We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
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Funeral Director/ Embalmer/Licensee-In-Charge
Beard Mortuary is pleased to announce Barry Ransbottom as the new owner of Beard Mortuary. He will be joining his sister, Lisa McComas, the Office Manager and Pre-need Specialist and his father, Don, who works as a Senior Consultant for the funeral home. Barry is the son of Don and Connie Ransbottom and the father of Sophia Lynn Ransbottom. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 30 years. Barry attended Marshall University and graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1987. He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Guyan Golf and Country Club.
Office Manager / Pre-Need SpecialistLisa is a lifelong Huntington resident and the daughter of Don and Connie Ransbottom, mother of Chad (Brittani) McComas and Missy (Brad) Bobersky, and grandmother of Addie and Myla McComas and Bradley Price Bobersky. She is a member of the Community of Grace United Methodist Church where she serves on the Finance Committee. Her other memberships include Huntington In Bloom, Town and Country Garden Club, President and Founder of Village of Barboursville Garden Club, member and President of Huntington Council of Garden Clubs, member of the Cabell County Master Gardeners Association, member and former 2nd Vice President of Huntington Cabell Republican Women, member and past President of Friends of Hospice of Huntington, member of the Hospice of Huntington Board of Trustees and also the Development committee for Hospice, a member of the board for the Prestera Foundation and the Highlawn Alliance. She has over 35 years experience in funeral service for Beard Mortuary and is also a licensed insurance agent in West Virginia.
Formerly President of Beard Mortuary, Don now serves as a consultant. He has over 60 years of service in the funeral business. He and his late wife Connie are lifelong Huntington residents. They are the parents of Lisa McComas, Barry Ransbottom and Kristi Donnan. They have five grandchildren, Melissa, Chad, Jeffrey Todd, Julia, and Sophia, three great-grandchildren, Addie, Myla and Bradley. He is also a member of Highlawn United Methodist Church.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Ashley has been serving and taking care of families and their loved ones since she was 16 years old. What once started as a part-time, after school job, became a lifelong passion for her and she has spent a majority of those years as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Even when she took a few years off to care for her three sons, she couldn’t help but still serve in some way and so she opened and ran her own business, creating very unique urns and memorials for families and funeral homes. Ashley grew up and lived in Washington state until early 2023, when she and her family moved to Huntington. They have settled in and love this community they now call home. Ashley, husband Tony, and their three sons, Kaden, Kolton and Ryland enjoy exploring West Virginia and surrounding areas as a family. They are very active in their church, Kanawha Valley Church, and help out a regional group and campus ministry at Marshall University. In her free time she enjoys canning and preserving, volunteering, doing creative projects and hosting events.
A lifelong resident of Huntington, Sharrell served from 1963 to 1967 in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He is married to Pamala Virginia Saxton Anderson, and they have a daughter, Alisha Samples and were parents to the late, Nathaniel Clay Anderson. Sharrell is retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He is a founding member of Central Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia.