Our Staff

Over 300 years combined Service to our community.  Celebrating Life since 1870.

  • Richard  H. “Dickie” Horne

    Richard H. “Dickie” Horne, Chairman of the Board, Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, C.A.N.A. Certified

    Richard H. “Dickie” Horne serves as president, chairman of the board of Horne Funeral Service, funeral director and he is also a certified C.A.N.A. crematory operator.. He is the son of the late C. Hubert Horne and has been associated with the funeral home since 1962.

    A licensed funeral director since 1969, he has been active through the years in various civic organizations. Dick is a former member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad where he served as Training Officer and since 1975 he has served as an active member of the Christiansburg Fire Department where he served as secretary and treasurer for over twenty two years.

    He has been an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Church since 1968. Dick has served as Chaplain and as a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, is a past president of the Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association. He was a Charter member of the board of Directors Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia.

    A local history buff, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Museum.

  • Johnny S. Muncy

    Johnny S. Muncy, Manager, Vice President and Funeral Director

    Johnny Muncy graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia. He joined Horne's in 1996 and currently serves as Vice President and Manager of our firm.

    A native of Lee County he has been active in the funeral profession since 1994. A Funeral Service licensee, Johnny possesses an easy, personable manner that naturally puts people at ease. Johnny is active in the VA Funeral Directors Association. He has served as the past president of the Southwest Funeral Directors Association and is a member of Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia, by involvement with these associations we are able to network with funeral directors across the country to learn more and better serve the families that call on us at there time of pre-need or at the time of at-need.

    Johnny and his wife, BJ, and their daughter Olivia and son Rex, reside in Christiansburg. They are active in autism advocacy in the New River Valley.

  • V. Craig Helvey

    V. Craig Helvey, Funeral Director and Manager Horne Monument Sales, C.A.N.A. Crematory Certified

    Craig Helvey is a Funeral Service Licensee and has been with Horne since 2007. He graduated from John Tyler College of Mortuary Science in 2003. He is also a certified C.A.N.A. crematory operator. He serves as one of Horne's pre-need councilors and oversees the Monument and Memorial Division of the company.

    Craig is a native of Covington, Virginia and brings varied funeral service and crematory experience.

    Craig resides in Christiansburg. Craig has been active in volunteer firefighting and Rescue since 1985, and is currently an active member of the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department, he is also active in the Montgomery County Swift Water Rescue Team.

  • Hope M. Stanley

    Hope M. Stanley, Funeral Director, Care Center Supervisor, Certified Crematory Operator


    Hope Stanley is a native of Princeton, West Virginia, she relocated to pursue her passion for serving others by attending the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Hope graduated in the fall of 2013, she was recognized for her excellence in Restorative Arts, received the Executive Women's International Award and was an active member of the service sorority Delta Gamma Pi.

    Hope recently earned her Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) designation from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The NFDA Cremation Certification Program is a voluntary certification program that helps funeral directors better serve the needs of families that desire cremation.

    Hope currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia and in her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

  • John Jay  Hines

    John Jay Hines, Crematory Supervisor, C.A.N.A. Certified, and Funeral Assistant

    Jay Hines joined the staff at Horne's in 2004 and currently serves as the Supervisor of our in-house crematory which is a part of our main facilities.

    Jay is a certified C.A.N.A. crematory operator, a funeral assistant, assisting with visitations and funerals services, and is responsible for the general maintenance of our building and grounds.

    He is a Pulaski County native and resides there with his wife, Gail. They have one son, one daughter and three grandsons. A life long resident of the New River Valley, Jay and his family live in the Hiwassee Community.

    He and his wife are members of the Cornersview Pentecostal Holiness Church in Snowville.

    Jay's hobbies include woodworking and water skiing.

  • Jeanine Maxwell

    Jeanine Maxwell, Administrative Assistant

    Jeanine joined the staff at Horne's in January, 2011 as a secretary for the Funeral Home. Jeanine is a lifelong hometown resident and is a member of Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church. She now serves as an Administrative Assistant.

    When Jeanine is not enjoying cooking or playing in her landscaping, she loves to spend her time with her four beautiful daughters and granddaughter.

