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800 E. Watauga Ave.
JOHNSON CITY, TN | 37601
423-928-6111
800 E. Watauga Ave.
JOHNSON CITY, TN | 37601
423-928-6111

Non-Licensed Staff

Although they are not licensed funeral directors, these staff members are vitally important to the operation of our firm.  These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.  


Earl Gouge, Part-time Funeral Assistant

Earl Gouge has been with Appalachian since 2006, a former downtown Johnson City business owner, Earl has been an asset to Appalachian Funeral Home.

Wayne Laws, Part-time Funeral Assistant

Wayne has been with Appalachian for a couple years.  Wayne retired from the Washington County Sheriffs Department and continues to be an asset to the directors at Appalachian.

Jeff Taylor, Funeral Assistant

Jeff Taylor is currently an apprentice Funereal Director getting his Funeral Directors license in 2017.  Jeff is a native of Blountville, Tennessee.

Rev. Gene Deaton, Funeral Assistant

Gene serves as a part-time funeral assistant and is considered our staff  minister.  Gene has pastored several churches in Tennessee and North Carolina.  Gene Pastored Keystone Freewill Baptist Church for many years.

Kristen Stevens, Family Service Counselor

Kristen is a native of Johnson City, TN. She is a graduate of Science Hill High School and also from ETSU with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology..  Kristen has been in the Funeral industry for a few year, but prior to her funeral career, Kristen worked in her family business at Bowman Jewelers for 11 years.

Spencer Blevins, Office Manager
Email: office@appfh.net
Website: www.appfh.net
Office Phone: 423-928-6111
Fax: 423-926-0461

Spencer has been with Appalachian Funeral Home for 7 years and serves as the funeral home Office Manager.  A native of Unicoi, he is a member of Limestone Cove United Methodist Church, Unicoi.  

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