Meet Our Team  

 

 

It is often said that the greatest asset of any organization is its people. This is most certainly true here at McCullough Funeral Home. We have a team that comes to work with the full understanding that at its core, the McCullough mission is one of service. We believe each team member, no matter their position, directly impacts every family we serve and our community in general. We are all deeply involved in our community in various ways as individuals, and often, as a group. We love what we do. We are proud to serve alongside each other. At McCullough, we are more than a team...we are a family.

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Larry Michael McNeal, Jr. President, Licensed Funeral Director michael@mcculloughfh.com

Michael McNeal is the President and owner of McCullough Funeral Home. In this, he follows in the footsteps of his late uncle, and business namesake, Jimmy McCullough, and those of his mother, Carol McCullough McNeal, who purchased the funeral home shortly before her brother's passing. Because planning is an important part of every family owned business, in early 2012 the McNeal family began reviewing and planning for estate and business succession purposes. After much consideration and prayer, Michael purchased his mom's interest in both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park Cemetery. Prior to this transition, Michael had been in charge of the day to day operations of the firm for many years. With this natural progression, he looks forward to many more generations of his family serving this community. He feels honored to be able to continue in the legacy his Uncle Jimmy began and that his mother extended.

Michael had been involved in the family business since before college, when he worked here in the funeral home part-time for his Uncle Jimmy. It was during that time that he became interested in the business as a possible career for himself. As he continued to work in the funeral home, he realized that serving families and ministering to people in need offered a great deal of personal satisfaction and he has been proud to work at McCullough since the early nineties. His vision for us continues to be that we will provide the very highest standard of professional care to the families we are blessed to serve and that we will provide a workplace where our team feels like family, united by a common purpose to serve others.

Born in 1970 to Carol & the late Larry M. McNeal, Sr., Michael is proud to be a lifelong resident of Houston County. He graduated from the Westfield Schools in Perry, and then went on to the University of Georgia and also attended Macon State College. He is a graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta.

Michael is married to Shannon Shepherd McNeal, a Warner Robins native and former English teacher here in the Houston County School System. They have three children: Anna Lynn, Larry Michael McNeal III ("Mac"), and Ella. Along with his wife, he enjoys an active role in his church, Central Baptist. When away from the business, he enjoys spending time with family and anything involving his children and their many activities. Michael also enjoys spending time outside, and his interests include hunting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and, of course, Georgia Bulldog football.

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Carol McCullough McNeal President Emeritus

Carol McCullough McNeal, President Emeritus and former owner of McCullough Funeral Home is a lifelong native of Warner Robins and a guiding force here at McCullough Funeral Home. She was born to Mr. & Mrs. James Miller McCullough, Sr in 1944 at the Robins Air Force Base Hospital and was sister to the late Jimmy McCullough, from whom she purchased the funeral home prior to his death in 1997. Carol graduated from Warner Robins High School and attended Tift College until she married Larry McNeal, also a Warner Robins native. Sadly, her husband Larry passed away in March of 2013 following a complicated illness. Carol and Larry have three children; Jill McNeal Adams (Bo), Michael McNeal (Shannon), and Tom McNeal (Brandie).

In early 2012, and in the midst of Larry's increasing illness, the family wisely began considering the succession planning of McCullough Funeral Home. Her son, Michael, has been at the helm of the funeral home for many years, and ultimately in September of 2012 Carol made the decision to sell her full interest in the family business to him. By no means can this be confused with anything resembling retirement! Since this transition, Carol remains fully active in the day to day activities of the funeral home with no signs of slowing down. She is a constant presence and an integral part of the leadership of the McCullough Funeral Home family. Her vision, which was and is a continuation of her brother Jimmy's outstanding legacy of service, remains the guiding principle in how our company operates and how we view our mission to serve this community.

Outside of her involvement in McCullough Funeral Home, she is an adored "grandmama" to eight beautiful grandchildren and spending time with this active bunch keeps her extremely busy! Carol has a green thumb and is a lifelong gardener who loves spending time outside. In fact, the gorgeous arrangements in The Farmhouse (our event and gathering venue located here on the property) are often her handiwork and lovingly put together with cuttings from her own gardens. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church where she has served on numerous committees and she has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army.

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Jill McNeal Adams Vice President jill@mcculloughfh.com

Jill was born in 1969 to Larry & Carol McNeal. A lifelong resident of Warner Robins, Jill graduated from Northside High School, attended Georgia Southern and then received a degree in Visual Merchandising from American University in Atlanta. After several years working in that field, Jill decided she wanted to be involved in the family business here at McCullough Funeral Home. It was in 1993 that she came to work for her uncle, Jimmy McCullough. Since that time, as the business has grown, she has served in various capacities throughout the company.

Currently Jill oversees the operation of The Farmhouse, our gathering and event venue, located on the property of the funeral home. She is also responsible for the IT needs of the funeral home as well as of our cemetery, Magnolia Park. Additionally, she oversees several other human resource functions throughout the businesses.

Jill is the wife of Houston County Superior Court Judge G.E. "Bo" Adams. They have two very active children, Andrew and Caroline. Jill and Bo are active members of Bonaire First Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoys attending the myriad of events in which her children are involved, as well as spending time with family and friends. 

