Meet The Owners

Tom Cantwell


Tom has over 15 years of experience in business/management in multiple areas including deathcare, healthcare, media and the auction industry. He is a certified Cemetery Representative and a certified Crematory Operator. He and his family reside in Forsyth and is active in sports, coaching his children’s teams and a PA announcer for Millikin University football and basketball.

Jason Murphy


Jason has over 13 years of experience working in the funeral and death care industry. This includes management and sales experience in both funeral and cemetery industries. He has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Illinois Cemetery and Funeral Home Association. He is a licensed Cemetery Manager and Crematory Operator in Illinois and is a licensed Life Insurance producer. He and his family reside in Mahomet and is an assistant coach on the high school football team as well as coaches his children in multiple sports. Jason enjoys family, friends, sports and beach vacations.

Saudia Carson

Head Care Advisor/Licensed Funeral Director

My name is Saudia Carson, I started my career as a funeral director/embalmer in
2012 graduating with honors after only receiving an 8th grade education with a GED.
I have worked in many cities to gain experience and knowledge from others in this
career who have come before me. I broke a record in 2019 for becoming the first
African American deputy coroner of Knox County, and the first African American
female mortician of that same county. I have received accolades from Carl
Sandburg College Black Student Association for my hard work. In 2021 I opened my
own funeral trade service and started as head care advisor for Central Cremation
Center and met three amazing people who had the same dreams and aspirations as
myself. I believe that we all live our lives different so when a person dies, I want to
give them the best service and make it unique, to show who they were and why
they will be missed.