Matthew Kennedy, originally from the Cambridge/Byesville area, has joined the staff of Hadley Funeral Homes as an apprentice. The Marietta chapel, Reno chapel and New Matamoras chapel will be served by Kennedy under the direction of his master funeral director and embalmer J. Rob Hadley. Kennedy will serve his apprenticeship for 12 months and take his state board laws exam in January 2014. He has passed his National Board Examination while at Mortuary College.