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Rosemary Reehling Financial Controller / Business Development & Public Relations rosemary@mcculloughfh.com

Rosemary is a native of Peach County, Georgia, where she was born to the late Paul and Mary Jo Reehling. She lived in Fort Valley until ninth grade when her family moved to Punta Gorda, Florida. A graduate of Charlotte High School, she went on to attend Mercer University from which she graduated in 1992. She was teaching English and History in Tampa, Florida, when her mom died unexpectedly in 1995 from cancer. She found the experience to be life-changing and decided she would make a career change. 

 

Not long after her mother's death, Rosemary took a position with Forethought Financial Services, then a subsidiary of Batesville Casket Company. Through this, McCullough Funeral Home and the McNeal family became her clients in 1997. While the "new" McCullough facility was being built, Larry McNeal offered her a newly created position as Family Service Counselor and she accepted. Her first day was actually on "move-in" day here at 417 S. Houston Lake. She has served in different capacities including oversight of the acquisition of Christopher Smith Funeral Home and Magnolia Park in 2003-04. She decided to spend a couple years away pursuing other interests, most notably working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. However, it didn't take long to find her way back home. Currently, she is responsible for the oversight of the financial operations of both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park. She also oversees our business development and community/public relations efforts along with other operational and human resources support. She is passionate about the nature of the business having seen both sides - both in serving others and in being served. In addition to her mom, she lost her nephew, Paul, in 1997; her older brother Paul in 2008; and more recently her beloved dad, Paul Reehling, in 2014. 

 

Active in the community, Rosemary is an Executive Board Member for the Mercer Athletic Foundation at Mercer University, currently serving as MAF Treasurer. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a former board member for Heart of Georgia Hospice. One of her favorite times each year has become National Police Week; locally she enjoys volunteering her time in support of activities during Police Week which celebrates and pays tribute to ALL who serve in any agency of law enforcement. She and the entire staff at McCullough are passionate supporters of the men and women who serve their communities at great personal risk. Additionally, she is a passionate advocate for Mercer University and has a great love for the Georgia coast. She enjoys golf, tennis, reading, time spent with family and with friends who have become family.  

 

 

 

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Chris Wadley Licensed Funeral Director chris@mcculloughfh.com

Chris was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia, and is a graduate of Statesboro High School. After high school he enrolled in and graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1993. Chris spent four years working for Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia, and then moved to Macon, where he became the co-manager of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery for five years. He joined the McCullough Funeral Home family in 2004 and has been a great addition to our team from the start. He is an excellent funeral director and the families he serves tell us that he has a way of making a difficult time a bit easier. We are fortunate to have him serving here with us. 

Chris has a beautiful daughter, Makenzie Carter, and a handsome young son, Hatcher Lanier. In addition to his activities at the funeral home and spending time with his family, Chris also enjoys hunting, fishing, and time outdoors. He is also a member of the Bonaire Boys Club. 

Chris appreciates the privilege of serving our community and finds great personal satisfaction in helping families when they are at one of their lowest points. He and his family are members of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Perry.

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Danny Hudson Licensed Funeral Director danny@mcculloughfh.com

Danny is a native of Ocilla, Georgia, where he first began working in funeral service as an apprentice. After graduating from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1976, Danny continued his career in the funeral business as a licensed funeral director. Danny came to the Warner Robins area in 1990, where he first worked at Christopher Smith Funeral Home. When the corporate ownership of that firm decided to leave the area in 2003, McCullough Funeral Home agreed to acquire their remaining assets and files and fortunately for us Danny joined the McCullough Funeral Home family. As a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Danny has been a very instrumental part of our team since his arrival. His guidance and leadership have served as an inspiration to all of us in different ways. 

 

In mid-2017, after 40 years in full-time service as a licensed funeral director, Danny decided it was time to scale back. While he "technically" retired, he is no less a part of the team. He still serves alongside us, only in a part-time manner. He still meets with families and functions as part of the director team, just with a lot more time for golf!  

Danny is married to Kendra Hudson, a former first grade teacher at Russell Elementary and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Kendra also retired in 2017, and she and Danny are enjoying a well-earned break and a lot of time playing golf. They have one daughter together, Marley. Danny has two other children, his eldest daughter Melissa, and a son, Garrison. He is also the proud grandfather of three granddaughters and one grandson...with another grandchild on the way! 

Danny and Kendra attend Shirley Hills Baptist Church here in Warner Robins. In addition to his part-time work with our families, Danny enjoys cooking on the grill, watching Nascar, and playing golf as often as possible! 

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James Williams Funeral Director Apprentice james@mcculloughfh.com

James is a native of Houston County and first began working with us in 2010 on a part-time basis after the loss of his grandmother. At that time he was a Sheriff's Deputy here in Houston County, where he spent 10 years. In 2013 he finalized his career change and became a full-time staff member at McCullough. He is currently a Funeral Director Apprentice and is enrolled at Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service where he is finishing his degree to become fully licensed. James says that after his grandmother's passing he truly began to see the funeral business as a ministry. He loves that his work gives him the opportunity to serve and help families during some of their most difficult times. Additionally, he continues to serve in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for Houston County on their reserve unit. 

