Staff members of Cunningham Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
Brenda Lacey – Secretary
The voice behind Cunningham Turch. Brenda has the innate ability to reach out and touch people’s heart. Born and raised in Montana, Brenda moved to Northern Virginia in 1977. She was a teacher at a local Christian Academy for 14 years. After the death of her husband, Brenda learned the pain and emotions of losing a loved one first hand. She joined Cunningham Turch in 2008.
B. Earle Mountcastle – Owner
Literally grew up in the funeral home as his father went to work for the Cunningham family in 1929. Taking care of families has always been Earle’s number one priority and has mentored Michael for over 25 years.
Michael Turch – Owner / General Manager
One of the few native Northern Virginians who has spent his entire life right here. He married the girl from across the street and they are raising their children here in Northern Virginia. What matters the most is supporting the community and other family owned businesses. Michael began his funeral career in 1986 when he spent the summer mowing the lawn and washing cars. Michael has literally worked his way up from car washer to owner.
Clint Oxendine – Funeral Director / Pre-need counselor
Director of advanced planning, Clint has spent the last two deceades helping families plan out there service before the need arises. Clint finds his job incrediably rewarding as he says “you can see the relief come over them knowing everything is taken care of.”
Dennis Terry – Funeral Director
Raised in Florida, Dennis became a Virginia Licensed Funeral Director in 1996. Dennis has worked for independent family funeral homes as well as large corporate firms and insists the family firms are for him. He enjoys the freedom to make decisions based on the families wishes and exceeding expectations without having to check with regional managers first. Dennis got into this profession to help families in their greatest time of need.
Gary Maxwell – Manager / Funeral Service License
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Queens. Lived over a funeral home when I was 10 and then went to school to pursue my career. Gary has worked at funeral homes in NY and Portsmouth, VA , before settling in Northern, VA. He worked in Manassas for 6 years, Fairfax for 15 years, and have been with the Cunningham Turch and Mountcastle Turch for the last 7 years.
Kyle Nipper – Funeral Director / Embalmer Intern
Kyle entered funeral service at an early age in Little Rock, Arkansas. After moving to Virginia in 2019, he took a position at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home. Kyle is a Certified Crematory Operator and is a Licensed Funeral Director in Arkansas. He is working to complete his licensure in Virginia. Building a lasting relationship with the families he serves is important to him. In his free time, Kyle volunteers with the American Red Cross and travels the country providing disaster relief and disaster safety education.
Marcus Dennis – Funeral Assistant
Marcus began working with Cunningham Turch Funeral Home in 2007. He is responsible for assisting client families during their time of need. He does everything possible to make the families feel welcome and comforted during their most difficult time of their lives. He also trains Firefighter Recruits to enhance their training and become knowledgeable in all aspects of Firefighting.
Santos Sorto – Funeral Attendant
Born in El Salvador, Santos lost his mother suddenly at the age of 9. Santos’s family moved to the US in 2008, and having gone through the experience of losing his mother at such a young age, he wanted to help others. He is an asset to Hispanic families as they are able to communicate in Spanish to our team. Santos understands the importance of customs and enjoys helping families and facilitate them at such a difficult time in their life.
Santos Sorta (spanish version)
Nacido en El Salvador, Santos perdió a su madre repentinamente a la edad de 9. La familia de Santos se trasladó a los Estados Unidos en 2008, y después de haber pasado por la experiencia de perder a su madre a una edad tan joven, que quería ayudar a otras familias. Él es un activo para familias, ya que son capaces de comunicarse en español a nuestro equipo. Santos entienden la importancia de las costumbres y disfruta de ayudar a las familias y facilitan ellos en un momento tan difícil en su vida.