Macon County Chronicle

Alexander Funeral Home Under New Ownership

Phillip and Shirley Anderson, co-owners of the Alexander Funeral Home and the Macon County Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, are selling to Guthrie and Mary Hammer and Brad and Andrea Tuttle.

Funeral director Jerry Caps will remain at the funeral home.

After much prayer, Phillip and Shirley decided it would be best to sell as there are a few people in Macon County that feel they need to have a choice in who takes care of their family during a very difficult time.

Shirley Anderson, who has worked diligently at Alexander Funeral Home since she and her husband purchased in April of 2006, stated that she has been very happy working there full-time and regrets that she will be leaving the employees that she loves so much and serving wonderful families and friends over the past two years.

Shirley has suffered the loss of loved ones in her life and gets much satisfaction from working with the families and helping them through the most difficult of times.

However, she will still be fulfilling her Funeral Director role at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home on the bypass in Lafayette.

Mary and Guthrie Hammer and Brad and Andrea Tuttle are very excited about the purchase of the funeral home and want everyone to know they will continue with the same professionalism and care that Shirley, Jerry Capps, and all the staff at Alexander have exhibited for the last two years.

Brad will begin serving a two-year funeral director apprenticeship that is a requirement to be able to sit for the Funeral Director State Board exam for licensing.

A manager of a funeral establishment has to be full-time and licensed, therefore, Jerry Capps will continue in a management and services role.

Shirley will remain at the funeral home for about a month or so to train and help the new owners.