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Bradley N. Howdyshell

Bradley N. Howdyshell
Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

Bradley was born in Staunton, VA and grew up in Augusta County. He attended both Blue Ridge and John Tyler Community Colleges and received a degree in Mortuary Science in 2002. He and his wife, Yvonne, live in Fluvanna County. Bradley enjoys music and singing, gardening and involvement in the Rotary Club of Fluvanna and Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.  He was recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Director's Association.

Tel: 1-434-589-0920

Email: bradley@thackerbrothers.com


   
Yvonne L. Howdyshell

Yvonne L. Howdyshell
Owner

Yvonne is a native of Staunton, VA. She earned a degree in Christian Education from Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. She works as an Assistant Principal at Fluvanna County Middle School in Palmyra and enjoys cooking, reading and home decorating.

Tel: 434-286-2791


   
John W. Smith

John W. Smith
Licensed Funeral Director

John was born in Hot Springs, Virginia and grew up in Bath County. He attended John Tyler Community College in Chester, where he received his Mortuary Science Degree in 2003. He comes to Thacker Brothers from Augusta County where he had lived since 2003. He has two children, Austin and Addison Smith. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors as well as cooking. He is a member of the Scottsville Lions Club and attends Scottsville United Methodist Church.

Tel: 434-286-2791


   
Duane D. Karr

Duane D. Karr
Funeral Assistant

Duane is a retired Albemarle County Police Officer and has a variety of responsibilities at the funeral home. He is active with the Scottsville Fire Department and a member of the Scottsville Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Trev live in Scottsville.

Tel: 434-286-2791


   
Wallace M. Spradlin

Wallace M. Spradlin
Funeral Assistant

Wallace is retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation and assists at the funeral home in a number of ways. He and his wife, Judy, live in Woodridge and are members of New Bethel United Methodist Church. Wallace enjoys hunting and horse back riding.

Tel: 434-286-2791


   

D. Keith Purvis
Funeral Assistant

Keith was born and raised in Fluvanna County and along with helping at Thacker Brothers, he and his wife Janice co-own Gallion & Purvis Removal Service, a transportation service assisting funeral directors across the Mid-Atlantic.

Tel: 434-286-2791


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