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

Talladega Funeral Home, which was originally founded by William and Hazel Patterson, who also owned Talladega Healthcare Center at that time, held its open house on September 16, 1979.  Built on the site of the old Confederate Army Training Grounds, construction began in early 1978.  The ad that ran in early September of 1979 in The Daily Home, the local newspaper in Talladega, called our facilities the "newest and most modern".  Dedication took place at 2:30 pm, and open house lasted until 5:30 pm.  The article listed a few facts that one should know about the facility.  A few of the things listed include "No set hours of operation and no official closing time" and "modern motor equipment necessary for full service." Today we still strive to offer the same values that the company was founded on.   

Although many people did not believe Talladega needed another funeral home in the area, after a tough first five years or so, Talladega Funeral Home finally got up and running.  The first funeral conducted by Talladega Funeral Home was on October 6, 1979.  In honor of this, we still have a large portrait and plaque of the late Ms. Stephans hanging in our arrangement office to commemorate this memorable occasion.  Although, Mrs. Hazel Patterson passed away about 15 years ago, William P. Patterson is still very active around the funeral home.  He works occasional funerals and even does maintenance work around the facilities.   Although, Talladega Funeral Home has been in business now for almost 32 years, one will still find the same atmosphere that the company was originally centered around.  Here at Talladega Funeral Home, we want you to feel welcome and in a comfortable atmosphere, and you will find people that can be counted on as friends.


Our Valued Staff

Mrs. Jenifer Vincent

Mrs. Jenifer Vincent, Secretary


Terry  Jenks

Terry Jenks, Apprentice Funeral Director

Mr. Jenks is an Alabama licensed Apprentice Funeral Director . Mr. Jenks has been a part time employee here at Talladega Funeral Home since June of 2009, and resides here in Talladega.


Kim  Cosby

Kim Cosby, Funeral Director