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.

 

Our Mission Statement

"To Serve All Families With A Compassionate, Helpful, And Loving Spirit"

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Samuel James General Manager info@crowellbrothers.com

Samuel James 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 & Buford location and is a Certified Crematory Operator.  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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Courtney Crowell Director of After Care Services courtney@crowellbrothers.com

Courtney Crowell joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2018 and is a third generation Crowell.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Alabama.  Courtney started her career in Economic Development in Florida and has been working in sales for the past ten years.  She has worked for Enterprise Rent a Car, Saia Ltl freight, New York Life and is a licensed insurance agent.  She recently moved back to Georgia from Colorado where she worked for Heska in the veterinary industry.  All of her previous work experience has led her back home where she will be working with families as Director of Aftercare Services.  She is grateful for this opportunity to serve families during their time of loss and to continue serving our families following the service of your loved one.   She enjoys music, Alabama football and hiking with her dog.   

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Cody Crowell 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.  Cody is also a Certified Crematory Operator. He resides in Brookhaven, GA and is married to Allie Crowell.

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Chris Miller 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).  Chris 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 two cats.  He is a passionate English football supporter who enjoys music and writing poetry.

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Brit Crowell 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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Waring C. Murray, CFSP Funeral Director/Embalmer Waring@crowellbrothers.com

Waring joined the staff of Crowell Brothers in 2011.  Waring is a 1997 honor graduate of Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service and became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in 1998. He earned his CFSP certification in 2005 and became a certified crematory operator in 2013.   Waring holds memberships with the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, The Academy of Graduate Embalmers, the National Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  Waring is a former board member of the River Oak Swim and Racquet Club where he served as Treasurer for 14 years.  Waring enjoys cooking and flying in his spare time.

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David A. Alexander Funeral Director/Embalmer David@crowellbrothers.com

David is a fifth-generation funeral professional who grew up in Delaware County, upstate New York and graduated in 1983 from the mortuary science program at the State University of New York at Canton.  He relocated to Georgia in 1996, and lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Lorry and step-son, Pierce.  He is a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, and enjoys spending time with his family, working on Habitat for Humanity projects, playing guitar and driving his 1929 Model A Ford.  David is honored to be able to apply his 35 years of experience in serving families with the Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory and Peachtree Memorial Park team.

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William "Max" Aldridge, Jr. 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 and is a Certified Crematory Operator. 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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Bradley Ledford Funeral Home Assistant BradleyL@crowellbrothers.com

Bradley Ledford joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2017. After years of searching for the right career to help others, he found his love for caring for families with us here at Crowell Brothers, and is currently apprenticing to become a funeral director. Bradley has been married to his lovely wife Molly for two years.

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Stacy McCorkle Funeral Home 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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Norman Terry Facilities Manager

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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Reyna Rodriguez Service Administrator Reyna@crowellbrothers.com

Reyna joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2019.  She is a graduate of Norcross High School and attended Georgia Perimeter College.  She has worked for 9 years in the medical field and 14 years in the dental field prior to finding her calling caring for families with Crowell Brothers.  Between her family and friends, Reyna keeps herself busy outside of the office.  She and her husband, Roberto of 24 years love doing adventurous things with friends, grandchildren and 3 children.

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Becki Whitley Administrative Assistant becki@crowellbrothers.com

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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Molly Ledford Administrative Assistant Molly@crowellbrothers.com

Molly joined Crowell Brothers in 2018 after teaching high school English for several years.  She is grateful for the opportunity to support the excellend staff at Crowell Brothers in caring for families.  Molly has been married for two years and in her spare time she enjoys reading, camping or crafting.

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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.

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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.

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Al Huff Greeter

Samuel James

General Manager
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Samuel James 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 & Buford location and is a Certified Crematory Operator.  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.

Courtney Crowell

Director of After Care Services
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Courtney Crowell joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2018 and is a third generation Crowell.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Alabama.  Courtney started her career in Economic Development in Florida and has been working in sales for the past ten years.  She has worked for Enterprise Rent a Car, Saia Ltl freight, New York Life and is a licensed insurance agent.  She recently moved back to Georgia from Colorado where she worked for Heska in the veterinary industry.  All of her previous work experience has led her back home where she will be working with families as Director of Aftercare Services.  She is grateful for this opportunity to serve families during their time of loss and to continue serving our families following the service of your loved one.   She enjoys music, Alabama football and hiking with her dog.   

Cody Crowell

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.  Cody is also a Certified Crematory Operator. He resides in Brookhaven, GA and is married to Allie Crowell.

Chris Miller

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).  Chris 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 two cats.  He is a passionate English football supporter who enjoys music and writing poetry.

Brit Crowell

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.

Waring C. Murray, CFSP

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Waring joined the staff of Crowell Brothers in 2011.  Waring is a 1997 honor graduate of Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service and became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in 1998. He earned his CFSP certification in 2005 and became a certified crematory operator in 2013.   Waring holds memberships with the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, The Academy of Graduate Embalmers, the National Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  Waring is a former board member of the River Oak Swim and Racquet Club where he served as Treasurer for 14 years.  Waring enjoys cooking and flying in his spare time.

David A. Alexander

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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David is a fifth-generation funeral professional who grew up in Delaware County, upstate New York and graduated in 1983 from the mortuary science program at the State University of New York at Canton.  He relocated to Georgia in 1996, and lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Lorry and step-son, Pierce.  He is a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, and enjoys spending time with his family, working on Habitat for Humanity projects, playing guitar and driving his 1929 Model A Ford.  David is honored to be able to apply his 35 years of experience in serving families with the Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory and Peachtree Memorial Park team.

William "Max" Aldridge, Jr.

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 and is a Certified Crematory Operator. 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.

Bradley Ledford

Funeral Home Assistant
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Bradley Ledford joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2017. After years of searching for the right career to help others, he found his love for caring for families with us here at Crowell Brothers, and is currently apprenticing to become a funeral director. Bradley has been married to his lovely wife Molly for two years.

Stacy McCorkle

Funeral Home 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.

Norman Terry

Facilities Manager
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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. 

Reyna Rodriguez

Service Administrator
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Reyna joined Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2019.  She is a graduate of Norcross High School and attended Georgia Perimeter College.  She has worked for 9 years in the medical field and 14 years in the dental field prior to finding her calling caring for families with Crowell Brothers.  Between her family and friends, Reyna keeps herself busy outside of the office.  She and her husband, Roberto of 24 years love doing adventurous things with friends, grandchildren and 3 children.

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.

Molly Ledford

Administrative Assistant
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Molly joined Crowell Brothers in 2018 after teaching high school English for several years.  She is grateful for the opportunity to support the excellend staff at Crowell Brothers in caring for families.  Molly has been married for two years and in her spare time she enjoys reading, camping or crafting.

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.

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.

Al Huff

Greeter
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