We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Matt came to Searcy in 2000. Here, he met and married his wife, Jessica, in 2001. They have three children, Eva, Elijah, and Noah. Matt graduated in 2011 with his degree in Mortuary Science from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. He started working for Searcy-McEuen in 2012. Matt is a member of the Revival Church of Searcy. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys multiple sports. In 2016, after four years of faithful service, Matt was promoted to Manager. He plans to serve the families of Searcy and White County for many years to come.
Dustin Gillham was born in Searcy, Arkansas, and was raised in Judsonia. He graduated from Searcy High School in 2006. Dustin then attended Arkansas State University-Beebe and obtained an associate's degree. He then later worked on a bachelor's of history at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Dustin married his wonderful wife Lacey in 2013 and they have two beautiful girls, Macey and Zoey. He is an avid lover of history and the outdoors.
Bill Sessions has been a part-time funeral assistant since the late 1990s. Bill is a graduate of Morrilton High School and attended Arkansas Tech. in Russellville and also Harding University in Searcy until serving our country in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. Bill moved to Searcy in 1980 where he owned the Shelter Insurance Agency until his retirement in 1999 when his daughter took over the business. Bill and his wife Beverly raised two daughters and have 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Bill attends the Cloverdale Church of Christ.
Jeff along with his wife Annie is the owner of the funeral home. Jeff is a 1985 graduate of Wayne State University’s Mortuary Science Program.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University which he earned in 1992. He enjoys exercising and spending time off with his children – Maggie, Jack and Peter.
Jeff and his family are members of the St. Basil Catholic Church. When time allows, Jeff likes to be active in our community and is a member of the Kiwanis Club, Loyal Order of the Moose, Sons of the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. In 2013, Jeff and his family were the St. Basil Knights of Columbus Family of the year.
Jeff was recognized by the Bobby Walker Administration with their Leadership Award in 2010. He was also recognized by the First Spiritual Church of Covert for his role in community leadership in 2015.