Our Staff


Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy

Owner; Funeral Director; Embalmer; Certified Crematory Operator

Steve Murphy is a licensed funeral director, embalmer; certified crematory operator and owner of Medina Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Gibson Funeral Home in Gibson, Tennessee and co-owner of Music City Mortuary and Nashville Cremation Center, both located in Nashville, Tennessee with his brother Jeff Murphy. 

Steve grew up in Milan, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Milan High School and a 1989 graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. Steve worked most of his funeral service career in Nashville until returning to West Tennessee in 2008. 

He is a past-president of the Tennessee Funeral Directors & Embalmers State Board; former president of Medina Lions Club; currently serves on the YMCA board in Milan. Steve is married to the former Traci McEwen of Milan. Steve has one daughter, Hannah; step-son, Hayden; granddaughter, Anny

Telephone: 1-731-783-1110

Email: undertake@comcast.net


Sarah-Ashley C. Medling

Sarah-Ashley C. Medling

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Sarah-Ashley is from Dyer, TN and graduated from Gibson County High School in 2009.  She attended UT-Martin and is a 2013 graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortary Science in Nashville, TN.

She married Colin Medling in October 2016 and they recently relocated back to Gibson County from Nashville, TN.  They have one adorable son, Corbin, and fur child, Ozzy.

Sarah-Ashley loves to watch the Steelers, UT Vols and Cardinals sports.  She is passionate about the families served and is proud to be a employee of Medina Funeral Home.


Kenny Kinkade

Kenny Kinkade

First Call Care Team Member

Kenny joined our staff in September, 2014. Kenny has lived in Medina for over 20 years and has a love for the community. He is a former employee of A. O. Smith / Tower Auto in Milan for 25 years; former plant manager of Allied Aerofoam in Milan. 

When asked about funeral service, Kenny says, " I am honored in helping and caring for others; humbled to assist families in such a time of need." 

* unlicensed assistant

Telephone: 1-731-783-1110


Will L. Hood

Will L. Hood

First Call Care Team Member

Will joined our staff in February, 2014 and currently resides in Milan, TN. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Milan. Will is a 2010 graduate of Milan High School where he was active with the football program. Currently, he attends Jackson State Community College with plans of attending John A. Gupton College in Nashville. 

Will's parents are the late Mike and Paula Hood. Mike was a long time funeral director and embalmer in Milan and Paula worked at State Farm. 

Will has one brother, Drew and a golden doodle, Millie. 

* unlicensed assistant

Telephone: 1-731-783-1110


Debbie Boals

Administrative Assistant

Debbie joined our staff in March, 2013. She is a graduate of Humboldt High School and has been married to Benny Boals of Gibson, TN for 35 years. They have one son, Josh; daughter-in-law, Lindsey and four grandchildren. 

Debbie and Benny are active members of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. 

*unlicensed assistant

Telephone: 1-731-783-1110


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