James is passionate about our community and is an active member of both Warner Robins Civitian and the Bonaire Boys Club. He has three children: James, Logan and Katelyn. He In addition to spending time with them he also enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors in general. He is an avid Georgia Bulldog, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves fan. James attends Southside Baptist Church

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Jeff Cosey Funeral Director Apprentice jeffcosey@mcculloughfh.com

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Conner M. Everidge Funeral Director Apprentice conner@mcculloughfh.com

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Chad Wood Family Service Counselor chad@mcculloughfh.com

Chad is a native of Houston County, Georgia, and has been a part of the McCullough Funeral Home family since June 2017 when he began serving as a Chaplain and Funeral Director Apprentice. In April of 2018 he transitioned into the role of Family Service Counselor. Chad is available to work with families who want to make their wishes known by pre-arranging their funeral services. We are excited to have him on our team and helping families who make this valuable and loving decision. 

 

After graduating from Warner Robins High School, Chad received a degree in Speech Communication from Valdosta State University, and then went on to receive his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

 

In addition to being the Family Services Counselor at McCullough, Chad is also an ordained minister who enjoys speaking and preaching in various churches, organizations, civic groups, parachurch ministries, and clubs.  Prior to working at McCullough, Chad had served in numerous roles of vocational ministry. He is the former Pastor of First Baptist Church of Warner Robins, he served as the Area Director of the Flint River Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and as a church planter serving on staff at The River Church in Kathleen. 

 

Chad enjoys sports, traveling, and being outdoors, but his greatest joy is his family.  Chad has been married to his beautiful wife, Shana, since 2005, and they are blessed with three children, Asher, Anabelle, and Hudson, who keep their lives in a wonderful state of chaos! 

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Jeff Cleghorn Licensed Funeral Director jeff@mcculloughfh.com

A native and lifelong resident of Warner Robins, Jeff Cleghorn has been a part of the McCullough Funeral Home family since April 2009. He is a graduate of Warner Robins Christian Academy, Mercer University, Luther Rice University, and Ogeechee Technical College.

In addition to being a part of the McCullough staff on a part-time basis as a Licensed Funeral Director, Jeff is a full-time Music Evangelist and Concert Pianist. His concert and music ministry has carried him into many churches of varied denominations in eleven different states. He also takes part in a number of conferences each year, and co-hosts several senior adult retreats annually. Working at the funeral home provides Jeff with yet another outlet for ministry as he helps families move through the grieving process both as a funeral director and an ordained minister, preaching many funeral services in our facility as Funeral Home Chaplain. He also has his own recording studio in Bonaire, GA where he produces his own music CDs as well as full recordings and demos for other artists. In addition to his solo music ministry, Jeff also travels with his mother and brother performing about 25 Southern Gospel music concerts each year as The Cleghorns. He is a member of Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

 

With everything going on in Jeff's life, it is hard to believe that there is room for anything more. But, he is quick to tell you that his number one priority is being Daddy to his precious little girl. Her name is Clarissa Jane Cleghorn, but Jeff nicknamed her C.J. when she was less than a week old—and the name stuck! She is now 5 years old and enjoys traveling and singing with her Daddy whenever she can. She is definitely the apple of her daddy's eye!

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Rick Hamlin Licensed Funeral Director

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Linda Hanks Concierge/Family Relations linda@mcculloughfh.com

Linda was born in Washington, DC and describes herself as an Air Force dependent all her life. Her father was in the Air Force for 25 years and her husband, Arthur "Bud" Hanks, was a Chief Master Sergeant who served honorably for 30 years. She says simply "my blood runs blue". Having moved to Warner Robins in 1989 and after being married to Bud for 34 years,  he passed away in 2001 and her world changed. It was at that time we came to know Linda. Little did we know that several years later she'd be part of the McCullough family! We feel blessed that she is and she is a blessing to every person who walks in our doors.

Prior to coming to work at McCullough Funeral Home, Linda worked for Robins Federal Credit Union for nearly 18 years, ending her time there as Assistant Manager of the Visa department. After Bud's death in 2001, she retired - planning to travel. Realizing all of her friends still worked, and through a unique turn of events she came to work with us part-time at our sister company, Magnolia Park Cemetery; then having been "loaned" to McCullough – she never returned to Magnolia Park! Full time for many years now, she has worked in administration, in reception, and now also job-shares with the Insurance Coordinator. She says she "absolutely loves" what she does because she gets to comfort families and let them know there "is HOPE and life DOES go on". She describes her work as "daily healing" for herself, and says sincerely that "my heart swells with pride saying I work for McCullough and I truly believe God had a hand in bringing me to McCullough Funeral Home."

Linda is a member of Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Church where she serves as Eucharistic minister and sits on the Parish Council. She loves her friends, the arts, and going on cruises. More than anything, however, Linda cherishes spending time with her three children (Shani, Timothy, Kari Anne) and eight amazing grandchildren.

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Kris Rogers Family Benefits Coordinator kris@mcculloughfh.com

Kris joined the McCullough team in 2015 as our Family Benefits Coordinator. She considers it a privilege to help families work through the maze of necessary paperwork to receive their insurance proceeds, retirement or other types of benefits that may be available to them as a surviving spouse, child, or beneficiary. Many of the families we serve are connected to Robins AFB or are retired from the military and Kris is familiar with the OPM, FEGLI, and VA processes. This can be a difficult task for families who are grieving the loss of a loved one and Kris says she finds her job very rewarding. We know our families certainly appreciate the services she provides!

