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Shane Hessey

Shane Hessey

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director Kentucky and Tennessee

Shane is the owner of both the Todd County and the Cook-Webb Funeral Homes. Shane has dedicated his life to the funeral homes and to Todd County. With over 25 years of experience, Shane has a deep passion for the business and working for the families that the funeral homes serve. Shane has always since a very young age had the dream of owning a funeral home so he could provide the level of service that a family deserves at the time of death. 


In addition to funeral service Shane worked as a Forensic Death Investigator for the State of Tennessee and Davidson County for a number of years. Shane currently works full time at the funeral homes and pastors a small country church. Shane invites anyone to visit him at the funeral home at anytime.


Travis Harris

Travis Harris

Licensed Funeral Director

Travis Harris is a native of Todd County.  He was raised here by his grandparents Jack & Eula Harris and is the son of Russell Harris & the late Anne Harris.

Before being employed with the Todd County & Cook-Webb Funeral Homes, he was a certified EMT, Firefighter & Police Officer.  After serving as a Police Officer for over 20 years, he felt the calling to do his apprenticeship and become a licensed Funeral Director.  He also is the Manager of Todd County Monuments where he helps families with choosing a headstone.  He has been with the funeral homes since 2006 and feels that it is an honor to serve the families of Todd County & surrounding counties.

He has been married to Anita since October 10, 1987 and together they have 3 sons Kristian, Justin & Zack and 1 grandson Ethan. 

He attends New Life Pentecostal Church in Elkton and he travels with his wife and sings Southern Gospel Music with the gospel group Living By Faith.


Anita Harris

Anita Harris

Office Administrator

Anita Harris is a native of Todd County.  She is the daughter of Bobby Graham & Linda Thomas.  She is a 1986 graduate of Todd County Central High School. 

She has been employed with Todd County & Cook-Webb Funeral Homes since 2011 where she is the Office Administrator.  She loves serving and helping the families as they go through this difficult time.

She has been married to Travis since October 10, 1987 and together they have 3 sons Kristian, Justin & Zack and 1 grandson Ethan. 

She attends New Life Pentecostal Church in Elkton and she travels with her husband and sings Southern Gospel Music with the gospel group Living By Faith.

Email: tcfh_anita@yahoo.com


Ford Shanklin

Ford Shanklin

Licensed Funeral Director

Ford Shanklin is a native of Todd County and now lives in Russellville.  He is the son of the late Alphonso & Cora Shanklin and is the 5th of 7 siblings.  He is a 1966 graduate of Todd County Central High School and is a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and received a purple heart.

While he was living in Todd County he served on the Elkton City Council, Todd County Housing Board, Todd Co. Ambulance Service, Todd Co. Rescue Squad and many more.  He has been in the funeral business for over 35 years where he started with Novice Martin at Martin Funeral Home.  He has been with Todd County & Cook-Webb funeral homes since 2010 where he did his apprenticeship and is now a licensed Funeral Director.

He has been married to Claudine Flowers since February 26, 1972.  They have 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Olmstead where he serves as a deacon.


Billy Cook Webb

Billy Cook Webb

Funeral Director

Mr. Webb, better known in the community as "Billy Cook" has a lifetime of funeral experience. The Cook-Webb Funeral Home was established in 1910 by his grandparents and Mr. Webb still today works at the funeral home. After several years of retirement he and his wife Betty Webb have returned to serve the families that choose Cook-Webb Funeral Home. Mr. and Mrs. Webb are active members of the Tiny Town Baptist Church.


Viola Jean Odum

Viola Jean Odum

Family Service

Jean is a native of Todd County.  She grew up here and personally knows many of the families that utilize our services.
She is a retired Todd County school teacher.  She is a United Methodist Lay Servant serving churches and people throughout the area.  She serves as a Burden Bearer Chaplain with the Logan & Todd County First Responders as well as the State Responders.
Jean worships at the Bethel United Methodist Church where she serves God by playing the piano for over 40 years.



Novice Martin  1931-2015

Novice Martin 1931-2015

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Mr. Martin the previous owner of the Martin Funeral Home passed away on April 29, 2015.  He was available when families would ask for his assistance at the Todd County Funeral Home. Mr. Martin sold Martin Funeral Home to Shane Hessey in 2003.

Mr. Martin and wife Izeta Martin were the owners of the funeral home for 32 years and are proud of the changes and the growth of the funeral home. Mr. Martin was an active member of the Petrie Memorial United Methodist Church.


Jason Hancock

Licensed Funeral Director

Jason is a native of Pembroke and worked for a number of years at the Maddux Funeral Home in Pembroke and the Maddux Fuqua Hinton Funeral Home at Hopkinsville until corporate layoffs eliminated his career after many years of service. Jason is a key part of the Todd County and the Cook-Webb Funeral Homes and has brought to us dedicated service. 


Ann Henderson Gardner

Ann Henderson Gardner

Family Service

Ann and her mother Francis Henderson owned Gist Flowers in Elkton for 34 years. After retirement from the florist Ann has helped at the funeral home. 

Ann enjoys working at both Todd County Funeral Home and Cook-Webb Funeral Home where she is able to visit with family and friends.


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