History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.


  • Keary Chandler

    Keary Chandler Owner

  • Hope Chandler Etherton

    Hope Chandler Etherton Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Hope Chandler Etherton is part of the 3rd generation at Rainsville Funeral Home. She received her degree in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College in 2004. She also received her Funeral Directing & Embalming licenses in 2004. Hope makes funeral arrangements with families, directs funerals, embalms, works visitation & maintains the office. She is also the Secretary & Treasurer of the funeral home. Hope married Cody T. Etherton on November 20, 2004. Together they have three sons, Levi Thomas Etherton (born August 25, 2012), Noah Gray Etherton (born August 9, 2014) & Ezra Chandler Etherton (born June 1, 2016).

  • Levi Thomas Etherton

    Levi Thomas Etherton

    Levi joined the staff in August of 2012. He is part of the 4th generation of Rainsville Funeral Home. Levi is the son of Cody & Hope Etherton.

  • Noah Gray Etherton

    Noah Gray Etherton

    Noah joined the staff in August of 2014. He is part of the 4th generation of Rainsville Funeral Home. Noah is the son of Cody & Hope Etherton.

  • Blake Chandler

    Blake Chandler Funeral Director & Embalmer

  • Lisa Chandler

    Lisa Chandler Funeral Director

  • Earnest Corbitt

    Earnest Corbitt

  • Faye Laney

    Faye Laney

  • Charles Norrell

    Charles Norrell Funeral Director

    Charles Norrell received his Funeral Directors License in 2010. He is a retired teacher from Geraldine and has worked at the funeral home since 2009. He and his wife, Diane live in Sylvania, AL and are formerly from the Whiton Community near Geraldine and are members of New Canaan Baptist Church. They have two daughters, Melissa (Robi) Coker and Katie (Jacob) Malone, and two grandchildren: Lily Kate and Rob Coker.

  • Becky Willoughby

    Becky Willoughby

    Becky is retired from the DeKalb County School System. She is married to Johnny and they have 3 children, Tony (LeAnn), Butch (Amy) & Cori Willoughby. They have 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. They are lifetime residents of Skirum, Alabama.