Staff

Staff

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.

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Cassie Parson Manager

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. 

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Bayley Box Linares Funeral Home Secretary/ Funeral Assistant

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 is a licensed Cosmetologist in the state of Alabama.  She and her husband, Austin live in Oxford with their dogs, Stella and Leo.  They are members of the Saks Church of Christ.  

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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, and give support to families in their time of need.

Anniston Memorial Gardens

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Beth Reaves Cemetery/Accounts Manager

Beth Reaves has been involved with the funeral home from it's beginning. Beth is a native of Calhoun County and a licensed funeral director. She is responsible for accounting, and daily operations of the funeral home and the cemeteries.

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Reba Jean "Jeannie" Beal Cemetery Office Secretary

Reba Jean "Jeannie" Beal has worked at Anniston Memorial Gardens and Maple Grove Cemetery for 44 years. Her caring attitude is well known in the Anniston area. Everyone who meets her is a friend for life!

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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.

Cassie Parson

Manager
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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. 

Bayley Box Linares

Funeral Home Secretary/ Funeral Assistant
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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 is a licensed Cosmetologist in the state of Alabama.  She and her husband, Austin live in Oxford with their dogs, Stella and Leo.  They are members of the Saks Church of Christ.  

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, and give support to families in their time of need.

Beth Reaves

Cemetery/Accounts Manager
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Beth Reaves has been involved with the funeral home from it's beginning. Beth is a native of Calhoun County and a licensed funeral director. She is responsible for accounting, and daily operations of the funeral home and the cemeteries.

Reba Jean "Jeannie" Beal

Cemetery Office Secretary
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Reba Jean "Jeannie" Beal has worked at Anniston Memorial Gardens and Maple Grove Cemetery for 44 years. Her caring attitude is well known in the Anniston area. Everyone who meets her is a friend for life!

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.

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