Dennis and Linda Bordwine
Dennis is the founder of Bordwine Funeral Home. He is a graduate of Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Covenant College in Chattanooga, and has over 37 years of experience in the funeral services field. He is a member of the Tennessee and National Funeral Directors Association and holds a National Board certification in Mortuary Science. Dennis is also a member of the Tennessee Academy of Graduate Embalmers and a certified Funeral Service Practitioner.
Linda is co-founder of Bordwine Funeral Home. She attended Hiwassee College, Tennessee Technological University, and graduated from the McKenzie Business College in Chattanooga. Linda is a member of the Tennessee and National Funeral Directors Association. Both are members of North Etowah Baptist Church, where Dennis serves as a Deacon.
Frank “Bud” Myers III
Owner – Funeral Director – Embalmer
Bud is originally from Tellico Plains where he has been affiliated with his father, Frank Myers, Jr., at Myers Funeral Home. He has been with Bordwine Funeral Home since the summer of 2001. He is a 1988 graduate of Tellico Plains High School, Hiwassee College in 1990, and Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1992, with a degree in Business Management. He also graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in 1993. Bud is a member of the Tennessee and National Funeral Directors Association and is currently serving as the East Director for the TFDA. He is deeply involved in community outreach, a member of the Etowah Rotary Club, the Etowah Chamber of Commerce and is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 74. He is a member and deacon at North Etowah Baptist Church. He and his wife Tammy have been married since 1992 and have two children, Dalton and Leah. His hobbies include camping with family and friends and motorcycling.
Funeral Director – Embalmer
Michael graduated from Tellico Plains High School in 2006 and began working at Bordwine Funeral Home in the spring of 2007. He attended Jefferson State Community College where he earned an associate’s degree in Funeral Service, and he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2011. Michael is looking forward to his future at Bordwine Funeral Home and has enjoyed becoming a part of the Etowah community.
Lea Ann Myers
Lee Ann is a licensed funeral director and has been employed at Bordwine Funeral Home since 2007. She is a graduate of Tellico Plains High School, attended Cleveland State Community College and is a graduate of John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. Lee Ann lives in Tellico Plains and she has two grown children; daughter, Maranda Shaw and son, Damon Shaw; and one grandson, Maverick Shaw. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Lee Ann’s favorite pastimes include riding motorcycles, boating and being in the mountains and on the river near Tellico.
Deborah Slack Smith
Deborah has served as office manager at Bordwine Funeral Home since January 2011. She graduated from McMinn Central High School, and has taken several courses at Cleveland State Community College in Secretarial Career; computer classes at TN Technology Center and Public Relations and Hospitality class at Chattanooga State. She is a member of North Etowah Baptist Church, and is married to Tim Smith and has two step-sons, Weston and Travis Smith. Deborah enjoys camping, boating and spending time with her family and friends at the lake or in the mountains.
Funeral Director – Embalmer
Emma served as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer at Bordwine Funeral Home from January 2016 and received her Funeral Director and Embalmers license in mid 2017. She graduated from McMinn Central High School in 2014 and graduated from John A. Gupton College in 2015. She is a member of Wildwood Baptist Church. Emma enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends.