Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
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 granddaughters, Tara Kay and husband Jordan Fewkes and Tori Sue Nale. Both are event coordinators. Tara with the Bauerhaus in Evansville, Indiana and Tori with the The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Three great granddaughters also add much love and enjoyment to the family, Kami Kay, Blair Bradley, and Rhyan Ruth Fewkes.
Kent is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, and the Fairfield Elks Lodge. Kent was honored for 40 years of Funeral Service by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in June 2006.
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 and son-in-law Ashton and Adam Steury. Ashton works in the Accounting Department of an engineering firm in Evansville, Indiana where Adam also works as a civil engineer. Jimmy and Elisa have a son and daughter in law, Lincoln and Emily Taylor who reside in Lake Zurich, Illinois where Lincoln is a civil engineer and Emily is a teacher.
Jimmy has been with Nale's Funeral Home for more than 25 years and served as the Wayne County Coroner from 1996 to Dec. 2020. 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.
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. Fifteen radio stations now carry the Gospel Time program that he
produces. He also hosts a program “Blue Grass Gospel”, a 3 hour program carried
every Sunday mornings from 6:00 to 9:00 on WOKZ-FM in Fairfield, Illinois. Dave
is the voice of the Edwards County Lions webcasting their volleyball,
basketball, baseball and softball game on the internet at www.my15news.com. He is the play-by-play voice of the Lions football and basketball
games on WOKZ-FM in Fairfield. Dave also has more than 30 years of experience
in the ministry. He is the chaplain of the Bone Gap Volunteer Fire Department.
Dave became a member of the Nale's Funeral Home Staff in August of 2010. In addition to assisting at visitations and funerals, Dave serves as our Audio Technician.
Dave has two sons: Tony Brake and his wife Sherrie of Evansville and Jeremy Rigg of Albion; and a daughter Latricia Derry and her husband Jason of St. Louis. Dave has 10 grandchildren.