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Staff members of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Brad Gallant Owner - Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant gallant@gallantfuneralhome.com

Brad is a native of Lincoln County, the oldest son of the late Charles and Lee Gallant. He graduated from Central High School in 1968, then graduated from Martin Methodist College and John A. Gupton College in Nashville. He has previously served as president of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club, Exalted Ruler of the Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792, Master of Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge #68, a Shriner and the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. Brad is a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the states of Tennessee and Alabama. He is a licensed life insurance and burial insurance agent and is a National Funeral Directors Association Certified Preplanning Consultant. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is the proud father of three daughters: Brooke, Bethany and Blair, all of whom graduated from Auburn University. Brad makes his home in Fayetteville.

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Brooke Gallant Fanning Licensed Funeral Director brooke@gallantfuneralhome.com

Brooke is originally from Lincoln County, the oldest daughter of Brad Gallant and Brenda Clifton Gallant, and the granddaughter of the late Charles and Lee Gallant. She graduated from Hazel Green High School in 1997 and from Auburn University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. She worked for eight years as a graphic and publications designer before joining the staff. She graduated from John A. Gupton College in Nashville where she received her funeral director's certificate in 2011. She is married to John Fanning and they make their home in Elora.

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Michael Hall Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Michael is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Moore County High School in 1994. He moved to Fayetteville and began working at Gallant Funeral Home. In 2000, Michael graduated from Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education. He graduated from Athens State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion. Michael is married to the former Kara Lyn Johnson and they have three children: Riley, Caroline and Luke. He is a member of West End Baptist Church where he also serves as a deacon and worship leader. Michael and his family live in Fayetteville.

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Karen Cantrell Stephens Funeral Assistant | Receptionist

Karen is a native of Madison County, Alabama. She worked eleven years as a hair stylist before working in the Madison County School System as a school secretary from 1994 until her retirement in 2011. She enjoys being around people and serving families during their time of need. Karen is married Randy Stephens and together they have one son, Jonathan. They are members of Hazel Green First Baptist Church and make their home in Hazel Green.

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Joe Gifford Funeral Assistant

Joe is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee. He previously worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Madison County School System until retirement. He joined our staff in 2007 where he supervises the property and grounds maintenance. Joe takes much pride in the care and appearance of the funeral home, cemetery and equipment. He was married to the late Brenda Arnold. He has one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Joe is a member of Crystal Ridge Community Church and makes his home in Flintville.

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Sherrie Noles Maddox Funeral Assistant

Sherrie is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has made Fayetteville her home since the age of 11. She graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1980 and later attended the Tennessee Vocational Center where she earned certification as a Registered Dental Assistant.  Sherrie has worked as a Dental Assistant since 1990. She enjoys being around people and helping others. Sherrie is married to Bob Maddox and she lives in the Mimosa Community. 

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Bill Reavis Funeral Assistant

Bill is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee. He graduated from Flintville High School and attended J.F. Drake State College in Huntsville, Alabama. He has served in a public safety profession since 1980. He is married to the former Donna Weir and they have two daughters. They are members of Stewart's Chapel Baptist Church where he also serves as a deacon and Men's Ministry leader. They reside in the Flintville community.

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John Curtis Licensed Funeral Director | Investor's Heritage Life Insurance Company | Regional Manager, LUTCF

John is a native of Lincoln County. He became a licensed funeral director in 1979. He previously worked with McCauley Funeral Home and now works part-time as a funeral assistant as well as an insurance agent for the Investor's Heritage Life Insurance Company. John is married to his wife, Sandra. They have one daughter and son-in-law, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. They are members of Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and make their home in Fayetteville.

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John Fanning Funeral Assistant

John is a native of Lincoln County. He attended Elora and Flintville Schools and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1990. He received his undergraduate degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and two graduate degrees in administration from Tennessee State University. He is the principal of South Lincoln School and previously served as a supervisor for the Lincoln County Board of Education, principal of Hazel Green High School, assistant principal of Meridianville Middle School and teacher at Lincoln County High School. He is married to the former Brooke Gallant and enjoys working at the funeral home in his spare time.

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Anthony Hooten Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Anthony is a native of Marshall County, Tennessee. He graduated from Marshall County High School in 1974 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1978. He has been active in the funeral business in both Alabama and Tennessee since 1977. Anthony is married to his wife, Angela, and together they have five adult children and one grandchild. In his spare time, Anthony competes in triathlons and enjoys cooking.

