Ready to Serve You

Our experienced, compassionate professionals are ready to assist you at Southern Cremations & Funerals's three family-owned funeral homes in Marietta, Covington and Fairburn. Our goal is to create meaningful experiences and lasting memories for our customers and their families. We are available to assist you 24/7 with immediate needs or are happy to schedule an appointment to help you pre-plan your own future services. Above all, we strive to treat each family we serve with kindness, professionalism and honesty.


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Christine Hunsaker Owner & CEO of Southern Cremations & Funerals and Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Robert J. Hunsaker President, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Micah Brown Chief Operating Officer, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Sam L. Russell Executive Vice President of Operations, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Dr. Cindi Branch Human Resources Consultant at Hunsaker Partners, LLC

Southern Cremations & Funerals - Marietta

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Sergio Cavazos General Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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Tyice D. Mills Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director
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D. Scott Dixon Funeral Home Supervisor
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Marcquis Phillips Funeral Director
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Shane DeLong Funeral Director
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Brandy Crowe Funeral Service Apprentice, Certified Crematory Operator
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Kisha Lissimore Funeral Service Apprentice
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Mahaly Garrett Rusk Grant Funeral Service Apprentice
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Cameron Perez-Stamps Funeral Service Apprentice
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Leonel Villanueva Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Joshua R. Powell Funeral Assistant
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Bradley T. Moody Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Donna Seagrave Cemetery Administrator
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Lisa Barker Funeral Administrator
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Nicole Soto Funeral Home Associate
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Yvette Hernandez Funeral Administration
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Troy Hall Chaplain, Community Relations
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Sergio Acevedo Community Relations
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Larry Panno Family Service Supervisor
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Mark "Randy" Lanier Family Service Counselor
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Stacy Feraco Family Service Counselor
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Nate White Cemetery Superintendent
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Bella Grief Therapy Dog

Southern Cremations & Funerals - Covington

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Timotheous Springer, Sr Assistant Manager, Funeral Director
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Sophie Newsome Administrator
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Jason Little Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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LaFaith S. Phillips Funeral Assistant
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Hannah Harper Funeral Assistant

Southern Cremations & Funerals - Fairburn

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Tiffani Baum Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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Tony House Funeral Director
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Kashia Webster Assistant Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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William Jordan Funeral Assistant
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Anthony King Funeral Assistant
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David Fleming Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Heather Black Administrative Manager
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Angielica Young Administration
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Ralph Singer Family Service Counselor
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Trey A. Abad Superintendant, Holly Hill Memorial Park

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Christina Nethery Accounting Director, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Debbie Hunsaker Director of Marketing, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Brian Thorp Human Resources Director, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Anthony Burks Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Sherri R. Booher Accounting Specialist, Hunsaker Partners, LLC

Christine Hunsaker

Owner & CEO of Southern Cremations & Funerals and Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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With over 25 years of experience, Christine has worked every facet of the funeral, cemetery and cremation business. She has been a corporate officer for two of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States—Stewart Enterprises and Service Corporation International. Christine holds a degree in political science and business administration from Utah State University and a Master’s Degree in international business/trade/commerce from University of Cape Town, in South Africa. She is a Board Member of the International Cemetery and Cremation Funeral Association (ICCFA) and a member of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

Christine has lived in Georgia for over 20 years and is an avid pet lover. In fact, she is also the founder and owner of Paws, Whiskers & Wags, Your Pet Crematory with three locations in Georgia and North Carolina. She and her partner, Kellie Rowker, a nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, have two dogs and two rescue cats.

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Robert J. Hunsaker

President, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Robert has been involved in the funeral industry his entire life, as his father was a funeral director and they were living in a funeral home when he was born. From an early age, he worked at a cemetery and a group of funeral homes. He finds great satisfaction in helping families during a very difficult time of their lives and enjoys establishing relationships with all those he is honored to serve. Robert has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Weber State University and has worked in sales and executive positions for several companies that serve the funeral industry, including: Batesville Casket Company, Great Western Insurance Company, Service Corporation International and SinoSource International, Inc. He is a Board Member for the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and International Cemetery and Cremation Funeral Association (ICCFA). Robert has been married to Debra George Hunsaker for 30 years and loves spending time with his family which includes three children: Jenna, J.R. and Jett. He enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing and anything in the outdoors.