 

Kris was born in Oxford, Pennsylvania and grew up in dairy farm country! After high school, she graduated from East Stroudsburg University, located in the foothills of the Poconos. After earning her degree in Health Sciences, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she was an enlisted aircrew member on the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft. While in the USAF she met her husband, Paul, whose last duty station was Robins AFB; after his retirement they decided to make Warner Robins their permanent home. They have two children, Nathan and Lauren. Nathan is a graduate of Houston County High School and attends the University of Tennessee. Lauren attends Houston County High School.

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Joyce Hutcherson Continuing Care Coordinator / Director, Seasons of Hope

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Beverly Scarborough Cosmetologist & Funeral Director Apprentice

Beverly Scarborough has been with us since 2003. She is currently an Apprentice Funeral Director as well as serving as receptionist from time to time. She is enormously talented in the area of cosmetic preparation and she finds it rewarding to help families find peace in the final viewing of their loved ones and by assisting them in any other way she can. She truly has a calling and a gift in this and we are so fortunate to have her as a part of the team.

Beverly was born in Macon and graduated from Central High School. She grew up in and around the funeral business, as her mother worked with Snows Memorial in Macon for nearly 30 years! Shortly after her father's death in 1989, Beverly decided to follow in her mom's footsteps and began work at Snows Memorial in 1990 where she was employed until 2003, when she came to work with us full-time.

Beverly's hobbies include hair styling, cosmetology, interior and floral design and dancing of all kinds. She is a real people person and enjoys spending time with her friends and her family. We feel blessed to have someone with her kind and gentle nature on our staff.

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Kristen Strubel Senior Administrator kristen@mcculloughfh.com

Born and raised in Warner Robins, Kristen is the Senior Administrator and a full-time Administrative Assistant here at McCullough, overseeing the administration team. She is an amazing addition to our staff and her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond is a blessing to the families we serve. Her work behind the scenes is critical in allowing us to provide unparalleled service to our families. She is responsible for a variety of duties including writing obituaries, preparing and procuring death certificates, and producing personalized video tributes and memorial folders and other items that make each service a unique celebration of life.

Kristen has a handsome young son, and thoroughly enjoys being a mom. She is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. She enjoys going to football and baseball games, watching her son play sports, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a 2003 graduate of Northside High School and has been in the funeral industry since 2004. We think it is her calling and are so fortunate to have Kristen as a member of our team.

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Brooke Buckner Administrative Assistant brooke@mcculloughfh.com

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Vicente Castillo Facilities Director

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J. Clark Billingsley Manager, Magnolia Park Cemetery clark@magnoliaparkcemetery.com

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Catherine B. Dorsey Administrator, Magnolia Park Cemetery catherine@magnoliaparkcemetery.com

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Joyce Sturdivant Funeral Attendant

With nearly 30 years on staff, Mrs. Joyce Sturdivant is the longest actively serving member of the McCullough Funeral Home team. She may technically be a part-time Funeral Attendant, but to our guests she is a constant fixture and a face they have come to expect when they attend visitations and services with us. If she isn't here, people always want to know "Where's Ms. Joyce?"...she is truly loved by our community.

 

Born in Delaware, she spent 22 years as a dedicated AirForce wife and mother alongside her late husband, James. After his retirement in 1972 they settled in Warner Robins. They were parents to five children (one of whom is now in heaven), and she has five grand and five great-grandchildren. Joyce is a member of Central Baptist.

 

As for serving at McCullough, Joyce says simply that she feels honored to be here to help families and friends as they grieve the loss of their loved ones. She considers what we do here and her part in our mission to be a real ministry. Having personally experienced the pain of grief and loss within her own family, Ms. Joyce finds comfort in helping those that turn to us with their broken hearts. We sure love Mrs. Joyce; our mission of caring for the community is more complete because she is here serving with us!

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Ronnie Bennett Funeral Attendant

Mr. Ronnie Bennett is a mainstay of the part-time team of funeral attendants here at McCullough.  Ronnie moved to Warner Robins in 1946, graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1962, and married his wife, the former Jean Gunter, in 1968. They have two daughters, Kelley and Angie, and four grandchildren...Will, Kathryn, Caden, and Carson. Just keeping up with all the sporting events for the grand-kids is a full time adventure for the Bennetts - but given the chance Ronnie enjoys an occasional round of golf, loves the beach, and is an avid reader. He is a veteran of the United States Army - and for his service to our country, we are all sincerely appreciative. 



Ronnie has been a tremendous asset to our McCullough Funeral Home family for many years now. He stays in constant motion and he never hesitates in going the extra mile to make sure the families we have the privilege to serve are well cared for - in any way that may be needed. His dedication and endless energy are a blessing; and we are so very proud to have him serving alongside us!

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Eugene Ray Funeral Attendant

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George Clements Funeral Attendant

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Leanne Stokes Funeral Attendant

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Teri Sisa Administrative Assistant office@mcculloughfh.com

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Jack Smith Funeral Attendant

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Jack Reagan Funeral Attendant

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John Shetler Funeral Attendant

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Debbie Cusick Funeral Attendant

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Tom McMichael Funeral Attendant

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Robbie McLain Funeral Attendant

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Rodney Mashburn Funeral Attendant

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Jerry Sistrunk Funeral Attendant

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Renee Wasden Farmhouse Volunteer

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Ginny Hedenstrom Farmhouse Volunteer

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John Allen Care-Team Member

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Corey Hamlin Care-Team Member

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James Tyler Williams Care-Team Member

James Tyler Williams is a part-time member of our care-team. He is the son of James R. Williams, one of McCullough's full-time funeral directors. James Tyler is a firefighter and works full-time for the Centerville Fire Department. He and his wife, Angel, have one daughter and another child on the way! 

