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 CFO / Business Development & Public Relations rosemary@mcculloughfh.com

Rosemary is a native of Peach County, Georgia, and the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Jo Reehling. She graduated from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is a 1992 graduate of Mercer University. In 1995, while Rosemary was working as a high school English and History teacher, her mother died unexpectedly. Following this, she felt led to make a career change. In 1997 Rosemary went to work with Forethought Financial Services, then a subsidiary of Batesville Casket Company. Through this, McCullough and the McNeal family became clients and while the "new" McCullough facility was being built, Larry McNeal offered her a newly created position as Family Service Counselor. Her first day with MFH was actually on "move-in" day here at 417 S. Houston Lake Road back in 2000. Over the years she has served in various capacities including oversight of the acquisition of Christopher Smith Funeral Home and Magnolia Park Cemetery in 2003-04. Since 2007 she has become responsible for the oversight of the financial operations of both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park. She also oversees the business development and community/public relations efforts along with other operational and human resources responsibilities.

 

Rosemary is passionate about the nature of this business having experienced it from each perspective - 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 her dad, Paul Reehling, in 2014. 

 

Active in the community, Rosemary is an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Mercer Athletic Foundation at Mercer University. She is currently serving as Treasurer of the Happy Hour Quality of Life Foundation, an organization in support of the Houston County Association for Exceptional Citizens which provides services for the developmentally disabled. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for both the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and Heart of Georgia Hospice. She volunteers her time in support of local activities during National Police Week and is a passionate supporter of all the men and women who serve our community as first responders in any capacity.

 

Additionally, Rosemary enjoys attending Mercer sporting events, playing golf and tennis, reading, and spending time on the Georgia coast.

 

 

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Chris Wadley Director of Funeral Operations & Licensed Senior Funeral Director chris@mcculloughfh.com

Chris was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia, and is a graduate of Statesboro High School. In 1993 he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and began his career working with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia. After a few years, he moved to Macon and became the co-manager of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery. He joined the MFH family in 2004 and in 2018 he celebrated 25 years in funeral service. Also in 2018, Chris was promoted to Director of Funeral Operations here at McCullough. As DFO, in addition to his continuing duties as a director, he plays a vital part in the day to day management of areas of the business related to funerals and cremation, as well as oversight of the staff who make up our Funeral Director, Funeral Apprentice, and Funeral Assistant teams. Chris is an excellent funeral director who understands the importance of celebrating lives well lived; his families tell us that he has a way of making the most difficult time so much easier. Chris appreciates that it is a privilege to serve our community and finds great personal satisfaction in doing just that. We are fortunate to have Chris on our team and as a leader in our organization.

Chris has two children, a daughter, Makenzie, and a son, Hatcher. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Chris looks for any opportunity to go hunting, fishing, or just spend time outdoors. He is a member of the Bonaire Boys Club and Crossroads United Methodist Church and he lives in Perry. 

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James Williams Licensed Senior Funeral Director 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 full-time Sheriff's Deputy with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, where he spent 10 years. In 2013 he became a full-time Funeral Director Apprentice with us. He graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and became fully licensed in 2018. In April of 2019, James was promoted to the position of Sr. Funeral Director. At McCullough we have teams who are on-call together on a rotating basis. In his role as SFD, James has the responsibility for overseeing the funeral operations and any funeral staff serving during his team's duty weeks. 

 

James recalls that it was after his grandmother's passing when he truly began to see this business as a ministry and to feel his future would be in funeral service. He loves that his work gives him the opportunity to serve families during their most difficult times and he is devoted to creating highly personalized services that uniquely reflect the life of the person being honored. His relentless attention to detail and desire to go the extra mile are a blessing to families. Additionally, he continues to serve in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for Houston County on their reserve unit and he also volunteers his time with various annual events in support of area first responders. 

James is passionate about our community and is an active member of both Warner Robins Civitan and the Bonaire Boys Club. He has three children: James, Logan and Katelyn. 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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Conner M. Everidge Licensed Funeral Director conner@mcculloughfh.com

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Jeff Cosey Funeral Director Apprentice jeffcosey@mcculloughfh.com

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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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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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Allen Tatman Licensed Funeral Director

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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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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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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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Kaci Williams Administrative Assistant kaci@mcculloughfh.com

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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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Joyce Hutcherson Continuing Care Coordinator / Director, Seasons of Hope joyce@mcculloughfh.com

Having worked with senior adults most of her life, Joyce Hutcherson has a heart for service and gift for helping those who are grieving. Whether through talking, listening, or offering resources to find individuals the specific help they need, she is tireless in her efforts to help people navigate the serious work of grieving. Joyce worked for the City of Warner Robins as the Director for the Warner Robins Senior Center for decades before retiring in 2012. Shortly after her retirement, we were fortunate enough to have Joyce accept a new opportunity to come and help us build an ongoing, intensive, grief support program. Out of this vision, Seasons of Hope at McCullough was officially born. We could not imagine having done this with anyone else! 