  • Jerry  Trump

    Jerry Trump, Maintenance Supervisor

    Jerry Trump is a Christiansburg native and has been a full-time employee at Horne's since 2008.

    Jerry serves as a funeral assistant as well as being our maintenance supervisor.

    He is a Life Member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad and has served with the squad for over a decade. Prior to this he served as a member of the Riner Volunteer Fire Department.

    Jerry enjoys spending time with his dog, Harlei.

  • Jack Tawney

    Jack Tawney, Funeral Assistant

    Jack joined Horne's staff in 2014 after moving to Christiansburg from Giles County. He brings with him over 20 years of funeral service experience. Prior to working at Horne Funeral Home Jack worked part time at Kendell Funeral Home in Giles, VA.

    Jack currently lives in Christiansburg with his wife Martha Tawney and enjoys spending time with her as well as working outside.

  • Autumn Marie Brianna Sheppard

    Autumn Marie Brianna Sheppard, Funeral Assistant

    Autumn Sheppard of Pilot, Va. has been employed with Horne Funeral Home since July 9, 2015. Autumn is a Funeral Assistant, and assists with visitations and funerals services. She is a graduate from Auburn High School, class of 2019.

    Autumn is currently attending college at New River Community College where she will receive her Business Management degree. Autumn then hopes to gain a mortuary degree and a degree in Psychology.

    Autumn’s interests include spending time with her family, shopping, and traveling.

  • Quinn Alexandra Horne

    Quinn Alexandra Horne, Funeral Assistant

    Quinn is the daughter to Brian and Amy Horne, and the granddaughter to Richard and Pat Horne.

    She began working at our families business in January 2018. She is planning to follow her father, and will be a forth generation funeral director.

    She is a graduate from Pathway Christian Academy. She is currently attending New River Community College where she will obtain her Business Administration degree.

  • Wendell Flinchum

    Wendell Flinchum, Funeral Assistant

    Wendell is a Native of Christiansburg and is married to Sharon Flinchum of Christiansburg.

    He attended Virginia Tech University and graduated from Bluefield College and FBI National Academy. After 29 years of faithful service with Virginia Tech Police Dept he retired after serving as Chief of Police for 7 years. Wendell was invited to join Horne's staff just after he retired from Virginia Tech Police Department in 2014. He has been a welcomed addition to our staff.

    Wendell is a past member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad and is a Member of Trinity Baptist Church where he attends with his wife and daughter.

  • Glenn M. Stanger

    Glenn M. Stanger, Funeral Assistant

    Glenn started working at Horne in 2016. Glenn assists with funeral services and visitations.

    Before working at Horne, Glenn was a truck driver for 10 years as well as working at Radford Arsenal for 29 years. Glenn is a native to Christiansburg, VA. He is a graduate of Christiansburg High School and United Electronics Institute, class of 1972. Glenn resides in Christansburg with his wife Doris.

    In Glenn's free time he enjoys farming on his 140 acres of farmland.

  • Harvey  Boothe

    Harvey Boothe, Funeral Assistant

    Harvey Boothe became a welcome addition to our part-time staff in 2011 after a long career with the Radford City School as director of technology.

    As one of our funeral assistants, Harvey can be seen helping families at the funeral home, area churches and at gravesides.

    Harvey's interests includes spending time with his two grandsons and daughters as well as spending time on his diary farm.

  • Regina Meredith

    Regina Meredith, Receptionist, Funeral Assistant

    Regina Meredith is a long-time resident of Christiansburg.

    She recently retired after 13 years from Salem High School as a school counselor. Prior to that she taught at Carroll County High School, Hillsville Intermediate, Glen Cove Elementary, and Christiansburg High School (teacher and counselor). She retired from public education after 41 years of serving many students and families.

    For a number of years Regina has wanted to be a part of Horne Funeral Service once she retired, she came to work in February 2019. Regina assists with funeral and visitation as well as being on of our receptionist.

    Regina enjoys crafts, traveling, and reading in her free time.

  • Richie Lee Mills

    Richie Lee Mills, Funeral Assistant

    Richie Mills joined our staff in 2018. Richie assist during visitations and funeral services as part of our part-time staff.

    Richie is a graduate from Christiansburg High School and he is a native to Christansburg, VA.

