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Our Staff

Wesley Cole


Following the calling from a young age, the day after I graduated high school I moved from Keo, Arkansas to Atlanta, Georgia to start my career in funeral service. I attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. While attending school I worked full-time for a family owned funeral home in McDonough, Georgia learning the key values of funeral service. After graduation, I returned to Arkansas and have served the families of central Arkansas for the past 13 years. 

Donna Bradshaw Cole


Donna is a native of Camden, Arkansas, she graduated from Victory Christian School in 1993. She later went on to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, where she received an Associates Degree in Funeral Service Science. She has worked in funeral service for the past 18 years. She is married to Wesley Cole and has one son Kaleb. 

Jeff Coffel

Jeff Coffel

Funeral Director/Embalmer - Rison

Jeff Coffel became the Manager of Buie Funeral Home - Rison on October 10, 2016.

Jeff was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, he graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with an associate degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Following graduation, Jeff spent the next two years working as a funeral director/embalmer in Illinois. He and his family then moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where was employed at a funeral home until moving to Star City in 2002. Jeff had been employed with Griffin Funeral Service these past 14 years until he recently became the Manager for Buie Funeral Home. While at Griffin Funeral Home, Jeff served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a deputy coroner and a notary public for Lincoln County. He is currently a deputy coroner for Cleveland County.

He met his wife, Nikki while attending college. They have two children; a daughter, Alexandra, who is a graduate of Texas State University. She is currently serving in the United States Army; a son, Trevor, who is a student at Warren High School where he participates in the theater and choir.  Jeff's wife, Nikki has been a math teacher at Warren High School for the past nine years. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Star City. They are avid Chicago Black Hawk hockey fans.

Angie Rich

Angie Rich

Administrative Assistant - Rison

Angie joined Buie Funeral Home in August 2014 as an Administrative Assistant.

She is a 1988 graduate of Fordyce High School and a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Angie enjoys reading, knitting, cycling, and spending time on the river with her husband, Chris.


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