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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.

Cathleen T. Blanchard

Cathleen T. Blanchard

Manager/Funeral Service Licensee

Cathleen Blanchard is Manager and Funeral Director for Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations in Brevard, North Carolina. She has a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. Cathleen has been affiliated with Moore Funeral Home since 2005. 

She is a 1987 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia.  Graduating in a class of only 24% women students, she was a groundbreaker for women in the industry in Western North Carolina. She has shown tremendous initiative and consistent high quality in her professional endeavors. She helped bring a pet initiative consisting of a pet cemetery and pet cremations, along with green burial options, to Western North Carolina.  Cathleen has served at District Director, Secretary-Treasurer, and Past President for the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Past President of Brevard Rotary Club and serves as Chair for Pisgah Health Foundation. It is her goal to always serve families with the utmost integrity and dignity. 


Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Licensed Funeral Director

Paul Smith has served in the funeral service industry in North Carolina and Alabama. Born in Griffin, Georgia, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA, and has served several churches in Georgia, Alabama and Transylvania County in music ministry.   He also graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC.  Paul and his wife, Sherry, have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, Amanda (husband Matt Norris), of Alabama, and Danielle (husband J.B. Cuevas) of Brevard.  Paul has also been blessed with six grandchildren. 

He enjoys playing music, woodworking and playing with his growing number of grandchildren.  

Telephone: 1-828-884-2139


Tina Wysokinski

Tina Wysokinski

Funeral Director

Tina was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania. She and her family moved to Western North Carolina in 2000. Tina graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. She began her funeral service career in Hendersonville, NC in 2002.

 

Tina is licensed as a funeral director and embalmer, and is a Certified Life Celebrant and a Certified Crematory Operator with certification through the NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association). Tina and her husband, Mark, have one son Joshuia and live in Fletcher.


Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Pre-need Counselor/Licensed Funeral Director

Paul is a licensed Pre-need Counselor, Funeral Director, and Embalmer.  He lives in Brevard with his wife Candy.  He and Candy have 4 sons and a daughter combined, and three beautiful granddaughters.  Paul is originally from southwestern Pennsylvania and graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School in 1978.  Upon graduation, he spent 20 years in the US Navy and retired in 1998 as Data Systems Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8).  He then started a career as a Camp Ranger for the Girl Scouts and recently retired in May 2018 after 20 years of service.  Paul has been working part-time in the funeral service profession in March 2017 and started a full-time career in funeral service in June 2018.  He completed his apprenticeship program through the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service in December 2019. Paul graduated from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina earning his Associates Degree in Funeral Services and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. 

Paul is active in the local community and has been a Rotarian for 7 years, Youth Protection Officer for Rotary District 7670, serves on the Advisory Council for the Transylvania County Salvation Army and the Back Pack Buddy Advisory Committee for Transylvania County, a member of VFW Post 9308 and American Legion Post 88 in Brevard.  He is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and is a certified archery facilitator. Paul enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors camping, fishing and hunting.


Tucker

Tucker

Grief Therapy Dog



James Hackler

James Hackler

Funeral Service Attendant

James Hackler has been a part of the Brevard community for over 38 years. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He is retired from Transylvania County Schools. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Sharing House and past president of the Human Relations Council for the City of Brevard. He is the current President of the Brevard Lion's Club.

James was married to the late Peggy Wynn Hackler. He has six children, fifteen grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. James has a kind and compassionate heart for grieving families.

Telephone: 1-828-884-2139


Ed Cronin

Ed Cronin

Funeral Ambassador



Rickie Galloway

Rickie Galloway

Funeral Ambassador



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