Kim Thibodaux is the new director of Arkansas operations for Stewart Enterprises, the parent company of Griffin Leggett Funeral Home in Conway.

Five funeral homes and three cemeteries are included in the Arkansas market.

Thibodaux is a native of Topeka, Kan., and lived in New Orleans 38 years. She moved to Conway following Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband John, live in Houston, Ark.

Other Griffin Leggett staff members are the following.

Scott Copeland began his funeral service career in Nashville, Ark., in 1986. He served as Howard County coroner from 1995-2000. He moved to Conway in 2002.

John Evans Jr. is a Conway native who attended the University of Central Arkansas. He has assisted families with pre-arrangements for two years. He and his wife Susan live in Greenbrier.

Chris Pressler has been a funeral director and embalmer for 15 years. A graduate of Vincennse University in Indiana, he has lived in Faulkner County eight years. His four children attend school in Greenbrier.

Bobbie Lance is an Arkansas native. She has been a funeral director and embalmer in Faulkner County for 16 years.

Jessica Wilkerson is a graduate of Vilonia High School and is studying funeral science at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. She is an apprentice funeral director at Griffin Leggett.

Dian Wisdom Gardner is a graduate of Greenbrier High School and a past president of Greenbrier High School PTO. A funeral director and location manager for five years, she is a certified cremation specialist and is working toward certification as a grief counselor.

Kenniann Summerell has worked with families at Griffin Leggett for 11 years as director of community outreach. She facilitates grief support groups at various Griffin Leggett locations.