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.

Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners

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Samuel Lay Peachtree Corners Chapel Manager sam@crowellbrothers.com

Samuel Lay is a native of Norcross, Georgia.  He graduated from Norcross High School with the class of 2007 and went on to attend Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with the class of 2014.  Samuel has been employed with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since February of 2007.  He is an attending member of Buckhead Church in Atlanta.  Samuel oversees the day to day operations at the Peachtree Corners location.  Starting in the funeral business at an early age, despite what others thought, he felt a call to help people in a time of need.  His love to help the families of this community is his driving force.  In his spare time he enjoys boating, traveling with friends, going to the beach and trying out new restaurants.

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Buddy Weir Cemetery and Family Services Director buddy@crowellbrothers.com

Buddy has been with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for 12 years.  Buddy is a licensed insurance agent in the state of Georgia and is licensed for pre-need cemetery sales with the Georgia State Board of Cemeterians.  He is married to his wife, Tammi and has lived in Gwinnett County for over 35 years. Buddy enjoys spending his free time with his kids and family.

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Lori Holcombe Office Manager lori@crowellbrothers.com

Lori is the Office Manager at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory.  She ensures the daily operations of the administration department run smoothly.  Since she joined the company in 2013, she maintains the accounting functions as well as all administrative duties that are necessary to serve all of our families.  Lori has worked in many aspects of facilities operations in the real estate and public service industries. She has been a resident of Georgia for many years and currently resides in Duluth with her daughter and son. Working with the bereaved has always been a calling for her. Lori spends her free time enjoying tennis, leading a small group at her church and enjoys long walks and a good book.

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Cody Crowell Peachtree Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice cody@crowellbrothers.com

Cody is a third generation Crowell working at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2012.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Samford University and most recently was the Salutatorian from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He resides in Brookhaven, GA and is married to Allie Crowell.

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Justin Crowell Peachtree Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer justin@crowellbrothers.com

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Kathy Alfonzo Licensed Family Services Counselor Pre-need/Aftercare kalfonzo@crowellbrothers.com

Kathy has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2016.  Kathy and her husband, Joe, have lived in Georgia for over 30 years.  She has over 20 years experience in corporate management, an Associates degree in Nursing, is a licensed life insurance agent and licensed pre-need cemetery agent for the state of Georgia.  Kathy is a grief minister through the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  She is an active parishioner at St. Monica's in Duluth and enjoys serving on several ministries.  Kathy has volunteered at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Hospice Atlanta, Aid Gwinnett and the American Red Cross.  Kathy enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her husband.

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Paige Schwobe Service Administrator pschwobe@crowellbrothers.com

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William "Max" Aldridge, Jr. Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home Assistant maldridge@crowellbrothers.com

Max has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for over 10 years.  Max attended North East Louisiana University, spent 10 years in the United States Army and a 1996 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He is also been a Notary for Gwinnett County for 22 years.  Max resides in Duluth and is married to his wife, Marliss Anglin Aldridge. They have one son, Cayce McDonald Aldridge.

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Stacy McCorkle Peachtree Chapel Funeral Assistant

Stacy was born and raised in Metter, Georgia.  After graduation, he attended the University of Georgia where he completed a Business degree from the Terry College of Business and met his wife of 37 years.  They later added a son to their family who is now 28.  Stacy began his career by working in various positions at Graybar Electric Company for 35 years until he retired in 2016. He is a resident of Johns Creek where he attends St. Brigid's Catholic church.  When not working, Stacy enjoys UGA tailgates, golf and travel.

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Noman Terry Peachtree Chapel Funeral Assistant

Norman is from Bloomington, Indiana and graduated high school in 1973 and went on and attended Indiana University from 1973 to 1975.  He worked for RF Barnes Enterprises for 28 years as a manager, cook and waiter.  He worked as a Young Life leader in Indiana and Georgia as well as a leader for Vacation Bible School in Minnesota.  Norman currently volunteers as a youth counselor at Duluth United Methodist Church.  He has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for the past two years.  He enjoys going to various workshops and seminars related to working with the youth in different situations. 

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Becki Whitley Administrative Assistant

Becki is a graduate of Norcross High School and attended Marsh Business college.  She worked for the Internal Revenue Service and has been working for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2002.  Becki enjoys working with stained glass, reading, crochet and sewing.

