Our Goal to Our Families

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home has been providing dignified care and compassion to the families we serve through our dedicated staff members since 1946. Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home has the tradition of being a family-owned and operated business and each family we serve is treated with the proper care during their deepest time of need. Our staff pledges a never-ending commitment of respect and service to those that place their trust in us.

                             Meet Our Professionals


Brian Arrowood

General Manager/Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Brian joined the staff of Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home in 1986 as Manager. He became an active member of the community working in all phases of the business and the community. Brian is married to Christy Lyons of Church Hill and together they have two sons, Will and Wyatt Arrowood. In 2014, Brian became a business partner to H.L. and the two partners changed the name to Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home.  In 2018, Brian became the sole owner of the firm.

E-mail: brian@johnsonarrowood.com

H.L. Johnson

Founder, Licensed Funeral Director

H.L. Johnson was born and grew up on a farm McMinnville, TN. After graduating high school, he received his education at John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. H.L. relocated to Church Hill to work for Isaac & Maxie Wilson, the founders of Wilson Funeral Home. He also served in the United States Army. H.L. purchased the Wilson Funeral Home from the Wilson family. Due to an electrical fire, Wilson Funeral Home was destroyed in 1982. H.L. rebuilt the funeral home and changed the name to Johnson Funeral Home. In 2014, he brought in Brian Arrowood as a partner to the funeral home. H.L. retired at the end of 2018 but he still continues to serve families with dignity, compassion, and care when he is needed.


Hunter W. Lane

Office Administrator, Apprentice Funeral Director 

Hunter came to the firm in 2017. He is a native of Fort Blackmore, Virginia, and is a member of Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church. Hunter obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from King University in the summer of 2017. He continues to focus on the improvements of the business and the future of the company.

E-mail: hunter@johnsonarrowood.com

Freddy Short

Funeral Assistant

Freddy joined the staff in 2002 after retiring from Eastman Chemical Company in 1997. He is a lifelong resident of the Church Hill area. He is married to Loretta (Anderson) and in 2017 they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Freddy and Loretta have two daughters:  Kimberly and husband Brian Hill, Ginger and husband Steve Walters, along with three grandchildren. Freddy is a Vietnam veteran and a founding member of Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He and Loretta are members of Christian Bend First Baptist Church.

Randall Seaver

Preneed Sales Agent/Funeral Assistant

Randall is a native of Hawkins County and resides in Church Hill. He is the youngest of nine children to parents Ottie & Blanche Seaver. He began hi career in broadcasting, where he worked for 38 years, and has had jobs in a variety of stations around the Tri-Cities. One of the things he is most known for my love for studying the weather along with forecasting on air and on the internet. He was also employed by JC Penny, where he worked in the men’s suit department for 18 years. He has always been associated with the funeral home for many years and became a funeral assistant in 2010. He enjoy serving families with proper care and comfort during difficult times. In 2018, He became a licensed Pre-Need Agent for the funeral home. His goal is to guide families in the proper direction when pre-arranging funerals. You may contact him for any additional questions about pre-arranging funerals.

Truman Ferguson

Pastor/Funeral Assistant

Truman joined the staff in 2014. He has lived in Mt. Carmel for almost 50 years. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 2000. Truman has served the East Tennessee Region as a Pastor for over 45 years. He is currently the Pastor at Oak Glen Missionary Baptist Church in Fall Branch. Truman is married to Kay Lawson Ferguson and together they have two children and four grandchildren.

James Adams

Pastor/Preneed Sales Agent/Funeral Assistant

James came to the firm in 2016, and he is native of Church Hill. In 1972, he married his wife, Connie. They have two sons, Brad and his wife, Marcie, and Kevin and his wife, Sara, and seven grandchildren. James has served as a pastor for 40 years in East Tennessee and is currently serving as pastor of Summersville Baptist Church. Over the years, he has comforted many church families who have lost loved ones, and during their time of grief has been faced with the stress and financial burden of planning a funeral. Through pre-need arrangements, he can now help families make those challenging decisions. James would be honored to guide you through the process and help with your pre-planning arrangement needs.

Shirley Coffey


Shirley has been a member of Johnson-Arrowood  Funeral Home since 1984. She lives in the Grassy Creek Community of Hawkins County and is member Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Fall Branch.