 

Our Seasons of Hope programs have reached countless people, and Joyce is the at the very heart and soul of these offerings. Programs are held at The Farmhouse at McCullough and she takes great care in crafting this series of meetings that have been embraced by our community. What started as a once a month lunch program has grown into several times a month, as well as evening offerings, and more casual "coffee and conversation" type get-togethers. Whether guests are fresh in grief or are further down the road in healing, Joyce makes every person feel welcome and supported in a way that gives genuine comfort. 

 

Joyce is a native of Memphis, TN, but the Air Force brought her and her husband, Bill, to Warner Robins in 1975. They loved the area and quickly put down deep roots. She and her husband are devoted members of Evergreen Baptist Church and active in Evergreen's various ministries. Joyce's love of the Lord and desire to share His word is limitless. She also volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministries, an organization dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with those who are incarcerated. Joyce and Bill have one daughter, Lisla, and three wonderful grandchildren. 

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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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Debbie Cusick Funeral Attendant

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JeriLea Schofill Funeral Attendant

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Cynthia Wilson Scruggs Funeral Attendant

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Jan M. Morton Funeral Attendant

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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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Rodney Mashburn Funeral Attendant

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Tom McMichael Funeral Attendant

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Rev. Marty Watson Funeral Attendant

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William "Bill" Beatty Funeral Attendant

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William "Billy" Miller Funeral Attendant

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Patrick Ivey Funeral Attendant

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Teri Sisa Administrative Assistant office@mcculloughfh.com

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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. 

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Bennett "Benjie" Lashley Care-Team Member

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Ron Brainard Care-Team Member

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Bryan K. Stewart Care-Team Member

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Daniel Watkins Care-Team Member

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

CFO / Business Development & Public Relations
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Rosemary is a native of Peach County, Georgia, and the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Jo Reehling. She graduated from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is a 1992 graduate of Mercer University. In 1995, while Rosemary was working as a high school English and History teacher, her mother died unexpectedly. Following this, she felt led to make a career change. In 1997 Rosemary went to work with Forethought Financial Services, then a subsidiary of Batesville Casket Company. Through this, McCullough and the McNeal family became clients and while the "new" McCullough facility was being built, Larry McNeal offered her a newly created position as Family Service Counselor. Her first day with MFH was actually on "move-in" day here at 417 S. Houston Lake Road back in 2000. Over the years she has served in various capacities including oversight of the acquisition of Christopher Smith Funeral Home and Magnolia Park Cemetery in 2003-04. Since 2007 she has become responsible for the oversight of the financial operations of both McCullough Funeral Home and Magnolia Park. She also oversees the business development and community/public relations efforts along with other operational and human resources responsibilities.

 

Rosemary is passionate about the nature of this business having experienced it from each perspective - 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 her dad, Paul Reehling, in 2014. 

 

Active in the community, Rosemary is an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Mercer Athletic Foundation at Mercer University. She is currently serving as Treasurer of the Happy Hour Quality of Life Foundation, an organization in support of the Houston County Association for Exceptional Citizens which provides services for the developmentally disabled. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for both the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and Heart of Georgia Hospice. She volunteers her time in support of local activities during National Police Week and is a passionate supporter of all the men and women who serve our community as first responders in any capacity.

 

Additionally, Rosemary enjoys attending Mercer sporting events, playing golf and tennis, reading, and spending time on the Georgia coast.

 

 

Chris Wadley

Director of Funeral Operations & Licensed Senior Funeral Director
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Chris was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia, and is a graduate of Statesboro High School. In 1993 he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and began his career working with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia. After a few years, he moved to Macon and became the co-manager of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery. He joined the MFH family in 2004 and in 2018 he celebrated 25 years in funeral service. Also in 2018, Chris was promoted to Director of Funeral Operations here at McCullough. As DFO, in addition to his continuing duties as a director, he plays a vital part in the day to day management of areas of the business related to funerals and cremation, as well as oversight of the staff who make up our Funeral Director, Funeral Apprentice, and Funeral Assistant teams. Chris is an excellent funeral director who understands the importance of celebrating lives well lived; his families tell us that he has a way of making the most difficult time so much easier. Chris appreciates that it is a privilege to serve our community and finds great personal satisfaction in doing just that. We are fortunate to have Chris on our team and as a leader in our organization.

