Our staff's commitment to you

 

 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

One of the things we are very proud of at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home is our staff. They have over 300 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 52 years ago. Before that he worked at funeral homes in East Point and Newnan. W. Bee Huddleston, a native of Fayette County, has been working with us for at least 50 years. David Mowell was raised upstairs at the funeral home in Fayetteville and has been working full time since 1993. Chris Cumbie, who also has roots here in Fayette County and been in the funeral business for almost 25 years, has worked for Mowell for over 12 years. Dave Threlkeld has worked at funeral homes in Georgia, California and Texas, and he has been with us for over 3 years. Greg Bade works and lives in Peachtree City and has served families since graduating from mortuary school in 1983. J. Bryan Folsom, the newest addition to our staff, completes our group of funeral directors who are ready to serve you. Ron Lee is our Pre-Need Counselor, ready to assist you in planning for your future. John Christopher is our AfterCare Coordinator, focusing on families as they take the necessary steps after the funeral.

Our support staff includes JoAnn Wilson, Janelle Taylor, Carolyn Harp, Lyman Mann, Joe Shaw, Winston Brown, Tommy Carroll, Lawrence Jacobs, and Ray Phillips.

Faye Mowell, April Mowell, Devy Kleppinger, Laura Thomas, Gayle Harp, Tracy Abernathy, Jenny Jackson, and Dawn Dickson handle all the administrative and office needs. All these men and women help us take care of the needs of each family.

Our staff is made up of people from our community. They belong to local churches and organizations, shop at local stores, have children who attend our local schools, and are all here to help meet the needs of the families we serve.

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CJ Mowell, Jr. President & Founder
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Faye Mowell Co-Founder
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David J. Mowell Vice President
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W. Bee Huddleston Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Chris Cumbie Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Manager
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David “Dave” Threlkeld Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Greg Bade Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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J.Bryan Folsom Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Ron Lee Licensed Pre-Need Sales Counselor & Life Insurance Sales Person
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John Christopher AfterCare
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April Mowell Accounting
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Laura Thomas Office Administrator
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Devy Kleppinger Bookkeeper
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Gayle Harp Administrative Assistant & Billing
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Dawn Dickson Administrative Assistant
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Winston Brown
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Tommy Carroll
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Lawrence Jacobs
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Ray Phillips
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JoAnn Wilson
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Janelle Taylor
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Ann Linch August 29, 1937 - May 27, 2017
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Lyman Mann December 26, 1925 - August 6, 2017

CJ Mowell, Jr.

President & Founder
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CJ Mowell, Jr. is the President and Founder of Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home. He is married to Faye and has 4 children, Becky, Beth, Ferrell, and David. CJ is also grandfather to Rebecca, Madeline, Griffin, Anna Grace, Blake, Jackson, John-Michael, Abibeth, Zane, Mikaela, Genevieve, Harrison, Grayson, and Macie Rose. CJ graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science (1961). He opened the funeral home with his father, Reverend CJ Mowell, and with the support of friend Ed Davis, in 1964. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1962 and also served as the Fayette County Coroner for 50 years, retiring in March of 2016. CJ was the past President of National Selected Morticians/Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.  He is a member of the Fayette County Masonic Lodge 711, the Yaarab Temple, and Fayetteville First Baptist Church. CJ is an avid collector of toy trains and clocks.

Faye Mowell

Co-Founder
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Faye Mowell is the Co-Founder of Mowell Funeral Home. She grew up in College Park, Georgia, where after graduating from high school, she worked for the government. In 1963, she married CJ Mowell. They moved 3 times in their first year of marriage, settling in Fayette County in 1964, where they founded Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home. Faye was the only assistant in the funeral home office for many years while raising their 4 children, Becky, Beth, Ferrell, and David.  She now has 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She has been an active member of our community and Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

David J. Mowell

Vice President
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David J. Mowell is the Vice President of Mowell Funeral Home. He is married to April and has 3 children, Harrison, Grayson and Macie Rose.  Along with being a licensed funeral director and embalmer, David served as a Fayette County Deputy Coroner for 20 years. David was born and raised in Fayetteville. David is a graduate of Fayette County High School (1989), the University of Georgia (1993), and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science (1996). David is a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon, a committee member for Relay for Life (Fayette County), active in local area sports as a volunteer, and enjoys movies, college football, and 80’s pop culture.

W. Bee Huddleston

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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W. Bee Huddleston has been with Mowell Funeral Home since its beginning in 1964. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and is currently the Coroner for Fayette County, after being a Deputy Coroner for over 30 years. He grew up in Fayette County, graduating from Fayette County High School (1964) and the Cincinatti College of Embalming. Bee is married to Connie. He is father to Kara (Michael) and Daniel (Kiley), and “Bee Bop” to Anna, Emily, Ellie, Denver, and Coralie.  Bee is a member of Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Masonic Lodge 711, and the Yaarab Temple.

Chris Cumbie

Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Manager
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Chris Cumbie serves as the Manager of Mowell Funeral Home, as well as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is married to Lora, and has 6 children, Cathy, Carolyn, Rebecca, Matthew, Anna, and Emma. Chris served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from Forest Park Senior High School (1988) and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science (1998). He worked in various funeral homes in the state of Georgia before coming to Mowell in 2005. Chris has always had a deep desire to serve others in their time of need. He is a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church of Jonesboro and enjoys wood working.

David “Dave” Threlkeld

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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David “Dave” Threlkeld is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is married to Tracy and has 4 children Taylor, Shelby, Kenzie (Cameron), and Kelsey. Dave is originally from Garland, Texas. He graduated from South Garland High School (1979) and Cypress College (1990).  He worked in various funeral homes in California, Georgia, and Texas, before coming to Mowell in 2013. Becoming a part of the funeral business started out a job opportunity that soon turned into his calling. Dave is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, owns Dave’s Pool Service, and enjoys hunting, politics, and continuing to learn.

Greg Bade

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Greg Bade began working for Mowell Funeral Home in February of 2015. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk, Virginia (1980) and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science (1985) in Atlanta. Greg is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  He is also a certified community emergency response team member. Greg is father to Lauren, Emily, and Jennifer, and grandfather to Aiden, Ethan, and Blake.  His passion is all things aviation.

J.Bryan Folsom

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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J. Bryan Folsom is the newest addition to our staff. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He worked for funeral homes in Tennessee and Alabama, before returning to Georgia. Bryan graduated from Pepperell High School (Lindale, GA) in 1985 and Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in 1986, where he was the youngest student at that time. Bryan is married to Shari. They have 2 daughters, Brooke and Beth, and 1 granddaughter, Adilyn.

Ron Lee

Licensed Pre-Need Sales Counselor & Life Insurance Sales Person
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Ron Lee is licensed as a pre-need sales counselor and licensed life insurance sales person for the State of Georgia. He joined the Mowell staff in May 2016. He was previously a funeral director and pre-need counselor for a combined 38 years in Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. Ron is married to Rebecca and has 4 children Sarah, Ryan, Suzie, and Ben. He is also a grandfather to Grady, Alaynna, Everett, Noah, and Kendall. He graduated from Atlanta High School (1979) and Texas A&M University (1982). Ron has a desire to help families before, during, and after a loss.  Outside of work, he enjoys reading, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

John Christopher

AfterCare
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John Christopher serves as our After Care Coordinator. He came to Mowell Funeral Home in 2014, after 27 years of service for Delta Airlines. John is married to Cindy, has 2 sons, and 3 grandchildren. He is a leader at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

April Mowell

Accounting
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April Mowell is the Accountant for Mowell Funeral Home. She joined the Mowell family when she married David in 1996. Together, they have 3 children: Harrison, Grayson, and Macie.

Laura Thomas

Office Administrator
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Laura Thomas is the Office Administrator for Mowell Funeral Home. She is originally from Florida, but her family moved to Georgia via Texas over 5 years ago. She joined our staff in 2014. Laura is married to Jim and has 2 daughters, Emma Kaye and Jenna.

Devy Kleppinger

Bookkeeper
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Devy Kleppinger serves as the Bookkeeper for Mowell Funeral Home. She has been with Mowell for 4 years. Devy is married to Ed and they have 5 children.

Gayle Harp

Administrative Assistant & Billing
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Gayle Harp is an Administrative Assistant in the Fayetteville office. She has been married to David for 51 years, both being Fayette County natives. They have 2 children, Greg Harp and Kristi (Matt) Oates, and 6 grandchildren, Kaedy (Beau) Martin, Kelsey (Jason) Woods, Dale Harp, Brennan Oates, Coleman Oates, and Logan Oates.

Dawn Dickson

Administrative Assistant
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Dawn Dickson works part-time in the Fayetteville office. Dawn is a native of Fayette County. She has been married to Richard for 30 years. They have 2 daughters, Danielle (Clay Hamilton) and Taylor, and one grandson, Maddox.

Winston Brown

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Winston Brown has been a member of the Mowell support staff for over 6 years. Previously, Winston worked for Batesville Casket Company. He is married to Brenda and they have 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Tommy Carroll

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Paul Tommy Carroll has been a member of our support staff for 2 years. He was in business as a Master Plumber for 42 years. Tommy was raised in Clayton County, but moved to Fayetteville 38 years ago. He is married to Carol. They have 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Lawrence Jacobs

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Lawrence Jacobs has been a part of our support staff for over 5 years. Before working for Mowell, he was an Electrical Contractor. He is married to Ann. They have 2 sons, a daughter and son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Ray Phillips

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Ray Phillips is a member of our support staff. He is an Alabama native, but has lived in the Atlanta area for over 55 years. He is married to Rose and they just celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, Ray enjoys sand art.

JoAnn Wilson

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JoAnn Wilson has been a part of the Mowell support staff for over 8 years. She originally moved to Fayette County in 1965. JoAnn has 2 children and 2 grandsons.

Janelle Taylor

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Janelle Taylor is one of the support staff for Mowell Funeral Home. She is a native Fayette County resident. She has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She has been with Mowell for 5 years.

Ann Linch

August 29, 1937 - May 27, 2017
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Ann Linch was a treasured member of our support staff for over 5 years. She passed away on May 27, 2017. Ann lived in Fayetteville for 43 years. Before coming to Mowell’s support staff, she retired from the banking business after 30 years. Ann was married to Chuck Linch for 59 ½ years. They have three children, David (Nancy Grace Linch), Donna (Steve Abrams), and Mike (Anne Boggess Linch); and grandchildren, John David, Nick and Zach, Casey, and Mary Michael.

Lyman Mann

December 26, 1925 - August 6, 2017
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Lyman Ware Mann passed away on August 6, 2017.  He was born in Fayette County on December 26, 1925 to the late Lemmie and Nora Mann.  He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Saratoga and provided air support at Iwo Jima.  Lyman was a Funeral Director for Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home for more than 30 years.  He was a very active member of Tyrone Lodge #644 since 1957, serving as Master in 1959, 1960, 1966, 1986 and 2009.  He was also Director of Works at the Lodge for many, many years and coached new Masons through the memory and proficiency work.  Lyman was loved and respected by his family, friends and community and will be greatly missed. Lyman was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Gladys Matthews Mann and his parents.  He is survived by his daughter, Brenda and Johnny Lynch of Senoia; his son, Jeff and Debbie Mann of Luthersville; his grandchildren, Karyn and David Moorman of Concord, Karla and Herman (Mac) McRae of Eatonton, and Ryan and Stephanie Mann of Moreland; his great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Desiree Blanton of Fayetteville, Parker Moorman and Lucy Moorman, both of Concord, and Kaiden Mann and Harley Mann, both of Moreland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.