Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey, with over 135 years combined experience.  We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are always here for you.


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Ted B. Smith, Jr.  Owner, 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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W. M. "Bill" Sullivan, Jr.   Owner, Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Cremationist

Bill was born in Ozark 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 December of 1999 with academic honors and an Associates of Arts in Funeral Service Degree. After graduation 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. 

                                                               

           Ann Sullivan: Owner, & Funeral Assistant

 Ann was born in Ozark to the late (Marrell Wilkerson), and Willene Paul Wilkerson. She attended Carroll High School in Ozark. Ann presently works as a financial, and marketing specialist at Oakview Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is a member of Chalkhead Baptist Church in Ewell, and is a founding member of the Oakview Manor Planning Board. Ann is married to W. M. "Bill" Sullivan Jr. and they have three daughters; Brandy (Ryan) Rhoades, Amber Stephenson, and Mikaela Sullivan, and they have ten grandchildren. Ann enjoys cooking, and baking for her family, and time around the pool and trips to the beach.

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

​Noah 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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Major Stanley Enfinger: Funeral Assistant

Stanley was born in Ozark, and is a 1967 graduate of Carroll High School. He owned and operated Badcock Home Furnishings in Ozark for 34 years before retiring in 2010. Stanley presently serves on the Ozark City Council, Place 5. He is a member of the Ozark Rotary, and a Gideon in the Dale County Camp. Stanley is married to the former Eva Richardson and they have one daughter Monica Kierbow and son-in-law Ken. They have one granddaughter McKenna. Stanley and Eva are members of Ozark Baptist Church. He has been part of the Holman family since 2016.

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Hugh Taylor: Funeral Assistant

Hugh was born in Ozark to the late Victor and Martha Taylor. He is a 1971 graduate of Carroll High School, and a 1975 graduate of Troy State University. He retired from The Scott's Miracle Grow Company in Marysville, Ohio where he worked in marketing as a sales manager. Hugh is married to the former Karen Smith of Ozark. They have three daughters, Michelle Bradley of Cuthbert, GA, Dr. Kristen Fuller of Mobile, AL, and Lauren Taylor of Columbus, GA. They have two grandsons. Hugh and Karen attend Ozark Baptist Church. Hugh has been part of the Holman family since 2016.

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                                          Matthew "Matt" Davidson: Funeral Assistant & On Staff Clergy                       

 Matthew was born in Columbus, Georgia to a military family so he lived in many states before moving to Ozark. He is a 1987 graduate of Silverado High School in Mission Viejo, California. Matt graduated from Global University Ministries in 2018, and The Urban Ministry Institute in 2019. Matthew was working as the assistant store manager at the Ozark Piggly Wiggly when he felt the calling to pursue a career in funeral service. He feels that working at Holman Funeral Home has been a blessing and honor. Matt looks forward to serving, and ministering to people in their time of need with dignity and respect.


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Ian David Hudspeth: Funeral Assistant & Media Specialist

Ian was born in Birmingham, but he grew up in Abbeville. He presently lives in Headland, since 2013. Ian served as Music Director for several churches in the wiregrass and enjoys singing for the Lord. He currently attends Chalkhead Baptist Church in Ewell, where he holds a strong love for his Lord and Savior. Ian and his twin brother Eli were raised by their loving grandparents, Reverend Joey and Lougenia Carr Hudspeth. He began his career in funeral service at the age of 13. It is his love, passion, and ministry. Ian looks forward to serving families at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark and is grateful and blessed for the opportunity.