Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Robert M. Timblin Owner, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator

Rob was born on a USAF Airbase in Turkey and grew up in the Lake Forest School District area after his father retired from the Air Force. Rob is a graduate of Lake Forest High School (1987) and a graduate of Wesley College in Dover with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences (1993). Rob worked as a Chemist for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for 12 years before answering the Faries family call to join the funeral home in 2004.

Rob is married to Alison M. Timblin, who is a 7th generation Faries family member. Together they have two daughters, Camaryn and Carly and reside in Clayton. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences (2008) and has been a licensed funeral director since 2009. Rob and Alison purchased the funeral home in June (2018) to continue the long-standing Faries family owned funeral home.

Rob is a member of Trinity Church of Smyrna and the Smyrna-Clayton Rotary Club where he earned Club Rotarian of the Year (2014 & 2015). Rob enjoys recreational sports, attending his daughters sporting events, watching movies, and short stay family vacations and trips.

Fun fact about Rob: He has an extensive collection of Marvel and DC action figures, otherwise known as his “Man-Barbies” by his wife and daughters!

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Alison M. Timblin Owner, Office Manager

Alison was born in Dover and was constantly around the funeral home throughout her childhood. She is the granddaughter of Wells A. Faries, Sr., who was the 5th generation direct line descendant of the original owner. She is also the niece of Wells A. Faries, Jr. (6th generation direct line descendant).

Alison graduated from Dover High School (1992) and attended Wilmington College. She worked for several years in the banking and finance industry before joining the funeral home. Alison is a member of Trinity Church of Smyrna and is very active with her children’s school related activities and sports. She is an avid collector of antiques ranging from unique furniture pieces to historical porcelain signs and rare finds.

Fun fact about Alison: She graciously lets Rob think that he’s in charge but anyone who knows her will tell you that she’s the boss!

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Rev. Scot McClymont Aftercare Services Coordinator

Rev. McClymont has many years of multi-generational Pastoral experience including helping with children, youth, and young adults. He was the Youth Director at Asbury United Methodist Church (UMC) in Smyrna from 2003-2007, Pastor at Kenton UMC (2005-2013), Director of Youth People’s Ministry for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the UMC (2013-2016), Chaplain of Wesley College in Dover (2015-2016), Pastor of Zion and White’s Chapel UMC in Milton (2016) and is the current Pastor of 4 The World Ministries, Inc. of Smyrna (2016-present).

Scot has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Delaware State University (2011), a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Wesley Theological Seminary (2014), and completed one unit of Chaplaincy at Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington (2013).

Scot is also a member of the Smyrna District School Board.

He and his wife, Dawn, have lived in the Smyrna-Clayton area since 1997. They have two sons, Anthony and Evan, and two dogs, Buster and Dexter.

Fun fact about Scot: He’s a huge Batman fan and can be seen sporting the full Batman attire while riding on his modified “Batcycle” through town in the parades!

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Landon L. Goff Certified Crematory Operator, Funeral Assistant, Mortuary School Student, IT Administrator

Landon wears many hats at the funeral home and has been helping since 2015 when we started enlisting his IT expertise. Landon is almost always the first to receive a call when something isn’t working right in the office.

Landon is a lifelong resident of our town, Smyrna. He graduated from Smyrna High School (2015), where he was especially active in the school’s music program. He remains involved with the music program as a volunteer, in addition to composing new music for the band. Landon is currently enrolled as a Mortuary Student with the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service (DIFS). Upon graduation, Landon plans to serve his apprenticeship at the Funeral Home and pursue his funeral directors license.

Outside of education, he enjoys all things technology and is a Carolina Panthers fan.

Fun fact about Landon: He is 1st cousins with LA Rams Quarterback, Jared Goff, though he’s never met him!

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Richard H. Dowell Funeral Assistant

Rich grew up in New Castle and is our longest tenured Funeral Assistant, joining the funeral home in 2004.

