Our Staff


Steve Hartshorn

Steve Hartshorn

Owner - Manager, Embalmer & Funeral Director

Steve Hartshorn is a native of Laurel, Mississippi. When he was 18 years old, he began working in a local funeral home. He graduated from the Commonwealth College of Science’s in Houston, Texas. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. Steve is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and the Southeast Arkansas Funeral Directors Association. Steve has been the Ashley County Coroner since 1997; a board member of the Ashley County Sheltered Workshop and the Ashley County Medical Center. Steve is married to Kay Greene Hartshorn and they have three children, James and wife, Jami, Andrew and wife Amy and Deidra Romero and husband, Michael, and five grandchildren, Seth Thomas Hartshorn, Kathryn Anne Hartshorn, Hagan Philip Hartshorn, Ezra Brooks Romero and Vea Laren Romero.. Steve and Kay are members of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg.

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252

Email: joneshartshorn@sbcglobal.net


Kay Hartshorn

Kay Hartshorn

Co Owner & Funeral Director

Kay Greene Hartshorn is a native of Kaplan, Louisiana and a graduate of Gueydan High School in Gueydan, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Commonwealth College of Sciences in Houston, Texas. She is married to Steve Hartshorn and the mother of three children, James and his wife, Jamie, Andrew and his wife Amy, Deidra and her husband, Michael Romero, and the proud grandmother of Seth Thomas Hartshorn, Kathryn Anne Hartshorn, Hagan Philip Hartshorn and Ezra Brooks Romero. She serves on the board of the Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Crossett, Arkansas. Kay and her husband, Steve, are members of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg.

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252


Kathryn Wells

Kathryn Wells

Office Manager/Funeral Director

Kathy is a native of Lake Village, Arkansas, a graduate of Conroe High School in Conroe, Texas and a graduate of UAM College of Technology in Crossett, Arkansas. After spending her formative years in Texas, she came back to Arkansas and started her career with Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in 1990. Kathy is the daughter of Peggy Starling Moyer, of Hamburg, and the late Doyle Lamar "Buck" Jones of Eudora. She is a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and she has two children, Samantha and Ethan and a granddaughter, Kaelyn. Kathy is the funeral home Office Manager, a Licensed Funeral Director and the Ashley County Coroner's Administrative Assistant. Kathy handles all of our Obituaries, Funeral Service Programs, Memorial Pictures, and our new DVD Memorial Program. It is a wonderful way to share with others the memories of your loved one. She will help you with any of your Funeral Arrangements questions or Pre-Need questions.

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252

Email: joneshartshorn2@sbcglobal.net


Ryan Knight

Ryan Knight

Apprentice

Ryan is a native and life long resident of Hamburg.  He graduated from Hamburg High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  Ryan is the son of Trent and Lyanne Knight of Hamburg and he is a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252


Marie Thornhill

Marie Thornhill

Night Hostess

Marie is a native of Mangham, Louisiana and a resident of Hamburg for many years. She is married to Lee Thornhill and has two children. She has been the night hostess at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home since 1993. .

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252


Raymond Laskey

Raymond Laskey

Funeral Director

July 10, 1936 - October 1, 2016

Ray was a native of Chicago, Illinois and he retired from the United States Army. He worked for our funeral home since 1980. Ray was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg and he is married to Earlene Morgan Laskey. 

Telephone: 1-870-853-5252


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