    Richie's interest include hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his daughter. Richie enjoys meeting new people and making new friends.

  • Patrick D. Lloyd

    Patrick D. Lloyd, Funeral Assistant

    Patrick has been employed with Horne since January 2019. He assists with Funeral Services and Visitations.
    He resides in Christiansburg with his wife and has two sons.
    Patrick is a Life Member of Christiansburg Rescue Squad. He works full-time at Chandler Concrete.
    Patrick is a graduate of Narrows High School, has an Associates Degree
    from New River Community College in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree from Radford University in Business Marketing.
    Patrick's hobbies include being outdoors, spending time with his family and friends, and Amateur Radio.

  • Grover  Nixon

    Grover Nixon, Retired: Assistant Funeral Director

    Grover Nixon has been a member of our part-time staff since 1989.

    He was first associated with our firm from 1948-1954 and held a Assistant Funeral Director's License. He entered the U. S. Army in 1954 and upon completion of his military service, he became a physical therapist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem for 32 years. Upon retirement he again became associated with the funeral home and is a valuable member of our staff.

    A Christiansburg native, he has been married to the former Opal Testerman for over 60 years. They have one daughter, Lisa and three grandsons.

    Grover is a dedicated Christian and is an active member of the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren, where he serves as a Deacon.

    He is a Life Member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, having served as an active member for 19 years.

    With much regret Grover retired from our staff in June 2018, to take up sky diving. LOL, Grover taught each of us so much, and for that we thank you! Grover enjoy your retirement, you have earned.

  • James  Epperly

    James Epperly, Retired: Assistant Funeral Director

    James A. Epperly is a native of the Cambria section of Christiansburg and a long-time member of Horne's part-time staff, having been with the funeral home since 1973.

    James is well known in the community , having retired as Captain from the Christiansburg Police Department in 2002 following 37 years of faithful service to the community.

    He and his wife, Phyllis, are active members of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and have two children and three grandchildren.

    Unfortunately Jim retired from our staff in September of 2018 after many years of service here at Horne. Enjoy your retirement Jim, you deserve it!

  • Edward Trump Jr.

    Edward Trump Jr., Retired: Funeral Director, CFSP, Certified C.A.N.A. crematory operator & Former Vice President

    RETIRED:
    Edward J. Trump
    1971-2014

    Edward J. Trump, Jr., long time employee of Horne Funeral Service, Inc., resigned in March 2014 due to failing health.

    Trump was employed to work at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg by Hubert Horne in the summer of 1971. Following that summer he was hired by Horne as an employee of the then Richardson-Horne Funeral Home in October of 1971.

    Trump served his funeral director's and embalmer's internment under Horne and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1975.

    Hubert Horne purchased the remaining Richardson stock in 1972, and in 1987 he and his son, Dick, gifted several shares of stock of the funeral home to Trump. In 1996 Trump was made Vice President of the firm, a position he held until March 31, 2014.

    In 2013 Trump, a diabetic, suffered the first of several strokes and soon became unable to work. He resigned effective March 31, 2014.

    Richard H. (Dick) Horne, CEO of Horne Funeral Home, said Trump is now a paid consultant of the firm. Horne said that Trump's resignation, both as an employee and as Vice President of the firm was "an emotional, heart-wrenching time for all concerned." He continued, "Eddie has for the past 40 plus years has been to me the brother I never had. His health situation has been a blow to the firm's employees as well as to me personally."

    Horne's son, Brian, said "my dad and Eddie have long been my mentors. We all greatly miss Eddie's everyday presence and his knowledge."

    Trump said that "The Horne family has been exceptionally good to me through the years and I have enjoyed and appreciate the many years I have worked with them."

  • Hubert Horne

    Hubert Horne, Late: Owner and Funeral Director

    IN MEMORY OF:
    Hubert Horne

    The late Hubert Horne was associated with the funeral home for 57 years, from 1940 until his death in January 1997.

    A Southwest Virginia native, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and then graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1946.

    He married the former Louise Slusher, of Christiansburg, in 1945. Hubert was active in numerous civic and church organizations, including the Lions Club, Highway Safety Commission, and the Masons and was a Deacon in the local Presbyterian Church.

