Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Janet Smith

Licensed Funeral Director


Email: hamptoncovefh@yahoo.com


Charles E. Kent, Sr.

Charles E. Kent, Sr.

LFD

Charles' family roots run deep in Jackson County,Florida, his great grandfather settled here in the 1800s. In more recent years his father attended Alford School and his mother was a student at Round Lake Elementary. 

Charles received his funeral director and embalming license in 1978 after graduating from Gupton Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta, Ga. In 1984 he and his business partner formed Evergreen Forest Lawn Management Corp. doing business as Kent Funeral Home in Panama City, Fl, the company grew to include several funeral homes and cemeteries in the South East. 

After a short semi-retirement, Charles realized he missed serving families in his chosen field of funeral service which lead he and his wife, Julie,to move to Jackson County and purchase Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. 

They are parents to three children, Charles Kent, Jr. and Justin Kent, both in the funeral industry and Ashley Kent, still in college. 

Charles is CEO of Kent Care LLC a corporation serving as a funeral home acquistion company with the mission of never forgetting that each family is to be served as if they were their own. Charles is committed to lead families through their time of loss in a professional, honest and caring manner. 

Charles is a member of the Marianna First Methodist Church, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board of directors and as immediate past chairman, a founding member of the First Capital Bank and a member of Marianna Rotary Club.

Telephone: 1-256-518-9168

Email: hamptoncovefh@yahoo.com


Barbara Archey

Barbara Archey

Office Manager

Barbara is our office manager and a preneed sales agent. She has lived in the Tennessee Valley for most of her life. She is married to Benny Archey formerly of Trenton, Al. She has been in the customer service area of business her whole working career. She started serving customers in a small town bakery and then worked in the banking industry for 32 years. She started with Hampton Cove Funeral Home earlier this year, where she performs the duties of office manager, preneed sales agent and funeral director assistant.

“I have always had a very strong caring side. I feel honored to be able to help people in one of the difficult times in their lives.”

Telephone: 1-256-518-9168

Email: hamptoncovefh@yahoo.com


Charles Dutton

Charles Dutton

Funeral Director Assistant

Spooky is our funeral dirctor's assistant. He is from Nectar, Alabama where he spent 25 years as the owner and operator of his own wrecker service. He later moved to Sand Mountain and started Dutton Trucking Company with his brother. After his retirement, he started working and assisting in local funeral homes. He is a true asset and we are pleased to have him here at Hampton Cove.

He has been married to his wife, Judy, for 35 years.


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