Staff





Dan Lipford

Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer
  Dan is a Licenced Funeral Director and Embalmer of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home where he has been an associate since 1982. He is a graduate of Johnson County High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan is a member of Theta Chapter of PI SIGMA ETTA Fraternity and Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM. He is also President of Johnson County Optimist Club, Past Chair of the Johnson County Relay for life, served on the board of Directors Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, former President of the Upper East Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, former member of Mountain City Rotary Club and a former member of the Mountain City Fire Department. Dan is married to Tina McQueen Lipford of Shady Valley, Tennessee. Tina is employed by the Johnson County School System as bookkeeper for Johnson County Schools. Dan and Tina are members of the First Christain Church. They have three children: Julia Lipford, Matthew Lipford and Koty Campbell. Dan is a Liscensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Tennessee, and Virginia and North Carolina.



Belinda Reece

Administrative Assistant  

 Belinda Reece, Administrative Assistant, has been an associate since 2007. She is a graduate of Johnson County High School, attended East Tennessee State University and graduated from Morristown Community College where she was Student of the Year. Belinda is a member of the Johnson County Optimist Club and Positive Thinkers. She is married to Tom Reece and they have two children, Brad Reece and Stacey Reece, and three grandsons, Gabe, Gavin and Graham Reece. Belinda and Tom reside in Mountain City and are members of Mountain City Church of Christ.



Laura Mills

 Funeral Director / Advanced Funeral Planning Counselor

Laura has been an associate Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2010. She received Tennessee Funeral Director License in 1998 and her North Carolina License in 2002. She received her certified Pre-Planning Consultant Designation in 1997, insurance license for life and accident. Health and Legal in 1996. Laura and her husband Wilburn reside in Elizabethton,TN. Laura has two children Rick Simerly of Johnson City,TN and Cheryl Godfrey of Elizabethton,Tn.



Doug Stidham

Funeral Assistant
Doug has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2005. He is a native of Big Stone Gap, Virginia and lived in Johnson City, Tennessee for several years before moving to Johnson County in 1983. He was employed by Food Country from 1983 until his retirement in 2001. Doug is the Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Mountain City, Tennessee. He and his wife, Ann, have three children: Teresa Blevins, Jeffrey Stidham, and Lori Stidham (deceased). They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



James Harper

Funeral Assistant

James has been an associate since March 2006.  He is a Johnson County native and a graduate of Johnson County High School.  He is a U. S. Army veteran having spent two and one half years in Germany.  James is married to Janet Pardue Harper and they reside in Mountain City.  They are members of First Christian Church in Mountain City.  James is a twenty-five year member of the Masonic Lodge #242 F. & A.M. and his hobby is woodworking.



Thomas Bower

Funeral Assistant

Thomas  has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since June of 2011.  Thomas is a 2012 graduate of Johnson County High School and  is a member of  Roan Creek Baptist Church.



Joe Cornett

Funeral Assistant

Joe has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2008.



Steve Arnold

Funeral Assistant

Steve has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2012. Steve is a member of  the First Christian Church. Steve is married to Denise Arnold and they reside in Mountain City. 



Russell Robinson

Funeral Assistant

Russell has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Since 2011. Russell is married to Mary Ann. Russell and Mary Ann have two  daughters Mackenzie and Emma Grayce. They are members of Pleasant Home Baptist Church . Russells hobbies include collecting stamps.



Evelyn Wilson Hill

Part-Time Administrative Assistant 

Evelyn Wilson Hill, has been a part-time associate since September Of 2009. She is a graduate of Johnson County High School and Steel college of technology. Her late husband W.D."Bill"Hill was one of the owners of Donnelly-Hill Funeral Home and later Hill Funeral Home. She has five children and eight grandchildren. Evelyn attends Shouns United Methodist church.



Diane Bentley

Part Time Administrative Assistant

Diane has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2011.



Doug Johnson

Cemetery Personel/ Maintenence

Doug has been an associate since 2011.



Terry Brown

Funeral Assistant

Terry has been an associate of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home since 2013. Terry is a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He is married to Shannon Brown , and together they have three boys, Patrick, Isaiah, and Timothy. Terry graduated from Johnson County High School in 1995, and Bethel University in 2014. Terry and his family attend Southside Freewill Baptist Church.



Hux-Lipford Funeral Home
300 W Main Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-9221