Our Staff


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Ben J. Mason

Ben J. Mason

Managing Partner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Ben is married to Laurie Segars Mason and they are members of the First Baptist Church Gainesville. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his children and his grandchildren. Ben also has a wide range of accomplishment including; Graduate of Gainesville High School,  Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer in the state of Georgia since 1985, Serves as a Deputy Coroner for Hall County, and  a active member of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club


Jim Watkins

Jim Watkins

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jim is a GA Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer since 1987, past President of the Gainesville Evening Optimist Club, owns and operates Gainesville's first Pet Cremation Service, Northeast Georgia Pet Cremations.

He is a native of Georgia and has been living in the Gainesville area since 1984. 

Jim's family says he is always working, whether it is at the Funeral Home or helping families with Pet Cremations, and it's a true statement. 

Jim enjoys taking care of his family, taking his old Jeep for a drive, and following his beloved Miami Dolphins during football season.


Scott Strong

Scott Strong

Funeral Director/Embalmer



W. Carl Owen

W. Carl Owen

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Bachelor of Science – William Carey College   Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Associate Degree – Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

A native of Brighton, Michigan, Carl graduated from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1988. He moved to Georgia in 1990 and graduated from Gupton Jones College in 1991.

Carl has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 28 years. Carl has one son, Will, and lives in Cumming, GA. He is an avid Michigan Wolverine and Detroit Tiger fan.


Jose D Delgado

Jose D Delgado

Funeral Associate

Jose is certified as a Funeral Apprentice in the State of Georgia. He is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), born in Spain and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts with a Major in Ministry from Southwest Bible College and Seminary and currently undergoing his Master’s Degree in Theology in the same institution.   Jose has traveled most of the world as an AB Seaman in the Missionary Ship “MV Logos II” and came to Georgia in 2002 with his wife and children to work with Crown Financial Ministries as the Global Seminars and Conference Director.  He is the Senior Pastor of Pozo de Esperanza, a mainly Hispanic Church in Gainesville, and has been a Board Member of several local social organizations in Gainesville, GA


Dwight 'Slim' Kinsey

Dwight "Slim" Kinsey

Funeral Associate



John Haff

John Haff

In Memory 1953-2018





Brenda Howser

Visitation Hostess



Shelley P. Martin

Office Administrator



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