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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kenneth and Jan Cone

Kenneth and Jan Cone

Owners

Kenneth and Jan Cone are the owners of Cone Funeral Home and have been residents of the Bowling Green, Warren Co. area for over 40 years. Kenneth is a United States Air Force Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 23 of Bowling Green.  Jan is a retired teacher of the Warren Co. School District. They have a son, Klay, (married to Shannon) a daughter, Lindsey, (married to James), four grandchildren, and two dogs, Einstein and Tilly, the comfort dog at Cone Funeral Home.

Prior to moving to Kentucky, Kenneth graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in Irving, Texas, he and Jan were co-owners of a funeral home. Jan earned an education degree from the University of Louisiana at Ruston and later a Masters degree in counseling and Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University.

Kenneth has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for close to 50 years, and what he enjoys the most is talking with people and helping in any way he can. He is positive minded, very compassionate, and easy to talk with. Jan’s educational background, counseling degree, and work at the funeral home give her insight and empathy for serving the needs of people. At Cone Funeral Home, she does interior and exterior designing, floral arranging, and the planting and caring for the pink petunias for all to enjoy.

Together, Kenneth and Jan feel that their mission in life is to serve others and help where they can. They feel blessed to have Cone Funeral Home to achieve that mission.


Tilly Cone

Tilly Cone

Tilly is our service and emotional support dog.  She is a golden doodle and comes to work every day.  Her compassion for those she senses are hurting helps her bring comfort to our families.    


Sonya Bragg

Sonya Bragg

Funeral Director In Charge

Sonya Gillon Bragg is a licensed funeral director and the funeral director in charge at Cone Funeral Home.  She was born in Barren County and came into the funeral business as a second career after being in the print industry for 27 years.  She and her husband, Gary were co-owners of Bragg’s Monuments.  They have 3 children, Boris, Kyle (married to Cierra), Kelsey, 4 grandchildren and their dog, Titan. 

Her passion is serving people and helping the families she works with create a special time of remembrance for their loved ones. 


Carla Ann Byrd

Carla Ann Byrd

Family Service Advisor

Carla Ann Byrd currently serves as Family Service Advisor for Cone Funeral Home.  She formerly served the world’s largest provider for funeral, cremation and cemetery services.  Carla served at Dignity Memorial for over 6 years.  She has won multiple local, regional and national awards and honors, and has received recognition as a family service leader throughout her career.

 

Carla grew up in Simpson County, Ky and enjoys reading and traveling.  Her greatest love (next to giving her all for the Lord) is taking care of her beautiful grandbabies.  She is a partner with Power House Ministries in Nashville, Tn and Generation Church. 


Deonta Spann

Deonta Spann

Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

 

Deonta Spann is an apprentice funeral director and embalmer.  He is originally from South Carolina. 

He and his wife, Amy Dye-Spann who works for the Warren County Public School System live in Bowling Green and attend Mt. Olla Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as deacon and sound tech.


Gary Bragg

Gary Bragg

Monument Division Manager

Gary Bragg was raised in Horse Cave, Ky and graduated from Caverna High School.  He is the manager in charge of our monuments here at Cone Funeral Home.  His goal with each of the families he takes care of is to give them a lasting personal memorial for their loved one.

In his off time, he enjoys UK basketball, fishing and golf.  


Betty Pennington

Betty Pennington

Financial Manager

Betty Farmer Pennington is a lifelong resident of Warren County and is the financial manager of Cone Funeral Home.  Betty’s position at the funeral home is critical to keeping the business side of the funeral home running smoothly. She and her husband, Roger, live in Bowling Green and attend Meadowland Baptist Church.  She has 3 sons and 10 grandchildren. 

Betty and Roger enjoy spending time with their family and especially enjoy trips in their Corvette.


Jordyn High

Jordyn High

Administrative Assistant

Jordyn High is Cone Funeral Home’s administrative assistant.  She and her husband, Chad have 5 children and attend Generation Church of Portland.  They enjoy spending time with their family, traveling and devoting their spare time to serving Hope Center Ministries.


Brenda Llanos

Brenda Llanos

Visitor Services/Bilingual Liaison

Brenda Llanos has joined the Cone Funeral Home as Visitor Service staff and is the funeral home’s bilingual liaison.


Debbie Mann

Debbie Mann

Visitor Services

Debbie Mann is a member of our Visitor Services staff.  She has 2 children, 6 grandchildren and enjoys watching the children's ballgames.


Anita Farmer

Anita Farmer

Housekeeping

Anita Farmer, a Warren County native is in charge of housekeeping for our facilities.  She is the wife of the late Jim Farmer and they have one daughter, Linda.  She enjoys spending time with Linda and their dog, Hershey; being with family, friends and helping people.


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