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Peter S. Bowles

Peter S. Bowles

Owner, Manager - Licensed Embalmer And Licensed Funeral Director

Peter believes that "funeral service from the heart, should be the heart of funeral service." As funeral directors, we have opportunities on a daily basis to deliver service from the heart. Service that is delivered with care, empathy, and yes, even love. Peter graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service from Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  He received Mid-America College of Funeral Service highest honor - The W.H. Bill Pierce Award. He is a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Kentucky and a candidate for licensure in Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.  Peter is also a graduate of the University of Louisville's College of Business and Public Administration. He retired in August 2020 as the park manager of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, after having worked in the state park system for 31 years. He is also a licensed Minister -....Men ought to always pray..., Luke 18:1.  Peter is a former member of the Dawson Springs Rotary Club. He is a member of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association and he is also a member of the Kentucky Association of Morticians. He is a Kentucky Arts Center Community Scholar.  Peter's hobbies include reading his bible, the family's pet dog and old Star-Trek movies.  He has worked around the  funeral home since 1974.  

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James H. Bowles

James H. Bowles

President - Transport Licensed

James Howard Bowles is a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in funeral service and a National Board certification. He also holds Masters Degrees in Human Services and Organizational Communications from Murray State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration.  He served at U of L as a graduate research assistant; served as a minority counselor for Student Affairs and Institutional Research Coordinator at Madisonville Community College , and currently serving as its' Director of Cultural Diversity.  He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Man in America Award and Kentucky Education Association's Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Diversity Award.  He has been affiliated with the funeral home since 1978.


Virgle W. Bowles

Virgle W. Bowles

Licensed Funeral Director And Executive Vice-President

Virgle Woodson Bowles is a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Kentucky, licensed by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, and has completed his Level II embalmers apprenticeship, a prerequisite requirement for obtaining an embalmers license.   He also holds an Indiana Funeral Director Courtesy Card issued by the State of  Indiana Board of  Funeral and Cemetery Professional Licensing Agency to conduct funerals in the State of Indiana.   He is a current member of the Kentucky Association of Morticians, Inc. and Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, and a Commonwealth of Kentucky certified notary public for the state of Kentucky at large.  He is a graduate of the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a member of the University of Louisville Alumni Association.  He graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School with an academic diploma in accounting management and is a 1996 recipient of the Outstanding Young Americans Award in recognition of outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community. He has worked at the funeral home since 1980.

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Lassie J. Bowles

Lassie J. Bowles

Executive Secretary, Level II Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Lassie Jane Bowles is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and an Associate of Arts Degree from Madisonville Community College.  She is currently enrolled in Mortuary School through Vincennes University Funeral Service Education Program where she is pursuing a degree in Funeral Services and is currently a Level II Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice in Kentucky.  She has worked at the funeral home since 2015.


Adam T. Baity

Adam T. Baity

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Adam T. Baity is a native of New Albany, Indiana.  He is a 2018 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Services where he earned an Associates in Applied Science Funeral Service.  He has received his National Board Certification in Funeral Services.  He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for the State of Kentucky and Indiana.  Elliott Mortuary is delighted to welcome Adam to the staff and to the community.  He has worked at the funeral home since December 2020.


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