Our Staff


Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy

pictured are *Steve, Hannah and Maylee. (*only Steve is licensed)

Steve Murphy is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator of Medina Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Gibson Funeral Home in Gibson, Tennessee and co-owner of Music City Mortuary, Nashville Cremation Center and TriStar Cremation, all 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 has one daughter, Hannah; granddaughters, Maylee and Annyston

Telephone: 1-731-783-1110

Email: MfhSteveMurphy@gmail.com


Sarah-Ashley C. Medling

Sarah-Ashley C. Medling

Funeral Director / Embalmer / Crematory Operator

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 Medina 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.


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


Trae Arnold

Family Service

Trae Arnold of Medina, TN a graduate of SGC is working as a family service team member. He is a current resident of Medina and enjoys golf and muscle cars.

Trae is the son of Beau and Ballary Arnold of Medina, TN. and is the big brother to Lou, Ty and Bella


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