Micah Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Micah has a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law/Political Science and 8 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery industry. He chose to work in this industry so he can educate families on the importance of planning their arrangements before the time of need. Micah enjoys being able to become part of someone’s family to offer some relief from the stress and anxiety that comes with losing a loved one. He is married, has four children, and enjoys spending quality time with them. Micah is very passionate about hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Sam L. Russell

Executive Vice President of Operations, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Sam has 35 years of experience in the funeral industry, with 25 years in leadership and executive leadership positions. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who started out in a small-town funeral home and has since worked in rural funeral homes and some of the most prestigious funeral homes in Georgia and Texas. He has held senior leadership roles with the largest funeral home and cemetery company in the US and was responsible for developing training and service programs to increase customer care for families. He is also an expert on options for families choosing cremation. Sam is committed to helping the employees at all our funeral homes and cemetery properties adhere to our company core values of quality and excellence. He considers it a privilege to help families during difficult times.

Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Berry College, a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee, and an Associate of Science in Funeral Service from John A. Gupton College. He also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration from North Park University. Sam enjoys national and international travel, outdoor activities, history, and his dog Bo.

Dr. Cindi Branch

Human Resources Consultant at Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Cindi Branch has her Doctorate in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and over 20 years of human resources experience with the largest provider of funeral, cemetery and crematory services in the world. She has a passion for service and training. Cindi is also a devoted pet lover and helped found Paws, Whiskers & Wags, Your Pet Crematory in 2005 following the death of her beloved poodle, Casey. She initiated Paws, Whiskers & Wag's Grief Training Program and helps maintain our strong relationship with the University of Georgia. An avid “Bulldawg,” Cindi makes her home at Lake Oconee and shares it with her two Poodle kids, Rudy and Lucky Girl. She enjoys the outdoors, boating, sports, movies and reading.

Sergio Cavazos

General Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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Sergio was born in Nogales, Sonora Mexico and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He was one of 5 children and the first son of Sergio & Maria Cavazos. Sergio graduated from Pima Community College with a Business Administrative Degree and later received a Mortuary Science Certificate from Cypress Community College in 1997. Starting in the funeral profession in 1994, Sergio has been a licensed funeral director since 1997. With 13 years of experience as a funeral home manager, 7 years as a general manager, his driving force is to be there for his community, funeral home/cemetery families, and employees. Hablo Espanol.

Tyice D. Mills

Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director
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Tyice has been a licensed funeral director for 18 years and is licensed in Georgia, Florida and Michigan. She earned her Associates Degree in Funeral Service Education from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services. Tyice also has Bachelor's Degree in American English and Literature from Eastern Michigan University and a Master's Degree in Higher Education from Walden University(Michigan). She feels it is her professional calling to provide the highest standard of compassion and services to the families and community she serves, during and after a death has occurred. 

Tyice has one daughter, Jaylin, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Romeo. She's an avid runner (she runs daily!), animal lover, and enjoys swimming with her daughter. 

D. Scott Dixon

Funeral Home Supervisor
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Scott has 28 years of funeral industry experience (in Florida, Savannah, and Marietta) and is currently completing his degree at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He feels it is his professional calling to provide the highest standard of compassion and services to the families and community he serves, before, during and after a death has occurred. Scott is also an accomplished musician and plays both the piano and organ. He is currently the music director and accompanist for St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan. Scott loves to travel, is active in local community theater, and has three dogs. 

Marcquis Phillips

Funeral Director
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Marcquis graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Now with over three years of industry experience, he chose this vocation because he loves to help families through one of the worst times of their lives. In his free time, Marquis enjoys playing and watching baseball, and relaxing and spending quality time with family and friends.

