Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Fred Wilkerson, Jr.

B Bud passed away in August of 2017.

Fred, otherwise known as "B. Bud" grew up in De Queen and at an early age began helping his father run the funeral home. During World War II, B. Bud served in the U.S. Navy. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1947. His many years of service earned him an Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year award.

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Trey Wilkerson

Trey is a third generation funeral director. After graduating from De Queen High School he attended Henderson State University and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1975. He married De Queen native Cindy Stainton and like his father and grandfather before him, made De Queen his home. Trey “retired” in September of 2018, but is still active in the funeral home.

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Sarah Wilkerson Casteel

In 2018 after the retirement of her father Trey, Sarah and her husband Doug, became the owners of the funeral home. Sarah is the fourth generation of the Wilkerson family to be a licensed funeral director. Like her father and grandfather, she grew up around the funeral home and began learning about the funeral home business at a young age. Sarah is a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant, a member of De Queen Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She is past president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and has worked at Wilkerson Funeral Homes since 1999. Sarah and Doug live in Horatio and have one daughter, Sydney.

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Doug Casteel

Doug Casteel began his career in funeral service in 2018, after being employed 25 years at Casteel Farm. Doug is married to Sarah (Wilkerson) Casteel and enjoys sports, playing golf and spending time with his family.

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Chip Wilkerson

Chip Wilkerson began his career in funeral service in 2008 after having worked in the family funeral business in the summers while growing up. Chip and his wife Shannon live in the King Community and he is the proud father of two daughters, Jacie and Hannah and one son, Tate. He enjoys spending his free time in the woods and on area rivers and lakes. Although he does not work full time at the funeral home he still helps anytime he is needed.

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Tony W. Hughes

Tony began working at the funeral home in 1988, after serving in the U.S. Army. He is a dually licensed embalmer and funeral director. Tony has served as the Sevier County Coroner, a member of the De Queen City Council, and a reserve Deputy Sheriff.

Tony is married to Beth (Owen) Hughes. Beth works for the De Queen Police Department and part-time for the funeral home. Tony and Beth spend their free time with their children, Beau and Sadie.

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Jeffrey G. Marshall

Jeffrey is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Arkansas and a licensed funeral director in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the De Queen Fire Department. Jeffrey and his wife Ginger reside in De Queen and have two children, Hudson and Myleigh.

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Garrett Hutchison

Garrett is a 2018 graduate of Horatio High School. He is an apprentice Funeral Director. Garrett is married to Megan (Lambeth) and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

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Anita Roberts

Anita has been the evening receptionist at the funeral home for over 20 years. Anita is married to Jerry Don Roberts and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Samuel.

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Cindy Grady

Cindy has been the evening receptionist at the funeral home in Dierks since 2013 and works part time in De Queen. She enjoys spending time with her kids, Marly and Josh and grandson, Garrett. Cindy is the District Court Clerk in Howard County.

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Tracy Stancil

Tracy manages the cemetery equipment along with opening and closing of graves. Tracy lives in De Queen and has two children, Raylee and Landon.

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Gary McMillian

Gary manages the cemetery equipment. He has been married to Marcell for 23 years and has 6 children and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, camping and working in the yard.

Fred Wilkerson, Jr.

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B Bud passed away in August of 2017.

Fred, otherwise known as "B. Bud" grew up in De Queen and at an early age began helping his father run the funeral home. During World War II, B. Bud served in the U.S. Navy. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1947. His many years of service earned him an Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year award.

Trey Wilkerson

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Trey is a third generation funeral director. After graduating from De Queen High School he attended Henderson State University and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1975. He married De Queen native Cindy Stainton and like his father and grandfather before him, made De Queen his home. Trey “retired” in September of 2018, but is still active in the funeral home.

Sarah Wilkerson Casteel

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In 2018 after the retirement of her father Trey, Sarah and her husband Doug, became the owners of the funeral home. Sarah is the fourth generation of the Wilkerson family to be a licensed funeral director. Like her father and grandfather, she grew up around the funeral home and began learning about the funeral home business at a young age. Sarah is a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant, a member of De Queen Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She is past president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and has worked at Wilkerson Funeral Homes since 1999. Sarah and Doug live in Horatio and have one daughter, Sydney.

Doug Casteel

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Doug Casteel began his career in funeral service in 2018, after being employed 25 years at Casteel Farm. Doug is married to Sarah (Wilkerson) Casteel and enjoys sports, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Chip Wilkerson

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Chip Wilkerson began his career in funeral service in 2008 after having worked in the family funeral business in the summers while growing up. Chip and his wife Shannon live in the King Community and he is the proud father of two daughters, Jacie and Hannah and one son, Tate. He enjoys spending his free time in the woods and on area rivers and lakes. Although he does not work full time at the funeral home he still helps anytime he is needed.

Tony W. Hughes

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Tony began working at the funeral home in 1988, after serving in the U.S. Army. He is a dually licensed embalmer and funeral director. Tony has served as the Sevier County Coroner, a member of the De Queen City Council, and a reserve Deputy Sheriff.

Tony is married to Beth (Owen) Hughes. Beth works for the De Queen Police Department and part-time for the funeral home. Tony and Beth spend their free time with their children, Beau and Sadie.

Jeffrey G. Marshall

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Jeffrey is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Arkansas and a licensed funeral director in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the De Queen Fire Department. Jeffrey and his wife Ginger reside in De Queen and have two children, Hudson and Myleigh.

Garrett Hutchison

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Garrett is a 2018 graduate of Horatio High School. He is an apprentice Funeral Director. Garrett is married to Megan (Lambeth) and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Anita Roberts

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Anita has been the evening receptionist at the funeral home for over 20 years. Anita is married to Jerry Don Roberts and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Samuel.

Cindy Grady

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Cindy has been the evening receptionist at the funeral home in Dierks since 2013 and works part time in De Queen. She enjoys spending time with her kids, Marly and Josh and grandson, Garrett. Cindy is the District Court Clerk in Howard County.

Tracy Stancil

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Tracy manages the cemetery equipment along with opening and closing of graves. Tracy lives in De Queen and has two children, Raylee and Landon.

Gary McMillian

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Gary manages the cemetery equipment. He has been married to Marcell for 23 years and has 6 children and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, camping and working in the yard.