Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

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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Kent Nale Funeral Director

Edwards County native, Kent Nale, became the third generation Funeral Director and Embalmer after his graduation from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas in 1964.

 

Kent is married to Marilyn Sue Abby Nale. They have one son, Bradley Kent Nale, whose wife is Tami Medler Nale. Kent has two graddaughters, Tara Kay and Tori Sue Nale. Both are students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

 

Kent is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, Fairfield Elks Lodge, and the Albion Volunteer Fire Department. Kent was honored for 40 years of Funeral Service by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in June 2006.

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Jimmy Taylor Funeral Director

Jimmy Taylor is a native of Wayne County having grown up in Fairfield. He became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer following his graduation from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1979.

 

Jimmy is married to the former Elisa Greenwood who is also a native of Wayne County. Jimmy and Elisa have a daughter, Ashton, and son-in-law Adam Steury. Ashton and Adam are both employed at an engineering firm in Evansville, Indiana where they reside. Jimmy and Elisa have a son, Lincoln, a civil engineer who lives and works in the Chicago area. Lincoln is engaged to Emily McKibben, also of Fairfield, and they are planning a 2017 wedding.

 

Jimmy has been with Nale's Funeral Home for more than 25 years and has served as the Wayne County Coroner since 1996. He and Elisa are members of the First Christian Church in Fairfield. Jimmy is a member of the Fairfield Masonic Lodge and the Fairfield Elks Lodge.

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Charmaine Darbutt Office Manager

Charmaine has been the office manager for Nale's Funeral Home since 2001.

Charmaine Darbutt, originally from Blue Rock, Ohio, moved to Fairfield with her husband Paul Darbutt. Paul is currently employed at Wal-Mart. Charmaine and Paul have two children, Brad (Amanda) Darbutt of Gibson City, Illinois and Breann (Chad) Higgins of Avon, Indiana. Charmaine has two granddaughters, Alexis Darbutt and Sydney Higgins.

Charmaine is a member of the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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Dave Rigg Funeral Assistant gospeltime@earthlink.net

Dave Rigg resides in the West Village area north of Albion, Illinois. Dave began a career in radio broadcasting in 1967 working at radio stations in Mt. Carmel, Fairfield, and Evansville. Nine radio stations now carry the Gospel Time program that he produces. Dave is the voice of the Edwards County Lions webcasting their volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball game on the internet www.edwardscountysports.net. Dave also has more than 25 years of experience in the ministry and serves as pastor of Gospel Chapel in Bone Gap. He is the chaplain of the Bone Gap Volunteer Fire Department. Dave raises donkeys as a hobby.

Dave became a member of the Nale's Funeral Home Staff in August of 2010. In addition to assisting at visitations and funerals, Dave maintains the Nale's Funeral Home website.

Dave has two sons: Tony Brake and his wife Sherrie of Evansville and Jeremy Rigg and his wife Sara of Mt. Carmel; and a daughter Latricia Derry and her husband Jason of St. Louis. Dave has 10 grandchildren.

Kent Nale

Funeral Director
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Edwards County native, Kent Nale, became the third generation Funeral Director and Embalmer after his graduation from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas in 1964.

 

Kent is married to Marilyn Sue Abby Nale. They have one son, Bradley Kent Nale, whose wife is Tami Medler Nale. Kent has two graddaughters, Tara Kay and Tori Sue Nale. Both are students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

 

Kent is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, Fairfield Elks Lodge, and the Albion Volunteer Fire Department. Kent was honored for 40 years of Funeral Service by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in June 2006.

Jimmy Taylor

Funeral Director
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Jimmy Taylor is a native of Wayne County having grown up in Fairfield. He became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer following his graduation from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1979.

 

Jimmy is married to the former Elisa Greenwood who is also a native of Wayne County. Jimmy and Elisa have a daughter, Ashton, and son-in-law Adam Steury. Ashton and Adam are both employed at an engineering firm in Evansville, Indiana where they reside. Jimmy and Elisa have a son, Lincoln, a civil engineer who lives and works in the Chicago area. Lincoln is engaged to Emily McKibben, also of Fairfield, and they are planning a 2017 wedding.

 

Jimmy has been with Nale's Funeral Home for more than 25 years and has served as the Wayne County Coroner since 1996. He and Elisa are members of the First Christian Church in Fairfield. Jimmy is a member of the Fairfield Masonic Lodge and the Fairfield Elks Lodge.

Charmaine Darbutt

Office Manager
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Charmaine has been the office manager for Nale's Funeral Home since 2001.

Charmaine Darbutt, originally from Blue Rock, Ohio, moved to Fairfield with her husband Paul Darbutt. Paul is currently employed at Wal-Mart. Charmaine and Paul have two children, Brad (Amanda) Darbutt of Gibson City, Illinois and Breann (Chad) Higgins of Avon, Indiana. Charmaine has two granddaughters, Alexis Darbutt and Sydney Higgins.

Charmaine is a member of the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Dave Rigg

Funeral Assistant
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Dave Rigg resides in the West Village area north of Albion, Illinois. Dave began a career in radio broadcasting in 1967 working at radio stations in Mt. Carmel, Fairfield, and Evansville. Nine radio stations now carry the Gospel Time program that he produces. Dave is the voice of the Edwards County Lions webcasting their volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball game on the internet www.edwardscountysports.net. Dave also has more than 25 years of experience in the ministry and serves as pastor of Gospel Chapel in Bone Gap. He is the chaplain of the Bone Gap Volunteer Fire Department. Dave raises donkeys as a hobby.

Dave became a member of the Nale's Funeral Home Staff in August of 2010. In addition to assisting at visitations and funerals, Dave maintains the Nale's Funeral Home website.

Dave has two sons: Tony Brake and his wife Sherrie of Evansville and Jeremy Rigg and his wife Sara of Mt. Carmel; and a daughter Latricia Derry and her husband Jason of St. Louis. Dave has 10 grandchildren.