Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home
Scott Ellis, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) and Certified Crematory Operator, has been a part of the Caldwell & Cowan family since 2007. A 2010 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, he served as Vice President of the Pi Sigma Eta fraternity, and was awarded the distinguished Bill Pierce Award, given to one who demonstrates their exemplary professionalism and above and beyond efforts to funeral service. He continues to work with the College, serving as a member of the Advisory Board. Following graduation, Scott completed the National Funeral Directors Association's Certified Preplanning Consultant program, which recognizes qualified, knowledgeable individuals who are committed to provide ethical and caring advance planning services for all families.
Scott is a lifelong resident of Newton County. He and his wife, Ronda, have been happily married for over 35 years. Their daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Mark Still, and their four beautiful grandchildren, are their pride and joy. Scott and Ronda enjoy going camping and love spending time with their family members, who mean the most to them.
Scott's goal in funeral service is to treat every family with the compassion and respect they deserve when they need it most. Having completed all required coursework to obtain his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner(CFSP) designation indicates that he goes above and beyond to serve every family as if they were his own.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home
Darren Day, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) was born in Thomaston, GA, where he graduated from Upson-Lee High School in 1996. After high school he moved to Valdosta, GA, and attended Valdosta State University. He began working for Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, now Fletcher-Day Funeral Home, in Thomaston in 1998. Darren is a 2000 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. In 2003 he married his wife Jodie, and they have two children, Colton and Kinsleigh. Darren and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Thomaston where he serves as a Deacon. He is also a member of the Thomaston Sertoma Club, serves on the Board of Directors of the Thomaston Upson Chamber of Commerce and The Thomaston Downtown Development Authority, and is president of the Thomaston Upson Arts Council. Darren is an accomplished musician and plays saxophone with several different groups.
Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service
David J. Mowell is the President of Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service. 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 and 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 and active in local area sports as a volunteer, and enjoys movies, college football, and 80’s pop culture.
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home
Casey Brannen-Strickland is the co-owner of Brannen Family Funeral Services in Glennville, Georgia and the daughter of Bobby & Betty Ann Brannen. Casey is married to Evan Strickland and they have two sons.
Casey is a 2015 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service and a 2012 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with a Master of Cosmetology degree. Casey has been a full-time licensed Funeral Director with her family firm since 2015 but has worked at the funeral home since she was 15 years old. She has also served as the GFDA District Chair for the past 3 years.
Casey is also a 2010 graduate of Tattnall County High School and an Alumni and two-time Master 4-Her, where she won numerous awards and grants for her community and the local mentally handicapped. She has volunteered in her community since she was a teenager and has continued to do so. She is a member of Watermelon Creek Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with her family.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes
Jason Wommack graduated from Monroe Area High School in 1990 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1994. He currently serves as General Manager of Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes in Athens, Danielsville and Watkinsville, where he has worked since 1995.
Jason continues to be active in various civic organizations and attends Athens First United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Mandy, have been married for 27 years and live in Watkinsville. They enjoy traveling, motorcycle riding, spending time with family and UGA sports.