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Dennis Jones, Jr.

Dennis Jones, Jr.

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

A Graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana, I have been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1988. I am the son of the late Dennis, Sr. and Kathryn (Peepsie) Jones, both Scott County natives. My father founded Jones & Son Funeral Home in Oneida, Tennessee in 1978 and later purchased West-Murley Funeral Home of Oneida, Tennessee in 2001. . We are proud supporters of Scott County and have been involved in many community events and charities.

I'm married to Jennifer Perryman Jones. We have one daughter, Sarah Hurst Byrd , four grandchildren, Gavin, Taylor, Emerson, and Kellan.  

We are members of New Haven Baptist Church in Oneida, Tennessee.

Telephone: 1-423-569-6353

Email: jonesandson@highland.net


Darek Wright

Darek Wright

Licensed Funeral Director

Darek is a licensed Funeral Director and has been with the funeral homes since 2004. Darek manages the West-Murley location.

He is a graduate of Oneida High School. 

Darek is married to Melisa Orick Wright and has one daughter, Mariana Grace. 

He is a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Winfield, Tennessee.

Telephone: 1-423-569-8534

Email: jonesandson@highland.net


Heather Jones King

Heather Jones King

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Heather Jones King is an apprentice funeral director and embalmer and has been on staff since December of 2016.  She has been a local business owner in the Oneida community for many years; first, with Heather’s Hair Salon and now with Bee Flawless Hair Studio on South Main Street.  Heather has been a great addition to our staff, bringing her vast knowledge and skills in hair styling and cosmetology.  She is married to Chad King and they have two sons, Luis and Isaac. 

Heather is a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church and loves to be involved in the community.  She graduated from Scott High and is now attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Heather looks forward to serving your family. 

Telephone: 1-423-569-8534

Email: westmurleyfuneralhome@gmail.com


Chris Sewell

Chris Sewell

Apprentice Funeral Director/Preneed Sales Agent

Originally from the Muncie, Indiana area, Chris now resides in Fentress County. He is an ordained Baptist minister, evangelizing in many churches and holding numerous revivals. Chris is married to Tina Crabtree Sewell and he is the father of one son, Eli.

He is currently serving his funeral director apprenticeship and is a registered Preneed Sales Agent and licensed life insurance producer. If you or your family would like to discuss pre-planning your funeral arrangements, Chris would be happy to assist you.

Telephone: 1-423-569-8534

Email: westmurleyfuneralhome@gmail.com


R. Thomas (Tom) Williams

R. Thomas (Tom) Williams

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

  • Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science
  • Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
  • Attends Helenwood Baptist Church
  • Veteran of US Army
  • Member of American Legion (Oneida Post #136)
  • Master Mason, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shriner
  • Board Certified through International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
  • Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in North Carolina
  • Member of Pi Sigma Eta, National Morticians Fraternity
  • National Foundation of Funeral Service
  • Certified Grief Counselor
  • Scott County Historical Society
  • National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors

Telephone: 1-423-569-8534

Email: twilliams534@gmail.com


Cathy J. Burke

Cathy J. Burke

Secretary

Cathy joined our staff in 2014. 

She is a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church in Oneida where she is a pianist; and a graduate of Oneida High School. 

Cathy has two children: Crestin Jeremy and wife Pam; and Jessica Leann; six grandchildren: Haley and husband Bradley of Cheyenne, WY; Jared, Tanner, Jonah, Joshua and Hunter; and one great grandchild: Carlee Grace.


Email: westmurleyfuneralhome@gmail.com


Verda (Buddy) Cope, Jr.

Verda (Buddy) Cope, Jr.

Preneed Sales Agent

Verda (Buddy) Cope, Jr. announced his retirement in 2017. 

He would like to thank all of his loyal customers he has served since 1985.

Buddy enjoy a well deserved retirement.



Telephone: 1-423-569-8534

Email: jonesandson@highland.net


In Memory of James Lloyd

In Memory of James Lloyd

Licensed Funeral Director

James was a licensed Funeral Director with over 44 years of experience in the funeral industry. James was a graduate of Norma High School. 

He leaves behind his loving wife Joyce Lloyd, one daughter Shandle Lynn Turner and husband Tyler, and two grandchidlren, Tyrel and Shaw. 

James will be sadly missed by his fellow co-workers.

He was a member of the Capital Hill Missionary Baptist Church.


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