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Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Matthew A. Chambers Owner, Licensed Funeral Director In Charge cremation@hotmail.com

Matthew is the son of David and Sharon Chambers and is a 1997 of Parkersburg South High School.  He attended Glenville State College for his undergraduate work and is a 2002 Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Matthew has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2003, and a licensed crematory technician since 2011.   He is the sole owner of Tri-State Cremation Society. As hobbies Matthew enjoys antiques, spending time with his family, and time on his farm.

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Paula L. Clay General Manager & Cremation Specialist cremation@hotmail.com

Paula is a 1979 graduate of Guyan Valley High School. She attended Marshall University and has three children, Stephanie Jonathan and Nicholas.  She also enjoys spending time with her grandson Jacob.  Paula is the General Manager of the Ceredo Location. 

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Mark Bentley Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer cremation@hotmail.com

Mark started his funeral service career in the summer of 1969 working for the former Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. He attended Marshall University from 1971-1973 and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is a National Guard Veteran with six years of service. He has one son and three grandchildren. Mark has been with Tri-State Cremation Society since 2011.

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Jonathan P. Booth Funeral Arranger and Cremation Specialist cremation@hotmail.com

Jonathan Paul Booth was born on April 1, 1992. He is one of a set of twin boys born to Terri and Jeff Booth. He grew up with three older brothers and a sister in Proctorville, OH, and attended school at Fairland. At the age of 12, his parents bought some country property and moved the family to Scottown, OH, where he then transferred to Symmes Valley where he graduated.  Jonathan is a very lovable and bright young man with a heart of gold. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and especially enjoys his two dachshunds.

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Alicia Vargo Funeral Arranger & Cremation Specialist cremation@hotmail.com

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Mitchell G. Gibson Licensed Crematory Technician cremation@hotmail.com

Mitchell Gibson is the son of Butch and Leslie Gibson, and the grandson of former Kenova Police Chief, Mitch Gibson. He is a 2003 Graduate of Spring Valley Highschool where he played in the Marching Band.  Mitch has been working for Tri-State Cremation Society for several years as an Attendant and recently became licensed as a crematory operator. He has a personal interest in electronics and music.

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Marshall D. Shaw Attendant

Marshall has been employed by Tri-State Cremation Society since 2007.  He is a native of Logan County and retired from St. Mary's Medical Center after 26 years of service.  He is an active member of the Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington.

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John Holland Attendant cremation@hotmail.com

John is a retiree of Chandler's Kitchens with more than 30 years of service. He has spent his life in Ceredo with his wife, Jean, and is a Minister of a church in Chesapeake, OH. John is available to answer any questions you may have and is happy to serve our families with honor, love and support.

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Susan Gibson Shrader Attendant cremation@hotmail.com

Susan is happily married to Rober Shrader whom retired from the Huntignton Fire Department.  She has 3 children and 18 wonderful grandchildren.  She had worked for Wayne County EMS for 15 years.  Susan enjoys crafts of all kind.

Matthew A. Chambers

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director In Charge
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Matthew is the son of David and Sharon Chambers and is a 1997 of Parkersburg South High School.  He attended Glenville State College for his undergraduate work and is a 2002 Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Matthew has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2003, and a licensed crematory technician since 2011.   He is the sole owner of Tri-State Cremation Society. As hobbies Matthew enjoys antiques, spending time with his family, and time on his farm.

Paula L. Clay

General Manager & Cremation Specialist
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Paula is a 1979 graduate of Guyan Valley High School. She attended Marshall University and has three children, Stephanie Jonathan and Nicholas.  She also enjoys spending time with her grandson Jacob.  Paula is the General Manager of the Ceredo Location. 

Mark Bentley

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Mark started his funeral service career in the summer of 1969 working for the former Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. He attended Marshall University from 1971-1973 and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is a National Guard Veteran with six years of service. He has one son and three grandchildren. Mark has been with Tri-State Cremation Society since 2011.

Jonathan P. Booth

Funeral Arranger and Cremation Specialist
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Jonathan Paul Booth was born on April 1, 1992. He is one of a set of twin boys born to Terri and Jeff Booth. He grew up with three older brothers and a sister in Proctorville, OH, and attended school at Fairland. At the age of 12, his parents bought some country property and moved the family to Scottown, OH, where he then transferred to Symmes Valley where he graduated.  Jonathan is a very lovable and bright young man with a heart of gold. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and especially enjoys his two dachshunds.

Alicia Vargo

Funeral Arranger & Cremation Specialist
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Mitchell G. Gibson

Licensed Crematory Technician
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Mitchell Gibson is the son of Butch and Leslie Gibson, and the grandson of former Kenova Police Chief, Mitch Gibson. He is a 2003 Graduate of Spring Valley Highschool where he played in the Marching Band.  Mitch has been working for Tri-State Cremation Society for several years as an Attendant and recently became licensed as a crematory operator. He has a personal interest in electronics and music.

Marshall D. Shaw

Attendant
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Marshall has been employed by Tri-State Cremation Society since 2007.  He is a native of Logan County and retired from St. Mary's Medical Center after 26 years of service.  He is an active member of the Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington.

John Holland

Attendant
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John is a retiree of Chandler's Kitchens with more than 30 years of service. He has spent his life in Ceredo with his wife, Jean, and is a Minister of a church in Chesapeake, OH. John is available to answer any questions you may have and is happy to serve our families with honor, love and support.

Susan Gibson Shrader

Attendant
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Susan is happily married to Rober Shrader whom retired from the Huntignton Fire Department.  She has 3 children and 18 wonderful grandchildren.  She had worked for Wayne County EMS for 15 years.  Susan enjoys crafts of all kind.