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Henry E. Mason

Henry E. Mason

Founder, Owner & Operator- Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer (GA & AL)

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, having been licensed for almost 40 years.  He is also veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam. Mr. Mason was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.  Henry and Peggy have 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.


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Peggy Mason

Peggy Mason

Owner & Business 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.

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Joseph Swords

Joseph Swords

Manager - Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (GA & AL)

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 Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Georgia and Alabama. He serves families and manages the vital records for the funeral home. 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 the proud parents of their daughter, Adelynn, and have a four-legged "child" named Sadie.


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Jeremy A. McElhaney

Jeremy A. McElhaney

Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer & Logistics Coordinator

Jeremy ("Big Mac") is a Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer, GA insurance agent and certified crematory operator. He also manages our monument division.

Before entering the funeral industry he served as a Human Resource/ Operations Director for a local non-profit organization. He is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in both Tennessee and Georgia, and a former firefighter, having served our local area. He holds a degree in business management and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Walker County.

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.He has served as music director at several churches and is a fan of Southern Gospel Music.

Jeremy, has 2 children and makes his home in Lyerly, GA. They are members of Grace Baptist Tabernacle.


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Cris C. Clark

Cris C. Clark

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer (GA & TN)

Cris is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in both Georgia and Tennessee.

Cris is a graduate of Trion High School, Shorter College, and Jacksonville State University. He has been involved in the funeral industry since the 1980's.

Cris, his wife Marisa, and their son Mason make their home in southern Walker county and are members of LaFayette First Baptist Church.


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Bobby Nixon

Bobby Nixon

Funeral Assistant

Bobby is a native of Chattooga County and is retired from Mohawk Industries in Lyerly.

He assists us on a part-time basis and is often the first to respond to accept a loved one into our care.

He and his wife Sheila have three sons and reside in Summerville.


Rev. Kevin J. Norton

Rev. Kevin J. Norton

Funeral Assistant/Lead Chaplain

Rev. Kevin Norton is the pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in Trion, GA. He assists us on a part-time basis as our Lead Chaplain, and he 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.


Jerry Davenport

Jerry Davenport

Funeral Assistant

Jerry is the newest member of the Mason Funeral Home team, and he is often the first person to respond to receive someone into our care.

He has served the citizens of Chattooga and surrounding counties for many years in law enforcement and EMS.

Jerry is retired from a dedicated career with the Chattooga County Sheriff's Department, as well as Chattooga County EMS and Floyd EMS.

He makes his home in the Spring Creek Community.


Rev. D. Steve Burns

Rev. D. Steve Burns

Funeral Assistant/Chaplain

Steve is the Senior Pastor of Resaca Assembly of God.

He assists us on a part-time basis and is often the first to respond to accept a loved one into our care.


He and his wife Kathy have 1 child and they make their home in Trion.


Larry 'Coffee' Anthony

Larry "Coffee" Anthony

Funeral Assistant



Rev. Sanford DeBerry

Rev. Sanford DeBerry

Chaplain

Rev. Sanford DeBerry 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.


Jimmy Thompson

Jimmy Thompson

Funeral Assistant

In Loving Memory

1948 - 2020


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