Phil Hoskins Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Phil is a Kingsport, TN native and has been a licensed funeral director since 1976.
He is a 1973 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School where he served as chaplain of the football team for twenty years.
Phil attended E.T.S.U., Milligan College, and Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a B.S. Degree, Masters Degree, and ThD in Theology.
He and his wife, Brenda, have been married for twenty-six years and have two wonderful daughters. McKenzie is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University and is employed as a Drug Addiction Counselor with Frontier Health and a real estate agent with Premier Homes & Properties. Madison is a Junior at Tri-Cities Christian School where she is a member of the girls basketball, soccer and volley ball teams.
Phil and his family are members of Grace Point Fellowship in Kingsport.
Brenda Hoskins Pre-Need Counselor/ Funeral Assistant
Brenda was born in Kingsport and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1979. She is a licensed cosmotologist and former owner of Guys N Dolls Hairstyling. She has been happily married to her husband Phil for over twenty-six years and is the proud mother of two daughters, McKenzie and Madison Hoskins. Brenda is a member of Grace Point Fellowship.
John Hobbs Co-Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
John was born in Kingsport and is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and John A. Gupton College, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and the Kingsport Kiwanis Club. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his spare time hunting and fishing.
Timothy Vaughn Co-Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Tim has been in the funeral industry for over thirty-nine years. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, where he served as President of the Pi Sigma Eta Theta Chapter of the National Morticians Fraternity. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. Tim is married to Julie Doggett Vaughn. They have two children, Courtney Foster and husband, Chris and Kelly Vaughn and wife, Alyssa. Tim and Julie adore their grandchildren, Kash, Cruz, and Eden Foster. Tim attends Bloomingdale Baptist Church.
Paula Looney Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer
Paula was born in Kingsport and is a graduate of Volunteer High School and John A. Gupton College, Nashville, TN. She is a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, Surgoinsville, TN. Paula enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Hank.
Cindy S Scott Administrative Assistant
Cindy is a native of Gate City, VA. She graduated from Gate City High School in 1980 and East Tennessee State University in 1985. After living in Charlottesville, VA for almost thirty years, Cindy relocated to East Tennessee. She has twenty-five years experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. Cindy is the proud mother of two sons, Billy Crist and Matthew Crist. In her spare time, she and her husband, Carl, enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking and the great outdoors. Cindy attends Boones Creek Christian Church.
Aaron Hill Family Services Counselor
Aaron Hill is a native of Johnson City and graduated from David Crockett High School. He is a licensed life insurance agent, with years of sales experience. Aaron and his wife Megan live in Kingsport. They have two dogs and two cats. They attend Liberty Fellowship Church. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys golfing. Aaron joined our staff in 2020 as a pre-need counselor. His duties with us include assisting our families full-time in aftercare consulting and pre-arrangement planning.
Donnie Wills Funeral Assistant
Donnie is a Kingsport native and a 1978 graduate of Lynn View High School. He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Banking from Northeast State. Donnie is a licensed insurance agent in Tennessee and Virginia. He is married to Rita Arnold Wills and the father of two children, Dustin Wills and Brittany Wills. Donnie enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, Aiden and Madisyn Wills. He is a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
Bud Stanley Funeral Assistant
Bud is a native of Scott County, Virginia and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1962. He moved to Kingsport in 1964 and worked at Eastman Chemical for thirty-four years. Bud had a brief six year career in real estate before joining the staff of Oak Hill in 2006. He is married to Kim Queen Stanley and they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Bud and Kim are active members of Gravely Baptist Church.
Harold E. Riddle Funeral Assistant
Harold was born in Chucky, TN and attended school in Jonesboro, TN. He worked 32 years at Eastman Chemical Company as a Logistics Coordinator and retired in 1998. Harold is married to Faye Riddle and they have 2 children and three grandchildren. Harold and Faye are members of Grace Point Fellowship, Kingsport. Harold loves all kinds of sports but his main interest is church work and helping others.
Kevin Eller Funeral Assistant
Kevin is a graduate of Happy Valley High School and ETSU. He has a BS in Electronics Technology and has been employed at Eastman for 30 years as an Electrician. Kevin is married to Suzanne Eller and has a daughter, Hannah Hensley, and a son, Corben Eller. He enjoys camping, high school basketball, and is an avid UT football fan. Kevin and his family are members of Grace Point Fellowship, Kingsport, TN.
Michael Mellons Funeral Assistant
Mike grew up in Carter's Valley, TN and graduated from Church Hill High School. He is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines having served in the military for six years.
He is married to Sheila Mellons and has two children, Jason and April; two step-children, Veronia and Lindsea and one grandson, Ryan Mellons.
Mike attends the Apostolic Gospel Church.
Shelia Mellons Funeral Assistant
Sheila grew up in Church Hill, TN and is married to Michael Mellons. She has two daughters, Lindsea and Veronica; step-son, Jason; step-daughter, April and a grandson, Ryan.
She attends the Apostolic Gospel Church.
Keith Elton Funeral Assistant
Keith has been a resident of Sullivan County for forty-five years and he is happily married to Valorie Jonas Elton. Together, they have four wonderful children. Keith and Valorie enjoy spending time with their family on the lake. Keith served in law enforcement for over forty years and recently retired from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department having obtained the rank of Major. The Elton's are members of Cassidy United Methodist Church.
Charlie White Funeral Assistant
Charlie is a native of Sullivan County, TN and graduated from Ketron High School. He and his wife, Pattie have been happily married for fifty-one years. Charlie worked for Quest Diagnostics for fourteen years. He retired from the Kingsport Fire Department in 1999, as an Engineer and E.M.T. following thirty years of service. Also, during this time he served five years as a reserve police officer. Charlie is a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church.