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Harold W. McLaren

Harold W. McLaren

Harold W. McLaren has been with Spurlin Funeral Home since February 2007. Harold assisted in many activities at Spurlin that included ministering to families in their time of loss, working funerals and visitations. Harold is an ordained Christian church minister. He and his wife are members of Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, Kentucky and both have retired from careers in education.

On April 8, 1967, Harold married Patsy Wall of Kings Mountain, Kentucky. They have three children: Susan (Jamie) Walters a teacher at Pulaski Southwestern H.S.; Allissa (Phillip) Pendleton, a teacher at Stanford Elementary; and Bradley (Crissy) McLaren, tool and die in Somerset, Kentucky. Patsy and Harold have five grandchildren: Hannah, Connor, and Keaton Pendleton; Karissa and Dylan McLaren.


John W. Sallee, Jr.

John W. Sallee, Jr.

John W. Sallee, Jr. has been with Spurlin Funeral Home since December 2006. John received his Funeral Director License in June 2011. John retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years as a Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. He is a Vietnam Veteran, having served as Corpsman with the First Marine Air Wing in Vietnam. John was employed with Affiliated Computer Service until he moved back to Kentucky in 2003.

John was born in Boyle County and lived in Stanford and Moreland. John married JoBelle Long from Hustonville on November 25, 1960. They have two children, Pamela Ruthann Sallee of Stanford, and John W. Sallee, III (deceased 2011). Daughter-in-law Terri Sallee of Stanford, three grandchildren, James (Angela) Jackson, U.S. Navy reserves, detective with Sheriff Department & EMT in Colbert, Georgia. Emily Grace Sallee & John W. Sallee, IV of Stanford.

John and Jo are members of Stanford Christian Church. John is an ordained Elder.

John is a life time member of the VFW, a member of Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion.



Norman R. Lawrence

Norman R. Lawrence

Norman R. Lawrence has been with Spurlin Funeral Home since December 2011. Norman was born in Lincoln County, KY and moved to Lexington, KY after spending two years in the U.S. Army serving as a tank operator in Germany. He retired from Orkin Exterminating in June 2000 with 25 years of service and moved back to Stanford, KY where he now resides. Norman is the widower of Sharon Ryan Lawrence to whom he was married for twenty years until her passing in January 2000.

Since joining the Spurlin Funeral Home staff, Norman has been a tremendous blessing. From greeting families at visitation and funeral services, assisting in removals, and picking up and delivering items for the funeral home, Norman is dependable, caring, and always ready to help in whatever capacity he is needed.

He attends Brodhead Church of God in Brodhead, KY.


Calvin Denham

Calvin Denham

Calvin Denham is married to Harriet Thompson. They were married on February 2, 1964 at the Drakes Creek Baptist Church. They have one son Todd Denham (Roni Ann) of Winchester, Ky. One granddaughter, Makenna Rose Denham. He and his wife are members of the Stanford Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon.

Calvin is employed with First Southern National Bank as a Business Development Officer and has been in banking for 45 years. Calvin serves on the Lincoln County Board of Adjustments, Heritage Hospice Board, First Priority Board, Lincoln County Baptist Budget Committee and The Gideon's International as a speaker. Calvin has been with Spurlin Funeral Home since 2010 where he serves greeting families at visitation and funerals.


Dan Grigson

Dan Grigson

Dan Grigson has served Lincoln Countians for 33 years as their U.K. County Agricultural Extension Agent. He has received numerous national and state awards in recognition of his service to the county. Grigson has funeral service experience from working part-time in the 1970s in Powell County and here locally over the past 10 years. Dan began his part-time work as a funeral assistant with Spurlin Funeral Home in January of 2012.

Grigson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is an avid UK sports fan. He and his family are very involved in community activities. He serves as a Deacon at Stanford Baptist Church. Dan's wife, Linda Grigson, is the Director of the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. Their family includes daughter, Jennifer Stamper and her husband Aaron, and David Grigson and his wife, Kelly. The Grigson families are all residents of Stanford.


Jason Coulter

Jason Coulter

Jason Coulter has been with Spurlin Funeral Home since March 2012. Jason is currently serving his apprenticeship and recently received his Level II Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer appointment from the Kentucky Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He is enrolled in the distance education program at Vincennes University where he plans to complete an Associate's Degree in Funeral Service Education. Jason has been a licensed insurance agent since 2005 working with Monumental, American General, and Transamerica life insurance companies. He currently serves as the Worship Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Stanford, KY.

Jason was born in Danville, KY and has been a lifelong resident of Lincoln County. On July 5, 1996 he married Heather Wilcher of McKinney, KY and they have three children Spencer, Gentry, and Jaden. Jason's father Barry Coulter (Debbie) resides in Parksville, KY and his mother Pam Kramer (Tony) lives in Hustonville, KY.


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Two Generations of Spurlins, Barry and Doris.


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