One of the things we are very proud of at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home is our staff. They have over 285 years of combined service helping families. From working funerals to filing paperwork to keeping the grounds maintained our staff goes beyond the call of duty.
Our funeral directors have been serving families for many years. C.J. Mowell, Jr. started this business with his father, Carl Mowell Sr., over 50 years ago. Before that he worked at funeral homes in East Point and Newnan. Bee Huddleston has been working with us for well over 45 years. He grew up and has lived here in Fayette County his whole life. David Mowell was raised upstairs at the funeral home in Fayetteville and has been working full time since 1993. Chris Cumbie, who has roots here in Fayette County and been in the funeral business for almost 20 years. Tom Shergold, from the Chicago area, relocated here with his family, and he brings several years in the industry with him. Dave Threlkeld, who has worked at funeral homes in Georgia, California, and Texas, is also one of our licensed funeral directors. Clint Gilpin is also working with us during his apprenticeship.
Our support staff includes Lillie Earnest, JoAnn Wilson, Ann Linch, Janelle Taylor, Lyman Mann, Herbie Youngs, Dennis Duke, Joe Shaw, Winston Brown, Al Huff, Lawrence Jacobs, John Christopher, and Wesley Forester. All these men and women help us take care of the needs of each family. Faye Mowell, Elaine Foley, April Mowell, Joanne Shepherd, Brenda Ludecke, Melissa Handley, and Devy Kleppinger help handle all the paperwork and office demands.
Our staff is made up of people from our community. They belong to local churches and organizations. They shop at the same local stores. Their children go to the same schools. They are all here to help meet any need a family has. This is their community too.