Our Staff


Henry E. Mason

Henry E. Mason

Owner & Operator- Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Henry Mason, along with his wife Peggy, founded Mason Funeral Home in July of 1999.

He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Georgia and Alabama, and he is a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam. Henry and Peggy have 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.


Telephone: 1-706-857-2211

Email: masonfuneralhome@netscape.net


Peggy Mason

Peggy Mason

Owner & Office Manager

Peggy Mason, along with her husband, Henry, founded Mason Funeral Home in July of 1999.

Peggy and Henry have 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.

Telephone: 1-706-857-2211

Email: masonfuneralhome@netscape.net


Joseph Swords

Joseph Swords

Manager - Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Joseph began working with our funeral home on a part-time basis in March of 2004 while working full time for the Georgia State Patrol, Department of Public Safety. He joined our full-time staff in May of 2013. Joseph is a 2000 honor graduate of Chattooga High School and studied at Jacksonville State University and Georgia Highlands College.

He is a 2014 Cum Laude graduate of Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama, holding an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is a Georgia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a member of the Sigma Phi Sigma Mortuary Science Fraternity as well as the National Funeral Directors Association. He is also a member of Lyerly Lodge # 338, F&AM. 

Joseph is married to the former Jenna Brazier of Cedartown and they reside in Summerville.  They are currently expecting their first child and have a four-legged "child" named Sadie.


Telephone: 1-706-857-2211

Email: gsp635@yahoo.com


Jeremy A. McElhaney

Jeremy A. McElhaney

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer & Preneed Counselor

Jeremy is an apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer, Pre-need Counselor, GA insurance agent and certified crematory operator. He is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in both Tennessee and Georgia, and a former firefighter, having served our local area. Jeremy has worked in the funeral industry for several years serving the North Georgia and Chattanooga areas.

He is the former member of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and is active serving his community through various organizations.

Jeremy, his wife Amber, and their 4 children make their home in Rock Spring, Georgia and are active members of Grace Baptist Tabernacle.


Telephone: 1-706-857-2211

Email: jermac88@yahoo.com


Bobby Nixon

Bobby Nixon

Funeral Assistant

Bobby is a native of Chattooga County and is retired from Mohawk Industries in Lyerly. Bobby has worked in the funeral industry for several years and is often one of the first to respond to accept a loved one into our care.  He is married to the former Sheila Goodridge and has three sons.Bobby resides in Summerville.


Rev. Kevin Norton

Rev. Kevin Norton

Funeral Assistant/Chaplain

Rev. Kevin Norton is the pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in Trion, GA. He assists us on a part-time basis and is often the first to respond to accept a loved one into our care. He resides in the Mountain View Community and has one son, Zack Norton.


Greg 'Hawk' Hawkins

Greg "Hawk" Hawkins

Funeral Assistant

Greg is the newest member of our team and assists us on a part-time basis assisting with funerals and visitations.. He works full-time as a licensed paramedic and lieutenant at Redmond EMS serving the citizens of Chattooga County. Greg has 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. He resides in Menlo.


Jimmy Thompson

Jimmy Thompson

Funeral Assistant

Jimmy works at the funeral home on a part-time basis assisting with funerals and visitations. He is retired from the automobile finance industry. He is a active member and deacon at North Summerville Baptist Church.


Rev. Sanford DeBerry

Funeral Assistant/Chaplain

Rev. Sanford DeBerry assists us on a part-time basis assisting with funeral services and visitations. He has pastored numerous churches in the North Georgia & North Alabama areas. He was married to the late Lois Shankles DeBerry, and has 4 children & several grandchildren. Rev. DeBerry resides in Trion, GA.


Larry "Coffee" Anthony

Funeral Assistant



Donna Shireman

Licensed Cosmetologist / Funeral Assistant



Billy Edwards

Billy Edwards

Funeral Assistant

Billy assists us on a part time basis. He and his wife, Mary, attend the South Summerville Baptist Church. Billy is also a Gideon.


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