Shane DeLong

Funeral Director
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Shane has been working in the funeral industry for 7 years and became a licensed Funeral Director 5 years ago. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Shane also has a Master Cosmetology License, a Master Cosmetology Instructor License, and is a licensed life insurance agent. He entered the industry to help people through the funeral and grieving process. His cosmetology skills help him make a family member look their best after death, helping give the famiy closure.  He likes providing beautiful last memories for the family to spend with their loved one.

 

Shane has three pugs, provides cosmetology services at a local nursing home one day a week, and is a "foodie" who loves to cook and enjoys gardening. 

Brandy Crowe

Funeral Service Apprentice, Certified Crematory Operator
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Brandy is a very compassionate and empathetic person that truly enjoys helping others, so she knew at a very young age that we wanted to work in funeral service industry. She felt that there was no better way to help than to assist families in their time of loss. To make a small difference during their darkest times or add a little light and ease their burdens so they can grieve. Her goal is to continue her education and apprenticeship so she can become a licensed funeral director. Brandy’s life philosophy of helping others was instilled in her through her late mother. She taught Brandy to be kind to everyone because you never know what battle they may be facing.

 Brandy currently lives in the Metro Atlanta area with her son, daughter, and son-in-law. They have 3 cats and an 8-year-old bearded dragon. She enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, hiking, and playing board games.

 

Kisha Lissimore

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Kisha is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and has two years of experience in the funeral industry. Retired from working in hospital administration, funeral service is Kisha's second career. She decided to enter the funeral profession because she loves people and has a desire to help families. In her spare time, Kisha loves to shop, swim and relax. 

Mahaly Garrett Rusk Grant

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Mahaly has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Experiencing a lot of death at a very young age, she was eternally grateful for those who helped her through it, acknowledging her pain and grief. She later realized that she wanted to help families through the difficult grief they experience after losing a loved one so they don't feel so alone. Mahaly knew she could assist families through this process and help them see the light at the end of the tunnel.  And while the pain of losing a loved one doesn't completely go away, she knows we can learn to adapt and carry the memories of our loved ones with us.

Mahaly resides with her fiance and her cat. Her interests include hiking, traveling (specifically to National Parks or the desert in the West), sculpture, found-object art, true crime, video games and horror moveis. She's been a vegetarian since she was 13 years old and is a huge supporter of animal rights. 

Cameron Perez-Stamps

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Cameron received her Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Her goal in pursuing a career in the funeral industry has always been to ease suffering. She feels that experiencing a loss is one of the hardest things we do as human beings. Cameron believes her job is to make the process as painless as possible for survivors and help them honor their loved ones to the very best of her ability.

Cameron has a Chihuahua Terrier mix named Una and enjoys horror flicks, playing video games, and being on the water.

Leonel Villanueva

Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Leonel is a native of Venezuela. He moved to the United States in 1997 and has been in the funeral industry for 7 years. Leonel is one of the first people that our families get to see, and enjoys being the comfort as he helps the families to prepare for the next steps. Leonel’s professionalism and character show strongly in his everyday work ethic and compassion for the families he serves. He has a kind heart and has been a great addition to the Southern Cremations & Funeral family.

When Leonel is not at work he enjoys going to the gym, being around friends and family. He also enjoys spending time with his doggie, Chloe.

Joshua R. Powell

Funeral Assistant
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Joshua has worked in the funeral home industry for 7 years. He feels it is his professional calling to provide the highest standard of compassion and services to the families and the community he serves, during and after a death has occurred.

Joshua enjoys restoring a wide variety of antiques, using his carpentry, electrical and mechanical skills. He also enjoys tending to his flower and vegetable garden. Joshua loves to be outdoors and is an avid kayaker and hiker, and can often be found in the Georgia mountains.

Bradley T. Moody

Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Bradley has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ashford University and over 10 years of customer service experience. This has been his first year in the funeral industry and he is grateful that he can use his experience to make a difference in families' lives during difficult circumstances. 

Bradly has two daughters and one son. He enjoyes reading, writing and creating artwork.

