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Staff members of Gregory & Martin Funeral Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Hardin, Jr. and Karla Martin

Hardin, Jr. and Karla Martin

Owners/Licensed Morticians

Email: gregory_martinfh@yahoo.com
Phone: 740 282-1234 or 304-797-1400

Hardin, Jr. and Karla Martin are the owners of Gregory-Martin Funeral Service. They are graduates of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Both are third generation morticians and have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge in the funeral industry.

Hardin M. Martin, Jr.

Hardin M. Martin, Jr.

Licensed Mortician/ Preparation Manager

Email: gregory_martinfh@yahoo.com
Phone: 7402821234

Get to know Hardin:

Hardin M. Martin, Jr. (aka Chris) is a third generation funeral director and embalmer. He is married to Karla Gregory-Martin and they have four beautiful children. He is a Cleveland born and raised native.

He loves to be with his family, fish, play educational games and debate topics. Chris, is Catholic by faith. He adores his wife and children.

Hardin is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is a very gifted restoration artist and always finds time to give extra care and attention to your loved ones. His patience and kind temperament shows in his work each and every time.

Specialty: Extreme Restorative Care

Karla D. Gregory-Martin

Licensed Mortician/ Pre-need Specialist

Email: gregory_martinfh@yahoo.com
Phone: 7402821234

Get to Know Karla:

Karla is married to Hardin, Jr. Karla and Hardin, Jr. have four lovely children.

Karla is a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer. She always wanted to be a funeral director. Everyday that she awakes she gives honor and praise that God's grace and mercy allows her to live her dream.

There is not one aspect of the funeral industry that she does not LOVE. Karla is licensed in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Specialty: Pre-need Planning -
License OH 8800FD and 8939EM
License WV 3670FD and 4170EM
License PA 138811FD

Hazel Sweetenberg

Hazel Sweetenberg

Administrative Professional

Phone: 7402821234

Hazel D. Sweetenberg is a volunteer Adminstrative Professional. Hazel volunteers in order to be a helpmate to her daughter, Karla Gregory-Martin.

She is a retired school teacher and helps administrate the many facets of the office management for the funeral home. She is a member of The Greater Zion Temple Church in Steubenville, Ohio.

Hazel's attention to detail and order is an asset to the daily operation of the Gregory-Martin Funeral Home.

Jermaine Kelley

Jermaine Kelley

Media Director

Email: jermaine.kelley95@gmail.com
Phone: 7402821234

Jermaine Kelley, an aspiring student of Mortuary Science has been with the Gregory-Martin Funeral Home Family since he was the tender age of 16.

His love for the industry and the personal care he takes of bereaved families has led him to seek to become a funeral director.

Jermaine is ambitious and completed high school early and obtained certificates in pharmacy technology, physical therapy aide, and small business management. He currently works with the funeral home and Weirton Medical Center.

He has held many positions at the Gregory-Martin Funeral Home and currently wears many hats on a daily basis. He heads all new marketing projects for the funeral home as well as assisting the licensed funeral directors with daily task. Jermaine keeps abreast of all trending and upcoming technological trends. His passion still lies with being of service to families.

Specialty: Technology Infusion

Elver D. Lee, Jr.

Elver D. Lee, Jr.

Supervising Attendant

Phone: 7402821234

Elver D. Lee, Jr. is the lead funeral attendant with Gregory-Martin Funeral Home. Elver is an esteemed member of the staff and leads staff on funerals.

His gentleness and thoughtful personality gives him the inert ability to care for bereaved families.

He is a multi-talented man. After college, Elver dabbled in many career paths including being a auto-mechanic. He is currently a Master Electrician.

Duane Jennings

Duane Jennings

Attendant

Phone: 7402821234

Duane Jennings, is valued part of the Gregory-Martin Funeral Home Staff. He is a retiree of the local mill and spends a lot of his free time volunteering to many organizations including: The Martin Luther King Association, Steubenville Recreation Board, NCDN Neighborhood Community Development Center and Weirton Steel Supervisor Club.


Duane is ambitious and successful entrepreneur. He has had many successful business adventures. He is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. He currently is the owner of Castle Real Estate Investments, LLC.

He has devoted his time to the care of the families served by Gregory-Martin Funeral Home and is always available to give of his time.