 

Rich was the Valedictorian of his high school class, Fairwinds Christian School of Bear (1984). Rich has spent over 30 years working in the building supply industry. He and his wife owned Heart of Smyrna Gift Shop from 2005-2010.  Rich is a member of Lifehouse Church of Smyrna.

 

His children are both graduates of Smyrna High School. He lives in Clayton with his wife, Ann Marie and daughter, Meghan. In his free time, you can usually find him at an athletic game, rooting for the Smyrna Eagles.

 

Fun fact about Rich: Rich and Ann’s son, Dario is now a father, which makes him a proud grandfather, a point we use to showcase his advanced age!

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Gordon L. Gelley Funeral Assistant

Gordon grew up in Middletown, Delaware, where he went to Middletown High School and the University of Delaware.

 

Gordon retired from the Postal Service after 35 years of service and owned a flavored popcorn business for more than 8 years. He has been involved in Little League baseball for over 30 years. Gordon is the current President of the Smyrna-Clayton Little League, a position which he’s held more than a decade. Gordon has been a loyal employee of the funeral home since 2009.

 

Fun fact about Gordon: He’s a die-hard “Parrot-Head/Jimmy Buffett” fan, though it’s widely speculated that he grew up during the Lawrence Welk era!

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S. Bruce Holman Funeral Assistant

Bruce was born in Wilmington and raised in Maryland. Bruce graduated from Bohemia Manor High School (1981) and further attended Cecil Community College in Hotel & Restaurant Management.

 

He retired after 25 years in the Hotel & Restaurant industry holding many positions in management during those years. Bruce is very proud of his accomplishments during those times. He currently works for the Smyrna School District.

 

Bruce joined the funeral home in 2017 after his retirement and his experience with customer interactions during his years of Management is a great asset to the funeral home.

 

Bruce is a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and likes spending time together with his daughters.

 

Fun fact about Bruce: His real name is Stanley!

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Camaryn A. Timblin Funeral Assistant

Camaryn is the oldest daughter of Alison and Rob and aspires to become a funeral director someday to continue the Faries family tradition. She is an 8th generation Faries family member to work at the funeral home.

 

She graduated from Smyrna High School (2019) with honors. While in high school at Smyrna, Camaryn was a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Cheer Squad and was chosen to cheer in the annual Delaware Blue/Gold Game (2019).

 

Camaryn was a competitive cheerleader since the age of 4 with Delaware Explosions (2005-2008) and TriState Athletics (2009-2017). She was part of the very 1st cheer team ever in Delaware to earn a National Bid in Orlando, Florida and she was also part of the very 1st cheer team ever in Delaware to earn a full paid bid to the same competition two years later.

 

Camaryn is currently enrolled as a Freshman at the University of Delaware with a focus on business management. Camaryn plans to spend her weekends and available evenings helping out at the funeral home to further her experience and development.

 

Fun fact about Camaryn: She’s an avid animal lover and has amassed ownership in 4 dogs and 3 cats, despite her dad saying “NO” to each one!

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Carly A. Timblin Funeral Assistant

Carly is the youngest daughter of Alison and Rob and enjoys helping out at the funeral home. She is also an 8th generation Faries family member to work at the funeral home.

 

She is currently enrolled at the Smyrna Middle School as an 8th grader.

 

Carly is a competitive volleyball travel player and has finished three full seasons of travel volleyball and is looking forward to many more. She is also a member and two-year Captain of the Smyrna Middle School volleyball team, where she helped lead the team to a perfect 13-0 undefeated season and Central Delaware Middle School Volleyball Championship for the 2019 season!

 

Carly enjoys hanging out with her friends, swimming, shopping, and spending countless hours with her friends on the phone.

 

Fun fact about Carly: She is the great-great-great-great-great (yes 5 greats in there) granddaughter of the original owner of the funeral home, Alexander Faries!

