Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Tyler James Matney

    Tyler James Matney, Owner, Licensed Funeral Director In Charge

    Hello! I’m Tyler James Matney. I am the owner of Tri-State Cremation Society 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 Tri-State Cremtation Society, 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.

  • Mark  Bentley

    Mark Bentley, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Mark started his funeral service career in the summer of 1969 working for the former Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. He attended Marshall University from 1971-1973 and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is a National Guard Veteran with six years of service. He has one son and three grandchildren. Mark has been with Tri-State Cremation Society since 2011.

  • Marshall D. Shaw

    Marshall D. Shaw, Attendant

    Marshall has been employed by Tri-State Cremation Society 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.

  • Braydon  Wren

    Braydon Wren, Attendant

    Braydon is a graduate of Spring Valley High School and is attending Marshall University. Braydon is a skilled organist where he plays at Madison Avenue Christian Church. He also helps his family businss Rocky Top Pizza. Braydon is available to answer any questions you may have and is happy to serve our families with honor, love and support.