Who We Are

Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
  • When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

  • Our History

    Our firm traces its roots back, deep into the 20th century, when our first facility was dedicated. Many years later, this location has seen renovations and changes, but has always been and will continue to be an integral part of this community.

    Over the years, the original mission of the firm hasn't changed. We have always intended to provide the best, most professional services, complemented by the finest products. Today, we pride ourselves on being current with the major changes in funeral service trends - and bring those innovations and memorialization options to our client families with integrity and insight.

Our Valued Staff

  • Greg Brudnicki
    Greg Brudnicki, President

    Mr. Brudnicki has been with Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home / Carriage Services for over 32 years. He is Chairman of the Board with Bay Medical Center and on the Board for the State of Florida Funeral / Cemeteries and Consumer Services.

  • Robert  Maclary
    Robert Maclary, Managing Partner

    Robert L. Maclary has been a licensed funeral director since 1977. He has been with Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home as Managing Partner since 2010. Mr. Maclary is a past Board of Director member for the Southern Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association and is a past Board member for the Maryland Cemetery and Funeral Association and past Board member for Save Our Cemeteries, New Orleans, LA. He is a member of the National Funeral Director Association and a Master Mason/Past Master of Lodge 215 Silver Spring MD, Rotarian, Bay County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Lions Club. Robert was the guest speaker at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Wilbert Manufacturers Association.
    Robert and his wife, Jeanine, have been married for over 33 years and are originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. They reside in Bay Point, Florida.

  • Bill Jones
    Bill Jones, Managing Funeral Director

    Bill Jones, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, is a 1975 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1976. Bill is the Managing Funeral Director and has been with Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home since 1999. He has extensive experience in International Shipping of remains. Bill and his wife, Jennifer, have lived in the Panama City area for over 25 years. They reside in the area with their daughter, Maggie.

  • Brian Gallagher
    Brian Gallagher, Managing Funeral Director

    Brian Gallagher, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, is a 1990 graduate of Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science and has been with Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home since October 2008. Brian was with the Carriage Family from 2004 - 2006 and holds licenses in 3 states; Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. He has been working with families for more than 20 years.

  • John Webb
    John Webb, Licensed Funeral Director

    John Webb, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, is a 1993 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. He was licensed as a Funeral Director in the State of Florida in 1996, and has over 25 years experience assisting families. He has been with Kent- Forest Lawn since 2010. John was raised in the Panama City area, where he and his family reside.

  • Sam Kuhns
    Sam Kuhns, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright, Apprentice F/D EMB

    Chris a native of Homerville, Georgia joined the Kent-Forest Lawn family in 2012. A graduate of Perry High School, Chris is currently working toward a degree in Mortuary Science from The American Academy McAllister Institute of New York. He is a Certified Cremation Operator for Gulf Coast Crematory and has been in the funeral business for 20 years. Chris is a combat veteran of the US Army, having served a tour of duty in Afghanistan as an Infantryman & Mortuary Affairs Specialist. He is a Master Mason and a member of Crawford Lodge #863 in Crawford Ala., Felix Lodge #29 in Hagerman N.M. and enjoys hunting and fishing. Chris and his wife, Kim, have three children.

  • Mike Scott
    Mike Scott, Maintenance Supervisor

    Mike Scott is the Maintenance Supervisor for Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemeteries has been part of the Carriage Team for over 29 years. He helps in the direction of our cemeteries, Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery / Evergreen Memorial Gardens / Garden of Memories Cemetery

  • Rusty Freeman
    Rusty Freeman, Funeral Assistant

  • Robert 'Bob' Henry
    Robert 'Bob' Henry, Funeral Assistant

    Robert "Bob" Henry is a funeral assistant that came to Kent Forest Lawn from HM Patterson and Son, Spring Hill in Atlanta, GA. Bob is well versed in all aspects of funeral service. He especially enjoys assisting our families in their time of need. Bob is a former high school teacher and is fluent in Spanish.

  • Russell Enfinger
    Russell Enfinger, Funeral Assistant

    Russell has been a resident and businessman in the Bay County area for many years. In addition, he's made time to also provide funeral assistance to families here at Kent Forest Lawn.

  • Paul  Digsby
    Paul Digsby, Funeral Assistant (IN MEMORY 1941-2014)

  • Ann  Digsby
    Ann Digsby, Ambassador

    Ann had a long term career in nursing. After semi-retirement, she has serviced families during visitation and funeral services at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home for a number of years. Ann is a native of Panama City where she and her husband raised their family and have stayed active in the community.

  • Jeanine  Maclary
    Jeanine Maclary, Cemetery Office Manager

    Jeanine had a 30+ year career in legal administration in Washington DC, Baltimore and New Orleans. Living in Panama City Beach since 2010, she now serves Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home as the Media Specialist working with each family to create and personalize each memorialization. Jeanine serves on the Executive Committee of the Bay Point Women’s’ Club as Treasurer.

  • Jessica Summers
    Jessica Summers, Funeral Home Office Manager

    Jessica is a graduate of Florida State University –Panama City and has lived in Bay County for 8 years. She handles all aspects of death certificate processing, as well as many other administrative duties. Jessica is also a notary for the State of Florida.

  • Paul Cuthbertson
    Paul Cuthbertson, Administrative Support

    Paul obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia. He has spent his career as a corporate Accounting Controller and Financial Analyst with various national and international firms in Atlanta, GA before entering semi-retirement in Panama City Beach.

  • Tracie Bachman
    Tracie Bachman, Receptionist/Administrative Support

  • Heather Ray
    Heather Ray, Administrative Support

  • Cathy  Clark
    Cathy Clark, Administravtive Support

  • Shannon Martin
    Shannon Martin, Administrative Support

  • Deborah Kanes
    Deborah Kanes, Sales Manager

  • John Byrne
    John Byrne, Family Service Advisor

    John Byrne has been a Family Service Advisor with Kent Forest Lawn, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, and Garden of Memories since 1977. He has assisted thousands of families with pre-arrangement services as well as at need arrangements. He has over 32 years of experience serving families in the local area. He is our Senior Memorial Counselor assisting in the training and directing of all staff with cemetery and funeral home needs. He is married for 39 years to his wife Annice.

  • Shannon Gibbs McArdle
    Shannon Gibbs McArdle, Family Service Advisor

    Shannon has been a Family Service Advisor with Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries since 2012. Originally from Gulf County, she grew up in Sopchoppy, Florida and later returned back home to this area. Shannon and her husband Jarrod are both members of the Port St. Joe Fire Department and are very active in the community.

  • Sam Shepherd
    Sam Shepherd, Family Service Advisor

  • Ray Richardson
    Ray Richardson, Family Service Advisor

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