Bob Cortner purchased Moore Funeral Home in 1966 from Mrs. Watson Moore and changed the name to Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Bob attend the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science where he obtained his funeral director and embalmer’s license.
1966 was a momentous year for Bob. Besides purchasing the funeral home, he was married to June Gentry. They have one son, Jim who is also a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Jim works with his dad at the funeral home.
Jim Cortner was born and raised in Winchester, Tennesse. Jim graduated Franklin County High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia and obtained his degree in funeral servce. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Jim is a member of the Winchester Masonic Lodge where he is a 32nd degree Master Mason and Shriner. He and his wife, Holly have one son, Robert and they live in Winchester. They are members at the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
A native of Franklin County, Robert grew up watching his dad and grandfather serving the families of this community. Robert is a fifth-generation employee of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home and looks forward to continuing in the family business. He enjoys meeting new families as well as continuing relationships already established. When not at work, Robert enjoys golfing and is an avid University of Tennessee Athletics fan. He also enjoys spending time at Tennessee Walking Horse Shows, an industry he has participated in since he was five. Robert is the son of Jim and Holly Cortner and the grandson of Bob and June Cortner and Bill and Rebecca Pyron. He is married to Emily Zahnd Cortner, formerly of Decatur, Alabama. Feel free to come by and visit with Robert anytime.
Holly brings years of leadership and an unmatched level of compassion to the team here at Moore-Cortner and Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Homes as our Chief Operations Officer. Holly is married to Jim Cortner and has one son named Robert. Her parents are Bill and Rebecca Pyron of Winchester and her grandparents are Skip and Martha Parkes of Fayetteville. Holly enjoys living in Winchester and is a member of Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends and invites you to stop by and visit with her.
Jennifer adds great value to our families by way of years of local service in the funeral industry. She is a 2006 graduate of Franklin County High School and recieved her associate degree in mortuary science from John A. Gupton Mortuary College. Jennifer serves as Vice - President on the Franklin County Raise A Reader program. Jennifer lives in Decherd with husband, Casey and their three children, Adalynn, Alanna and Caden. She is the daughter of Joretta Goins (Andy) Hobbs of Kingsport and Donald Jones of Kingsport and the granddaughter of the late Elmer and Edna Goins and Marlene Jones and the late Kenneth Jones.
Rebecca was born and raised in Franklin County, Tennessee. Rebecca is a graduate of Franklin County High School and John A. Gupton Mortuary College in Nashville, Tennessee and obtained her associates degree of funeral service.
Rebecca is passionate about serving families and supporting her community in their time of need. Rebecca currently resides in Estill Springs with her husband, Lee Taylor and son Maverick Taylor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, visiting with family, and hiking.
Casey Jackson, was born and raised in Franklin County and has worked at Moore-Cortner since 2015. Casey graduated from Franklin County High School and then Motlow State Community College with a diploma in Business Management. He later graduated from Pittsburgh Institue of Mortaury Science where he earned an associate degree in Mortuary Science. Casey is also a Licensed Preneed Sales Agent with the State of Tennessee and a Certified Crematory Operator.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Adalynn, Alanna, and Caden. In his spare time, he loves anything outdoors; hunting, fishing, soccer, camping, and boating. Casey is also an active member of the Franklin County Rescue Squad where he is a search & rescue diver, swiftwater technician, and bloodhound K9 handler.
Davis was born in Winchester, Tennessee and is a graduate of Franklin County High School and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Tennessee, and a licensed Funeral Director in Alabama. He is also licensed as a Pre-Need Funeral Agent in Tennessee along with holding licenses in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance.
Scot Bradford is the Director of Family Services and a Certified Celebrant at Moore Cortner and Franklin Memorial Gardens. With deep roots in the Franklin County community, Scot was born and raised in Huntland, Tennessee, and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He has dedicated his career to helping families navigate difficult times with compassion and personalized service.
As a Certified Celebrant, Scot is skilled in creating unique and meaningful funeral services that honor the life of each individual. He is committed to providing families with the support and guidance they need during this challenging time. With over two decades of experience in family services, Scot has become a trusted member of the community.
