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Jason Junkins Alabama Cremation and Funeral Services

Jason Junkins, MD

FOUNDER

Jason Junkins is the founder of Alabama Cremation and Funeral Services. Jason began his career in the funeral industry as a high school student and then graduated mortuary school with an AAS in Mortuary Science from Jefferson State Community College in 1988. He then graduated Jacksonville State University with a BS in Biology followed by his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of South Alabama. Since then, he has practiced primary care, urgent care and hospital medicine.

Since beginning practice in 2001, Dr. Junkins has practiced most of his career as a hospice medical director. Seeing the needs of patients and their families at the end of life, he saw the need for an alternative way for families to memorialize their loved ones. This is when he decided to begin Alabama Cremation and Funeral Services. This alternative allows families to memorialize their loved one in the way they choose at a cost substantially less than most traditional funeral homes offer.

Dr. Junkins is married to his wife Angela and they have five children. They love spending time together as a family and traveling to the beach.

Josh Horton Alabama Cremation and Funeral Services

Josh Horton

Manager - LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR & EMBALMER

Josh was born and raised in the Ivalee community off Gallant Road in western Etowah County. He attended Ivalee Elementary School through 6th grade, advanced to Etowah Middle school and then graduated from Coosa Christian High School in 1995. He has lived in the Hokes Bluff/Ball Play area over 15 years. He is married to Jessica Diane Sosebee Horton and has 4 children, Ashley, Chris, Joseph and Jalyn.

Josh has been in the funeral business since 1996 and is the past owner and manager of Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Home from February 2000 until February 2021. He is a graduate of Jefferson State Community College, where he obtained his A.A.S. degree in Funeral Service Education. He has his license in all departments of the funeral industry including Funeral Director, Embalmer, Life Insurance Producer and Preneed Sales Agent in the State of Alabama. He holds Past President, Past Secretary and Past Zone Chair Certificates with the Hokes Bluff and Alabama Lyons Clubs. Josh is a member of the Church on the Rock in Gadsden.

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Ariel Stringfellow

Cremationist
Apprentice Funeral Director
Apprentice Embalmer

Ariel Stringfellow is from Springville Alabama. She graduated high school from Leeds High School in 2018 and then furthered her education at Jefferson State Community College where she graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2021. She is also a certified cremationist.

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Alley Hall

Administrative Assistant

Alley is an Administrative Assistant with Alabama Cremation and Funeral Services. She graduated high school from Corner High School. She lives in Oneonta and enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. When she isn’t working, she spends time outside and likes to hike and go to the beach.