History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home was established in 1999.  In 2007, to better serve our families, we added an on-site crematory- giving us the only crematorium in Cullman County.

Over the years, many things have changed in funeral service; however, our commitment to our families, our community, and our dedicated staff has always remained the same. At Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, the difference is in the service.

Our Cullman Heritage Family

Doug Williams

Doug Williams, Owner-Manager

Doug has been working in the Funeral Industry since 1976. He holds licenses in Alabama as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Crematory Operator and National Board Certificates. He serves the State of Alabama as Commander of State Mortuary Response Team under the Department of Public Health, Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Their mission in a disaster, is to recover, protect and preserve the decedents and to protect the public health. He serves as chairman of Alabama Funeral Directors disaster response committee and on the same committee with the National Funeral Directors, he also serves on the Alabama Department of Public Mass Fatality Work Group Committee. He has extensive training in the handling of decedents; NTSB, FEMA, DPH, DHS, State of Alabama EMA, ADPH, National Funeral Directors Association and Alabama Funeral Directors Association. He also represent the State of Alabama as a guest speaker, nationally, on the topic of handling mass casualty response. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Mortuary School at Jefferson State College, Fire Chief of Fairview Fire Department and is a member of the Cullman Lions Club. He and wife Ann own two Funeral Homes, two Cemeteries, a Crematory, a Public and several Private Mausoleums.

Ann Williams CFSP

Ann Williams CFSP, Owner-Manager

Ann has worked in the funeral industry, along with Doug, for several years. She currently holds an Alabama Funeral Directors License and is a Licensed Pre-Need Agent. She and Doug have five children and three grandchildren.

James D. Williams, Jr.

James D. Williams, Jr., Honorary Funeral Director

James, the son of Doug and Ann Williams, plays a very important role in our funeral home. January 6, 2014, James received an Honorary Funeral Director's Certificate from the Alabama Board of Funeral Service. James is an inspiration to all who know him.

H. Alexander Williams

H. Alexander Williams, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist

Alex is a 2020 graduate of Jefferson State with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Cremationist, and Embalmer. He is also a volunteer firefighter at Fairview Fire Department, a member of the Alabama State Mortuary Operations Response Team, a certified Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technician, and a loving husband to his wife, Katie Grace Williams of Cullman.

Mark  West

Mark West, Funeral Director and Cremationist

Mark is a native of Cullman and a 1987 graduate of Fairview High School. He is married to Anita Powe West and has two children, Heather and Caleb. He has worked in the funeral business since 1996. He is the Treasurer of Fairview Volunteer Fire Department and an instructor for Cullman County Fire Association. He is a member of Highway 157 Church of Christ, Fairview Lions Club, and the SMORT team.

Jared  Stanton

Jared Stanton, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jared, a native of Gadsden, Alabama, is a 2001 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and History. He moved to Cullman in 2007. After 10 years as a restaurant manager he joined the Cullman Heritage family in March 2010. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a Certified Cremationist. He is married to Amanda Whitlock Stanton and has three children, Meredith, Bennett and Audrey.

Amanda Moon

Amanda Moon, Funeral Director

Amanda Davis Moon is a 2004 graduate of Cullman High School and a 2018 graduate of Jefferson State with an associate in Funeral Service Education. She married Michael Moon, a Homewood firefighter, in 2016. She began her funeral service career after the death of her grandmother in 2016, feeling called to serve others in this way.

Linda Howse

Linda Howse, Office Administrator

Jayda Raney

Jayda Raney, Funeral Director Apprentice

James  Williams

James Williams, Funeral Director

Jerry Bonner

Jerry Bonner, Support Staff

Jack  Capps

Jack Capps, Support Staff

Danny  Alldredge

Danny Alldredge, Support Staff

Jeff Howse

Jeff Howse, Support Staff