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Ann Bates Funeral Assistant

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Brad Gallant

Owner - Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant

Brad is a native of Lincoln County, the oldest son of the late Charles and Lee Gallant. He graduated from Central High School in 1968, then graduated from Martin Methodist College and John A. Gupton College in Nashville. He has previously served as president of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club, Exalted Ruler of the Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792, Master of Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge #68, a Shriner and the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. Brad is a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the states of Tennessee and Alabama. He is a licensed life insurance and burial insurance agent and is a National Funeral Directors Association Certified Preplanning Consultant. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is the proud father of three daughters: Brooke, Bethany and Blair, all of whom graduated from Auburn University. Brad makes his home in Fayetteville.

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Brooke Gallant Fanning

Licensed Funeral Director

Brooke is originally from Lincoln County, the oldest daughter of Brad Gallant and Brenda Clifton Gallant, and the granddaughter of the late Charles and Lee Gallant. She graduated from Hazel Green High School in 1997 and from Auburn University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. She worked for eight years as a graphic and publications designer before joining the staff. She graduated from John A. Gupton College in Nashville where she received her funeral director's certificate in 2011. She is married to John Fanning and they make their home in Elora.

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Michael Hall

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Michael is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Moore County High School in 1994. He moved to Fayetteville and began working at Gallant Funeral Home. In 2000, Michael graduated from Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education. He graduated from Athens State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion. Michael is married to the former Kara Lyn Johnson and they have three children: Riley, Caroline and Luke. He is a member of West End Baptist Church where he also serves as a deacon and worship leader. Michael and his family live in Fayetteville.

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Karen Cantrell Stephens

Funeral Assistant | Receptionist

Karen is a native of Madison County, Alabama. She worked eleven years as a hair stylist before working in the Madison County School System as a school secretary from 1994 until her retirement in 2011. She enjoys being around people and serving families during their time of need. Karen is married Randy Stephens and together they have one son, Jonathan. They are members of Hazel Green First Baptist Church and make their home in Hazel Green.

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Joe Gifford

Funeral Assistant

Joe is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee. He previously worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Madison County School System until retirement. He joined our staff in 2007 where he supervises the property and grounds maintenance. Joe takes much pride in the care and appearance of the funeral home, cemetery and equipment. He was married to the late Brenda Arnold. He has one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Joe is a member of Crystal Ridge Community Church and makes his home in Flintville.

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Sherrie Noles Maddox

Funeral Assistant

Sherrie is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has made Fayetteville her home since the age of 11. She graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1980 and later attended the Tennessee Vocational Center where she earned certification as a Registered Dental Assistant.  Sherrie has worked as a Dental Assistant since 1990. She enjoys being around people and helping others. Sherrie is married to Bob Maddox and she lives in the Mimosa Community. 

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Bill Reavis

Funeral Assistant

Bill is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee. He graduated from Flintville High School and attended J.F. Drake State College in Huntsville, Alabama. He has served in a public safety profession since 1980. He is married to the former Donna Weir and they have two daughters. They are members of Stewart's Chapel Baptist Church where he also serves as a deacon and Men's Ministry leader. They reside in the Flintville community.

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John Curtis

Licensed Funeral Director | Investor's Heritage Life Insurance Company | Regional Manager, LUTCF

John is a native of Lincoln County. He became a licensed funeral director in 1979. He previously worked with McCauley Funeral Home and now works part-time as a funeral assistant as well as an insurance agent for the Investor's Heritage Life Insurance Company. John is married to his wife, Sandra. They have one daughter and son-in-law, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. They are members of Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and make their home in Fayetteville.

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John Fanning

Funeral Assistant

John is a native of Lincoln County. He attended Elora and Flintville Schools and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1990. He received his undergraduate degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and two graduate degrees in administration from Tennessee State University. He is the principal of South Lincoln School and previously served as a supervisor for the Lincoln County Board of Education, principal of Hazel Green High School, assistant principal of Meridianville Middle School and teacher at Lincoln County High School. He is married to the former Brooke Gallant and enjoys working at the funeral home in his spare time.

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Anthony Hooten

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Anthony is a native of Marshall County, Tennessee. He graduated from Marshall County High School in 1974 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1978. He has been active in the funeral business in both Alabama and Tennessee since 1977. Anthony is married to his wife, Angela, and together they have five adult children and one grandchild. In his spare time, Anthony competes in triathlons and enjoys cooking.

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Ann Bates

Funeral Assistant