Staff

Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Glencoe – Hokes Bluff Funeral Home

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Mark and Holly Box Owners

Mark and Holly Box are committed to providing the very best service possible to the families they serve. Mark has been in the funeral service business for over 25 years and is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremation Specialist in Alabama. Holly is also a licensed Funeral Director and Preneed Insurance Agent. Mark has worked as a Funeral Director and as a Contract Service Provider for all funeral homes within Calhoun County and funeral homes in surrounding areas. Holly has been in education for over 25 years, where she has been a teacher, an instructional coach, and an assistant principal. Holly also worked for Calhoun County Board of Education as Deputy Superintendent. Mark and Holly are members of the Church of Christ. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time on the river, playing with their grandbabies, and spending time with their family.

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Josh Horton Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist

Josh was born and raised in the Ivalee community off Gallant Road in western Etowah County. He attended Ivalee Elementary School through 6th grade, advanced to Etowah Middle school and then graduated from Coosa Christian High School in 1995. Josh has lived in the Hokes Bluff/Ball Play area for over 15 years. He is married to Jessica Diane Sosebee Horton and has five children, Ashley, Chris, Joseph, Jalyn and Lily Grace.
 
Josh has been in the funeral business since 1996. He is a graduate of Jefferson State Community College, where he obtained his A.A.S. degree in Funeral Service Education. He has his license in all departments of the funeral industry including Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist, Life Insurance Producer and Preneed Sales Agent in the State of Alabama. He holds Past President, Past Secretary and Past Zone Chair Certificates with the Hokes Bluff and Alabama Lions Clubs. Josh is a member of the Church on the Rock in Gadsden.

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Marisa Friar Funeral Director and Embalmer

Marisa Friar is a graduate with a degree in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College. She joins us after three years of serving families locally as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She strives to maintain and uphold the upmost care to those looking for a constant calmness during an emotional storm. She empathetically and sincerely serves the families of Calhoun County and Etowah County. She graduated from White Plains High School with honors. She graduated with a focus in EMS from Gadsden State Community College and was a licensed EMT and honorably served nine years in the U.S. Army. Although she has held jobs throughout the years that were known careers for helping others, she believes that God has led her to share her comforting nature with grieving families that she serves at Glencoe Hokes Bluff Funeral Home. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Landon Friar and son Adrian Friar. She also loves to travel. 

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Elisia Rodriguez Office Manager

Elisia is a 2018 graduate of Sand Rock High School. She began working with Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home as the Office Manager in May of 2023. Elisia lives in Attalla and enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work. 

Mark and Holly Box

Owners
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Mark and Holly Box are committed to providing the very best service possible to the families they serve. Mark has been in the funeral service business for over 25 years and is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremation Specialist in Alabama. Holly is also a licensed Funeral Director and Preneed Insurance Agent. Mark has worked as a Funeral Director and as a Contract Service Provider for all funeral homes within Calhoun County and funeral homes in surrounding areas. Holly has been in education for over 25 years, where she has been a teacher, an instructional coach, and an assistant principal. Holly also worked for Calhoun County Board of Education as Deputy Superintendent. Mark and Holly are members of the Church of Christ. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time on the river, playing with their grandbabies, and spending time with their family.

Josh Horton

Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist
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Josh was born and raised in the Ivalee community off Gallant Road in western Etowah County. He attended Ivalee Elementary School through 6th grade, advanced to Etowah Middle school and then graduated from Coosa Christian High School in 1995. Josh has lived in the Hokes Bluff/Ball Play area for over 15 years. He is married to Jessica Diane Sosebee Horton and has five children, Ashley, Chris, Joseph, Jalyn and Lily Grace.
 
Josh has been in the funeral business since 1996. He is a graduate of Jefferson State Community College, where he obtained his A.A.S. degree in Funeral Service Education. He has his license in all departments of the funeral industry including Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist, Life Insurance Producer and Preneed Sales Agent in the State of Alabama. He holds Past President, Past Secretary and Past Zone Chair Certificates with the Hokes Bluff and Alabama Lions Clubs. Josh is a member of the Church on the Rock in Gadsden.

Marisa Friar

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Marisa Friar is a graduate with a degree in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community College. She joins us after three years of serving families locally as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She strives to maintain and uphold the upmost care to those looking for a constant calmness during an emotional storm. She empathetically and sincerely serves the families of Calhoun County and Etowah County. She graduated from White Plains High School with honors. She graduated with a focus in EMS from Gadsden State Community College and was a licensed EMT and honorably served nine years in the U.S. Army. Although she has held jobs throughout the years that were known careers for helping others, she believes that God has led her to share her comforting nature with grieving families that she serves at Glencoe Hokes Bluff Funeral Home. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Landon Friar and son Adrian Friar. She also loves to travel. 

Elisia Rodriguez

Office Manager
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Elisia is a 2018 graduate of Sand Rock High School. She began working with Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home as the Office Manager in May of 2023. Elisia lives in Attalla and enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work. 

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