The Compassionate Friends Nashville Chapter, where she assisted families in handling the grief following the death of their baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Her interests include gardening and cooking but her favorite is spending time with her granddaughters.

Sharon (DeeDee) Wiegand

Funeral Assistant
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Sharon “Dee Dee” Wiegand has lived in Marshall County all of her life.  DeeDee has worked in the funeral industry serving families for over twenty years.  She is married to Tom Wiegand.  They have three sons, Maury D. (Karen) Wood, Sean (Sarah) Wood, and Andrew (Erin) Wood along with fourteen grandchildren.  She is the pianist at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg.  In her spare time, she loves to share her love of music, sewing, embroidering, and spending time with her family.

Tammy McCullough

Funeral Assistant
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Tammy McCullough has over three decades of experience in marketing and customer service, most recently serving as the Vice-President of Marketing at First Commerce Bank before retiring.  As a lifelong resident of Marshall County, she brings her love and knowledge of our local community with her every day as she works with families.  Tammy resides in Lewisburg with her husband of 34 years, John, and they have four adult children.  When not working, she enjoys traveling to visit her children, cooking, and honing her new baking skills.

Mollie Gonzalez

Junior Funeral Assistant
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Mollie Gonzalez is 10 years old and is a junior Funeral Assistant with Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home and Crematory. She is the daughter of Kayla Osborne and Mark Gonzalez. She is the granddaughter of Lori & Ted Osborne. Mollie attends Cornersville First Baptist Church and is enrolled at Cornersville Elementary School. In her spare time, Mollie likes to cheer, and hang out with family and friends.

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