Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

W. Adrian Holman: Owner, Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Judy Holman: Funeral Assistant
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Ted B. Smith, Jr. : General Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Ted is a 1983 graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark. After serving his apprenticeship as a funeral director and embalmer at Holman Funeral home, he graduated from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving an Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service. Ted returned to Holman Funeral Home as a national board certified funeral director and embalmer in 1995.

Ted was married to the late Kaye Matheny Smith and they have three children, Ted, III, Carolanne and Alex. He is a member of the Ozark Baptist church, a member and past president of the Ozark Rotary Club and member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

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William Martin "Bill" Sullivan, Jr:   Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremationist

     Bill was born in September 1965 to the late (W. M. Sullivan Sr.), and Inez Adams. He is a 1983 graduate of Carroll High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Bill began his mortuary apprenticeship in January 1998 at Roy Brown Service Funeral Home in York Alabama while attending East Mississippi College of Mortuary Science. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2000 with academic honors and an Associates of Arts in Funeral Service Degree. In December of 1999 he obtained licensure from The National Board of Funeral Service and presently holds a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremation license. Bill believes that funeral service is a calling, his ministry, and a privilege. He is married to the former Betty Ann Wilkerson of Ewell and they have three daughters; Brandy (Ryan) Rhoades, Amber Stephenson, Mikaela Sullivan, and ten grandchildren. They are members of Chalkhead Baptist Church in Ewell. Bill sings in the choir, is a Gideon in the Dale County Camp, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is an avid Alabama fan and enjoys motor sports and hotrods. 

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Shelia Skipper Searcy:   Office Manager / Funeral Director

Shelia was born in Ozark to the late James Wyatt Skipper and Adell Grant Skipper. She graduated from Carroll High School in 1969 and attended Enterprise Community College.  Shelia worked with Avondale Mills and Archer Daniels Midland prior to 1996 when she began working with Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. She has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2000. Shelia is a Christian and member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She feels that having the opportunity to assist families during their sorrow is a gift from God. She married the love of her life, Jimmy Searcy, in 1976 and they have one daughter and son, Leanne and Richard Pinyan; one grandson, Trevor Cole Pinyan.

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Noah L. Marshall: Pre-Arrangement Specialist / Funeral Director

‚ÄčNoah was born in Montgomery, Al. and graduated with the class of 1965 from Sidney Lanier High School. He served in Alabama Air National Guard for 6 years. Noah is a graduate of The National Life Underwriters Training Council in 1969 and Certified Life Underwriters in 1971. He has held a Life and Health insurance license since 1968. Noah has lived in Ariton, Al. with his wife Judy Fielder Marshall since 1994. They have three children Lee (Amanda) Marshall of Enterprise, Heather (Kenny) Sanders of Dothan, Anna (Dakota) Hudson of Dothan and five grandchildren. Noah is a Funeral Director licensed in 2001 by The Alabama Board of Funeral Service. Noah specializes in consulting families in the pre-arrangement of funeral services as well as assisting families in personalizing funerals for their love ones at the time of need. 

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Justin L. English: Licensed Embalmer
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Trevor Cole Pinyan: Funeral Assistant
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Tommie Spurlock: Funeral Assistant
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Stanley Enfinger: Funeral Assistant
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Hugh Taylor: Funeral Assistant
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