Donna Seagrave

Cemetery Administrator
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Donna’s background in the cemetery industry and detail-oriented nature make her a good addition to our team. Donna attended the State University of New York in Buffalo, where she met her husband. After 15 years as a paralegal, she spent 16 years within the death care industry (Gibraltar Mausoleum Corp., Service Corporation International, and Carriage Services) as well as 11 years with a cemetery and funeral home software developer (Memorial Business Systems) which lets her bring a unique perspective in working with our families. Although Donna originally hails from New York City, she moved around the country with her husband of 40+ years before they settled in this area 20 years ago with their daughter. Her daughter has since married and started her own family. Donna has not had time for 'empty nest syndrome.’ She loves reading, listening to all types of music, painting, crafting and travel .. but nothing more than being a new grandma!

Lisa Barker

Funeral Administrator
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Lisa has an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and has worked in multiple roles in the service industry including retail, hospitality, and sales/marketing. She has also worked in administrative roles in county government, as well as serving in multiple roles in an assisted living/memory care community. Lisa enjoys helping others, making people smile, and providing a white-glove level of customer service to our families. She and her husband Melvin have been together for nearly 20 years, starting in their teens. They have two teenage girls and four boys (including twins).

Nicole Soto

Funeral Home Associate
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Nicole graduated from FTC College in Business Management and Marketing. While she is new to the funeral industry, she is passionate about providing excellent customer service. Nicole believes each family should be treated with compassion and integrity. She enjoys spending her spare time with her spiritual family as a youth leader, benevolence director, and video/audio assistant. Nicole also likes to play volleyball as a setter or outside hitter, or soccer as goalkeeper or a sweeper. She also speaks several languages. Hablo Espanol.

Yvette Hernandez

Funeral Administration
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Yvette began working for Southern Cremations & Funerals in 2020 after having worked in several customer service positions. She believes in putting our families first and giving her best at all times. Hablo Español.

Yvette comes from a small family and likes to do creative things including drawing and listening to music.

 

Troy Hall

Chaplain, Community Relations
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Troy Hall joined the staff of Southern Cremations and Funerals in February 2016. He was born and raised in Paulding County and graduated from Paulding County High School. Troy was called to preach the summer of that same year. He went on to college and earned a degree in computers. Troy also attended Bible College for 2 years at Atlanta Bible College and Georgia Baptist Seminary. He has been a licensed minister for 15 years and loves ministering to people in any way the Lord presents the opportunity. Troy is married to Yolanda Hall and has a beautiful 7-year-old daughter.

In Troy’s words, “I have experienced a lot in my life physically and mentally, which has helped me to help others in life. I have had 6 major heart surgeries including a heart transplant so life is very precious to me. I try to live every day as my last. All these trials in my life have made me who I am and have given me a great compassion.”

Sergio Acevedo

Community Relations
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Sergio is new to the funeral industry, with a background in customer service and medical sales. A native of Mexico, he became involved in funeral service thru a family connection and discovered that he loves helping families. His outgoing personality and multi-lingual skills make him a true asset to the company. Sergio is fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of French and German.

Sergio learned early in life (from his grandmother) that being kind, listening and helping others are important attributes. When he had the opportunity to start working in the funeral industry, he immediately felt “at home.” He said it is both humbling and an honor to assist families during a difficult time. Sergio enjoys running, any outdoor activity, kayaking, cooking, and domestic and international travel. He also has a keen interest in horticulture including growing and breeding orchids.

Larry Panno

Family Service Supervisor
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Larry has over 20 years experience in sales and believes his job is to be welcoming, open and helpful as he assists families. He also enjoys gardening movies and music.

Mark "Randy" Lanier

Family Service Counselor
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Randy has over 37 years experience in sales and has an Associate's Degree  from Middle Georgia State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Georgia - Athens. He has always enjoyed working with and meeting all different kinds of people, making them happy and fulfilling their needs. In this position, he truly enjoys forming a bond with the families he serves and helping them as much as possible in their time of need. Randy wants to ease their pain, if possible.

