About Us | Talladega Funeral Home

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". 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."  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.

 Mrs. Hazel passed away in 1994 and Mr. William still worked some funerals and came by the funeral home most everyday up until his passing in 2022.  The funeral home is still owned by the Patterson's granddaughter and her husband, Margaret and Phil Cargile.  Talladega Funeral Home has been in business now for over 40 years, one will still find the same atmosphere that the company was originally centered around. Today, we still strive to offer the same values that we were founded on.  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

Kim  Cosby

Kim Cosby, Manager/ Licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Deidre Measles

Deidre Measles, Administrative Assistant

Jeff Bonner

Jeff Bonner, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer