OUR Staff

Brian Pace- President / Funeral Director

Bedford native Brian Pace joined the firm in 1989 after graduating from Vincennes University with an A.S. degree in Funeral Service. He graduated earlier from Princeton Community High School in 1982 and from Vincennes University in 1984 with an A.S. degree in Accounting.

Brian has been active in the community over the years, serving on many committees and board of directors for several organizations.

Brian and his wife Mary Ann have a daughter, Holley and a son, David.


W. Matt Taylor- Vice President / Funeral Director

A 1986 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Matt joined Day & Carter as a funeral director in 1991. Today, Matt serves not only as a licensed Funeral Director, but as corporate Vice President and General Manager.

Matt is married to Carrisa (Neal) and has two daughters; Kennedy who is currently attending the University of Southern Indiana, and Felicity whom they welcomed in December 2014.





David C. Pace- Corporate Secretary / Funeral Director

David joined the firm in September 2013 after finishing his B.S. Degree in Funeral Service from Mid-America Funeral College. He is a 2010 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and graduated from Vincennes University with an A.S. Degree in Business Administration before attending Mortuary School.

David is involved in the community as an active member of the Bedford Lion's Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, BRI (Bedford Revitalization Inc.) board member, and serves on various committees.


Brooke Horner-Hayes- Funeral Director

Brooke is a 1998 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a 2001 graduate of Vincennes University. She joined the staff in May 2001. She and her family are active with Lawrence County 4-H.

Brooke and her husband Erick have a daughter, Harryson and a son, Chandler.




Joe Haworth- Funeral Director

Joe joined the staff in September of 2005. He is a 1997 graduate of Shoals High School and a 2001 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.

Joe and his wife Amy have a son, Jaydon and a daughter, Madison.





Debbie Richards- Office Manager

A 1975 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Debbie Richards joined the firm in 1992 after spending several years in the banking industry.

Debbie and her husband Stuart have two daughters, Julie and Kelly, and six grandchildren.





Lisa Gillespie- Aftercare Specialist

Lisa joined our staff in August of 2002. She is a 1978 Graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Lisa and her husband Dennis have two sons, Kevin and Sam.