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

Our History

In 1954, Mr. John W. Gober, Jr., acquired from Mr. W.H. Pruitt the funeral home that he operated in his home on Main Street.  Mr. Gober operated from there until 1962, when the present facility was built on Guntersville Road.  From 1954 until failing health forced him to retire in the late 90's Mr. Gober served the families of Arab with compassion and care that made Gober Funeral Chapel a trusted name for several decades.  Today that name is still a beacon in Funeral Service and even a few of Mr. Gober's employees still remain here serving as he taught us.  It is our desire to see that the level of care and dedication to service continues to reach the high bar set so many years ago.  We hope that you find this website informative and helpful.

Our Valued Staff

  • Greg Stone

    Greg Stone, Manager / Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Greg began working at Gober Funeral Chapel in 1990 and has been a
    licensed funeral director since 1993. He is a 1990 graduate of Fairview
    High School and a 1992 graduate of Wallace State Community College
    where he received a degree in Business Management. He graduated
    from Jefferson State in 1994 with a degree in Funeral Service Education
    and passed the National Board receiving his Embalmer’s License in
    January 1995. Greg is married to Tammy Smith Stone and they have 2
    children, Conner and Katie. Greg is a member of the Arab Rotary Club
    where he is Co-Chair of Club Service. Greg is also honored to serve as
    Pastor of the Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church in
    Blountsville.

  • Gary Yessick

    Gary Yessick, Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Gary has been a resident of Arab since the early 70’s and has been
    employed at Gober Funeral Chapel since 1972. Gary is originally from
    Shelby County and worked in Mobile before coming to Arab. He is a
    graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Gary has one
    Son, Eddie Yessick who lives in Huntsville. Gary is a member of the
    Arab First United Methodist Church.

  • Harold Davis

    Harold Davis, Funeral Director

    Harold moved to Arab in 1971, coming from Hanceville. He is a 1969
    graduate of Hanceville High School and a 1971 graduate of Wallace
    State Community College with a degree in Business. He married Reba
    Wildman Davis who passed away in 2013. Harold went to work at Carr
    Funeral Home in Guntersville in the 80’s, receiving his Funeral
    Director’s License in 1991 and worked there until 1996. In 1996, he
    went to work at Arab Memorial Chapel and worked until he “retired” in
    2015. In Jan. of 2016 he then came to work at Gober Funeral Chapel.
    Harold is a great asset here and brings years of experience to our service.
    He is a member of St. William Catholic Church in Guntersville and serves as an usher. He is a 4th Degree Knight in Knight’s of Columbus. Harold is very active in the Society of St. Vincent’s DePaul where he has also served as Treasurer for about 6 years. Harold has one Daughter, Laurie and her Husband, Leslie Wright and a Grandson, Austin Folsom and his Wife, Rachel.

  • Ricky Hallmark

    Ricky Hallmark, Funeral Director

    Ricky Lynn Hallmark is the son of Phillip and Ann Corbin Hallmark. He was born and raised in Arab graduating in the class of 1994 from Arab High School. He graduated from Wallace State Community College with his Associates degree in Business Administration. He began working in the funeral industry in September of 1995. He became a licensed funeral director in 2001. He married Regina Harper Hallmark in 1999 and have three children Jayden, Julie, and Jaxon. Ricky is a member of Union Hill F. C. M Church of Arab.