Our Staff

Randy & Tammy Gibbs, Owners

A resident of Roanoke since 1990, Randy grew up in Ranburne, Alabama.  His funeral service career began in 1974 at Wynn Funeral Home in Bowdon, Georgia.  He completed his education at Jefferson State School of Mortuary Science in Birmingham and holds National Board certification as a funeral director/embalmer.

Randy served the people of Cleburne County and surrounding areas during his time at Dryden Funeral Home in Heflin.  He was employed as a funeral director/embalmer there for ten years, from 1979 to early 1990.

Randy Gibbs purchased Quattlebaum Funeral Home in 1990 and moved to Roanoke with his wife, Tammy, and infant daughter, Kristin.  Together with his wife, they operated Quattlebaum's for four years before expanding the family business in 1994 to include Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee and Randolph Memory Gardens.  In the meantime, the family expanded also, to include a son, Joseph, born in 1992.

He has been a member of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association since 1990 and has served a five-year tenure as an officer, including President during the 1999-2000 term.  Randy also served as Randolph County Coroner for 16 years.  He is a member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church.

Tammy Gibbs was raised in Cleburne County also.  She graduated with a BS Degree in Accounting from West Georgia College and earned the Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Georgia.  After she and her husband purchased Quattlebaum Funeral Home, she began working to meet the requirements for the Alabama Funeral Directors License and was awarded that certification in January 1993.  Currently, she handles the accounting, federal/state reporting, and finances of the firm.  She is a member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church.


Joseph Gibbs, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Joseph grew up in Roanoke, Alabama, where he graduated from Handley High School in 2010. He attended the University of Alabama for two years and completed the Mortuary Science program at Jefferson State Community College in December of 2016 at the top of his class.  He became a fully licensed funeral director/embalmer in February 2017.  Joseph is the son of Randy and Tammy Gibbs, owners of Quattlebaum Funeral Home and Benefield Funeral Home, and has been employed with the family business since 2008. He is a member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church.





Terry Sparks, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Terry grew up in Randolph County before moving to Cleburne County where he graduated from High School in 1982. He went on to get his degree in Mortuary Science from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.

Terry has served Randolph County and surrounding communities in funeral service for the past 30 years. He is currently serving his 2nd term as Randolph County Coroner where he also served as deputy coroner under the two previous administrations.

Terry and his wife, Jean Sparks, who is a rural mail carrier in Wedowee, have four children; Madison Sparks, Thomas Sparks, Robbie Conger, and Michelle Ward and four grandchildren. They are members of Weathers Heights Church of Christ.



Edward Lucas, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Eddie grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, where he graduated from Lowndes County High School. He went on to get degrees from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, South Georgia College, and LaGrange College. Eddie has been in funeral service for 38 years, 30 of which have been spent serving the LaGrange, Georgia, and Randolph County areas.

He is a Member of of Union Lodge # 28 F. & A.M. in LaGrange; Scottish Rite in Columbus, Georgia; Yarrab Temple in Atlanta,; and LaGrange Shrine Club. Eddie is a former member of Yarrab Temple Clown unit. He is a member of Northside Church of Christ and a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, State of Georgia.




Paul Harris, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Paul grew up in Clay County, and attended Jefferson State Community College where he received his Mortuary Science degree.  Paul has served in funeral service for over 25 years. He is a member of  Bethel North Baptist Church in Delta, Alabama.






Scott Whaley, Funeral Director's Assistant

Scott is a 1991 graduate of Handley High School and a graduate of Titus Bible College with an Associate's of Theology degree.  He and his wife Stephanie have three children, Savannah, Slay and Sadie.  Scott is currently serving as pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Roanoke.






Byron Morrison, Funeral Director's Asst.

Byron has been a resident of Roanoke since 1961 where he founded Cotton States  Insurance Agency in 1974. He has been serving as a funeral director’s assistant at Quattlebaum since 2006. Byron and his wife, Glenda, have four children, Keith Morrison, Kay Baker, Ken Morrison, and Beth Melton and nine grandchildren. They are members of Trinity Baptist Church in Roanoke.





Paul Romine, Funeral Director's Asst.

A lifelong Randolph County resident, Paul has worked as a Funeral Director's assistant for the past several years.  He and his wife, Robin, have two children, Katie and Justin, and are members of Roanoke Church of Christ.







Randy Hudson, Funeral Director's Asst.

Randy is employed with Piedmont Mechanical and has worked in funeral service since 2009.  He and his wife, Carol, have a son, Jared; daughter-in-law, Loretta; and grandchildren, Tegan Brooks and Sydney Lane. Randy is a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Welch, Alabama, and is Fire Chief of Standing Rock Volunteer Fire Department.







Michelle J. Ward, Secretary

Michelle grew up in Randolph County where she graduated from Woodland High School in 2000. She came to work at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in 2013 after being a stay-at-home mom for two years.  Michelle and her two children, Clara and Raylan, live in Wedowee.  She is a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.


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Jessica Jacobs, Secretary

Jessica grew up in Roanoke where she graduated in May 2014 from Handley High School.  She is currently pursuing a pharmacy degree at Auburn University.







Raygen Marcum, Secretary

Raygen grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Handley High School in 2016.  She is currently working part-time while attending school at Southern Union State Community College.


Kristin Gibbs Cummings

Kristin grew up in Roanoke, graduated from Handley High School and went on to the University of Alabama.  She was awarded her Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in 2011.  During her high school years, she worked at the funeral home office part-time and was on staff full-time after college.  Kristin made the decision to go into the medical profession and in 2014 earned a second degree, a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.  She successfully completed requirements for Registered Nurse licensing and worked as a registered nurse with Columbus Midtown Medical Center. Kristin is currently in school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing a Master's of Science in Nursing to become a family nurse practitioner.  Kristin assists with funeral home office work on a part-time basis now.  She is married to Russ Cummings, and they have one son, Drew.




Malcom Bassett, Building & Property Maintenance

A lifelong Randolph County resident, Malcom began working with the funeral home in 2010 as the building and property maintenance manager.  With his extensive experience in construction, he is a valuable asset in keeping the property and grounds of the funeral home well-maintained.

He and his wife, Beth, reside in the Wadley community where they are members of Corinth Christian Church.