 

We enjoy having James Tyler on our team, and his dad truly enjoys having the chance to work alongside his son when the opportunity arises. James enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family, and serving his community as a first responder. 

Larry Michael McNeal, Jr.

President, Licensed Funeral Director
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Michael McNeal is the President and owner of McCullough Funeral Home. In this, he follows in the footsteps of his late uncle, and business namesake, Jimmy McCullough, and those of his mother, Carol McCullough McNeal, who purchased the funeral home shortly before her brother's passing. Because planning is an important part of every family owned business, in early 2012 the McNeal family began reviewing and planning for estate and business succession purposes. After much consideration and prayer, Michael purchased his mom's interest in both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park Cemetery. Prior to this transition, Michael had been in charge of the day to day operations of the firm for many years. With this natural progression, he looks forward to many more generations of his family serving this community. He feels honored to be able to continue in the legacy his Uncle Jimmy began and that his mother extended.

Michael had been involved in the family business since before college, when he worked here in the funeral home part-time for his Uncle Jimmy. It was during that time that he became interested in the business as a possible career for himself. As he continued to work in the funeral home, he realized that serving families and ministering to people in need offered a great deal of personal satisfaction and he has been proud to work at McCullough since the early nineties. His vision for us continues to be that we will provide the very highest standard of professional care to the families we are blessed to serve and that we will provide a workplace where our team feels like family, united by a common purpose to serve others.

Born in 1970 to Carol & the late Larry M. McNeal, Sr., Michael is proud to be a lifelong resident of Houston County. He graduated from the Westfield Schools in Perry, and then went on to the University of Georgia and also attended Macon State College. He is a graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta.

Michael is married to Shannon Shepherd McNeal, a Warner Robins native and former English teacher here in the Houston County School System. They have three children: Anna Lynn, Larry Michael McNeal III ("Mac"), and Ella. Along with his wife, he enjoys an active role in his church, Central Baptist. When away from the business, he enjoys spending time with family and anything involving his children and their many activities. Michael also enjoys spending time outside, and his interests include hunting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and, of course, Georgia Bulldog football.

Carol McCullough McNeal

President Emeritus
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Carol McCullough McNeal, President Emeritus and former owner of McCullough Funeral Home is a lifelong native of Warner Robins and a guiding force here at McCullough Funeral Home. She was born to Mr. & Mrs. James Miller McCullough, Sr in 1944 at the Robins Air Force Base Hospital and was sister to the late Jimmy McCullough, from whom she purchased the funeral home prior to his death in 1997. Carol graduated from Warner Robins High School and attended Tift College until she married Larry McNeal, also a Warner Robins native. Sadly, her husband Larry passed away in March of 2013 following a complicated illness. Carol and Larry have three children; Jill McNeal Adams (Bo), Michael McNeal (Shannon), and Tom McNeal (Brandie).

In early 2012, and in the midst of Larry's increasing illness, the family wisely began considering the succession planning of McCullough Funeral Home. Her son, Michael, has been at the helm of the funeral home for many years, and ultimately in September of 2012 Carol made the decision to sell her full interest in the family business to him. By no means can this be confused with anything resembling retirement! Since this transition, Carol remains fully active in the day to day activities of the funeral home with no signs of slowing down. She is a constant presence and an integral part of the leadership of the McCullough Funeral Home family. Her vision, which was and is a continuation of her brother Jimmy's outstanding legacy of service, remains the guiding principle in how our company operates and how we view our mission to serve this community.

Outside of her involvement in McCullough Funeral Home, she is an adored "grandmama" to eight beautiful grandchildren and spending time with this active bunch keeps her extremely busy! Carol has a green thumb and is a lifelong gardener who loves spending time outside. In fact, the gorgeous arrangements in The Farmhouse (our event and gathering venue located here on the property) are often her handiwork and lovingly put together with cuttings from her own gardens. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church where she has served on numerous committees and she has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army.

Jill McNeal Adams

Vice President
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Jill was born in 1969 to Larry & Carol McNeal. A lifelong resident of Warner Robins, Jill graduated from Northside High School, attended Georgia Southern and then received a degree in Visual Merchandising from American University in Atlanta. After several years working in that field, Jill decided she wanted to be involved in the family business here at McCullough Funeral Home. It was in 1993 that she came to work for her uncle, Jimmy McCullough. Since that time, as the business has grown, she has served in various capacities throughout the company.

Currently Jill oversees the operation of The Farmhouse, our gathering and event venue, located on the property of the funeral home. She is also responsible for the IT needs of the funeral home as well as of our cemetery, Magnolia Park. Additionally, she oversees several other human resource functions throughout the businesses.

Jill is the wife of Houston County Superior Court Judge G.E. "Bo" Adams. They have two very active children, Andrew and Caroline. Jill and Bo are active members of Bonaire First Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoys attending the myriad of events in which her children are involved, as well as spending time with family and friends. 

