Our Staff

Here’s your chance to get to know the experienced funeral professionals who work so diligently to create meaningful funerals for the loved ones of families we serve.

Angela, Abbie & Marc Sims





Marc Sims - Owner / Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Angela Sims - Owner / Non-Licensed
Abbie Sims - Owner / Non-Licensed


Marc is the owner and manager of Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Dyer, Rutherford and Kenton, who has over 24 years experience in the funeral industry. He is a 1996 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, member of the National Funeral Directors Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association.
Angela is an administrative assistant (non-licensed). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bethel University on December 11, 2010, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Organizational Development.
Abbie is a graduate from Gibson County High School and is currently attending Jackson State Community College majoring in Radiography.
We as a family attend New Bethlehem Baptist Church, and enjoy being active in our church and community.
Kevin Seratt
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kevin began his career in funeral service at the age of 18 serving his apprenticeship at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in his hometown of Dyersburg, TN. 
He is a 1986 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Kevin is a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and joined the Karnes & Son staff in August 2014.
Samantha Poiner
Licensed Apprentice of Embalming & Funeral Director
Samantha graduated Westview High School (Martin, TN) in 2018 and was introduced to funeral service at the end of 2019. She became a licensed apprentice in June of 2020, and plans to attend John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science upon completion of her apprenticeship. Samantha currently resides in Martin with her “ fur babies” Prince and Gypsy. She is elated to begin her career with Karnes and Son Funeral Home. 
Jennifer Slove
Secretary (Non-Licensed)
Jennifer is married to Thomas, and has two children, Daniel & Carson. She was a former correctional officer for the TN Dept. of Corrections for 13 years before coming to work for Karnes & Son Funeral Home. She has been with Karnes & Son since January 2016, and enjoys assisting families in their time of need.
Harold Loyd Sims
Funeral Assistant (Non-licensed)
Harold has worked with Karnes and Son since 2008. Harold assist in all areas when needed. He is retired from Milan Army Ammunition Plant. Harold and his wife, Janice, have been married since 1964. They attend Salem United Methodist Church, where they are very active. 
Marlon Stephens
Funeral Assistant (Non-licensed)
Brother Marlon Stephens has worked in the funeral business in Rutherford since July 2000 as an Ordained Minister on Staff. He enjoys greeting families and friends in their time of need as well as assisting the staff with other duties. He is honored to work with the staff of Karnes & Son Funeral Home.
Roger Gray
Funeral Assistant (Non-Licensed)
Roger joined our staff in May 2016, after retiring from the Gibson County Sheriff's Department after 32 years.
Roger assist in all areas when needed.
He is pleased to be associated with Karnes & Son Funeral Home.