Robert M. Timblin

Owner, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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Rob was born on a USAF Airbase in Turkey and grew up in the Lake Forest School District area after his father retired from the Air Force. Rob is a graduate of Lake Forest High School (1987) and a graduate of Wesley College in Dover with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences (1993). Rob worked as a Chemist for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for 12 years before answering the Faries family call to join the funeral home in 2004.

Rob is married to Alison M. Timblin, who is a 7th generation Faries family member. Together they have two daughters, Camaryn and Carly and reside in Clayton. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences (2008) and has been a licensed funeral director since 2009. Rob and Alison purchased the funeral home in June (2018) to continue the long-standing Faries family owned funeral home.

Rob is a member of Trinity Church of Smyrna and the Smyrna-Clayton Rotary Club where he earned Club Rotarian of the Year (2014 & 2015). Rob enjoys recreational sports, attending his daughters sporting events, watching movies, and short stay family vacations and trips.

Fun fact about Rob: He has an extensive collection of Marvel and DC action figures, otherwise known as his “Man-Barbies” by his wife and daughters!

Alison M. Timblin

Owner, Office Manager
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Alison was born in Dover and was constantly around the funeral home throughout her childhood. She is the granddaughter of Wells A. Faries, Sr., who was the 5th generation direct line descendant of the original owner. She is also the niece of Wells A. Faries, Jr. (6th generation direct line descendant).

Alison graduated from Dover High School (1992) and attended Wilmington College. She worked for several years in the banking and finance industry before joining the funeral home. Alison is a member of Trinity Church of Smyrna and is very active with her children’s school related activities and sports. She is an avid collector of antiques ranging from unique furniture pieces to historical porcelain signs and rare finds.

Fun fact about Alison: She graciously lets Rob think that he’s in charge but anyone who knows her will tell you that she’s the boss!

Rev. Scot McClymont

Aftercare Services Coordinator
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Rev. McClymont has many years of multi-generational Pastoral experience including helping with children, youth, and young adults. He was the Youth Director at Asbury United Methodist Church (UMC) in Smyrna from 2003-2007, Pastor at Kenton UMC (2005-2013), Director of Youth People’s Ministry for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the UMC (2013-2016), Chaplain of Wesley College in Dover (2015-2016), Pastor of Zion and White’s Chapel UMC in Milton (2016) and is the current Pastor of 4 The World Ministries, Inc. of Smyrna (2016-present).

Scot has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Delaware State University (2011), a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Wesley Theological Seminary (2014), and completed one unit of Chaplaincy at Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington (2013).

Scot is also a member of the Smyrna District School Board.

He and his wife, Dawn, have lived in the Smyrna-Clayton area since 1997. They have two sons, Anthony and Evan, and two dogs, Buster and Dexter.

Fun fact about Scot: He’s a huge Batman fan and can be seen sporting the full Batman attire while riding on his modified “Batcycle” through town in the parades!

Landon L. Goff

Certified Crematory Operator, Funeral Assistant, Mortuary School Student, IT Administrator
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Landon wears many hats at the funeral home and has been helping since 2015 when we started enlisting his IT expertise. Landon is almost always the first to receive a call when something isn’t working right in the office.

Landon is a lifelong resident of our town, Smyrna. He graduated from Smyrna High School (2015), where he was especially active in the school’s music program. He remains involved with the music program as a volunteer, in addition to composing new music for the band. Landon is currently enrolled as a Mortuary Student with the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service (DIFS). Upon graduation, Landon plans to serve his apprenticeship at the Funeral Home and pursue his funeral directors license.

Outside of education, he enjoys all things technology and is a Carolina Panthers fan.

Fun fact about Landon: He is 1st cousins with LA Rams Quarterback, Jared Goff, though he’s never met him!

Richard H. Dowell

Funeral Assistant
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Rich grew up in New Castle and is our longest tenured Funeral Assistant, joining the funeral home in 2004.

