Non-Licensed Staff

Although they are not licensed funeral directors, these staff members are vitally important to the operation of our firm.  These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.


Jack Cornett, Associate

Jack Cornett is a life long resident of Pineville, a former Aerial B-24 bomber in WWII of the U.S Army, He was married to Mert Cornett for 44 years until her passing in 1992. Jack retired from Sherwin Williams after 30 years and has been with the Funeral Home for 20 years as a funeral associate . He is a member of the First Christian Church and enjoys going to the Seniors Citizens Center. Jack has two sons Jack Ed and Tim Cornett; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Irma Brooks, Associate/ Owner

Irma Brooks was born and raised in Pineville where she lives with her husband of  35 year  Darrell Brooks. Irma has two daughters Amanda Branstutter and Ashley Brooks-Bennett, she has three granddaughters Chanda, Gracie & Annslee. Irma is the Bell County Treasurer and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Janet Carroll, Associate/ Owner

Janet Carroll is a born and raised native of Pineville. Janet married her high school sweetheart Mike Carroll and they have been married for 38 years they have one daughter Carrie Carroll Daniels and son-in-law Joe Daniels and one grandson Ethan Warren, She is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Janet  has been a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church since 1980 and is the youth choir leader.

Amanda Brooks Branstutter, Finance Manager

Amanda was born and raised in Pineville where she lives with her husband Michael and their daughters Chanda and Gracie. She graduated from Bell County High School in 2001. She is a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Amanda has been with Brooks-Durham Funeral Home since 2009.