History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

About Us

The caring and experienced professionals at Shelton Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.

We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one, and we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time. You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance or visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more about us from the privacy of your own home. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Russ Beard

    Russ Beard, Manager / Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Russ is a lifetime resident of Morgan County and has managed several funeral homes throughout his 30-year career. Russ graduated from Hartselle High School in 1988 and attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a full athletic football scholarship.After two seasons with the Mocs’ football program he returned to Alabama to pursue a career in the funeral industry. Russ graduated from Jefferson State Community College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mortuary Science and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Athens State University.
    In 1999 Russ was honored to be elected Coroner by the people of Morgan County and proudly served three consecutive terms.
    Above all, Russ considers his loving family to be his greatest accomplishment in life. Russ and his wife, Susan, are blessed with four boys and are proud to have raised them in Morgan County. In his time away from work, Russ enjoys being with his family, taking his sons deer hunting, and giving back to his community.
    Should you have any questions or concerns during your time at Shelton Funeral Home, please do not hesitate to let Russ know.

  • Tracy H Jones

    Tracy H Jones, Funeral Director

    Tracy (Henson) Jones was born and raised in Prattville, AL. She graduated with the class of 1991 from Prattville High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Troy University with a focus in Grief, Forensic, and Abnormal Behavior Psychology.
    Tracy moved to the Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL, area after graduation to pursue a career in Funeral Service. She received her Funeral Director’s license in 2004. Tracy has also received education and training from the Cremation Association of America (CANA) and received her Cemationist Certification in 2021. She now is a resident of Madison, AL.
    Above all, Tracy considers her loving family as her greatest accomplishment. When not working Tracy enjoys spending time at home and traveling with her children, Ethan and Hayden along with her fiancée, Chris.