Who are we?

Our History

Who are we

We are a family owned and operated business that has been in the funeral and cemetery business for over 40 years. We maintain several cemeteries and funeral homes in the middle Tennessee area. We are committed to excellence in all that we do. Our office is always happy to hear from you in ways we believe we can improve.


Giles Memory was purchased from Bobby Erwin in the late 1990's by Alan Blevins. Alan and his family still own and maintain the cemetery to this day.

Our Valued Staff

  • Julie Swinney Hargrove

    Julie Swinney Hargrove, Family Service Counselor

    Julie graduated from Richland High School in 1996. She has been married to Bobby Hargove for 20 years. They have two sons, Dylan age 18 and Will who is 15. During her free time she enjoys playing ball, golfing, hunting, fishing, and riding four-wheelers. She and her family are members at Second Street Church of Christ in Pulaski.

    Julie chose her job with Giles Memory Gardens in hopes of helping families pre-plan their final arrangements, and to ease their burdens during the loss of a loved one.

  • Sharon Ward Dickey

    Sharon Ward Dickey, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer / Office Administrator

    Sharon Ward Dickey is a native of Giles County, and graduated from Richland High School class of 1985. She completed her Associate Degree in Applied Science and Funeral Service Management from Jefferson State College class of 2008. She is married to Keith and has two sons, Colton 27 and Derrick 22, 2 step-daughter, Kelly and Haley, three step grandsons, Braxton, Blaine and Brantley. Her hobbies are, camping, fishing and baking. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Pulaski.

    Sharon says that her joy and goal every day is serving families and helping to make one of the hardest days of their lives go as smooth as possible.

  • David Burchell

    David Burchell, Assistant Grounds Superintendent

    David graduated from Richland High School in 2003. He has two daughters, Destiny who is 5 and Charleigh who is 7 months old. During his off time he enjoys fishing, hunting, and riding 4-wheelers.

    He chose working at Giles Memory Gardens because because he loves working outdoors. David is a hard worker and strives daily to make Giles Memory Gardens a beautiful place to honor the loved ones who are interred here.