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Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
David "JJ" Martin is the son of the late Brother Raymond and Jessie Martin. He is a 1979 graduate of Adair County High School and graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1980. He received his Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses in 1982. He also holds Life Insurance Agent license. He has worked in the funeral business since he was 15 years old. He became a partner in Grissom Funeral Home August 1, 1985. In February 2007, he and his wife became sole owners of the funeral home. He is married to Cathy Rodgers Martin and they have two children, Blake and McKenzie, and two grandsons, Asher Cole Martin & Avery Hayes Martin.
Owner / Funeral Director
Cathy R. Martin is the daughter of Billy and Joyce C. Rodgers. She is a 1978 graduate of Adair County High School and attended Lindsey Wilson College. She has been a part of the funeral home since 1990 when she and David married. She received her Funeral Director License in 1996 and has held Property & Casualty License. She and David have two children, Blake & McKenzie, and two grandsons, Asher Cole Martin & Avery Hayes Martin.
Robert Harmon is the son of the late Gilbert and Bessie Harmon. He has been working at the funeral home since 1987 and received his Funeral Director license in 2006. He is married to Sharon Corbin Harmon and they have one son Robbie (Tobie) Harmon and have three grandchildren; Maddie, Emma and Jaymeson.
Blake Martin is the son of David and Cathy Martin. He has been working at the funeral home since he was 13. He is a 2005 graduate of Adair County High School and 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Math degree. He is a 2014 graduate of Vincennes University Mortuary Science Program. He received his Funeral Director license in 2012 and was licensed as an Embalmer in September 2014. He is married to Haley Blaydes Martin and they have two sons, Asher Cole Martin & Avery Hayes Martin. Blake unexpectedly died on December 20, 2020 and a huge hole is left in our hearts. We will forever love and miss him.
Daryl VanArsdale is the son of J.C. and Elizabeth VanArsdale. He worked with his father for 27 years at Dixie Cash & Carry.
He was owner and partner with his wife, Trudy Kemp VanArsdale, of Dog Gone Classy from July 1997 until May 2021.
He and Trudy have two sons and three grandchildren.