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their two English Bulldogs - BB & King. Randy has one son, three stepstones, and 10 grandchildren. His favorite thing to do is visit his grandchildren, work out, and watch sports. He loves all sports and played baseball for the University of Georgia as a third basement. He also enjoys coaching his grandchildren. 

Stacy Feraco

Family Service Counselor
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Stacy spent 25 years working with multiple international textile factories building, importing and placing products into various national U.S. retail chains. However, she later identified that she missed making a difference in people's lives. Her natural compassion and empathetic nature now enable her to expertly assist families in their time of need. 

Stacy has been blessed with a large, loving family. Most of all, she enjoys being "nonna" to her five, young grandchildren and counts those relationships as her most treatured life gift. Stacy also enjoys gardening, cooking, restoring old homes, and international travel. 

Nate White

Cemetery Superintendent
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Nate White is an integral member of the team at Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park. He has been in the cemetery profession since 2011, and loves that his role at our Cheatham Hill Memorial Park allows him to work outside.

When Nate is not at the park, you can find Nate reading, watching movies, bike riding, and playing with his dogs.

Bella

Grief Therapy Dog
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Bella is a three-year-old black Labradoodle who has been professionally trained as a therapy dog by Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team. A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Her “parents” are Robert and Debbie Hunsaker, whose family owns Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill. Since Bella has a sweet temperament, is naturally curious and loves to meet people, she quickly took to her new "job" as a grief therapy dog and now loves to go to work with Robert. Bella comes to work every weekday in her “work vest” and would love to meet you. When she’s not working, Bella loves to chase squirrels, go for walks in Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, get belly rubs and play with her favorite toys – a stuffed hedgehog and rabbit.

We are also in the pet cremation business. Our sister company, Paws, Whiskers & Wags, Your Pet Crematory, has two locations in Georgia. Click for more information about our pet cremation services.

Timotheous Springer, Sr

Assistant Manager, Funeral Director
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Timotheous has 35 years of funeral services experience and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi, Cosmetology and Master Barber licenses from Creations College, and is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services. Timotheous feels his career is a “calling” and he truly serves to assist families in their time of need. He enjoys horses, playing drums, fishing, playing pool, and spending tie with his family.

Sophie Newsome

Administrator
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Sophie is originally from Kingston, Jamaica and has five years of experience in accounting and human resource management. She enjoys the service she gives to others and likes to think she is making a difference in people’s lives. It is her purpose to help others as much as she can, so that individuals can have a better outcome in any situation and live a meaningful life. Sophie believes that the path to a better life is through the practices and development of respect, professionalism, love, and honesty. She loves to experience new culture and atmospheres, and her favorite place to visit is Miami, FL. When not traveling, Sophie is involved with volunteer work/community participation with SGI-USA Atlanta. She lives with her family of five in the Atlanta area.

Jason Little

Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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Jason joined Southern Cremations & Funerals in August 2018 as a funeral assistant. With 25 years in the service industry, he was no stranger to the hard work and dedication required to provide excellent customer service. Originally from Louisiana and with a background in culinary arts, he was coaxed into the funeral industry. With excellent mentorship and an adventurous spirit, he grew with the company and became certified as a crematory operator in December 2018. Jason believes there are two times when people are at their worst: when they are grieving and when they are hungry. Now he has the skills and experience to assist families in either situation.

 

LaFaith S. Phillips

Funeral Assistant
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LaFaith is a two-time graduate of Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Health and Master of Science in Forensic Science. She also graduated from American Public University with certification in Forensics and John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN with an Associate of Arts, majoring in Funeral Service Education.

As a Bishop's daughter, being involved in the funeral industry is second nature to her. She was introduced to the eulogizing and funeral service side early, and grew to love working with people. She has worked with other companies in the funeral industry and is excited to continue her career with Southern Cremations & Funerals. LaFaith chose to work in the funeral industry so she could actively engage with families during their time of bereacement to comfort and support them, and believes this is truly her calling. She says that having the abiity to feel empathy and display true concern that enables families to get through a tough time is the epitome of what she holds dear working within the funeral industry. 

