Licensed Staff

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.


Ashley Brooks-Bennett, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer Owner/CEO/President
Email: brooksdurham@att.net
Website: www.brooksdurhamfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 606-337-2316
Fax: 606-337-1573
Mobile Phone: 606-670-2440

Ashley Brooks-Bennett was born and raised in Pineville where she currently lives with her husband, Michael Bennett and their daughter Annslee Darbi Rae Bennett, Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she received her Associates degree in Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Ashley graduated from Bell County High School in 2005. She was licensed in September of 2008 as a Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmer. Ashley is the youngest female to become majority owner of a funeral home in the state of Kentucky, Ashley is also the only female to graduate from Bell County High School as a licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer and was named People's Choice Awards, Best of the Best Funeral Home Director in 2010 by the Middlesboro Daily News.

Arthur Jackson, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director

Arthur Jackson was born and raised in Pineville where he currently lives. Arthur graduated from Lone Jack High school in 1974 and began working at the funeral home June 16, 1979 under Jimmy Durham and became a Kentucky  licensed  funeral director January 23rd 1986. Arthur is an Ordained Minister.

Michael E. Bennett, Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Michael Bennett Was born and raised in Pineville where he currently lives with his wife Ashley Brooks-Bennett and daughter Annslee Darbi Rae Bennett. Michael graduated from Bell County High School in 1988 and graduated from Mid America College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Michael has been affiliated with the funeral home since 1989.