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210 Greensburg Street
| Columbia, KY 42728
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Tel: 1-270-384-2145

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We at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home are focused on providing for your needs. Our fully licensed funeral directors and embalmers have many years of experience in offering professional services in our community. We are members of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Louis McQueary

Louis McQueary

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Louis is the son of the late Walker and Della Knight McQueary.  He is a 1963 graduate of Adair County High School, attended Lindsey Wilson College and graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1967.  He received his Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses in 1967.  He is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent for the State of Kentucky.  He has worked in the funeral business since high school and has previously served Adair County as Deputy Coroner and Coroner for 15 years.  Louis became a partner in Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in March 9, 1972.  He is married to Brenda Cheatham McQueary.  They have two daughters Jamie (Randal) Murrell and Julie (Larry) Irvin and four grandchildren, Caleb Irvin, Emily Irvin, Meredith Massengale, Madelyn Murrell.  He is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96.


Richard Phelps

Richard Phelps

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Richard is the son of the late William E. “Billy” Phelps and Rebecca Morris.  He began working at the funeral home at age 16 during the summer of 1973.  After graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1977 he joined the funeral home full time.  He received Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licenses in 1978.  Richard became a partner in Stotts-Phelps-McQueary in 1985.  He is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent for the State of Kentucky and served as deputy coroner for several years.  He married Mary Beth Sims in 1980.  They have a daughter Elizabeth (Ben) Ballou and a son Will (Kelly) Phelps and have five grandchildren.  He is currently an elder in the Columbia Christian Church, member of Columbia Lodge #96, President of Columbia Cemetery Association, and Secretary/Treasurer of the South Central District Funeral Directors.  He enjoys black powder rifle shooting and collecting, hunting, historical reenacting and collecting old things.


Brenda McQueary

Brenda McQueary

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Brenda is the daughter of Leonard and Pauline Stephens Cheatham.  She graduated from Adair County High School in 1965.  She has been a part of business since March of 1972 and received her Funeral Director license on July 10, 1975.  She is a carrying and compassionate person who enjoys helping others and has a deep compassion for animals.  She has been an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church since she was 9 years old.  She and Louis have two daughters Jamie (Randal) Murrell and Julie (Larry) Irvin and four grandchildren, Caleb Irvin, Emily Irvin, Meredith Massengale, Madelyn Murrell.  In addition to her involvement in church and passion for animals, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Mary Beth Phelps

Mary Beth Phelps

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Mary Beth is the daughter of the late Ralph and Nancy Lowe Sims.  She graduated from Adair County High School in 1973 and a graduate of the East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.  She has helped in the funeral home since 1985 and obtained her Funeral Directors license in 1993.  She has been employed as a Registered Nurse for 40 years in the area home healthcare.  She is an active member and teacher in the Columbia Christian Church and enjoys spending time with their five grandchildren.


Kelin Helm

Kelin Helm

Licensed Funeral Director

Kelin is the son of Avery Helm and the late Etta Helm. He has been working at the funeral home for over 16 years and is a licensed Funeral Director.  He is married to Peggy Edwards Helm and they have one daughter Kayla Helm. 


Ray Morrison

Ray Morrison

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Ray Morrison brings with him over 50 years’ experience in funeral service, nearly all being in Adair and Taylor County.  He began his funeral service career in July 1959 with Dallas Stotts and Allen Phelps in the Stotts-Phelps Funeral Home.  He graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1962.  He worked for Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville for 21 years, was a part owner in Grissom Funeral Home for several years and a co-manager of the Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon & Tampa Florida for three years.  He is married to Mary Miller Morrison.


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Louis McQueary, President, with his wife, Brenda (right); Richard Phelps, Vice-President, with his wife, Mary Beth (on left)

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