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.”
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.
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.