History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Radney Funeral Home was founded in 1938 by Mr. William L. Radney, Jr. The funeral home originally operated from the Radney Furniture Company in downtown Alexander City. Later the funeral home was moved to a building on Alabama Street where it remained until the mid 1950's. The current facility was completed in 1953.
The funeral home continued to be owned by the Radney Family until May of 2006. The family then elected to transfer ownership of the funeral home to long time employee and manager, Randy Anderson.
Many changes in funeral service have occurred since the founding of Radney Funeral Home in 1938. Radney Funeral Home has adapted to these changes to meet the desires of the families that we serve. We view the funeral service as an opportunity to minister to the needs of our community.
Our Valued Staff
Randy Anderson, Owner
Randy is the owner of Radney's Funeral Home. He was born at the old Russell Hospital in Alexander City. He has resided in New Site for most of his life.
Randy is a graduate of New Site High School. He attended Central Alabama Community College and graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a degree in secondary education with majors in biology and political science. Before coming to Radney's, Randy taught science in the Tallapoosa County School System.
He graduated from the mortuary science program at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.
Randy is licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer by the State of Alabama and The Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States. Randy is also a life member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and has attained the designation of Certified Funeral Service Professional (CFSP).
Randy is a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. He currently represents District Five on the Tallapoosa County Board of Education. He is married to the former Kim Koon and they have two sons, Ryan and Brayden. He has served as an officer of the Alabama Funeral Director’s Association and has represented Alabama on the National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board. He is past president of the Alabama Funeral Director's Association and is a past At Large Representative on the Executive Board of the National Funeral Director's Association.
Randy has been with Radney's since 1995 and has owned the funeral home since 2006.
Brian Cummings, Manager
Brian is a 1994 graduate of Opp High School in Opp, Alabama and a 1997 graduate of Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education.
A licensed funeral director and embalmer, Brian has served the residents of Tallapoosa County and the surrounding area since 1996. He is a national board certified funeral director and embalmer and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Alabama Funeral Directors Association.
Brian is married to the former Krystal Boulware and they have one son, Clark. They reside in Alexander City and are active members of New Elkahatchee Baptist Church.
Russell DeLee, Funeral Director
Russell was born at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL. in 1980. He grew up in the small town of Waverly, AL.
Russell graduated from Lee-Scott Academy in 1998 and attended Southern Union Community College for two years before transferring to Auburn University . He graduated from Auburn in 2003 with a major in marketing. He received his certification from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc. after graduating from Jefferson State Community College in 2005. He is a member of West
End Baptist Church.
Russell is the son of Rev. Donald and Patsy DeLee. He is married to Nicole Robinson of Coosa County, AL. He likes to hunt, golf, and travel with his wife. He is also a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Tommie Smith, Funeral Director
Amy Willis, Family Services
Amy is a 2002 graduate and Valedictorian of Clay County High School in Ashland, Alabama and a 2009 graduate of Faulkner University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
She spent most of her childhood in Alexander City while her parents, Rev. Bruce and Kathy Willis, served in two churches in the community. In 2006 she moved back to Tallapoosa County and finished her education while working in the area. She has worked for Radney Funeral Home since 2009 in Family Services.
She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two Boston Terriers, Anna Belle and Riley. Amy also loves spending as much time as she can enjoying the outdoors and flower gardening. She is a member of New Concord Baptist Church in Dadeville.