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


Telephone: 1-270-866-3110

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Aaron W. Cain

Aaron W. Cain

Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Aaron Wade Cain is a life-long resident of Casey County. Aaron began at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty in 2014. He is the co-owner of the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs. Aaron is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. 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. Aaron is a graduate of Casey County High School and Mid-America College of Funeral Service. He enjoys working on the family farm, fishing, and playing gospel music. Aaron is a member 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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Kelly Coots

Kelly Coots

Funeral Assistant

Kelly Coots is a native of Russell County. She began working at Bernard Funeral Home in November 2020. 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.  

Telephone: 1-270-866-3110

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