Damon Hobbs is a second generation funeral director/ embalmer and is licensed in the state of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He graduated Valedictorian from Mid-America College of Funeral Service as well as attended Western Kentucky University. Damon has been a resident of Gallatin for several years and worked with the Andersons as a Funeral Director /Embalmer in Gallatin at the Anderson & Anderson Funeral Home for five years before the funeral Home was sold. Damon feels that he is back home working with the Andersons again, and they feel fortunate to have Damon back, as well. He served in the United States Air Force and the Kentucky Air National Guard for 10 years. He is an active member of the Gallatin Rotary Club, where he has served as past president. He has served as an Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 6760 serving all of the Sumner County Clubs. He serves on the board of Christian Towers & The Manor of Gallatin, where he serves as treasurer. He is a past community board member for Hosparus, a hospice organization that serves Kentucky and Southern Indiana. He is married to Meridith (Harp) Hobbs from Glasgow, Kentucky, and they have two daughters. He and his family are members at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Gallatin.
Shirley Lowery Anderson
Shirley is a native of Smith County where she retired from the Department of Health with 31 year of service. During this time, she served as the Service Chairman of the Cancer Society, Chairman, Child Development Council, member of the Foster Care Review Board, member of the Truancy Board. After retirement, she worked as Human Resource Director for Carthage General Hospital. After the death of her husband of 30 year, she married Phillip Anderson of Macon County, thus starting in the funeral profession passing the State Board to practice funeral directing in Tennessee in 2000 and in Kentucky in 2010. She is also a licensed insurance & pre-need counselor in TN and KY. Since coming to Macon County, she has served on the RAD Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson, Small business Development Week, and Literacy Board, Lafayette Garden Club and is Vice Chairman of the Macon County Arts Council She has placed 1st on two occasions in watercolor artwork in the local Arts in Bloom competition and 2nd and 3rd place and 2nd place in Kentucky. She has placed 1st in the local Fair art competition. She has taught Sunday School Classes, was a member of the Church Choir and “Adult Singing Ensemble” at First Baptist Church in Carthage. She is currently a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Carthage. All the watercolor artwork displayed at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gallatin and Anderson and Son Funeral Homes in Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs, as well as on this website were created by Shirley. She is an avid flower gardener. She has two children and five grandchildren.
Phillip, a native of Smith County, started in the funeral business when he was 16 years of age at the Hackett Funeral home in Smith County. It was his ambition to have his own business. In 1977, he purchased the present Anderson & Son Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Lafayette and in 1986, he purchased the former Alexander Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs renaming it Anderson & Son Funeral Home. He and his wife, Shirley, built the Anderson & Anderson Funeral Home in Gallatin, operating for five year before selling to Tony Alexander. They love Gallatin and wanted to come back. Having a love for history and old historic buildings in particular, they purchased the building that is over 100 years old that had housed the fomer Harris-Donoho Funeral Home and the former Newby Funeral Home. After extensive renovation with emphasis on keeping as much originality as possible, they opened the Anderson Funeral Home in September, 2011. The funeral home is operated by our family and staff. He is a member and past President of the Lafayette Rotary Club and a member of the Cornwell’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Phillip is married to the former Shirley Lowery, has a son and three grandchildren. Mr. Anderson sadly passed away on July 31, 2020, he will surely be missed by our family and staff.