A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
Our Valued Staff
We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.
|Joe Wilson, CFSP, Co-Owner & Funeral Director|
Joe Wilson became co-owner of the funeral home on June 4, 2012. A native of Savannah, Georgia, and a United States Army veteran, Joe began his career in funeral service in 1990. He graduated with honors from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1992 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In 2003, Joe was awarded the professional designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner or "CFSP" from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Initial certification for this designation required 180 hours of voluntary continuing education and community service. Throughout his career, Joe has been involved with the Masons, the Scottish Rite, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, and Sertoma International. Joe has family ties to Bartow County dating back to the War between the States. Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Margaret and Luke Pettit Environmental Preserve and is a past District Chairman for District 1W of the Georgia Funeral Director's Association. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Bartow County, the Stiles-Akin Camp #670 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Lodge #1931 of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
|Greg Patterson, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer|
A native of Cartersville, Greg is a graduate of Cass High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he was awarded with an Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service, and was the recipient of the Bill Pierce Award, an honor bestowed by his fellow classmates as the person most representative of funeral service. He was the Location Manager of Winn Dixie in Cartersville. Greg served as the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church for nine years. Greg's wife, the former Pam Sneed, is a native of Emerson. Greg and Pam have two sons, Drew and Luke, and they are members of Tabernacle Baptist Church. They are the former owners of River Walk Bakery and Cafe. Greg enjoys putting his boat in the water and fishing every chance he gets. Greg joined our staff as an apprentice funeral director and has completed the process of becoming a licensed funeral director & embalmer. During his time with our staff, he has come to realize how our staff "ministers" to the needs of people every day. Greg's experiences as a pastor will compliment his calling as a funeral director.
|Vickie Mulkey, Office Manager|
Have you ever wondered who that lady was with the pleasant voice answering the telephone? That would be Vickie Mulkey. Born and raised in Sugar Valley, she is the former Vickie Jones. She is a graduate of Cass High School and has one son, Blake. Vickie currently attends Oak Hill Baptist Church. Serving as our Office Manager, Vickie also assists families with filing death certificates and life insurance claims. Her expertise with insurance issues is the reason our families receive their insurance proceeds so quickly. Vickie also assists our staff with our community service projects. She coordinates our annual gala luncheon with the Bartow County Senior Center, and she coordinates the monthly birthday cake outreach to our local nursing homes and assisted living centers.
|Keith Willard, Apprentice Funeral Director & Pre-Arrangement Counselor|
Keith moved to Cartersville in 1978 and owned and operated Magic Photo for 21 years. He is the pastor of New Echota United Methodist Church in Calhoun. Keith has worked in funeral service for 10 years and feels a strong desire to help people. He and his lovely wife Kathy have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. The most important thing in Keith's life is that he loves Jesus, and strives to follow the Lord in everything that he does - God's got a plan!
|Parnick Jennings, Jr., Funeral Director & Consultant|
Parnick grew up in his family's funeral home on North Broad Street in Rome. He joined the family firm in 1975 and came to Cartersville in 1977. Parnick is a graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 1979. Parnick is married to the former Tina Skean, and they are both active in our community and attend Tabernacle Baptist Church. Active in the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Parnick is a past Chairman of the Board for 2008. He currently serves on the chamber board of directors and on several other chamber committees such as Leadership Bartow, the Ambassadors, and the Governmental Affairs Committee. Parnick also serves on the board of directors for several non-profit and charitable organizations, and he is a member of the Cartersville Rotary Club.
|Lloyd Buchanan, Consultant|
Born and raised in Atco Village, Lloyd retired from Goodyear in 1986 and joined our staff the very next day as the manager of the funeral home. With his oversight and direction, our funeral home experienced its first period of tremendous growth. This growth created the need to expand our facilities. The "face" of our building completely changed with the first addition and redesign of the building in 1991. Lloyd also oversaw the most recent addition to the building in 1995. Lloyd currently assists our staff as a consultant. Lloyd is married to the former Charlotte Jones who was born and raised in Sugar Valley. They have one son, Mark. Lloyd's sister, Ruth Wilson, retired from our staff as the office manager. Lloyd, Charlotte and Mark are active members of Atco Baptist Church. Most people remember Lloyd because of his distinctive bass voice. His forty-two year career in gospel music took him all over the Southeast to perform in churches, festivals and television studios. Lloyd retired from the funeral home in 2015, but visits us frequently.
|Sue Bean, Funeral Assistant|
|Judy Brock, Funeral Assistant|
|Kirk Burrell, Funeral Assistant|
|Christa Evans, Funeral Assistant|
|Alton Kay, Funeral Assistant|
A native of Bartow County, Alton is a graduate of Cass High and Coosa Technical College, with a degree in electronics, he attended Marietta Christian College and Reinhart College. Alton is a United States Army Veteran, serving nine years active duty and reserve. He was employed by Union Carbide, and retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, with thirty years of service as an electrical control specialist, hydro power test engineer, power project manager, and senior operator. He contracted for forty years as a state licensed electrical contractor. He and his wife, the former Brenda Teems, have been married for 50 years and have two daughters, Darlene and her husband David, and Vickie and her husband Michael, and two grandsons, Micah and Bryson. Alton is a life member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church, where he is an ordained Deacon, a member of Cartersville Lodge #63, F&AM, and a member of American Legion Post #42. He enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, and serving his community.
|Brenda Kay, Funeral Assistant|
A native of Cartersville, Brenda grew up in Atco Village, she attended Atco School and Atco Baptist Church. She is a graduate of Cass High School and a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church, and worked in the Bartow County School System. She is married to Alton Kay and they have two daughters, Darlene and her husband David, and Vickie and her husband Michael, and two grandsons, Micah and Bryson. Brenda joined our staff in 2009.
|Joe Nix, Chaplain & Funeral Assistant|
Joe is a native of Cartersville and grew up in the Oakland Heights community. He graduated from Cass High School and retired from Clorox (Glad) after 30 years of service as a technical mechanic. For seven years he served as the Assistant Pastor of Oakland Heights Baptist Church. He also served for three years as Chaplain for the Cartersville Police Department. He now serves as the Assistant Pastor (Church Administrator) of Morning View Baptist Church in Acworth, GA. Joe’s wife Brenda (Cornett) is a native of Cartersville and grew up in Atco. They have two daughters, Teresa Nix West and Darla Nix Hall, and two sons, Keith Nix and Russell Nix. Joe joined the team at Parnick Jennings in June of 2007 serving as a Chaplain and Funeral Assistant. He feels especially privileged to be able to minister to the people of Bartow County.
|Luke Patterson, Funeral Assistant|
|Joe Tilley, Funeral Assistant|
|Ben Turner, Funeral Assistant|
|J. T. Willoughby, Funeral Assistant|