Our Valued Staff

Alfred B. Robinson, Sr.
Alfred B. Robinson, Sr.

Alfred B. Robinson, Sr.
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: alfred@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Alfred is a third generation licensed funeral director. He graduated from Clemson University, Class of 1948, earning the Shanklin Medal for scholastic achievement. While at Clemson he played in the Jungaleers Big Band and today he continues to play first saxophone with the university alumni group. Following graduation he served as an U.S. Army Infantry Officer. He joined the firm in 1950 and, serving as President, is very active in the businesses including Robinson's Department Store. He has been very active in the community as a member and Past President of the Easley Chamber of Commerce and Easley Rotary Club. A lifelong member of Easley Presbyterian Church, he was a former Chairman of the Diaconate and is currently an elder and Trustee. In 1990, he was elected President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, an international organization of family-owned funeral homes. He and his wife, Margot, have four children.



Christopher P. Robinson
Christopher P. Robinson

Christopher P. Robinson
Vice-President/General Manager
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: chris@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Chris is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1994. Prior to that he worked for Commerzbank AG, Atlanta Agency for over five years. He received his Master of International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina and graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University. A lifelong member of Easley Presbyterian Church, he is also an Elder, Church Treasurer, and former Chairman of the Diaconate. He is a member and Past President of the Easley Rotary Club, a Past Chairman of Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation and is currently the Past President of The South Carolina Funeral Directors Association. His community involvement includes being a member of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation Board. Chris is married to the former Rebecca Craig of Pickens, they have three children.





Paul J. Kraemer, CFSP
Paul J. Kraemer, CFSP
Paul J. Kraemer, CFSP
Director of Operations
Phone:  864-859-4001
Email: paulk@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Paul is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  He is a graduate of North Eastern Illinois University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science both in Chicago, Illinois. He was born and raised in his family’s funeral home business located in central Wisconsin and has well over 40 years of experience in the profession, working side by with his father since he was 10 years old. Paul’s experience also includes large corporate funeral homes and a state-wide cremation society. Paul’s wealth of varied experiences and managerial training serves him well in his current role as Director of Operations.  Paul is very honored and happy to have come full-circle, back to the traditional, family-owned funeral home, and to be associated with the Robinson Funeral Home family. Paul is proud member of the VFW and the Legion.  Paul and his wife Elizabeth live in Easley.



Bannister F. Eads
Bannister F. Eads

Bannister F. Eads
Co-Manager, Downtown
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: bannister@robinsonfuneralhomes.com
 
Bannie has been in the funeral service since the age of 14 years old. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 40 years. He is a graduate of Easley High School, Florida Military College, and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences. He resides in Easley with his wife, Nancy, and is a member of First Baptist Church.



Alton B. Cumbie, III
Alton B. Cumbie, III

Alton B. Cumbie, III
Manager, Duckett-Robinson
Phone: 864-639-2411
E-mail: alcumbie@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Al comes from a family that has provided funeral service in Pickens County for four generations. He is a graduate of Clemson University and has been a licensed funeral director since 1972. As the grandson of John Graves Duckett, the founder of Duckett Funeral Home, Al continues to serve the community in both civic and professional capacities. He is married to Susan Buckley Cumbie and they reside in Easley. Al has three children, all fourth generation Clemson graduates as well as two step-sons, both Clemson graduates as well. He is a member of Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Central.



J. Robert Gibson
J. Robert Gibson

J. Robert Gibson
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: bob@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Bob joined the Robinson Funeral Home family in September of 2006 after previously serving the Easley Community from 1993 to 1997. He is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Gupton – Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with thirty six years experience in funeral service. Bob is an ordained minister and member of Tremont Church of God. He is a resident of Powdersville with his wife, Debbie. They have two children and one grandchild



Richard A. Holcombe
Richard A. Holcombe

Richard A. Holcombe
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Phone: 864-859-4001

Richard began working for Robinson Funeral Home full time in 1966. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was manager of the funeral home for several years and was Chairman of the Piedmont Group and served one term on the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service. Richard resides in Easley with his wife Evelyn, and is a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.




James W. Hair
James W. Hair

James W. Hair
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Phone: 864-859-4001

James joined the Robinson Family in September of 1988. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. James resides in Liberty with his wife Janice and they are members of Rock Springs Baptist Church.



