History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

We have been serving the local community for over 50 years, and now we add this website to our list of family-centered services. We have designed the site to be a simple yet powerful tool for you to use.e your funeral home history here.

Our Valued Staff

  • Gene East

    Gene East, Manager

    Gene has more than 30 years of experience as a funeral director and embalmer, including 20-plus years of experience managing funeral homes and cemeteries. He graduated from Jefferson State in Birmingham with a degree in mortuary science.
    He is currently an area manager for Gamble Holding Company, serving as location manager of their Guntersville (Carr Funeral Home), Grant (Grant Memorial Chapel) and Scottsboro (Scottsboro Funeral Home) locations.
    Gene, his wife Shana and their son, Jackson, reside in Arab. The East family attends Desperation Church of Arab. He is also an active member of the Guntersville Civitan Club and he serves as the president of Arab Youth Football League.

  • Kim Haston

    Kim Haston, Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Kim joined Gamble Holding in 2015. She is also a licensed Pre-Need sales person and assists in the daily operations in the business offices of Grant Memorial Chapel and Carr Funeral Home. She is married to Robert Haston and they have two daughters Leigh Ann and Mackenzie.

  • Cody Gore, CFSP, CCO

    Cody Gore, CFSP, CCO, Funeral Director

    As a licensed funeral director and registered preneed sales agent, Cody has been serving families of Marshall County, Jackson County, DeKalb County, and the surrounding areas since 2008. He also holds the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and Certified Crematory Operator from the National Funeral Director’s Association. He also serves with the Family Assistance Center of the State Mortuary Operation Response Team. After graduating from Geraldine High School, he attended Northeast Alabama Community College, Jacksonville State University, and Jefferson State Community College. Cody lives in the Swearengin community with his wife, Kelsy and son, Greyson. They are members of Oak Grove Holiness Church.

    If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact him directly at [email protected]

  • Betty McCormack

    Betty McCormack, Office Administrator - Hostess

    Betty joined Gamble Holding in May 2017 as an office administrator for Carr Funeral Home and Guntersville Memorial Chapel. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama in business and worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years.