Rosemary Reehling

Financial Controller / Business Development & Public Relations
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Rosemary is a native of Peach County, Georgia, where she was born to the late Paul and Mary Jo Reehling. She lived in Fort Valley until ninth grade when her family moved to Punta Gorda, Florida. A graduate of Charlotte High School, she went on to attend Mercer University from which she graduated in 1992. She was teaching English and History in Tampa, Florida, when her mom died unexpectedly in 1995 from cancer. She found the experience to be life-changing and decided she would make a career change. 

 

Not long after her mother's death, Rosemary took a position with Forethought Financial Services, then a subsidiary of Batesville Casket Company. Through this, McCullough Funeral Home and the McNeal family became her clients in 1997. While the "new" McCullough facility was being built, Larry McNeal offered her a newly created position as Family Service Counselor and she accepted. Her first day was actually on "move-in" day here at 417 S. Houston Lake. She has served in different capacities including oversight of the acquisition of Christopher Smith Funeral Home and Magnolia Park in 2003-04. She decided to spend a couple years away pursuing other interests, most notably working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. However, it didn't take long to find her way back home. Currently, she is responsible for the oversight of the financial operations of both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park. She also oversees our business development and community/public relations efforts along with other operational and human resources support. She is passionate about the nature of the business having seen both sides - both in serving others and in being served. In addition to her mom, she lost her nephew, Paul, in 1997; her older brother Paul in 2008; and more recently her beloved dad, Paul Reehling, in 2014. 

 

Active in the community, Rosemary is an Executive Board Member for the Mercer Athletic Foundation at Mercer University, currently serving as MAF Treasurer. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a former board member for Heart of Georgia Hospice. One of her favorite times each year has become National Police Week; locally she enjoys volunteering her time in support of activities during Police Week which celebrates and pays tribute to ALL who serve in any agency of law enforcement. She and the entire staff at McCullough are passionate supporters of the men and women who serve their communities at great personal risk. Additionally, she is a passionate advocate for Mercer University and has a great love for the Georgia coast. She enjoys golf, tennis, reading, time spent with family and with friends who have become family.  

 

 

 

Chris Wadley

Licensed Funeral Director
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Chris was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia, and is a graduate of Statesboro High School. After high school he enrolled in and graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1993. Chris spent four years working for Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia, and then moved to Macon, where he became the co-manager of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery for five years. He joined the McCullough Funeral Home family in 2004 and has been a great addition to our team from the start. He is an excellent funeral director and the families he serves tell us that he has a way of making a difficult time a bit easier. We are fortunate to have him serving here with us. 

Chris has a beautiful daughter, Makenzie Carter, and a handsome young son, Hatcher Lanier. In addition to his activities at the funeral home and spending time with his family, Chris also enjoys hunting, fishing, and time outdoors. He is also a member of the Bonaire Boys Club. 

Chris appreciates the privilege of serving our community and finds great personal satisfaction in helping families when they are at one of their lowest points. He and his family are members of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Perry.

Danny Hudson

Licensed Funeral Director
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Danny is a native of Ocilla, Georgia, where he first began working in funeral service as an apprentice. After graduating from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1976, Danny continued his career in the funeral business as a licensed funeral director. Danny came to the Warner Robins area in 1990, where he first worked at Christopher Smith Funeral Home. When the corporate ownership of that firm decided to leave the area in 2003, McCullough Funeral Home agreed to acquire their remaining assets and files and fortunately for us Danny joined the McCullough Funeral Home family. As a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Danny has been a very instrumental part of our team since his arrival. His guidance and leadership have served as an inspiration to all of us in different ways. 

 

In mid-2017, after 40 years in full-time service as a licensed funeral director, Danny decided it was time to scale back. While he "technically" retired, he is no less a part of the team. He still serves alongside us, only in a part-time manner. He still meets with families and functions as part of the director team, just with a lot more time for golf!  

Danny is married to Kendra Hudson, a former first grade teacher at Russell Elementary and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Kendra also retired in 2017, and she and Danny are enjoying a well-earned break and a lot of time playing golf. They have one daughter together, Marley. Danny has two other children, his eldest daughter Melissa, and a son, Garrison. He is also the proud grandfather of three granddaughters and one grandson...with another grandchild on the way! 

Danny and Kendra attend Shirley Hills Baptist Church here in Warner Robins. In addition to his part-time work with our families, Danny enjoys cooking on the grill, watching Nascar, and playing golf as often as possible! 

James Williams

Funeral Director Apprentice
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James is a native of Houston County and first began working with us in 2010 on a part-time basis after the loss of his grandmother. At that time he was a Sheriff's Deputy here in Houston County, where he spent 10 years. In 2013 he finalized his career change and became a full-time staff member at McCullough. He is currently a Funeral Director Apprentice and is enrolled at Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service where he is finishing his degree to become fully licensed. James says that after his grandmother's passing he truly began to see the funeral business as a ministry. He loves that his work gives him the opportunity to serve and help families during some of their most difficult times. Additionally, he continues to serve in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for Houston County on their reserve unit. 

James is passionate about our community and is an active member of both Warner Robins Civitian and the Bonaire Boys Club. He has three children: James, Logan and Katelyn. He In addition to spending time with them he also enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors in general. He is an avid Georgia Bulldog, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves fan. James attends Southside Baptist Church

Jeff Cosey

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Bio Coming Soon

Conner M. Everidge

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Chad Wood

Family Service Counselor
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Chad is a native of Houston County, Georgia, and has been a part of the McCullough Funeral Home family since June 2017 when he began serving as a Chaplain and Funeral Director Apprentice. In April of 2018 he transitioned into the role of Family Service Counselor. Chad is available to work with families who want to make their wishes known by pre-arranging their funeral services. We are excited to have him on our team and helping families who make this valuable and loving decision. 