 

Rich was the Valedictorian of his high school class, Fairwinds Christian School of Bear (1984). Rich has spent over 30 years working in the building supply industry. He and his wife owned Heart of Smyrna Gift Shop from 2005-2010.  Rich is a member of Lifehouse Church of Smyrna.

 

His children are both graduates of Smyrna High School. He lives in Clayton with his wife, Ann Marie and daughter, Meghan. In his free time, you can usually find him at an athletic game, rooting for the Smyrna Eagles.

 

Fun fact about Rich: Rich and Ann’s son, Dario is now a father, which makes him a proud grandfather, a point we use to showcase his advanced age!

Gordon L. Gelley

Funeral Assistant
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Gordon grew up in Middletown, Delaware, where he went to Middletown High School and the University of Delaware.

 

Gordon retired from the Postal Service after 35 years of service and owned a flavored popcorn business for more than 8 years. He has been involved in Little League baseball for over 30 years. Gordon is the current President of the Smyrna-Clayton Little League, a position which he’s held more than a decade. Gordon has been a loyal employee of the funeral home since 2009.

 

Fun fact about Gordon: He’s a die-hard “Parrot-Head/Jimmy Buffett” fan, though it’s widely speculated that he grew up during the Lawrence Welk era!

S. Bruce Holman

Funeral Assistant
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Bruce was born in Wilmington and raised in Maryland. Bruce graduated from Bohemia Manor High School (1981) and further attended Cecil Community College in Hotel & Restaurant Management.

 

He retired after 25 years in the Hotel & Restaurant industry holding many positions in management during those years. Bruce is very proud of his accomplishments during those times. He currently works for the Smyrna School District.

 

Bruce joined the funeral home in 2017 after his retirement and his experience with customer interactions during his years of Management is a great asset to the funeral home.

 

Bruce is a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and likes spending time together with his daughters.

 

Fun fact about Bruce: His real name is Stanley!

Camaryn A. Timblin

Funeral Assistant
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Camaryn is the oldest daughter of Alison and Rob and aspires to become a funeral director someday to continue the Faries family tradition. She is an 8th generation Faries family member to work at the funeral home.

 

She graduated from Smyrna High School (2019) with honors. While in high school at Smyrna, Camaryn was a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Cheer Squad and was chosen to cheer in the annual Delaware Blue/Gold Game (2019).

 

Camaryn was a competitive cheerleader since the age of 4 with Delaware Explosions (2005-2008) and TriState Athletics (2009-2017). She was part of the very 1st cheer team ever in Delaware to earn a National Bid in Orlando, Florida and she was also part of the very 1st cheer team ever in Delaware to earn a full paid bid to the same competition two years later.

 

Camaryn is currently enrolled as a Freshman at the University of Delaware with a focus on business management. Camaryn plans to spend her weekends and available evenings helping out at the funeral home to further her experience and development.

 

Fun fact about Camaryn: She’s an avid animal lover and has amassed ownership in 4 dogs and 3 cats, despite her dad saying “NO” to each one!

Carly A. Timblin

Funeral Assistant
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Carly is the youngest daughter of Alison and Rob and enjoys helping out at the funeral home. She is also an 8th generation Faries family member to work at the funeral home.

 

She is currently enrolled at the Smyrna Middle School as an 8th grader.

 

Carly is a competitive volleyball travel player and has finished three full seasons of travel volleyball and is looking forward to many more. She is also a member and two-year Captain of the Smyrna Middle School volleyball team, where she helped lead the team to a perfect 13-0 undefeated season and Central Delaware Middle School Volleyball Championship for the 2019 season!

 

Carly enjoys hanging out with her friends, swimming, shopping, and spending countless hours with her friends on the phone.

 

Fun fact about Carly: She is the great-great-great-great-great (yes 5 greats in there) granddaughter of the original owner of the funeral home, Alexander Faries!