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.

Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer

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Steve Murray Funeral Director/Owner
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Troy Murray Funeral Director
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Zachary Heaney Funeral Director
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Brandon Dodd Funeral Support Staff
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April Trimble Atchley Office Manager
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Deedra Dent Evening Receptionist
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Rainy Dollison Evening Receptionist
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Melba Jenkins Evening Receptionist

Croley Funeral Home - Gladewater

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Kyle J. Barton Funeral Director
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Jeremiah Tharp Funeral Director
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Lena Williamson Office Manager

Croley Funeral Home - Hawkins

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Carol Harrell Office Manager

Steve Murray

Funeral Director/Owner
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Troy Murray

Funeral Director
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Zachary Heaney

Funeral Director
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Brandon Dodd

Funeral Support Staff
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April Trimble Atchley

Office Manager
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Deedra Dent

Evening Receptionist
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Rainy Dollison

Evening Receptionist
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Melba Jenkins

Evening Receptionist
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Kyle J. Barton

Funeral Director
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Kyle was born in Dallas, Texas and is a 1990 graduate of South Garland High School. He married Stacey Barton in 1997 and they have two daughters, Bailee Nicole and Carter Grace. They currently reside in the Kilgore area. Kyle attented SFA and Richland Community College and finished his education at The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1997. In his free time Kyle enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing golf. He and his family are members of First Baptist Church in Kilgore.

Jeremiah Tharp

Funeral Director
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Jeremiah was born in Great Lakes, Illinois but was raised in Liberty City. He was a 1997 graduate of Sabine High School and also a 2004 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Jeremiah currently resides in the Harmony community and has been an active member of the Gilmer Lions Club for the past 10 years. Jeremiah enjoys helping people as a funeral director and supporting the Harmony Eagles. He and his wife, Shannon, are members of Rosewood Baptist Church where he serves on the Praise & Worship Team. In his spare time, Jeremiah enjoys working out at Crossfit154 locally in Gilmer. and being  with his family.

Lena Williamson

Office Manager
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Lena was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico but was raised in the Harmony community. She was a 1982 graduate of Harmony High School. Lena currently resides in the Harmony community and was employed with the Harmony Independent School District for 30 years and served in many positions but was the Business Manager when she retired. Lena enjoys helping people in the community and supporting the Harmony Eagles. She and her husband, Jon, are members of Rosewood Baptist Church and their weekends are filled spending time with their children and grandchildren at their various sporting events.

Carol Harrell

Office Manager
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