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Timothy McRae, CFSP

Timothy McRae, CFSP

Owner-Manager


Timothy H. McRae is a Marshall County native and 31-year resident of Boaz. He is a 1983 Graduate of J. B. Pennington High School and received his Associates Degree in Applied Science of Funeral Service Education from Jefferson St. Jr. College in 1985. He started his career in his hometown of Arab at Gober Funeral Chapel while still in high school.  He opened McRae Funeral Home in June of 2001.

McRae has been and is currently involved in state, city, and community affairs. He has served on various state boards and professional associations. He was one of the youngest members ever appointed to the Alabama Board of Funeral Service where he served from 1994 thru 1997. He is a member of The Boaz Rotary Club and served as President in 2012-2013. He is currently serving the state funeral director’s association as Vice President and on the Marshall Medical Centers Board of Directors.  He is a member of the Independent Funeral Directors Group and also has served on the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce and Pirate Foundation Boards of Directors. He recently was honored to sit on the Child Advocacy and MCLC Boards as well. He is married to the former Melissa Gunter, Librarian at  Boaz Middle School. They have two “four-legged” children; Parker Harrison, 11 and Lucy Bea, 9. 

“We have a genuine concern for our community. We are always looking for more ways to help the community, whether donating to the school, volunteering with a civic club, attending church or just being at a ballgame, we are here because this is our community too, and we are proud to call it home. Our professional commitment to you, our friends and neighbors, is to use what our many years of experience have taught us, by listening to the needs of the families we serve and help them arrange exactly what they want.” Thank you, Tim McRae

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Cody Nugent, CFSP

Cody Nugent, CFSP

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Cody is a DeKalb County native and a resident of Boaz. He is a 2006 graduate of Crossville High School and received his Associates Degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College in December 2013. Cody has also attend Gadsden State Community College and Athens State University.  He began his career in funeral service in 2009 as an apprentice and received his Funeral Director’s license in August 2011. He passed the National Board Exam in Funeral Directing and Embalming through the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board in December 2013 and received his embalming license in January 2014. 

Cody is married to the former Laina Gibbs of Altoona. Laina is a massage therapist at Albertville Chiropractic. They have one son, Nolan.  They are charter members of Freedom Baptist Church in the Aroney Community. Cody was elected as Marshall County Coroner in 2018, and currently serves the citizens of Marshall County.  Cody is a 2015 graduate of the Marshall County Leadership Challenge.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates (CAJA) of Marshall County and is currently chairman of the Board of Directors for the Marshall County Leadership Challenge Alumni Association.

Cody brings new and innovative ideas to the families we serve while honoring the traditions of his Sand Mountain roots. “As a minister I have had the honor to council with families that have experienced the loss of loved ones, both young and those at the end of a long happy life. I have assisted families as they made decisions on how to honor their loved ones and helped those who wanted everything taken care for themselves by pre-planning. I find it a great privilege to serve those in need both spiritually and physically.”

What does the CFSP stand for?

Cody W. Nugent, CFSP, has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Inc. This is noted by the CFSP acronym, and this licensed funeral director must meet or exceed defined criteria annually to continue use of this prestigious designation.  For more information on this distinguished designation visit: http://www.apfsp.com/about.php

Telephone: 1-256-593-2233

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Shirley McRae-Hunt

Shirley McRae-Hunt

Funeral Director

Shirley is the mother Tim and a fixture of McRae Funeral Home. She has been a licensed funeral director for over 25 years. She not only serves as a hostess, but also an advanced planning counselor. She has been a part of the funeral industry for over 30 years. 

Shirley grew up in the Strawberry community, just south of Arab, Alabama.  She attends Second Baptist Church of Boaz.

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Nick McDowell

Nick McDowell

Funeral Assistant

Nick works as a funeral assistant and aids in every part of the service. Nick works with Boaz City School System as a school bus driver. He is dedicated to serving the families in our area. Nick grew up in Albertville, Alabama where he attended and graduated from high school. Nick holds a associates degree in Elementary Education. Nick enjoys working and being involved around the funeral home.

Telephone: 1-256-593-2233

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Keith Russell Gibbs

Keith Russell Gibbs

Funeral Director / Embalmer



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