Companion Funeral & Cremation Services joins Athens Chamber

A ribbon cutting was celebrated recently for new Athens business and new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member, Companion Funeral & Cremation Services located at 400 S. White St., in Athens. Joining the celebration and pictured here, from left to right, are Edward Goodman (A. Goodman Productions), McMinn County Mayor John Gentry, Rob Preston (Chamber President/CEO), Lisa Harrison (Chamber Diplomat), Aaron Rice (Fast Pace Urgent Care), Nina Shelton* (Shelli Cody’s mother), Allie Beth Cody* (daughter), Trae Cody-CCO (son / Licensed Funeral Director/Licensed Preneed Agent), Shelli Cody* (wife / Licensed Preneed Agent) holding Ivie Cody* (granddaughter), the Rev. Mike Womack (First Baptist Church, Cleveland), Robbie Cody-CCO (owner; Funeral Director/Embalmer), Hershel Cody* (father), Beverly Cody* (mother), Luke Shepherd*- CCO (Apprentice Funeral Director), Kavitha Reddy (Chamber Board Member), Dick Pelley (Athens City Council), state Sen. Mike Bell, Kelly Blassingame (Chamber Board Member). The asterisk (*) denotes Non-Licensed Personnel, while CCO denotes Certified Crematory Operator.

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