 

After graduating from Warner Robins High School, Chad received a degree in Speech Communication from Valdosta State University, and then went on to receive his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

 

In addition to being the Family Services Counselor at McCullough, Chad is also an ordained minister who enjoys speaking and preaching in various churches, organizations, civic groups, parachurch ministries, and clubs.  Prior to working at McCullough, Chad had served in numerous roles of vocational ministry. He is the former Pastor of First Baptist Church of Warner Robins, he served as the Area Director of the Flint River Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and as a church planter serving on staff at The River Church in Kathleen. 

 

Chad enjoys sports, traveling, and being outdoors, but his greatest joy is his family.  Chad has been married to his beautiful wife, Shana, since 2005, and they are blessed with three children, Asher, Anabelle, and Hudson, who keep their lives in a wonderful state of chaos! 

Jeff Cleghorn

Licensed Funeral Director
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A native and lifelong resident of Warner Robins, Jeff Cleghorn has been a part of the McCullough Funeral Home family since April 2009. He is a graduate of Warner Robins Christian Academy, Mercer University, Luther Rice University, and Ogeechee Technical College.

In addition to being a part of the McCullough staff on a part-time basis as a Licensed Funeral Director, Jeff is a full-time Music Evangelist and Concert Pianist. His concert and music ministry has carried him into many churches of varied denominations in eleven different states. He also takes part in a number of conferences each year, and co-hosts several senior adult retreats annually. Working at the funeral home provides Jeff with yet another outlet for ministry as he helps families move through the grieving process both as a funeral director and an ordained minister, preaching many funeral services in our facility as Funeral Home Chaplain. He also has his own recording studio in Bonaire, GA where he produces his own music CDs as well as full recordings and demos for other artists. In addition to his solo music ministry, Jeff also travels with his mother and brother performing about 25 Southern Gospel music concerts each year as The Cleghorns. He is a member of Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

 

With everything going on in Jeff's life, it is hard to believe that there is room for anything more. But, he is quick to tell you that his number one priority is being Daddy to his precious little girl. Her name is Clarissa Jane Cleghorn, but Jeff nicknamed her C.J. when she was less than a week old—and the name stuck! She is now 5 years old and enjoys traveling and singing with her Daddy whenever she can. She is definitely the apple of her daddy's eye!

Rick Hamlin

Licensed Funeral Director
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Linda Hanks

Concierge/Family Relations
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Linda was born in Washington, DC and describes herself as an Air Force dependent all her life. Her father was in the Air Force for 25 years and her husband, Arthur "Bud" Hanks, was a Chief Master Sergeant who served honorably for 30 years. She says simply "my blood runs blue". Having moved to Warner Robins in 1989 and after being married to Bud for 34 years,  he passed away in 2001 and her world changed. It was at that time we came to know Linda. Little did we know that several years later she'd be part of the McCullough family! We feel blessed that she is and she is a blessing to every person who walks in our doors.

Prior to coming to work at McCullough Funeral Home, Linda worked for Robins Federal Credit Union for nearly 18 years, ending her time there as Assistant Manager of the Visa department. After Bud's death in 2001, she retired - planning to travel. Realizing all of her friends still worked, and through a unique turn of events she came to work with us part-time at our sister company, Magnolia Park Cemetery; then having been "loaned" to McCullough – she never returned to Magnolia Park! Full time for many years now, she has worked in administration, in reception, and now also job-shares with the Insurance Coordinator. She says she "absolutely loves" what she does because she gets to comfort families and let them know there "is HOPE and life DOES go on". She describes her work as "daily healing" for herself, and says sincerely that "my heart swells with pride saying I work for McCullough and I truly believe God had a hand in bringing me to McCullough Funeral Home."

Linda is a member of Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Church where she serves as Eucharistic minister and sits on the Parish Council. She loves her friends, the arts, and going on cruises. More than anything, however, Linda cherishes spending time with her three children (Shani, Timothy, Kari Anne) and eight amazing grandchildren.

Kris Rogers

Family Benefits Coordinator
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Kris joined the McCullough team in 2015 as our Family Benefits Coordinator. She considers it a privilege to help families work through the maze of necessary paperwork to receive their insurance proceeds, retirement or other types of benefits that may be available to them as a surviving spouse, child, or beneficiary. Many of the families we serve are connected to Robins AFB or are retired from the military and Kris is familiar with the OPM, FEGLI, and VA processes. This can be a difficult task for families who are grieving the loss of a loved one and Kris says she finds her job very rewarding. We know our families certainly appreciate the services she provides!

 

Kris was born in Oxford, Pennsylvania and grew up in dairy farm country! After high school, she graduated from East Stroudsburg University, located in the foothills of the Poconos. After earning her degree in Health Sciences, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she was an enlisted aircrew member on the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft. While in the USAF she met her husband, Paul, whose last duty station was Robins AFB; after his retirement they decided to make Warner Robins their permanent home. They have two children, Nathan and Lauren. Nathan is a graduate of Houston County High School and attends the University of Tennessee. Lauren attends Houston County High School.

