Faith Funeral Service, LLC is a privately held company founded in 2006 with a unique business model, with several advantages for you the consumer.
Although there are many differences, with respect to the way we operate, the most significant is probably our mobility and price.
As you may know, most funeral homes serve their local area, usually 15-20 mile radius; thus the family and friends go to the funeral home for their services. Faith Funeral Service, on the other hand, and to a huge benefit to the family, brings the funeral to your church in your community just as we would if we had a facility in your community, but without the overhead expense! This is one of the ways we keep funeral costs down to about half the price of other firms.
We are very committed to the well-being of the families we serve and to the preservation of the integrity of Christian values, while providing professionalism, personal attention, dignity, and respect at the lowest possible price.
Stephan Keating, founder and co-owner, worked in the funeral industry for over 20 years before starting Faith Funeral Service, LLC in 2006. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Arkansas and Missouri. He is a Rotarian, past president of Steele Rotary Club, and Paul Harris Fellow. Steve has a long history dating back to 1969 with the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to being a Eagle Scout, he has been on various district committees in Southeast Missouri, and Northeast Arkansas, and a merit badge counselor. Committed to service of others he has served as a Municipal Judge in Pemiscot County, MO. 34th Circuit, since 2002. A current member and former board member of the Missouri Municipal, and Associates Judges Association, and a former student of the National Judicial College. Steve is also a former chief deputy coroner of Mississippi County AR., and Pemiscot County, MO. He is married to his wife Cynthia, who is a retired school administrator, residing in Steele, MO., and are members of the Presbyterian Church. Steve enjoys spending his spare time flying his Vintage Cessna 172, and working on his custom woodworking.
Janie Singleton, co-owner, previously worked in manufacturing and mortgage banking before starting her career in the funeral industry in 2008. She is a licensed funeral director in Arkansas and a fully licensed life insurance agent in Arkansas and Missouri. Janie is a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Blytheville, Arkansas and a supporter of Relay For Life.
Carie Rece-Hawkins, office manager, has worked in the funeral industry for 13 years. She is a licensed funeral insurance agent and funeral director. Carie is a member, pianist, and serves on the Worship Committee for the First United Methodist Church in Leachville, AR. Carie is married to Kevin Hawkins and has two awesome boys Rhett Dylan, and Ty James. She enjoys spending time with her kids, being outdoors, spending time with her friends, making everyone around her laugh, and listening to and playing music. Carie is a advocate for Multiple Sclerosis research and Cancer awareness.
Jamie Colter-Engel, licensed funeral director and apprentice embalmer. She is also a licensed funeral insurance agent. Jamie is a member of the New Life Family Church in Corning, AR. She is a active member of the Corning and Manila Communities, including Relay For Life, Bike runs for Cancer Awareness fundraising, and a part time substitute at the Noah's Ark Preschool in Corning, AR. Jamie's heart is in Cancer Awareness and will always continue to support the cause. Jamie has two daughters Sarah Engel-Garmrath, and Whitney Engel-Conover. She also has one grand daughter Loreli White. Jamie loves spending time with her girls, fishing, camping, being out on the water and motorcycle riding.
Jazmyne Butler-King, apprentice funeral director and embalmer. Jazmyne is a 2016 Mortuary school graduate of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and is the owner and photographer of Southern Charm Photography. She is from Southeast Missouri but now resides in Manila, AR. along with her two adorable daughters Chloe-Jay and Elle. Jazmyne loves participating in runs for awareness, and is a fitness fanatic. She enjoys spending time with her girls, going to the gym, being outdoors, traveling, selling Mary Kay, painting projects, and working with people. Devoting her life to serving others makes everyday even more special to her.
Deanna Shrable, Apprentice funeral director. Deanna has 8 years of experience as a store manager in Manila, AR. She lives in Manila with her husband Tony and has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Deanna loves knitting, drawing, and watching her grandson Gage play football for the Manila Lions.
Barbara Challis, beautician, has worked with many funeral homes and has a "gift" for making the deceased look natural and pleasing to the family.
Kim Sheets, licensed funeral insurance agent, serves the Paragould, Arkansas area. She also teaches voice lessons.
Vicki Alphin, licensed funeral insurance agent, serves the Pocahontas, Arkansas area. She also works for the Maynard schools.
Shirley Ellis-Orsborne, apprentice funeral director and embalmer. Shirley is a 2015 graduate of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She lives in Jonesboro, Ar. with her husband Daniel, daughter Gracie, and step-son Logan. Shirley loves spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, traveling, collecting M&M memorabilia, going antiquing, and is a supporter of the Miracle League of Northeast Arkansas. Shirley has a heart for serving families and treating them as if they were her very own.