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Gary Ledford Greeter

Gary is from Marietta, Georgia and is currently living in Brookhaven, Georgia in Northeast Atlanta.  Gary is serving as Pastor of University Baptist church in Brookhaven now for the last 14 years.  His wife is Linda and they have been married for 37 years.  They have four children, three of them married.  They also have six precious grandchildren, three girls and three boys.  Gary has been assisting Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2015 and loves the opportunity to serve others.  One thing Gary enjoys doing on his off days is spending time with his grandchildren, reading and if up to it, playing golf.

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Carl Slaughter Greeter

Carl has been associated with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2015.  He was active in the floral business for a good many decades .  After owning a floral shop and working in floral organizations and clubs he began traveling to China for a floral importer developing products of artificial trees and plants.  His hobbies and interests are in music, theater and participating in amateur theater.  He always enjoys fellowship with other people and trying to be helpful to all.

Crowell Brothers - Buford

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Kenny Jacobs Buford Chapel Manager kenny@crowellbrothers.com

Kenny Jacobs is from Darlington, South Carolina and currently resides in Buford, Georgia.  He has been married to Monica Montgomery Jacobs for 18 years.  Kenny has been in the funeral service business since 1993 and has been licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer since 1998.  Kenny is a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity, a certified Crematory Operator, a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292, a member of Sugar Hill church and a member at large with the Buford Business Alliance.  Kenny enjoys taking care of the families which have placed their trust in Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory.  He loves what he does.

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Chris Miller Buford Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer chrism@crowellbrothers.com

Chris joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2014.  He is a 2015 Mu Sigma Alpha  graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He was also the recipient of the distinguished Bill Pierce and Daniel E. Buchanan awards.  He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity where he served as Master Artist. Chris has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2016, and is also a Certified Crematory Operator through the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA).  Chis is a living kidney donor and is an advocate for the National Kidney Foundation, as well as a mentor for the National Transplant Foundation.  Chris and his wife, Lisa, reside in Lawrenceville with their three cats.  He is a passionate English football supporter who enjoys music and writing poetry.

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Brit Crowell Buford Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice brit@crowellbrothers.com

Brit started working for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2012.  He is a 2012 graduate from Maryville college where he earned his degree in Business Management.  He is also a 2016 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, certified Crematory Operator through the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA).  Brit resides in Duluth and enjoyes hiking with his dog and reading.

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Debbie Gilleland Greeter

Debbie joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2015.  She retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools after 25+ years as a Dispatcher in the Building Maintenance Department.  Debbie resides in Lawrenceville and has two adult children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys all sports and especially attending her grandchildren's  sports activities.  She is a member of Sunrise Baptist church and loves sharing God's word with her grandchildren.

Samuel Lay

Peachtree Corners Chapel Manager
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Samuel Lay is a native of Norcross, Georgia.  He graduated from Norcross High School with the class of 2007 and went on to attend Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with the class of 2014.  Samuel has been employed with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since February of 2007.  He is an attending member of Buckhead Church in Atlanta.  Samuel oversees the day to day operations at the Peachtree Corners location.  Starting in the funeral business at an early age, despite what others thought, he felt a call to help people in a time of need.  His love to help the families of this community is his driving force.  In his spare time he enjoys boating, traveling with friends, going to the beach and trying out new restaurants.

Buddy Weir

Cemetery and Family Services Director
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Buddy has been with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for 12 years.  Buddy is a licensed insurance agent in the state of Georgia and is licensed for pre-need cemetery sales with the Georgia State Board of Cemeterians.  He is married to his wife, Tammi and has lived in Gwinnett County for over 35 years. Buddy enjoys spending his free time with his kids and family.

Lori Holcombe

Office Manager
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Lori is the Office Manager at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory.  She ensures the daily operations of the administration department run smoothly.  Since she joined the company in 2013, she maintains the accounting functions as well as all administrative duties that are necessary to serve all of our families.  Lori has worked in many aspects of facilities operations in the real estate and public service industries. She has been a resident of Georgia for many years and currently resides in Duluth with her daughter and son. Working with the bereaved has always been a calling for her. Lori spends her free time enjoying tennis, leading a small group at her church and enjoys long walks and a good book.

Cody Crowell

Peachtree Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice
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Cody is a third generation Crowell working at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2012.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Samford University and most recently was the Salutatorian from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He resides in Brookhaven, GA and is married to Allie Crowell.

Justin Crowell

Peachtree Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Kathy Alfonzo

Licensed Family Services Counselor Pre-need/Aftercare
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Kathy has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2016.  Kathy and her husband, Joe, have lived in Georgia for over 30 years.  She has over 20 years experience in corporate management, an Associates degree in Nursing, is a licensed life insurance agent and licensed pre-need cemetery agent for the state of Georgia.  Kathy is a grief minister through the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  She is an active parishioner at St. Monica's in Duluth and enjoys serving on several ministries.  Kathy has volunteered at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Hospice Atlanta, Aid Gwinnett and the American Red Cross.  Kathy enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her husband.

