Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Chris E. Christian CFSP, CCO Funeral Director/Embalmer
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James P. Sells CCO Funeral Director/Embalmer
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William Manes Funeral Director
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Freddie Cross Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Dennis E. Nunley Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Melena Smith Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jim Sells Funeral Director Assistant
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Bill Trent Funeral Director Assistant
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Tommy Fullerton Funeral Director Assistant
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Eric Chapman Funeral Director Assistant
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Bailey Broyles Funeral Assistant
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Jessie Carney Family Service Representative
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Savannah Sells Family Service Representative
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Terry Wolfe Funeral Director Assistant
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Tim Seaton Funeral Assistant
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Drew Ward Funeral Assistant
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Brady Forgety Funeral Assistant
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Lukas Lawson Funeral Assistant
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Lexie Jo

Chris E. Christian CFSP, CCO

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Chris is a graduate of Volunteer High School and Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is past-president of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and is currently on the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association. Chris is married to Stacy Edwards Christian.

James P. Sells CCO

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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James graduated from Cherokee High School and Jefferson State Community College. He is a deacon at First Baptist Church in Rogersville. James is married to Carla Jones Sells with two children, Savannah and Elijah Sells and grandson, Andrew.

William Manes

Funeral Director
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William (Bill) Manes has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since it opened in December of 2001. Bill is a 1958 graduate of John A. Gupton Mortuary College and has been working as a licensed funeral director for the past 58 years. Bill is married to Elizabeth Rose Kite Manes and has 1 son, William J. and Frankie Manes. Bill is a deacon of Robinette Memorial Primitive Baptist Church where he and his family attend. Bill is also a member of Bulls Gap Masonic Lodge #764.

Freddie Cross

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Freddie has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since March 2015. He graduated from John Tyler Community College. Freddie resides in Blountville and has three children.

Dennis E. Nunley

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Dennis has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since April 2016. He graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. He is married to Donna Nunley and has two children, Dustin and Danielle.

Melena Smith

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Melena graduated from Cherokee High School and John A. Gupton Mortuary College. She is a member of Tunnell Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Melena enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and her hairless cat, Grim.

Jim Sells

Funeral Director Assistant
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Jim Sells has been with Christian-Sells Funeral home since it opened in December of 2001. Jim is married to Margaret Price Sells, and has 2 children, James Sells, and Leigh McNeil. He has 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Jim and Margaret are members of the First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

Bill Trent

Funeral Director Assistant
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Bill Trent has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since July of 2012. Bill is a deacon of First Baptist Church in Rogersville. Bill is married to Sandy North Trent, has 3 children, Cyndi, Susan and Josh, and 9 grandchildren.

Tommy Fullerton

Funeral Director Assistant
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Tommy has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since October of 2012. Tommy is a 1999 graduate of Cherokee Comprehensive High School and has lived in Rogersville for the last 22 years. Tommy has 2 daughters, Marley and Tessa.

Eric Chapman

Funeral Director Assistant
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Eric Chapman began working at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in May of 2014. He is a 2015 graduate of Cherokee Comprehensive High School. Eric is a preacher and member of Choptack Baptist Church. He is attending Walter State Community College. He is the son of Rick and Susan Chapman.

Bailey Broyles

Funeral Assistant
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Bailey Broyles began working at Christian Sells Funeral Home in May 2019. He is a 2019 graduate of Cherokee High School. Bailey is a member at Guthrie’s Gap Baptist Church. He is attending John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science.

Jessie Carney

Family Service Representative
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Jessie Carney has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since July of 2014. She is a graduate of Volunteer High School. Jessie is a member of West View Baptist Church in Rogersville. Jessie is married to Tom Carney and has two children, Laken and Evan.

Savannah Sells

Family Service Representative
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Savannah Sells began working at Christian Sells Funeral Home in June of 2018. She is a graduate of Cherokee High School and East Tennessee State University. Savannah is a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville where she is very active in the children’s and youth ministries. She spends her time with her son, Andrew, reading, or relaxing outside.

Terry Wolfe

Funeral Director Assistant
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Terry Wolfe has been with Christian-Sells Funeral Home since February of 2017. Terry is married to Linda Dalton Wolfe and they are members of East Rogersville Baptist Church.

Tim Seaton

Funeral Assistant
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Tim has been with Christian-Sells since 2017. He is a retired teacher and served as chaplain at Signature Health Care. Tim is married to Barbara Seaton and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Tim and Barbara are members of Hope Community Church.

Drew Ward

Funeral Assistant
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Drew Ward started working for Christian Sells Funeral Home in November of 2018. He will be a 2020 graduate of Cherokee High School. He attends Bethel Baptist Church and loves to play soccer.

Brady Forgety

Funeral Assistant
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Brady Forgety started working at Christian Sells Funeral Home in 2017. He will be a 2020 graduate of Cherokee High School. He attends Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He loves to play golf and baseball.

Lukas Lawson

Funeral Assistant
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Lukas Lawson started working for Christian Sells Funeral Home in September of 2017. He graduated Cherokee High School in 2018 and is a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Lexie Jo

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