    He was a charter member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, serving as its second captain and at the time of his death was a Life Member. He was one of the first people to be inducted into the squad’s ‘Hall of Fame.’ In 1995 he received the Virginia Funeral Directors Association’s “Golden Service Award” for fifty years of service to the funeral profession.

  • Allen DeSchon

    Allen DeSchon, Late: Funeral Assistant

    IN MEMORY OF:
    Allen DeSchon
    July 19, 1929 - December 12, 2005

    Allen H. DeSchon was a member of our professional staff for 17 years, from 1987 until he retired in December 2004.

    A native of Winchester, Virginia, Allen began his career in funeral service in 1955. He graduated from the Cincinnatti College of Embalming in 1957.

    Allen passed away in December 2005. He is remembered as having been a true Southern Gentleman, always willing to assist those in need and, especially those less fortunate than himself.

  • Edward (Mr. Ed) Trump Sr.

    Edward (Mr. Ed) Trump Sr., Late: Funeral Assistant

    IN MEMORY OF:
    Edward (Mr.Ed) Trump
    July 31, 1934 - October 6, 2008

    Ed Trump, Sr. passed away in October 2008. After over 35 years of service with VDOT, having worked on bridge construction and as a heavy equipment operator, Ed retired in 1993. He then became a part-time funeral assistant with Horne Funeral Service until his death some 15 years later.

    Ed was a member of Cedar Springs Church, a proud honorary member of Christiansburg Rescue Squad and a lifetime resident of the Rogers community.

    Horne Funeral Home is proud to continue the practice of greeting family and friends as they arrive for a service. This of course often means withstanding some harsh winter winds, snow and even ice. Without any regard for the weather, Ed would always greet drivers with a warm smile as they pulled into our driveway.

    Ed will be eternally missed by his extended family at the Horne Funeral Home.

  • Patricia K.  Horne

    Patricia K. Horne, Late: Corporate Secretary-Treasurer, Receptionist

    IN MEMORY OF:
    Patricia K. Horne
    June 25, 1950 - March 30, 2018

    Patricia K. Horne is the wife of Richard H. Horne and the mother of Brian R.H. Horne. They also have a daughter, Dr. H. Leveta Horne, who lives and practices in Florida.

    A native of Christiansburg, she attended Radford University and taught for a number for the Floyd Ward School of Dance and a number of years at Ferrum College.

    Pat had been a member of the Horne Funeral Service Board of Directors since 1989 and at the time of her death she was the secretary-treasurer of the corporation.

    Pat was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church until she became a Southern Baptist after she was married in 1969.

    She was a Past Worthy Matron of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Colonist.

    Pat had worked part-time at the funeral home since 1987 as a receptionist and a member of our office staff.

  • Brian R.H. Horne

    Brian R.H. Horne, Late: President, Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and C.A.N.A Certified

    IN MEMORY OF:
    Brian Richard Hubert Horne
    May 21, 1973 - September 1, 2019

    Brian was a third generation funeral director and served as President of the firm. He was also a certified C.A.N.A. crematory operator.

    Brian graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, he had been active in the profession since 1992.

    Brian lived in Christiansburg, he has four daughters, Grayce, Quin, Makenna,and daughter Rachel. Rachel was married in 2016 to Daniel Altizer and they also live in Christiansburg.

    Brian was an active member of the Christiansburg Vol. Fire Department (since 1997), where he served on the Board of Directors and is a past vice president of the Southwest Virginia Firefighters Association. He also served as a Life Member of the Shawsville Vol. Rescue Squad (he was an active member since 1989) and was an Honorary Member of the Christiansburg Vol. Rescue Squad (he was active from 1994-1997, Honorary since 1997).

    Brian was active in the VA Funeral Directors Association, serving as a member of the Board of Directors 2018 - 2019 and had served as Chairman of the Convention Exhibits Committee, where he had served since 2001. He is a past president of the Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association and a member of Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia where he had served on the Board of Directors. Brian was also active with the Selected Funeral Directors Association (Member by Invitation only, and only family owned firms). By involvement with these associations we are able to network with funeral directors across the country to learn more and better serve the families that call on us at there time of need.