Our Staff


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Michael D. Lowery, Virgle W. Bowles, Tonya M. Woolfolk, Peter S. Bowles, James H. Bowles

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Peter S. Bowles

Peter S. Bowles

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Simpson Bowles is a graduate of the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He has recently retired as business manager and park manager at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park after 28 years and having worked in the state park system for 31 years.  The last 16 years of his 31 year career in Kentucky State Parks were spent as Park Manager of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.  He is a Kentucky Arts Center Community Scholar.  He has worked at the funeral home since 1978.  


James H. Bowles

James H. Bowles

President

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 worked at the funeral home since 1978.


Virgle W. Bowles

Virgle W. Bowles

Executive Vice-President

Virgle Woodson Bowles is a graduate of the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School with an academic diploma in accounting management and is a recipient of the Outstanding Young American Award. He has recently completed his funeral director and embalmer apprenticeships  as a Level II Apprentice administered by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, and is a current member of the Kentucky Association of Morticians, Inc. and Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. He also is a Commonwealth of Kentucky certified notary public for the state of Kentucky at large.  He has worked at the funeral home since 1980.

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Lassie J. Bowles

Lassie J. Bowles

Executive Secretary

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 where she is pursuing a degree in Funeral Services.  She has worked at the funeral home since 2015.


Adam T. Baity

Adam T. Baity

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.  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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