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Jimmy R. Hay, Owner/Manager

Jimmy R. Hay, Owner/Manager

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, TN & KY

Jimmy "Pistol" has lived in Clay County all his life. Pistol's daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Rob Weir, are co-owners of the funeral home. He has 2 grandchildren, Austa and Caleb. Pistol is a member of the Celina Church of Christ. 
Pistol graduated from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in 1966. He has worked as a funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years.


Claude E. Hamilton

Claude E. Hamilton

Non-licensed Funeral Assistant/Grounds Caretaker

Claude worked at Upton-Hay Funeral Home in the 1960's part-time, then went to work for Twin Lakes Telephone Company while serving eight years in the Kentucky National Guard. After retiring with ten years of service with Osh Kosh B' Gosh, he has been with Upton-Hay Funeral Home part-time since 1992. He is a member of the Riverside Church of Christ. Claude has two sons and three grandchildren. 

Telephone: 1-931-243-3164


Bonnie Smith

Bonnie Smith

Non- licensed Funeral Assistant & Support Staff

Bonnie is a lifelong resident of Clay County, she grew up in the Moss area. She has worked part-time assisting with various tasks at Upton-Hay Funeral Home since January 2010. She is a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Anthony. Bonnie has 1, 1 grandson and has recently added a great-grandson to her lovely family.

Telephone: 1-931-243-3164


Monica Hay Weir, Owner

Monica Hay Weir, Owner

Non-licensed Funeral Assistant

Monica is a 1992 graduate of  Celina High School. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1996 with a BS in Elementary Education.  She graduated from TN Tech University in 1999 with a Masters degree in Instructional Leadership and again in 2002 with a Specialist in Education degree in Instructional Leadership. Monica has been a teacher for the Clay County School system for 25 years. Monica is married to Rob Weir and they have two children Austa and Caleb. Monica is a member of the Celina Church of Christ.  She is looking forward to working with families at Upton-Hay Funeral Home.


Robert E. Weir, Owner

Robert E. Weir, Owner

Non-licensed Funeral Assistant

Rob is a 1986 graduate of Celina High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University for two years as math major before moving on and receiving a Degree in Electronic Engineering and Applied Science. He has worked on metal stamping presses and industrial automated machines for more than 20 years. Rob is currently the Maintenance Manager at a metal stamping facility in Cookeville, TN. Rob married Monica Hay in 1998. They have 2 children, Austa Raye Weir and Caleb Elliott Weir. He likes the motto, ‘do as I do not as I say”, and wants to lead by example. Rob is a member of the Celina Church of Christ. He looks forward to helping families and working at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home.  

Kristy Allen

Kristy Allen

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Kristy is a 1997 graduate of Hermitage Springs School. She attended Tennessee Technology University for Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced in 2000. She worked for Celina Fire & EMS for 14 years, she was the Director of the Celina Fire & EMS for 6 years and was active on the Clay County E-911 Board.

Kristy married Jeff Allen in 2013. Together they have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.

Kristy has been dedicated to serving the citizens of Clay County. She is currently enrolled with the State of Tennessee Funeral Directors & Embalmers as an Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer and is looking forward to maintaining her dedication to honoring the community at the capacity she will be serving at Upton-Hay Funeral Home.


Trevor Graves

Trevor Graves

Non-Licensed Funeral Assistant

Trevor Graves, made his home in Clay County in 2015. He met his wife Sarah
back in 2009 at the local Clay County Fair, they have since married and
brought two precious girls into this world, Rosalie & Ruthie. He’s a member
of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Moss. He serves on the Celina Fire
Department and does numerous jobs around that serves the citizens of this
area. If not providing for his family in a monetary sense, he’s in the
outdoors soaking up everything Mother Nature has too offer.

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