Paige Schwobe

Service Administrator
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Kenny Jacobs

Buford Chapel Manager
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Kenny Jacobs is from Darlington, South Carolina and currently resides in Buford, Georgia.  He has been married to Monica Montgomery Jacobs for 18 years.  Kenny has been in the funeral service business since 1993 and has been licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer since 1998.  Kenny is a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity, a certified Crematory Operator, a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292, a member of Sugar Hill church and a member at large with the Buford Business Alliance.  Kenny enjoys taking care of the families which have placed their trust in Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory.  He loves what he does.

Chris Miller

Buford Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Chris joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2014.  He is a 2015 Mu Sigma Alpha  graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He was also the recipient of the distinguished Bill Pierce and Daniel E. Buchanan awards.  He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity where he served as Master Artist. Chris has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2016, and is also a Certified Crematory Operator through the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA).  Chis is a living kidney donor and is an advocate for the National Kidney Foundation, as well as a mentor for the National Transplant Foundation.  Chris and his wife, Lisa, reside in Lawrenceville with their three cats.  He is a passionate English football supporter who enjoys music and writing poetry.

Brit Crowell

Buford Chapel Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice
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Brit started working for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2012.  He is a 2012 graduate from Maryville college where he earned his degree in Business Management.  He is also a 2016 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, certified Crematory Operator through the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA).  Brit resides in Duluth and enjoyes hiking with his dog and reading.

William "Max" Aldridge, Jr.

Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home Assistant
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Max has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for over 10 years.  Max attended North East Louisiana University, spent 10 years in the United States Army and a 1996 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He is also been a Notary for Gwinnett County for 22 years.  Max resides in Duluth and is married to his wife, Marliss Anglin Aldridge. They have one son, Cayce McDonald Aldridge.

Stacy McCorkle

Peachtree Chapel Funeral Assistant
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Stacy was born and raised in Metter, Georgia.  After graduation, he attended the University of Georgia where he completed a Business degree from the Terry College of Business and met his wife of 37 years.  They later added a son to their family who is now 28.  Stacy began his career by working in various positions at Graybar Electric Company for 35 years until he retired in 2016. He is a resident of Johns Creek where he attends St. Brigid's Catholic church.  When not working, Stacy enjoys UGA tailgates, golf and travel.

Noman Terry

Peachtree Chapel Funeral Assistant
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Norman is from Bloomington, Indiana and graduated high school in 1973 and went on and attended Indiana University from 1973 to 1975.  He worked for RF Barnes Enterprises for 28 years as a manager, cook and waiter.  He worked as a Young Life leader in Indiana and Georgia as well as a leader for Vacation Bible School in Minnesota.  Norman currently volunteers as a youth counselor at Duluth United Methodist Church.  He has worked for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory for the past two years.  He enjoys going to various workshops and seminars related to working with the youth in different situations. 

Debbie Gilleland

Greeter
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Debbie joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2015.  She retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools after 25+ years as a Dispatcher in the Building Maintenance Department.  Debbie resides in Lawrenceville and has two adult children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys all sports and especially attending her grandchildren's  sports activities.  She is a member of Sunrise Baptist church and loves sharing God's word with her grandchildren.

Becki Whitley

Administrative Assistant
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Becki is a graduate of Norcross High School and attended Marsh Business college.  She worked for the Internal Revenue Service and has been working for Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2002.  Becki enjoys working with stained glass, reading, crochet and sewing.

Gary Ledford

Greeter
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Gary is from Marietta, Georgia and is currently living in Brookhaven, Georgia in Northeast Atlanta.  Gary is serving as Pastor of University Baptist church in Brookhaven now for the last 14 years.  His wife is Linda and they have been married for 37 years.  They have four children, three of them married.  They also have six precious grandchildren, three girls and three boys.  Gary has been assisting Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2015 and loves the opportunity to serve others.  One thing Gary enjoys doing on his off days is spending time with his grandchildren, reading and if up to it, playing golf.

Carl Slaughter

Greeter
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Carl has been associated with Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2015.  He was active in the floral business for a good many decades .  After owning a floral shop and working in floral organizations and clubs he began traveling to China for a floral importer developing products of artificial trees and plants.  His hobbies and interests are in music, theater and participating in amateur theater.  He always enjoys fellowship with other people and trying to be helpful to all.