Bradley E. Wright, CFSP
Bradley E. Wright, CFSP

Bradley E. Wright, CFSP
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Phone: 864-442-1800
E-mail: brad@robinsonfuneralhomes.com


Bradley Edward Wright, CFSP, (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) is a second generation funeral director from High Point, NC. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Communications and a graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an AS in Mortuary Science. Brad is serving on the Powdersville Business Council, a member of the Academy of Funeral Service Professionals and attends Rock Springs Baptist Church. He is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Pickens County. Brad is a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Embalmer licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.



Jimmy Wilson
Jimmy Wilson

Jimmy Wilson
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: jimmy@robinsonfuneralhomes.com


Jimmy joined the Robinson Funeral Home family part-time in August of 2005. He has now begun working full time and is attending school, working to receive his Funeral Service Degree. He lives in Easley along with his three children, Cassie, Trey, and David. Jimmy is a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.



G. Stokes Hunter
G. Stokes Hunter

G. Stokes Hunter
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Advanced Planning Director
Phone: 864-442-1800 or 864-859-4001
E-mail: stokes@robinsonfuneralhomes.com
 
Stokes is a licensed funeral director and embalmer having been in funeral service for 35 years. He was born and raised in Easley, SC, a 1977 graduate of Easley Sr. High School and a 1984 graduate of Gupton - Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. Stokes and his wife Shelia are active members of Rock Springs Baptist Church and are proud parents of two sons, Stewart Hunter and Seth Hunter; one grandson, Lukas Hunter. Stokes is the Director of Advanced Funeral Planning for Robinson Funeral Home Downtown & Powdersville Road.



Ben Hooker
Ben Hooker

Ben Hooker
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Advanced Planning Director
Phone: 864-639-2411
E-mail: ben@robinsonfuneralhomes.com
 
Ben has lived in Pickens County all of his life. He began serving families with Robinson Funeral Home when he was 16 years old. Ben graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and the Director of Advance Funeral Planning. Ben left the funeral industry in 1978 and served families in the banking industry for 30 years. After retiring from banking, Ben returned to Robinson Funeral Home as the Director of Advance Funeral Planning and After Care Services. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Ann Lathem, and they have two married children and four grandchildren.



Ricky Tomlinson
Ricky Tomlinson

Richard H. Tomlinson
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Phone:864-859-4001
Email: ricky@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Richard H. (Ricky) Tomlinson joined the Robinson Funeral Home Family in October of 2014. He was born and raised in the La France community and a graduate of Pendleton High School. A music lover, Ricky played the sousaphone in both the Pendleton High Band and the Clemson University Tiger Band. He followed his passion in funeral service by graduating with an Associate of Sciences Degree in Funeral Service from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, GA. Ricky attends Trinity Springs Church of God in Anderson, where he plays bass guitar in the church band. He currently resides in La France and in his free time enjoys playing the guitar.



Mike Turner
Mike Turner

Michael Turner
Funeral Service Associate
Phone: 864-859-4001

Mike joined the Robinson Funeral Home Family in January of 1999 as a Funeral Service Associate. He resides in Pickens with his son, Phillip; and daughter, Christina. They are members of Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pickens.



Steve Culberston
Steve Culberston
Steve Culbertson
Funeral Service Associate
Phone: 864-859-4001
 
Steve joined the Robinson Funeral Home Family in January 2010. He has worked in the funeral industry for twelve years. Steve is a native of Easley and a graduate of Easley High School. Steve is married to Karen Swafford Culbertson and they have four children and five grandchildren. They attend Marathon Community Church.



Dianne Robinson
Dianne Robinson

Dianne Robinson
Family Services @ Robinson Memorial Gardens
Phone: 864-855-8008
E-mail: dianne@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Dianne joined the Robinson Memorial Gardens / Robinson Funeral Home Family in September of 2003 with over twenty years of experience in the cemetery and funeral business. She is a graduate of Furman University and resides in Greenville with her husband, Steve. They are members of Easley First Baptist Church, and have two children and six grandchildren.



Lori LaBrash
Lori LaBrash

Lori LaBrash
Controller/Office Manager
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: lori@robinsonfuneralhomes.com
 
Lori came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in March 2005 as Controller/Office Manager.  She is an Easley native and graduated from Easley High School.  Lori was formerly employed for 26 years with Pace Electric Company, Inc.  She and her husband, Paul, reside in Easley and are actively involved at Rock Springs Baptist Church where she sings in the choir.  She has two daughters, Heather Seabrook and her husband, Brad, and Carrie Childers and her husband, Jarrett, all of Easley.  She is also a proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren.  Her favorite activities include playing with her grandchildren, scrapbooking and walking.



