History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Lemley Funeral Home, established by Bill Lemley in 1952, has been proudly serving the needs of families in Oneonta and the surrounding areas for more than 55 years.  The first location was near the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and State Highway 75.  After 10 years, the funeral home relocated to a new facility on 2nd Avenue West and has remained in this location for over 40 years.

Valley Chapel of Oneonta was established in 1972 on State Highway 75 near the north end of Oneonta.  Valley Chapel has served families from Oneonta, Snead, Susan Moore, Altoona, and the surrounding communities for over 35 years.    

Blountsville Funeral Home was opened in 1986 on Main Street in Blountsville.  The town and surrounding community was without a funeral home for many years.  However, since its establishment, Blountsville Funeral Home has served the needs of many families in the Blountsville area for over 20 years.

Originally, Lemley Funeral Home, Valley Chapel of Oneonta, and Blountsville Funeral Home were independently owned and operated.  However, after many years, all three owners decided to sell their firms to a corporate firm.  A corporation purchased all three funeral homes and they were corporately owned and operated for several years.  

In 2004, local funeral director Greg Long purchased Lemley Funeral Home, Valley Chapel of Oneonta, and Blountsville Funeral Home.  He once more began to operate all three funeral homes as independent firms.  Since Mr. Long's ownership, all three funeral homes have served the needs of many families.


Long Family Funeral Homes is a member of the Alabama Funeral Director Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Cremation Association of North America.


Our Valued Staff

Greg  Long

Greg Long, Owner

Owner of Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory, Valley Chapel of Oneonta, Blountsville Funeral Home, Premium Monument Company, Oak Hill Cemetery, and Blount Memory Cemetery. Mr. Long has been serving in the funeral profession for over 30 years and is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with both the National Board of Funeral Services and the Alabama Board of Funeral Service.


Chris Long

Chris Long, Lemley Funeral Home Accounting Manager and Lemley Crematory Manager


Jimmy  Stewart

Jimmy Stewart, Licensed Funeral Director and Manager

Licensed Funeral Director and Manager of Lemley Funeral Home, has been serving in the funeral profession for over 16 years.


Jasson Thomas

Jasson Thomas, Manager of Valley Chapel Funeral Home/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mr. Thomas is the Manager of Valley Chapel Funeral Home and has been serving in the funeral industry for 18 years. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, certified by the Alabama Board of Funeral Service and the National Board of Funeral Service.


Jean  Weaver

Jean Weaver, Secretary


Carri  Buchanan

Carri Buchanan, Website & Media Manager


Kelsey Cornelius

Kelsey Cornelius, Premium Monument Office Secretary & Media Assistant


Shelia Wootan

Shelia Wootan, Family Services Coordinator


Bro. Norman  Putman

Bro. Norman Putman, Funeral Director Assistant


Bro. Junior  Thomas

Bro. Junior Thomas, Funeral Director Assistant


Ben  Blackwood

Ben Blackwood, Licensed Funeral Director


Mike  Weaver

Mike Weaver, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer


Will Kissinger

Will Kissinger, Funeral Director Assistant


Betty  Young

Betty Young, Secretary


Earl  Young

Earl Young, Licensed Funeral Director


Dennis  Dunn

Dennis Dunn, Funeral Director Assistant


Harold  Rosser

Harold Rosser, Funeral Director Assistant