Joyce Hutcherson

Continuing Care Coordinator / Director, Seasons of Hope
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Beverly Scarborough

Cosmetologist & Funeral Director Apprentice
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Beverly Scarborough has been with us since 2003. She is currently an Apprentice Funeral Director as well as serving as receptionist from time to time. She is enormously talented in the area of cosmetic preparation and she finds it rewarding to help families find peace in the final viewing of their loved ones and by assisting them in any other way she can. She truly has a calling and a gift in this and we are so fortunate to have her as a part of the team.

Beverly was born in Macon and graduated from Central High School. She grew up in and around the funeral business, as her mother worked with Snows Memorial in Macon for nearly 30 years! Shortly after her father's death in 1989, Beverly decided to follow in her mom's footsteps and began work at Snows Memorial in 1990 where she was employed until 2003, when she came to work with us full-time.

Beverly's hobbies include hair styling, cosmetology, interior and floral design and dancing of all kinds. She is a real people person and enjoys spending time with her friends and her family. We feel blessed to have someone with her kind and gentle nature on our staff.

Kristen Strubel

Senior Administrator
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Born and raised in Warner Robins, Kristen is the Senior Administrator and a full-time Administrative Assistant here at McCullough, overseeing the administration team. She is an amazing addition to our staff and her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond is a blessing to the families we serve. Her work behind the scenes is critical in allowing us to provide unparalleled service to our families. She is responsible for a variety of duties including writing obituaries, preparing and procuring death certificates, and producing personalized video tributes and memorial folders and other items that make each service a unique celebration of life.

Kristen has a handsome young son, and thoroughly enjoys being a mom. She is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. She enjoys going to football and baseball games, watching her son play sports, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a 2003 graduate of Northside High School and has been in the funeral industry since 2004. We think it is her calling and are so fortunate to have Kristen as a member of our team.

Brooke Buckner

Administrative Assistant
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Vicente Castillo

Facilities Director
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J. Clark Billingsley

Manager, Magnolia Park Cemetery
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Bio Coming Soon

Catherine B. Dorsey

Administrator, Magnolia Park Cemetery
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Bio Coming Soon

Joyce Sturdivant

Funeral Attendant
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With nearly 30 years on staff, Mrs. Joyce Sturdivant is the longest actively serving member of the McCullough Funeral Home team. She may technically be a part-time Funeral Attendant, but to our guests she is a constant fixture and a face they have come to expect when they attend visitations and services with us. If she isn't here, people always want to know "Where's Ms. Joyce?"...she is truly loved by our community.

 

Born in Delaware, she spent 22 years as a dedicated AirForce wife and mother alongside her late husband, James. After his retirement in 1972 they settled in Warner Robins. They were parents to five children (one of whom is now in heaven), and she has five grand and five great-grandchildren. Joyce is a member of Central Baptist.

 

As for serving at McCullough, Joyce says simply that she feels honored to be here to help families and friends as they grieve the loss of their loved ones. She considers what we do here and her part in our mission to be a real ministry. Having personally experienced the pain of grief and loss within her own family, Ms. Joyce finds comfort in helping those that turn to us with their broken hearts. We sure love Mrs. Joyce; our mission of caring for the community is more complete because she is here serving with us!

Ronnie Bennett

Funeral Attendant
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Mr. Ronnie Bennett is a mainstay of the part-time team of funeral attendants here at McCullough.  Ronnie moved to Warner Robins in 1946, graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1962, and married his wife, the former Jean Gunter, in 1968. They have two daughters, Kelley and Angie, and four grandchildren...Will, Kathryn, Caden, and Carson. Just keeping up with all the sporting events for the grand-kids is a full time adventure for the Bennetts - but given the chance Ronnie enjoys an occasional round of golf, loves the beach, and is an avid reader. He is a veteran of the United States Army - and for his service to our country, we are all sincerely appreciative. 



Ronnie has been a tremendous asset to our McCullough Funeral Home family for many years now. He stays in constant motion and he never hesitates in going the extra mile to make sure the families we have the privilege to serve are well cared for - in any way that may be needed. His dedication and endless energy are a blessing; and we are so very proud to have him serving alongside us!

Eugene Ray

Funeral Attendant
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George Clements

Funeral Attendant
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Leanne Stokes

Funeral Attendant
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Teri Sisa

Administrative Assistant
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Jack Smith

Funeral Attendant
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Jack Reagan

Funeral Attendant
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John Shetler

Funeral Attendant
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Debbie Cusick

Funeral Attendant
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Tom McMichael

Funeral Attendant
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Robbie McLain

Funeral Attendant
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Rodney Mashburn

Funeral Attendant
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Jerry Sistrunk

Funeral Attendant
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Renee Wasden

Farmhouse Volunteer
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Ginny Hedenstrom

Farmhouse Volunteer
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John Allen

Care-Team Member
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Corey Hamlin

Care-Team Member
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James Tyler Williams

Care-Team Member
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James Tyler Williams is a part-time member of our care-team. He is the son of James R. Williams, one of McCullough's full-time funeral directors. James Tyler is a firefighter and works full-time for the Centerville Fire Department. He and his wife, Angel, have one daughter and another child on the way! 

 

We enjoy having James Tyler on our team, and his dad truly enjoys having the chance to work alongside his son when the opportunity arises. James enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family, and serving his community as a first responder.