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.

Noel Godby

Noel Godby

Former Owner, Funeral Director, and Embalmer


Telephone: 1-270-866-3110

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Jimmy Matney

Jimmy Matney

Former Owner and Funeral Director


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Aaron W. Cain

Aaron W. Cain

Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Aaron Cain began his career in funeral service at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, in Liberty, in 2014. He is the co-owner of Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Aaron is a graduate of Casey County High School and Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  He is also a licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Kentucky. Aaron is married to Jessica Watts Cain and together they have a daughter, Hazel Grace Cain. He is the son of Bud and Kathy (Hatter) Cain, of Liberty. Aaron, along with his wife and daughter, reside in Russell Springs.  He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and playing southern gospel music. Aaron and his family are members of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. 

Telephone: 1-606-706-8042

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Curt Demrow

Curt Demrow

Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Curt Demrow grew-up in the funeral business and is a 2nd generation funeral director. He is a 1996 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service and holds his funeral director and embalmer's licenses. He has been in the funeral business since 1994 and at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home since March 2011. He is also the co-owner of Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs. Curt is the Casey County Coroner and was also Deputy Coroner for 10 years in Lincoln County. He and his wife, Jaime, live in Liberty and have three daughters, Molly, Gracie, and Sophie. He enjoys UK Basketball, mowing his yard, and being with his girls. Curt is a member, Usher, and Trustee at Liberty First Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and Oleika Shrine Temple. Curt also is a member of the Kentucky Mass Fatality Incident Response Team.

Telephone: 1-859-707-8608

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Jill Emerson Flynn

Jill Emerson Flynn

Funeral Director

Jill Emerson Flynn is a Pulaski County native whose parents have roots in Russell and Casey Counties.  Jill joined Bernard Funeral Home in February of 2021.  She is a licensed funeral director, a licensed crematory operator and life insurance agent. She started work in the funeral service industry in 2007. 

Jill resides in Nancy with her husband, Mike Flynn, and their children, Marshall Maguire and Ava Maguire.  They are all active members at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Naomi Community of Nancy.  Jill works with the younger and older youth groups at church and enjoys singing in the choir.  She loves listening to all kinds of music and reading.

Telephone: 1-606-875-6519

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Kelly Coots

Kelly Coots

Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

Kelly Coots is a native of Russell County. She began working at Bernard Funeral Home in November 2020 and serving her apprenticeship in February 2021. She formerly worked in the medical field for twenty-two years, working the last twelve years at Commonwealth Cancer Center. Kelly is married to Mark Coots and they have four children; Taylor, Brendan, Camryn, and Evan; and two grandchildren, Jace Anthony and Grady William. Her parents are Meridth Hopper and the late R.B. Hopper. She enjoys spending time with family, going to church, singing, crafting, and spending time outdoors. Kelly and Mark attend Jamestown Christian Church.

Telephone: 1-270-866-1529

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Charles Shepherd

Charles Shepherd

Ambassador

Charles Shepherd is a Russell County native. He is a 1975 graduate of Russell County High School. Charles began working at Bernard Funeral Home in 2013. He is a retired paramedic with the Russell County Ambulance Service with 30 years of service. Charles is married to Brenda Rooks Shepherd and they have four children, Heather, Brandon, Eric, and Faith; and three grandchildren, Ethan, Ezra, and Emmett. He and his wife reside in the Sano Community of Adair County. Charles is a member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church, Hood Masonic Lodge # 839 F. & A.M. and Gideons International.  Charles enjoys singing gospel music and is the tenor singer with the Southern Heirs Quartet.  

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Jessica Cain

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Watts Cain grew up on the family farm in the Berry Hollow Community of Lincoln County. She is a 2010 graduate of Lincoln County High School and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jessica is married to Aaron Cain, and they have a daughter, Hazel Grace Cain. She is the daughter of David and Tonya Watts, who reside in Stanford. When not caring for their young daughter, Jessica can often be seen in the office at the funeral home. Jessica is also responsible for the funeral cakes that families are comforted with upon passing of their loved one. She previously worked with special education students in the Casey County School System before joining the staff of Bernard Funeral Home. She enjoys spending time with family, fishing and traveling. Jessica is also a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church

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