Jay Steele, President, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist
Jay Steele, a 1974 graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kentucky and Tennessee. He is originally from Hazard, Kentucky. Jay also serves as Coroner for Bell County, KY. He is a Certified Cremation Operator.
Jay and his wife, Mary, have two children, Jason, who works with them in the funeral home and Margaret, a forensic chemist and biologist and a granddaughter, Vian.
Jay serves on the Pursuit of Excellence Work Group for the National Funeral Directors Association.
Jason M. Steele, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist
Jason Steele is the son of Jay and Mary. He has worked at Arnett and Steele Funeral Home since 1995 in many capacities including Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremation Operator. He is licensed in Kentucky and Tennessee and holds a Courtesy Card to work in Virginia. He is also Chief Deputy Coroner for Bell County, KY.
He has a daughter, Vian.
Jason is Secretary/Treasurer of the Southeastern District Funeral Directors Association and serve on the Main Street Board for the City of Pineville.
Mary Flynn Steele, Funeral Director and Embalmer, Cremationist
Mary Flynn Steele has worked with Arnett & Steele Funeral Home since 1987 and has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1991. She meets with families to help them select the arrangements they need for services to their loved ones. Mary is a Certified Preneed Counselor to assist families when they want to pre-arrange their services. Mary is also a Certified Crematory Operator.
Mary served as the first woman president of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky in 2012. She currently serve as President Elect for the Board of Directors for International Order of the Golden Rule, a funeral service organization. She also serves on several committees for them including Finance and Membership.
Mary has been married to Jay Steele since 1977 and they have two children, Jason, who works in the funeral home with her and Margaret, who is a Forensic Toxicologist with the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA. Jay and Mary have one granddaughter, Vian, who keeps our lives active.
Donald Horton, Funeral Director
Donald Horton is a Licensed Funeral Director and a Certified Cremation Operator with Arnett & Steele Funeral Home. We are excited to have Don on our staff. He is helping families as they make funeral arrangements and he is also assisting with visitations and funerals. Don serves as a Deputy Coroner for Bell County, KY.
He is married to Angie Horton, has a daughter.
Jackie R. Hoskins, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Jackie R. Hoskins, a licensed funeral director and embalmer came to work with us in October, 2018. We are excited to welcome him to our staff. He is a graduate of Bell County High School and active in his church. Jackie recently obtain his Certified Cremation Operator Certificate.
He is married to Rose Hoskins and they have a son, Jackie, daughter, Mckaylynn and grandson, Brody.
Grover Brock, Associate
Grover Brock has worked at Arnett &Steele Funeral Home since 1988, he began his career at the funeral home in 1977 under the direction of Asher Arnett and Bob Walden.
Grover is semi-retired and still enjoys working with all the families that he has served since 1977.
John Vancleave, Funeral Director
John Vancleave is a Licensed Funeral Director and has worked at Arnett &Steele Funeral home since 2005. John is also on the Pineville Fired Department and is active in his church, Riverside Baptist Church. He is married to Belinda North Vancleave.
Gerald Baker, Associate Funeral Director
Gerald Baker is an Associate at Arnett & Steele Funeral Home. He is married to Mitzy Grubbs and they have a daughter, Riley. Gerald assists with visitation and funerals.
Margaret M. Steele, Administrative Assistant