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Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Anniston Memorial Funeral Home

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Mark and Holly Box Owners

Mark and Holly Box are committed to providing the very best service possible to the families they serve. Mark has been in the funeral service business for over 25 years. He has worked as a funeral director and as a contract service provider for all the funeral homes in this area. Holly has been in education for over 25 years. She has been a teacher, an instructional coach, an assistant principal and worked for the district office. Mark and Holly will work alongside the families they serve to provide a lasting tribute for the departed loved one. Mark and Holly are members of Saks Church of Christ.

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Cassie Parson Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Cassie Parson, is a native of Paulding County, Georgia. She is a 2003 graduate of Hiram High School (Hiram, Georgia) and currently resides in the Jacksonville area. Cassie began working in the funeral industry in 2004. She obtained her AAS degree in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College in 2008 and is a holder of a National Board Certificate from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. Cassie serves as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Alabama and is also a certified cremation specialist. Cassie is a member of Pleasant Valley Holiness Church.

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Paul Starr Funeral Director and Cremationist

Paul grew up in Jacksonville, AL and began working in the funeral industry in 1974. He became a licensed funeral director in the state of Alabama in 1989 and obtained his cremationist license in 2018.  Paul has served the families and communities of Calhoun County for over 45 years.  He worked as a police officer for JSU, Jacksonville city, and the city of Anniston.  He retired from the Calhoun County Sheriffs office in 2016. He lives in Anniston and has 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Paul also enjoys officiating high school football and baseball.

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Bayley Box Linares Office Manager

Bayley Box Linares, is a graduate of Oxford High School and a lifelong native of Calhoun County. She is the daughter of Mark and Holly Box.  Bayley attended Gadsden State Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  She became a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Alabama in 2018. She and her husband, Austin are parents to an angel baby, A.J., they live in Oxford, with their two fur babies, Stella and Leo. 

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Levon and Sandy Higgins Host and Hostess

Levon and Sandy Higgins are Calhoun County natives, retired educators and members of the Oxford Church of Christ. They are both willing and eager to help provide service, give support, and assist families in their time of need.

Anniston Memorial Gardens

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Brayden Box Cemetery Office Secretary

Brayden Box is a graduate of Oxford High School and a lifelong native of Calhoun County.  She is the youngest daughter of Mark and Holly Box.  She is currently in college to pursue a nursing degree.  She is also a member of Saks Church of Christ.

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Candace Davis Family Service Counselor

Candace was born and raised in Alexandria.  She taught math for 17 years at Alexandria High School.  She currently teaches at Gadsden State Community College.  She is married to Lamont Davis.  She has two sons, Dru (Skylar) and Drake.  In her spare time, she loves doing crafts and playing with her grandson, Paxton.  She is a member of Greenbrier Road Baptist Church.

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Randy F. Ricketts Family Service Counselor

Randy is a native of Huntsville, AL.  He moved to Calhoun County in 1985, where he attened Jacksonville State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989.  After college, he joined the law enforcment agengy with Anniston's Police Department.  In 1996, he began his career in the restaurant business with Sonic Drive in, that led to the ownership of the Anniston and Oxford locations in 2014.  He was also the co- owner of Dad's BBQ locations from 2005 - 2014.  He has two children, Patrick (14) and Chase (11), both attend the Jacksonville City School system.  He enjoys college football and spending time with family and friends.

Mark and Holly Box

Owners
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Mark and Holly Box are committed to providing the very best service possible to the families they serve. Mark has been in the funeral service business for over 25 years. He has worked as a funeral director and as a contract service provider for all the funeral homes in this area. Holly has been in education for over 25 years. She has been a teacher, an instructional coach, an assistant principal and worked for the district office. Mark and Holly will work alongside the families they serve to provide a lasting tribute for the departed loved one. Mark and Holly are members of Saks Church of Christ.

Brayden Box

Cemetery Office Secretary
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Brayden Box is a graduate of Oxford High School and a lifelong native of Calhoun County.  She is the youngest daughter of Mark and Holly Box.  She is currently in college to pursue a nursing degree.  She is also a member of Saks Church of Christ.

Candace Davis

Family Service Counselor
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Candace was born and raised in Alexandria.  She taught math for 17 years at Alexandria High School.  She currently teaches at Gadsden State Community College.  She is married to Lamont Davis.  She has two sons, Dru (Skylar) and Drake.  In her spare time, she loves doing crafts and playing with her grandson, Paxton.  She is a member of Greenbrier Road Baptist Church.

Randy F. Ricketts

Family Service Counselor
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Randy is a native of Huntsville, AL.  He moved to Calhoun County in 1985, where he attened Jacksonville State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989.  After college, he joined the law enforcment agengy with Anniston's Police Department.  In 1996, he began his career in the restaurant business with Sonic Drive in, that led to the ownership of the Anniston and Oxford locations in 2014.  He was also the co- owner of Dad's BBQ locations from 2005 - 2014.  He has two children, Patrick (14) and Chase (11), both attend the Jacksonville City School system.  He enjoys college football and spending time with family and friends.

Cassie Parson

Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Cassie Parson, is a native of Paulding County, Georgia. She is a 2003 graduate of Hiram High School (Hiram, Georgia) and currently resides in the Jacksonville area. Cassie began working in the funeral industry in 2004. She obtained her AAS degree in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College in 2008 and is a holder of a National Board Certificate from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. Cassie serves as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Alabama and is also a certified cremation specialist. Cassie is a member of Pleasant Valley Holiness Church.

Paul Starr

Funeral Director and Cremationist
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Paul grew up in Jacksonville, AL and began working in the funeral industry in 1974. He became a licensed funeral director in the state of Alabama in 1989 and obtained his cremationist license in 2018.  Paul has served the families and communities of Calhoun County for over 45 years.  He worked as a police officer for JSU, Jacksonville city, and the city of Anniston.  He retired from the Calhoun County Sheriffs office in 2016. He lives in Anniston and has 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Paul also enjoys officiating high school football and baseball.

Bayley Box Linares

Office Manager
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Bayley Box Linares, is a graduate of Oxford High School and a lifelong native of Calhoun County. She is the daughter of Mark and Holly Box.  Bayley attended Gadsden State Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  She became a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Alabama in 2018. She and her husband, Austin are parents to an angel baby, A.J., they live in Oxford, with their two fur babies, Stella and Leo. 

Levon and Sandy Higgins

Host and Hostess
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Levon and Sandy Higgins are Calhoun County natives, retired educators and members of the Oxford Church of Christ. They are both willing and eager to help provide service, give support, and assist families in their time of need.

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