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/Operator- Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

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 40 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, Owner and Accounting Manager


Jasson Thomas

Jasson Thomas, Manager of Lemley Chapel, Valley Chapel and Blountsville Funeral Homes/Licensed Funeral Director/Emb

Mr. Thomas is the Manager of Lemley Funeral Homes, Blountsville Funeral Home and Valley Chapel Funeral Home of Oneonta 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.


Andrew Talley

Andrew Talley, Funeral Director Apprentice


Jean  Weaver

Jean Weaver, Secretary


Kelsey Cornelius

Kelsey Cornelius, Premium Monument Manager


Shelia Wootan

Shelia Wootan, Family Services Coordinator


Mike  Weaver

Mike Weaver, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer


Betty  Young

Betty Young, Secretary


Dennis  Dunn

Dennis Dunn, Funeral Director Assistant


Harold  Rosser

Harold Rosser, Funeral Director Assistant


Valice Robertson

Valice Robertson, Funeral Director Assistant


Glenn Bynum

Glenn Bynum, Funeral Director Assistant


Mason Long

Mason Long, Funeral Directors Assistant


Renee Meridith

Renee Meridith, Funeral Director Assistant and Office Assistant