When he's not working, Scot enjoys playing golf and watching his 14-year-old son, Weber, participate in various sports. He also serves as the Vice President of the Board at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, where he is an active member of the community.
Scot has been married to his wife, Erica, for 27 years, and they currently reside in Winchester. They are both deeply committed to the community and are passionate about giving back. Scot's dedication to serving his community and providing families with the support they need during difficult times has earned him a reputation as a compassionate and skilled professional.
Todd Coutta is very proud to serve our families as a member of the Support Staff and began his career here in 1994. Todd resides in Winchester and is thankful for his wife: Alanna, Daughters; Susie and Brianna, Step-Son: Brandon and twin Grand Daughters: Savanah and Makayla.
Todd enjoys helping people, fishing, kayaking, shooting and flying drones. He always counts it a privilege to chat with the kind folks he encounters on a daily basis.
Shiro Burnette Sr. is a new member of the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home staff. He has resided in Franklin County for 42 years alongside his wife of 27 years, Ericka Burnette, and their three children, Sasha, Bria and Shiro II. His professional background has granted him the opportunity to be of service in the United States Army, manage production exports in the automotive industry, and guide communities through 16 years of ministry.
Shiro utilizes these past experiences to serve the surrounding communities with dignity and respect. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home has committed itself to operating as a caring and supportive institution, and he is honored to continue to this mission. Shiro invites you to let him know if he may be of assistance to you and your family.
Brenda Taylor is our non-licensed Personalization Specialist. Brenda currently lives in Winchester with her husband, Charles, and they have one son, Eric.
She is a member of “The House of Prayer” in Decherd and considers her role here as part of her ministry.
Brenda brings a very valuable level of experience in the Senior Care Industry and loves to help families memorialize their loved-one through the personalization process. Brenda invites you to stop by and say “hi” at any time convenient.
Martha has been employed at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home since 1989 and serves as Office Manager. She is a Franklin County native and graduated from Franklin County High School. She also attended Motlow Community College and is a member of the Cowan First Baptist Church.
She has two children, Josh and Melissa, and a grandson, Xander. Martha and her husband, David, reside in Winchester.
Gary Hopkins proudly joined the Moore Cortner Funeral Home staff in 2021 after retiring from Nissan where he worked for 36 years in both Smyrna and Decherd manufacturing facilities. Gary is a lifelong resident of Franklin County, TN and graduated in 1979 from Franklin County High School. Gary and his wife Dawn reside in Winchester, and are members of Winchester First Methodist Church. They have two sons Cody and Casey. They also have one granddaughter, Hazel.
Jim Brazelton was born in Jackson Co., Alabama and was raised in Franklin County, Tennessee where he graduated from Huntland High School. Before serving as Sheriff of Franklin County, Jim was employed by the State of Tennessee and later in his career he served the Franklin County Judicial System as a Commissioner. He is a Shriner and a member of Winchester Masonic Lodge #158. Jim resides in Winchester with his wife Sandie and they have three children.
Angela Massengill is a Franklin County native and graduated from Franklin County High School in 1983. She is the wife of James Massengill and a proud mother and grandmother. Prior to coming to Moore Cortner, Angela served others at Franklin Manor Assited Living. She is an active member at Mt. Sinia Baptist Church in Cowan. Angela is the type of person that always has a smile on her face and never meets a stranger.
Brother Rudy currently serves as Greeter and Staff Chaplain for Moore-Cortner and has been with us since 2003. He is currently also the Pastor at “Way of The Cross” Baptist Church in Winchester and has been in the ministry for over 25 years.
Brother Rudy graduated from Tullahoma High School and currently lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Vechel Wilkinson. Together, they have two sons and one daughter. Brother Rudy enjoys woodworking and handshaking so be sure to stop by and give him the chance to shake your hand soon.
Franklin Memorial Gardens
Winchester Monument Company
“Mike” proudly works in the monument division of the Moore-Cortner family, Winchester Monument Company. He has been in the funeral industry for over thirty years and has devoted a significant amount of that time to Moore-Cortner.
Mike is native to Franklin County and currently lives in Belvidere, TN and enjoys hunting.