History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Families have come to rely on the Heavner and Cutright Family in their hours of need because of our longstanding commitment to honoring the life of the deceased, the wishes of the family, and building bonds of trust for generations to come.

Our History

In 1998, building and property in the Tennerton community was purchased and renovations began on the existing structure.  Incorporation was secured in July 1998, and we served our first family in December 1998.  We have came quite a long way from our humble beginnings, but have remained centered around our motto:  "Our Family Caring for Your Family"  As we have served multiple generations from different families, so now is a new generation of our family beginning to serve.  Nicholas Cutright, son of owners Brent and Debbie Cutright, is now a licensed funeral director and embalmer and now, alongside his parents, assists families in their time of need.  We will stand committed to the bonds of trust we have built with families throughout the years well into the future.


Our Family

Debbie D.  Cutright

Debbie D. Cutright, Funeral Director, Licensee-in-Charge, Owner

Debbie D. Cutright was born in Buckhannon, WV, a daughter of Rev. Robert F. and Betty S. Reger Heavner. She is an alumna of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS). In 1988, she married Brent L. Cutright, and together they have one son, Nicholas. She is the current licensed director at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel, as well as President of the Corporation.


Brent L.  Cutright

Brent L. Cutright, Owner & Director's Assistant

Brent L. Cutright was born in Buckhannon, WV, a son of the late Donis J. and Rowena F. Manley Cutright. In 1988, he married Debbie D. Cutright and together they have one son, Nicholas. Brent is a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and currently Vice President of Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. He enjoys hunting and fishing, and spending time outdoors.


Nicholas T.  Cutright

Nicholas T. Cutright, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Preneed Sales Associate

Nicholas T. Cutright was born in 1993, in Elkins, WV, the only son of Brent L. and Debbie D. Cutright. He is a 2011 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, holds a B.S. degree in Accountancy from West Virginia Wesleyan College (Class of 2014), and is a 2015 graduate of his mother's alma mater--the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS). He is married to his college sweetheart, April, who assists him at times at the funeral chapel. Nicholas and April are members of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon, where he serves as Vice President of the Holy Name Society and is a member of the Pastoral Council. He is also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus (Elkins Council #603 and Our Lady of the Mountains Assembly #3159).


April V. Cutright

April V. Cutright, Funeral Attendant

April is the wife of Nicholas T. Cutright and assists her husband and mother- and father-in-law at the funeral chapel in the evenings and on weekends. She can be found greeting families and friends and assisting with other tasks at the funeral chapel. April is a graduate of Tygart Valley High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College (B.S. Accountancy), and is a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon.