Mr. John E. Rudder, President - Funeral Director/Embalmer
Mr. John Cook Rudder, Vice-President - Funeral Director/Embalmer
He is a 1982 graduate of Jefferson State Community College. Mr. Rudder is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Alabama and Tennessee. He is currently the manager of Rudder Funeral Home of Scottsboro and past president of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association. He is currently a member of Alabama Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Stevenson Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Scottsboro Rotary Club. Mr. Rudder has two sons, with his youngest son, Lucas, serving next to him in the family business.
Mr. Lucas Craig Rudder, Funeral Director/Embalmer
A 2000 graduate of Scottsboro High School, Lucas started in 2002 working for Rudder Funeral Home. In May of 2008, he graduated The Funeral Service Education Program from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL. Upon graduation, Lucas became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer issued by The Alabama Board of Funeral Service. He is now the Fifth generation of the Rudder Family to serve the people of Jackson County.
Since September 2008 he has been married to Cinthya Pereira Rudder and together they have three children.
Mr. Joey Lee Guess, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Mrs. Terry Stagman Ragan, Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Terry was born in Flint, Michigan where she graduated from Kearsley High School, Baker Business University, and married her high school sweetheart Michael Ragan. They have three children and six grandchildren. Terry and Michael owned Michael's Portrait Place in Stevenson, AL for 15 years where they have had the pleasure of meeting many fine, wonderful people in Stevenson and the surrounding areas. She is experienced in working with people through the studio, as receptionist at Dr. J. E. Hall's office for several years and a total of 15 years as church secretary at Stevenson Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she is presently a Sunday School teacher and choir member. After the death of Michael, Terry began working with Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson and Bridgeport in June of 2002. She feels it is her mission to help grieving families during their time of sorrow, and to assist Rudder Funeral Home in the administration of business procedures to the best of her ability.
Selena M. Newton, Aftercare Advisor / Secretary
Selena has been working at the Scottsboro location of Rudder Funeral
for three years. And she is now serving her apprenticeship as a Funeral Director as well she is also a preneed Councilor and will be glad to
help you with your funeral planning.
Amanda Wooden Gionti, Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer
Amanda joined Rudder Funeral home in January of 2018
At the Stevenson location. But just as the rest of the staff
we go between all three locations. So you may see her in Scottsboro,Bridgeport, or in Stevenson.