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Since 1865, the O'Keefe family, along with a host of dedicated funeral service professionals, has been serving families of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. By understanding the legacy of commitment and pride our forefathers took in establishing Bradford O'Keefe, we understand the level of excellence the past demands of us today.
Jeff, a fifth generation funeral director, entered the family business in 1973 while attending Notre Dame High School. He has over 32 years of personal experience in funeral service. Jeff dedicated himself full time to the business upon graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1981. He has remained an active alumnus and was inducted into the USM Hall of Fame in 2004. At the discretion of the Governor, Jeff served on the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, which licenses and regulates funeral homes throughout the state of Mississippi. Mr. O'Keefe is a member of numerous civic & business advisory boards in addition to the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Cremation Society of North America.
Today Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Homes offer six convenient funeral home locations, two cemeteries and Mississippi's first Crematory.
We invite you to our website at www.BradfordOKeefe.com to learn more about our History, Management, Services, and we encourage the use of our Grief Library.
HEATING & AIR
JOHN BARNESBARNES HEATING & AIR At Barnes Heating & Air we specialize in equipment replacement and upgrades. Not sure if you should repair or replace? Consider the frequency of system break downs. That means more expensive emergency service calls or possible outage during peak season. Also consider the ongoing cost factor with energy prices continuing to increase. You could save up to 40% on your energy usage with a new high efficiency system. While we are replacing your equipment we respect your home and time. We cover the work area with tarps to protect your floor and leave your home neat and clean. In most replacements we complete the work in one day. The refrigerant used in most home comfort systems, Freon R-22, damages the earth’s ozone layer and soon will be phased out by federal law. When R-22 is phased out, the cost of servicing products using it will rise dramatically. Barnes Heating & Air can help you avoid the rising costs associated with R-22. We’ll analyze your home comfort needs and recommend a system with chlorine free refrigerant. And by making the switch now, you will save money on future costs of servicing and energy usage. Your indoor air quality is very important to us at Barnes. In the summer, mold, mildew and corrosion can build up in your system’s drain pan and affect the air you breathe. In the winter, carbon monoxide and other harmful flue gases escaping into your living area are a concern. If your family suffers from frequent illnesses, you may want to have us check your present heating and cooling system. We can provide proper maintenance or recommend a new system that makes sense for you. Barnes Heating & Air has a 100% NATE (North American Technician Excellence) service department. We are a four-time Trane Distinguished Dealer. We have received awards from Nordyne Manufacturing “Most Heat Pumps Systems Sold” 2006 & 2007. John Barnes, founder of Barnes Heating & Air has a degree in HVAC, 19 years experience, NATE, Goodcents Certified, member of ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America), RSES (Refrigeration Services Engineering Society, past chapter president), HBA (Home Builders Association, current Associate Vice President MS Coast chapter). Mike Barnes, VP and Operation Manager has a degree in drafting, 10 years in HVAC, NATE, member of RSES. Mike is a Home Energy Rater Specialist (HERS), the first HVAC contractor to do so in the State of Mississippi. Both John & Mike Barnes’ proven experience is backed up with a MS State Certificate of Responsibility(HVAC). We have a 100% NATE (North American Technician Excellence) service department.228-832-9457www.barnesair.com
Committed to providing superior financial advice and service for over 20 years, Suzie Pierce Sawyer is a registered Financial Advisor who helps her clients pursue their financial goals. Suzie is a graduate and active alumnus of the University of Mississippi. Prior to her career as a financial advisor, she was associated with WLOX Broadcasting for 14 years. Suzie is associated with Trinity Investment Services, which offers securities through Century Securities Associates, Inc., Member SIPC & FINRA, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. and sister firm of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. Home office: 501 North Broadway, St Louis, Missouri 63102, (314) 342-4051. Stifel is a full-service investment firm established in 1890, which provides brokerage, trading, investment advice, and related financial services to individual and institutional investors. Trinity Investment Services specializes in providing retirement plan solutions for individuals and businesses utilizing the vast resources and other experienced professionals at Stifel Nicolaus. Trinity was honored to be a recipient of the Better Business Bureau 2008 Business Integrity Award sponsored by the Better Business Bureau and Mississippi Business Journal.
We were also the 2008 Tapestry Award winner in the category of Personal Services presented by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. It is a privilege for us to be recognized publicly as persons of honor, especially when we strive for this in our lives. In an effort to provide advice and service to the community, Suzie is a featured contributor for several publications. Throughout her career, Suzie has also been affiliated with professional organizations. She has been a member of the FINRA (formerly NASD) Board of Arbitrators since 1995. Locally, she has served as a former member and officer of the Board of Directors for Coast Transit Authority and Westminster Academy, and is a current member of the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi, and a Board member of the Great Southern Club. She is an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister. Suzie has been married to her husband and business partner, Bob, since 1982, and they have two children, John and Betsey.
BARNES HEATING & AIR
DR. VICKIE CRUSE
GULF COAST AUDIOLOGY
Dr. Cruse, a native of Jackson, MS, studied Communication Disorders at Middle Tennessee State University (2002) and earned the Doctor of Audiology degree from Vanderbilt School of Medicine (2006). She completed her residency in Mobile, AL, where she currently lives with her husband David and their three children. She began working with Dr. Gordon Stanfield in 2006 at Audiology and Hearing Aids and purchased the practice from him in 2007, renaming it Gulf Coast Audiology.
Dr. Cruse strives to ensure that all of her patients receive the very best care available. She has selected a talented and caring group of employees and providers who share her desire and dedication to helping those in need.
Committed to providing superior and competitive automotive consulting for over 35 years, Vic Dehon has been associated with the Automobile Industry since 1976. His career humbly started in New Orleans as an Auto Prep Associate from which he took his roots and appreciation for transportation. “I learned and observed the simple but important truth that a vehicle was not just a thing you buy, but a part of someone’s everyday life. It reflected who they were regardless of social status or income level.” Also, Mr. Dehon developed an appreciation of teamwork, of we and us when serving the customer. And from that observation and appreciation, Mr. Dehon grew through the automotive ranks from service and parts and sales to manager to Chief Operating Officer and Partner.
Today, it is from his “hands on” experience at all levels of the Franchise Automotive Industry that Champion in Gulfport operates. “We are in the people business! We offer diversified services to the public with integrity and respect. As motor vehicles are so much apart of our daily lives individually and collectively, we consider our business as a trust with the public and the community with which we operate.” Mr. Dehon is a resident of Diamondhead Mississippi and C.O.O. of automotive franchises in Mississippi and Louisiana
Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located at 435 East Pass Road, near Courthouse Road, in Gulfport is an Authorized Chrysler Corporation New and Pre-owned Retailer with a Certified Financial Department, ASE Certified Service Department, a Genuine Mopar Parts Outlet and an Insurance Preferred Collision Repair Center that accommodates all makes and models.
We invite you to visit our website www.championvalue.com to learn more about our diverse facility and its features and benefits and welcome your comments and questions as we serve you and our community.
CHAMPION CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM
DR. VICKIE G. CRUSE, CCC-A, FAAA
GULF COAST AUDIOLOGY