LaFaith enjoys going horseback riding, playing basketball, hiking, organic gardening, and loving on her "fur babies." She actively participates in community service with her sorority and loves traveling abroad.

Hannah Harper

Funeral Assistant
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Tiffani Baum

Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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Tiffani is a Mu Sigma Alpha graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and a licensed funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator. She feels she received a “later in life calling” to help families through the most difficult time in their lives and strives to ease their stress in making those final decisions.

Tiffani has two daughters (Kristen and Tatum) that have supported her tremendously in her career and is recently married. She also has four fur babies: Louie, Sage, KC and Chasity. Tiffani loves crafts of all types, but especially enjoys acrylic painting.

Tony House

Funeral Director
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Tony grew up in Cobb County and graduated from North Cobb High School. He was raised in the funeral business as his father, uncles and other family members were funeral directors. After serving in the US Army, he followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He started out as an EMT with Metro Ambulance Service and worked for Medford Funeral Home in Marietta. He later moved to Griffin and worked for Haisten Funeral Homes for over 25 years. In 2010, he became the manager of Holly Hill Funeral Home, and later the owner. In September 2019, Tony merged Holly Hill Funeral Home with Southern Cremations & Funerals. Tony has 2 sons and 6 grandchildren.

 

Kashia Webster

Assistant Manager, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
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At the tender age of 5 years old, Kashia began to find a love for funeral service. As a result, she later decided to attain an associate degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service. She graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Services in 2011 and is currently licensed as a funeral director and embalmer. Kashia furthered her educational studies by receiving a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Biblical Studies from Beulah Heights University in 2016. Kashia has served in multiple capacities in the funeral industry for over 10 years and has a deep passion for assisting families during the most vulnerable times of their lives. She has a servant’s heart which leads her to provide a wealth of compassion, coupled with professionalism, with each family she encounters. 

 

In her spare time, Kashia thoroughly enjoys spending quality time with her family and her fur baby “Prissy.” She loves to travel, research history, read, and learn new information. Kashia is an advocate for community cohesiveness and devotes much of her time to spreading love to others from all different walks of life. 

 

William Jordan

Funeral Assistant
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William is a native of Scottdale, GA and graduated from Shamrock High School. He worked for the DeKalb County School System for 15 years. In 2015, William began his journey of service in the funeral industry. He believes that funeral service is a calling from God and he always puts God first. William has been married to his wife Virginia for over 25 years and they have four children. He enjoys serving in his church, spending time with family, and watching sports.

Anthony King

Funeral Assistant
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Anthony attended technical college in the Atlanta area and has a degree in Food Service. He was a limousine driver for funerals for two years before joining Southern Cremations & Funerals. He feels it is important to serve families in need during their time of bereavement.  William is married to Sonya King and the couple have five children. He loves spending quality time with his family, singing and fishing.

David Fleming

Funeral Assistant, Certified Crematory Operator
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David has an Associate of Science from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and is a certified crematory operator and arranger. He has been working in the industry for over a year now and has a true desire to help people. He enjoys working in customer service and helping families that need closure. David and his partner of four years have two dogs.

Heather Black

Administrative Manager
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Heather has worked for Holly Hill Memorial Park and Southern Cremations & Funerals since 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is working to obtain her master’s degree. Heather’s goal is to help families as much as she can during the difficult situation of losing a loved one. She knows first-hand what it is like to lose someone she loves, so tries to make this process a little easier for our families.

Angielica Young

Administration
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Angielica has an Associates of Science Degree from Gordon State College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Clayton State University. Her previous experence was in human resources and healthcare but is excited to work in end of life care. Angielica feels it's her professional calling to ensure that everyone is on the same page as they work toward common goals. She is passionate about respecting each family and making sure they receive excellent good customer service, effectively communicating with them so no one feels rushed or pressured.

Angielica is a dedicated plant mom and loves to be surrounded by nature. The beach is her favorite place on earth. She also enjoys mentoring young girls and helping them find their passion.

