OWNERS & LICENSED STAFF

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.

Sandy and David Boone, Owners
Email: DavidBoone@Skybest.com
Office Phone: 336-846-7979
Home Phone: 336-384-2762

David & Sandy Elliott Boone of 1000 Elliott Road in West Jefferson are the sole owners of Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

"We're proud to be Ashe Counties Only Locally Owned - Family Owned Funeral Home".


David Boone, President / Owner
Email: davidboone@skybest.com
Office Phone: 336-846-7979
Fax: 336-846-2120

David is the Owner and President of Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc. He founded and built the funeral home in its present location in 1994. He is married to Sandra Kay Elliott Boone and resides in West Jefferson. David and Sandy are members of the Beaver Creek Christian Church. David is the son of J.D. & Bertha Lou May Boone. He graduated from Ashe Central High School, East Tennessee State University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He grew up in funeral service and has been involved in funeral home, cemetery and monument operations in his family's business since childhood. He served on the Board of Directors of the NC Cemetery Association and was a salesman and territory manager for the Aurora Casket Company for almost four years. David holds a funeral directors and embalmers license as well as a NC insurance license. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp., the Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation, Inc., the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association, is a life member of the Ashe County Wildlife Club, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Ashe Masonic Lodge # 594 A.F.A.M., Scottish Rite Masonry, Ashe Shrine Club, and the Oasis Shrine Temple.


Linda Absher Holman, General Manager, Funeral Director & Insurance Licensee

Email: lindaholman@skybest.com
Office Phone: 336-846-7979
Fax: 336-846-2120

LINDA ABSHER HOLMAN- A native of Ashe County, Linda has served as office manager since 1996 and was promoted to the position of general manager in January of 2009. She is a graduate of Ashe Central High School and is a graduate of the Fayeteville Tech. Institute - Department of Mortuary Science. She holds both a NC Funeral Directors License and a NC Life Insurance License. Linda formally served as a loan officer with a national loan office. She is an active member of the Bristol Baptist Church in Jefferson. She is married to Greg Holman and they have a daughter, Lyndsi.


Richard Jerkins, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: rjerkins@skybest.com
Office Phone: 336-846-7979
Fax: 336-846-2120

Richard is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and previously of Texas. He graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston, Texas in 1996. He brings with him over 12 years of funeral and embalming experience in various locations and different cultural regions of the southern states, he has a great deal of diversity and experience to offer the residents of this county. Richard is a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church.


Jim Hartley, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 336-846-7979
Fax: 336-846-2120

Jim Hartley began his funeral service career in 1960 with J.D. Boone and the Boone Family at Reins-Sturdivant and Ashelawn Memorial Chapel and Gardens.  During this time Jim earned his funeral directors license and worked until 1990 a total of 30 years.  In November 1990, Jim was elected Sheriff of Ashe County.  He served four terms, a total of 16 years.  Upon retiring, Jim has gone full circle and is again working for David Boone and the Boone Family.  Jim is a member of Orion Baptist Church where he currently serves as deacon and trustee.  He is married to Angela D. Hartley.  They have a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Mary Jane Hendrix Hartley and two grandsons, Adam and Aaron.  Jim is a member of Ashe Masonic Lodge #594 A.F.A.M., York Rite Masonry,  Ashe Shrine Club and the Oasis Shrine Temple of Charlotte, NC.