Chris has two children, a daughter, Makenzie, and a son, Hatcher. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Chris looks for any opportunity to go hunting, fishing, or just spend time outdoors. He is a member of the Bonaire Boys Club and Crossroads United Methodist Church and he lives in Perry. 

James Williams

Licensed Senior Funeral Director
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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 full-time Sheriff's Deputy with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, where he spent 10 years. In 2013 he became a full-time Funeral Director Apprentice with us. He graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and became fully licensed in 2018. In April of 2019, James was promoted to the position of Sr. Funeral Director. At McCullough we have teams who are on-call together on a rotating basis. In his role as SFD, James has the responsibility for overseeing the funeral operations and any funeral staff serving during his team's duty weeks. 

 

James recalls that it was after his grandmother's passing when he truly began to see this business as a ministry and to feel his future would be in funeral service. He loves that his work gives him the opportunity to serve families during their most difficult times and he is devoted to creating highly personalized services that uniquely reflect the life of the person being honored. His relentless attention to detail and desire to go the extra mile are a blessing to families. Additionally, he continues to serve in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for Houston County on their reserve unit and he also volunteers his time with various annual events in support of area first responders. 

James is passionate about our community and is an active member of both Warner Robins Civitan and the Bonaire Boys Club. He has three children: James, Logan and Katelyn. 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

Conner M. Everidge

Licensed Funeral Director
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Jeff Cosey

Funeral Director Apprentice
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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! 

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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Allen Tatman

Licensed Funeral Director
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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.

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! 

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.

Kaci Williams

Administrative Assistant
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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.

Joyce Hutcherson

Continuing Care Coordinator / Director, Seasons of Hope
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Having worked with senior adults most of her life, Joyce Hutcherson has a heart for service and gift for helping those who are grieving. Whether through talking, listening, or offering resources to find individuals the specific help they need, she is tireless in her efforts to help people navigate the serious work of grieving. Joyce worked for the City of Warner Robins as the Director for the Warner Robins Senior Center for decades before retiring in 2012. Shortly after her retirement, we were fortunate enough to have Joyce accept a new opportunity to come and help us build an ongoing, intensive, grief support program. Out of this vision, Seasons of Hope at McCullough was officially born. We could not imagine having done this with anyone else! 

 

Our Seasons of Hope programs have reached countless people, and Joyce is the at the very heart and soul of these offerings. Programs are held at The Farmhouse at McCullough and she takes great care in crafting this series of meetings that have been embraced by our community. What started as a once a month lunch program has grown into several times a month, as well as evening offerings, and more casual "coffee and conversation" type get-togethers. Whether guests are fresh in grief or are further down the road in healing, Joyce makes every person feel welcome and supported in a way that gives genuine comfort. 

 

Joyce is a native of Memphis, TN, but the Air Force brought her and her husband, Bill, to Warner Robins in 1975. They loved the area and quickly put down deep roots. She and her husband are devoted members of Evergreen Baptist Church and active in Evergreen's various ministries. Joyce's love of the Lord and desire to share His word is limitless. She also volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministries, an organization dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with those who are incarcerated. Joyce and Bill have one daughter, Lisla, and three wonderful grandchildren. 

J. Clark Billingsley

Manager, Magnolia Park Cemetery
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Catherine B. Dorsey

Administrator, Magnolia Park Cemetery
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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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Debbie Cusick

Funeral Attendant
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JeriLea Schofill

Funeral Attendant
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Cynthia Wilson Scruggs

Funeral Attendant
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Jan M. Morton

Funeral Attendant
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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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Rodney Mashburn

Funeral Attendant
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Tom McMichael

Funeral Attendant
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Rev. Marty Watson

Funeral Attendant
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William "Bill" Beatty

Funeral Attendant
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William "Billy" Miller

Funeral Attendant
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Patrick Ivey

Funeral Attendant
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Teri Sisa

Administrative Assistant
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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. 

Bennett "Benjie" Lashley

Care-Team Member
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Ron Brainard

Care-Team Member
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Bryan K. Stewart

Care-Team Member
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Daniel Watkins

Care-Team Member
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