Allison Gantt
Allison Gantt

Allison Gantt
Aftercare Coordinator
Phone: 864-442-1800
E-mail: allison@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Allison came to work for the Robinson Funeral Home Family in August 2014 as the Aftercare Coordinator.  She and her husband, Eric, reside in Liberty and are actively involved at Rock Springs Baptist Church. She has two daughters, Aimee Spence and her husband Josh, and Lindsey Gantt. She is also the proud grandmother of a granddaughter, Sawyer Elizabeth.  



Margie Beckett
Margie Beckett

Margie Beckett
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 864-855-8008
E-mail: margie@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Margie came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in April of 2006. She resides in Anderson County with her husband, Rodger, and they have three daughters.



Sue Bridges
Sue Bridges
Sue Bridges
Insurance Specialist
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: sue@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Sue came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in May, 2010. She was formerly employed with IBM. She married her high school sweatheart, Charles and they reside in Greenville. They have two sons, Brian who lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Lindsay, Josh and his wife Meridith live in Greenville. Sue is the proud grandmother of three grandsons and one granddaughter.





Dana Rhinehart
Dana Rhinehart

Dana Rhinehart
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: danar@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Dana Rhinehart came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in July 2010. She is a native of Greenville, SC. She and her husband, John, reside in Powdersville and are actively involved at Rock Springs Baptist Church. She has three children, a daughter, Shanna and husband James of Gastonia, a son, Andrew and wife Ashley, and a daughter, Carrie, both of Easley. She is also a proud grandmother to two grandsons, Justin and Weston.



Joyce Roper
Joyce Roper

Joyce Roper
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: joyce@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Joyce Roper came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in June of 2010. She resides with her husband Gary in Liberty,and they are actively involved at Golden Creek Baptist Church.  They have two grown daughters,  Angie Roper Alexander, and Crystal Roper Gillian.  They also have three grandsons, and two granddaughters, which are the light of her life.  She previously was employed at retirement and nursing homes and loves serving people and families.   She is pleased to have that opportunity once again. She enjoys reading, shopping, and going to the beach.



Jessica Berkshire
Jessica Berkshire

Jessica Berkshire
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 864-859-4001
E-mail: jessica@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Jessica, a native of Central, SC, joined the Robinson Funeral Home family in April 2011. She graduated from Tri-County Technical College in December 2010 with an Associates Degree in Administrative Office Technology. Jessica’s hobbies include craft activities, spending time outdoors, and with her family.



Kim Bradberry
Kim Bradberry

Kim Bradberry
Administrative Assistant
Duckett-Robinson
Phone: 864-639-2411
kim@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Kim came to Robinson Funeral Homes in August 2012 after having owned a catering business for 15 years.  She currently resides in Easley with her husband and best friend, Tony and their two children; Josh and Mallory. 



Jan E. Childs
Jan E. Childs

Jan E. Childs
Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 864-859-4001
Email: jan@robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Jan came to work for Robinson Funeral Home in April of 2013. She is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She was formerly a Bank Manager with Bank of America and The Peoples National Bank both located in Easley. She is a Pickens native and a graduate of Pickens High School. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Pickens and are members of Pickens First Baptist Church. They have two sons – Cory, a student at Clemson University and Cameron, who attends Pickens High School. Jan has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Easley, Rotary Club of Clemson, Kiwanis Club, and United Way.



Funeral Service Assistants



Arthur Hayes
Arthur Hayes

Marvin Hayes
Marvin Hayes

Pete Henry
Pete Henry

Keith Vinson
Keith Vinson

Dawson Rogers
Dawson Rogers

Sabrina Hicks
Sabrina Hicks

Jerry Gibson - Funeral Director
Jerry Gibson - Funeral Director

Haskell Grant
Haskell Grant

Trevor Buchanan
Trevor Buchanan

Rick Hendricks
Rick Hendricks

Carlos Porter
Carlos Porter

Troy Porter
Troy Porter

Tom Weir
Tom Weir

Linda Weir
Linda Weir

Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin

Jean Holladay
Jean Holladay

Ann Cromer
Ann Cromer

Harriette White
Harriette White

Shirley Owen
Shirley Owen