Funeral Director

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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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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