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With over 85 years of combined experience in funeral service, Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes are pleased to have long-tenured employees that offer compassionate and dignified service. It is our goal to serve each family as we would like to be served.

William M.

William M.

President/Owner

Born in 1963 to Gene and Doris Jean (Morgan) Mullins, Bill grew up in Pendleton County, Kentucky the youngest of five children (brothers, Gene, Jr. and Daryl and sisters, Regina Gregg and Renee Brown).  He graduated from Pendleton County Memorial High School in 1981.  He began his career in funeral service in 1983 in Falmouth, Kentucky, with Woodhead Funeral Home and continued his apprenticeship with Peoples Funeral Home.  After graduating from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Bill moved to Winchester, Virginia, to continue his funeral service career.  He returned to Northern Kentucky in 1999 and began working at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes.  In March, 2007, Bill fulfilled a career-long ambition of ownership when he purchased the four Middendorf-Bullock locations.

Bill lives above the Ludlow funeral home and has been married to his wife Nancy (Deaton) for nearly 35 years.  They have one daughter, Donna.  Bill is the Chair for the Wreaths for Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN), First Vice President of the Hebrons Lion Club, participates with the Ludlow Civic Club, is a member of the Covington Moose Lodge, Newport Elks, Woodmen of the World and is a Kentucky Colonel . 

Bill's professional memberships include the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky where he the Northern District Director, the Northern District Funeral Directors Association (past President),and the National Funeral Director's Association.  As an additional service for the families he serves, Bill also holds a life insurance license for the purpose of pre-funding funerals.



Irene H. McCracken

Irene H. McCracken

Funeral Director

After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1952, Irene moved to Erlanger from Ashland, Kentucky, as a high school teacher at Lloyd Memorial High School.  She had three majors:  Driver's Education, Physical Education, and Business Education.  Her teaching career lasted for 32 wonderful years:  six years at Lloyd Memorial, one year at Parkland Junior High School in Louisville, and 25 years at Dixie Heights High School.

Ironically, during Irene's first month of teaching at Lloyd, her principal asked her to do a favor for him--go play the organ for a funeral at Taliaferro Funeral Home!  Irene's hobby later became her vocation!!  She has been in and out of that same building for 64 years now, getting her Funeral Director's license after retiring from teaching.

Irene has been married to Milton McCracken, Jr. for 63 years.  They have two daughters:  Jo Harris McCracken is a CPA and Karen Delaney is an attorney.  Irene has been actively involved with the Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home for the past 37 years.

Irene is a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Trustee for United Christian Volunteers, and a member of the Erlanger Historical Society and Kenton County Retired Teachers Association.  She has always been active in local and community affairs, enjoys working with people, AND supporting her beloved Kentucky Wildcats!!


Dennis D. Meyer

Dennis D. Meyer

Congratulations to Dennis on his semi-retirement! We are happy to announce that he will continue his association with the funeral home but in a different capacity. Occasionally you may see him on a service but Dennis will no longer keep office hours or see families. He will be working behind the scenes to ensure that each and every family is receiving the utmost care.

A native of Indiana, Dennis attended Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1986. He has lived in the Northern Kentucky Area for over 31 years.

A resident of Florence, KY, Dennis and wife Helen have three sons, Jeff, Russ, and Chris, and four grandchildren. He is a certified Christian Financial Counselor and he and Helen are members of Kento-Boo Baptist Church, Florence.

Starting his 22nd year of employment at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes, Dennis is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in Kentucky as well as Indiana. He is also a licensed Life Insurance Agent.


David M. Wiener

David M. Wiener

Erianger Manager

The son of Richard and Jo Ann Wiener, Dave and his family have strong roots in Northern Kentucky. He is the grandson of Leonard and Anna Wiener, who owned and operated a shoe repair shop on Main Street in Covington in the Main Strasse Village for 38 years. Dave's father also owned and operated a shoe repair shop on Dixie Highway in Erlanger.

Dave grew up in Erlanger, attended St. Henry Church, and graduated from Lloyd Memorial High School in 1980. He attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1993 with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. He has been a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in Kentucky since 1995 and recently celebrated his 26th work anniversary here at the funeral home.

Married since 1985, Dave and his wife, Kathy Blackburn, and their three children, David II, Beth,and Anna, are residents of Union. Kathy is a Special Education Teacher at New Haven Elementary in Union. They are members of All Saints Church in Walton.

