Tyler Matney, Owner; Funeral Director/Embalmer
Hello! I’m Tyler James Matney. I am happy to announce that I am the new owner of Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home on 20th St. in Huntington, WV. I am honored to be apart of the Huntington community and look forward to serving families who find themselves in need of care and compassion during one of the most difficult times in their lives. It is my guarantee that your loved one’s service will be conducted in a personal and caring manner, no matter what type of services you and your family wish to have. I am committed to helping you plan meaningful ways to remember and honor the life of your loved one. Here at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, we are available 24hrs, so please contact us at any time you may need to talk or have any questions.
To introduce myself, I grew up in southern West Virginia and was raised by two amazing parents; Pastor Ron and Pamela Matney along with my two brothers. I graduated from Williamson High School and started my journey to become a mortician. I attended Marshall University where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Marshall is also where I met my beautiful wife, Tiara Matney. After completing my business degree, I attended John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN where I earned a degree in mortuary science. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a father of three wonderful little girls; Paris who is 7, Portia who is 3, and Ella who is 2. My interest in the funeral industry began after attending a funeral for a close family member. I took notice on how extremely attentive and helpful the funeral director was to our family during the loss of our loved one. After doing further research, I felt called to the funeral profession. I have always been compelled to care for others from an early age and pursuing this field allowed me to combine my passion with my career. Through my family and faith in God I have been able to accomplish so much in my lifetime and I am truly grateful.
Tiara Matney, Co-Owner
Mark Bentley, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Mark started his funeral service career in the summer of 1969 working for the former owner Forrest Johnson. Mark then attended Marshall University from 1971-1973. He married Earlena Mannon in 1973 and had one son. Mark worked for Ford Motor Corporation for two years and then decided to service his apprenticeship in 1975 under Wendell Scarbro. He then attend Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976 and came back to work for Scarbro Mortuary until August of 1977, until he left the area and worked at a local funeral home in Moundsville, W.Va. from 1977-1979. Mark took a position with AEP power company and stayed there from 1979 until his retirement in 2007. He is a National Guard Veteran with six years of service. He has three grandchildren. Mark came back on the staff here at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home in March of 2011 as a part-time Funeral Director. He is the uncle of Wil Scarbro
Marshall D. Shaw, Funeral Attendant
Marshall has been employed by Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home since 2007. He is a native of Logan County and retired from St. Mary's Medical Center after 26 years of service. He is an active member of the Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington.