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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.

Telephone: 1-434-589-0920

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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.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


Rhonda L Winfield

Rhonda L Winfield

Managing Director

Rhonda and her husband, Scott, live on the family farm in Augusta County.  A graduate of the Mortuary Science program at John Tyler Community College, Rhonda also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Averett University, and a Master's Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Military Resilience Counseling from Liberty University.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, her two horses, the family's four dogs, and the farmer.  Rhonda is excited to call Scottsville her second home.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


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.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


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.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


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.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


Pete Banton

Pete Banton

Funeral Assistant

Pete is the owner of Pete Banton's Lawn Service and wears quite a few hats at the funeral home as well.  He and his wife, Norma, live in Keene where Pete has been a lifelong resident. He and Norma attend Bethany Baptist Church in Charlottesville. Pete is an avid hunter. He also enjoys visiting local nursing homes where he and his family sing for the residents.

Telephone: 1-434-286-2791


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