Dave is also a member of the Lloyd Memorial High School Alumni Association, and a PTA member at New Haven Elementary and Ryle High School.

An auto enthusiast,Dave also enjoys listening classic rock on the radio.


Nancy Mullins

Nancy Mullins

Funeral Director

Born in 1964 to the late Johnny and Donna "Susy" (Yelton) Deaton, Nancy grew up on a small farm outside of Butler, Kentucky.  The oldest of two daughters (sister--Karen Deaton Shoemaker), she graduated from Pendleton County Memorial High School in 1982 and attended Northern Kentucky University. 

After moving to Virginia, Nancy attended Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History.  While in college, she was active in the Commuter Forum (a group designed to foster awareness of the needs of non-traditional students) and wrote a regular guest column for the college newspaper.  Nancy is a member of the Political Science and History Academic Societies as well as the Shepherd University Alumni Association.

Married to William "Bill" Mullins, Nancy lives above the funeral home in Ludlow. They have one child, a daughter, Donna. 

A former substitute teacher with the Ludlow Independent School District, Nancy is the Treasurer of Wreaths for Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN), Secretary of the Hebron's Lion Club and President of the Ludlow Civic Club. She is a licensed funeral director in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Benny Clary

Benny Clary

Funeral Associate

Benny and his wife, Ann, are residents of Ludlow and have been married for 52 years.  They have three children, Margaret, Mike, and Mark, and five grandchildren.

Benny graduated from Ludlow High School in 1955 and joined the Air Force.  After his time in the service, he went to work for Smith Barney where he worked for 33 years until his retirement in 1999. 

Benny has coached Little League Baseball, Football, and Basketball in Ludlow for over 20 years.  One of his coaching highlights includes the Riverfront Classic held at Riverfront Stadium in 1974 where his D-Team, the Ludlow AC Buffalos, won the City Championship.

Over the years, Benny's love of sports has given him exposure to many aspects of the athletic world that most sport's lovers could only dream about.  He has kept the clock for the Ludlow High School Basketball teams for 48 years.  He was the original official score keeper at Northern Kentucky University from the inception of its Men’s and Women’s basketball programs until his retirement two seasons ago. He has also been a Ticket Taker for the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals and many other venues around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area for past 39 years.


Benny is a member of the Ludlow High School Hall of Fame and the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall Of Fame. He is a former member of the Ludlow School Board and a former City Councilman for 14 years. He has been actively committed to the Ludlow for many years.


Benny began working for Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in 1999 but if you do not see him here, check out one the area's sporting or other entertainment venues.  He always has a friendly smile and "hello" for everyone.


Dave Ziegler

Dave Ziegler

Funeral Associate

Dave is a life-long resident of Ludlow, Kentucky.  The son of Nancy and the late Bill Ziegler, he graduated from Ludlow High School in 1975.  His son, Andrew, also a Ludlow alumni and is a senior at the University of Kentucky.

Dave is very involved in the Ludlow community.  He has coached youth sports at various times for many years and has been involved with the Ludlow Interfaith Committee, the Ludlow Christmas Home Tour and the Hot Dogs in the Park Program.

Dave has also served the Ludlow Independent School District in a variety of ways.  He has been an elementary classroom volunteer, a basketball and volleyball coach, a member of the Family Resource Center Advisory Board, elected to the High School Site Based Decision Making Council, a member of the Title IX Committee, a volunteer with the CLASP After School Program, sat on the Superintendent Search Committee, and was elected to the Ludlow Board of Education.

Because of his service to the children of the Ludlow School District and the community at large, Dave was awarded a lifetime PTA membership by the Ludlow PTA in 2007.  He is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and the Ludlow Athletic Boosters.


Harry E. Hammons

Harry E. Hammons

Funeral Associate

Harry E. Hammons was born and raised in Ludlow and is an alumnus of Ludlow High School.  He is married to Loretta Steele Hammons.  They have three children, Doug , Jeff, and Kim, and a grandson, Jeff.

Harry is a retired Road Conductor for Norfolk/Southern Railroad.  He is a member and past Master of Unity Lodge #478, the Scottish Rite (KCCH), the American Legion Post 203 Latonia, and the Erlanger Baptist Church.

His hobbies include building model train layouts and attending Bluegrass festivals.


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