Funeral Directors

Bryan Whitson

Bryan joined the staff in May of 2023. A native of Mitchell County, he has resided in Buncombe County for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Mayland Community College in 1998 with an AAS in Business Management with a minor in Accounting, and a 2002 graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an […]

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Thomas Anderson

Thomas, a native of Dysartsville, North Carolina, joined our team working part time, and following his service in the United States Marine Corps, became full-time in December of 2022. In his spare time Thomas enjoys playing basketball, fishing, and spending time with his dog, Buc.

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Matthew Gaddy

Matthew joined the Shuler~Forest Lawn team in 2021.  He is a native of Buncombe County and a graduate of Enka High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. He has been in the funeral profession for the past 12 years and is a funeral director, crematory operator and notary public. Matthew has

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Sarah Tessnair

Sarah had been working in the funeral service industry since 2006.  She became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2010 after graduating from Fayetteville Technical Community College.  After living in the Charlotte area for a number of years, she followed her heart to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, where she met her future husband, Terry.

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Landon Cloer

Landon joined the Shuler~Forest Lawn team in 2021. He is a graduate of McDowell High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. He is a licensed funeral director and crematory operator. He is a resident of Old Fort, NC and having been in the funeral profession since 2003, Landon has a personal

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Kenneth Brain

Kenneth Brain has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since 2009 but has served the community as a funeral service professional for twenty years. Born and raised in Fairfield, CT, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine at Orono before pursuing his degree in Funeral

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Fawn Lambert

After graduating from Goodwin University of East Hartford, Connecticut, Fawn joined the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home team. She grew up in the Birdtown (Tsi-sgwo-hi) Community of the Qualla Boundary but currently resides in the North Asheville area. Fawn and her son, Zephyr, are enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In

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Alan Parnell

Alan Parnell has served on the Shuler/Forest Lawn team since 2020.  He is a native of Lumberton, NC and moved to Hendersonville in 2020.  He began his funeral career while still in high school working with a local funeral home and monument company.  In 1989 he received his North Carolina funeral director’s license.  He has

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Kenny McAbee

Kenny McAbee has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since February 2014, becoming full time in July of 2019. A native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Kenny has been a part of the Fletcher Community for the past five years. A true academic, Kenny received his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies

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