Ralph Singer

Family Service Counselor
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Ralph has a Bachelor's Degree in Sales and Marketing from the University of Memphis and is proud to say that he funded his own education, including earning two scholarships. With all his experience in sales and business, this is his first postion in the cemetery/funeral industry. Ralph's true focus since entering this industry is to bring comfort and relief to families that are suffering. He's always found that helping people in need has brought him joy and success. 

Ralph enjoys spending every weekend watching his son (who will soon be heading to college) play travel baseball. He loves all sports, now primarily basketball and golf.

Trey A. Abad

Superintendant, Holly Hill Memorial Park
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Trey has been with for Hunsaker Partners, LLC for 5 years, previously working at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park. He had also worked for a car dealership in detailing and transport, but his heart was in landscaping. Skilled in operating a backhoe, front loader, and other heavy equipment, he brings a lot of experience in the cemetery maintenance to Holly Hill Memorial Park. Trey loves working outdoors and getting to help people every day. 

Christina Nethery

Accounting Director, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Christina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and several years of experience in both the accounting and funeral industry. She was the Controller for Lohman Properties (14 locations) in Florida for 7 years and Regional Manager for StoneMor Partners (22 locations) for 3 years. She enjoys spending time with family in her spare time, including one daughter and a grandson.

Debbie Hunsaker

Director of Marketing, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations from Weber State University and has over 18 years of experience in sales, public relations, marketing and journalism. She’s been a public relations director, managing editor and lead reporter for a community newspaper, and client relations/business development manager for a marketing company. Specialties include copy writing, script writing, social media and developing strategic marketing campaigns. Debbie and her husband Robert are originally from Utah and have three children. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, boating, fishing, and volunteering in her community.

Brian Thorp

Human Resources Director, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Brian has 20+ years of retail Business and Human Resources management experience and has been employed with Hunsaker Partners, LLC for two years. He has a Master of Business Administration, Organizational Leadership from Keiser University and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Kaplan University. Brian likes to help people, giving them to tools and resources to flourish in life. He feels working in Human Resources enables him to not only give them those toos but be part of their growth and development. "This industry is all about the people we ineract with on a daily basis, and I love being a part of that!"

Brian has a fur baby named Chloe. He enjoys getting outdoors and seeing what life has to offer. His parents, grandmother and two siblings (with their families) all live in the same area and they enjoy getting together for family dinners/get togethers.

Anthony Burks

Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Anthony is a retired Army Veteran, Sergeant First Class, with 15 years of front and back-office administration duties and 10 years of leadership/management experience. He has an Associates Degree in Office Management from Virginia College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of La Verne Burbank. He is also a licensed Massage/Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist and has his Esthetician License from Marinello School of Beauty.

Anthony thrives on growth and loves working as a team to help accomplish a goal. "I do what I do now to not only accomplish the company's mission, but to keep my personal and professional attitude in check."

Anthony loves doing anything outdoors and has a beautiful Australian shepherd that loves to play and keeps him on his toes. He loves playhing softball, kickball and tennis. Anthony loves going to baseball games and Alabama football is his favoirte football team. ROLL TIDE! He says his mom is one of his best friends and that he would not be where he is now without her love, support and guidance. Anthony and his family are very close and they are a great support to him. 

Sherri R. Booher

Accounting Specialist, Hunsaker Partners, LLC
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Sherri has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Kennesaw State University and this her first position in the funeral industry. Her philosphy is best decribed by two quotes from Marcus Aurelius: "When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love..." and "Accept the things to which fate binds you and love the people with whom fate brings you together but do so with all your heart."

Sherri is happily married to her wife, Wendy, and they have a daughter named Lucy. They have 3 dogs (all rescues): Dutch, Eleanor and Rudy, and 4 cats: Coco, Thomas, Bailey and Kiggy Smalls. Sherri enjoys traveling around the world, coding and building websites, learning new programming languages and new technology, and collecting vinyl records.