Obituaries

Annie Seagraves
B: 1931-03-13
D: 2018-05-22
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Seagraves, Annie
Jeffrey Marker
B: 1965-11-02
D: 2018-05-22
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Marker, Jeffrey
Charles Riggs
B: 1921-08-10
D: 2018-05-21
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Riggs, Charles
Robert Seerley
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2018-05-19
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Seerley, Robert
Mae Duncan
B: 1937-04-05
D: 2018-05-17
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Duncan, Mae
Paula Campbell
B: 1940-06-14
D: 2018-05-16
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Campbell, Paula
Howard Akins, Jr.
B: 1950-04-02
D: 2018-05-15
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Akins, Jr., Howard
William "Bill" Williams
B: 1943-02-05
D: 2018-05-14
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Williams, William "Bill"
Gregory Singleton
D: 2018-05-14
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Singleton, Gregory
Margaret McReynolds
B: 1925-02-02
D: 2018-05-13
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McReynolds, Margaret
Stacey Bowden
B: 1995-08-21
D: 2018-05-13
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Bowden, Stacey
James Armour
B: 1941-02-02
D: 2018-05-12
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Armour, James
Garnett Daniel
B: 1926-07-31
D: 2018-05-12
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Daniel, Garnett
Patricia Robison
B: 1925-07-06
D: 2018-05-10
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Robison, Patricia
Barbara Rowan
B: 1945-12-07
D: 2018-05-09
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Rowan, Barbara
Donald Wright
B: 1939-04-10
D: 2018-05-09
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Wright, Donald
Ronnie Murphy
D: 2018-05-09
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Murphy, Ronnie
Harry Phillips
B: 1937-09-21
D: 2018-05-08
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Phillips, Harry
William Chambers
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2018-05-08
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Chambers, William
Ted Crowe
D: 2018-05-06
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Crowe, Ted
Joyce Saxon
B: 1944-04-13
D: 2018-05-06
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Saxon, Joyce

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Tom Lord, Owner

Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer
Tom is a 1977 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service.  He served 6 years on the Board of Georgia Funeral Directors Association and served 3 years on NFDA Policy Board.  Tom currently serves on the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service.  He and his wife, Melissa reside in Oconee County.  They have five children and two grandchildren and are members of Beech Haven Baptist Church.

Jason B. Wommack, Manager
Email: jwommack@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Jason is a 1994 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and has been employed with Lord and Stephens since 1995.  He and his wife, Mandy live in Oconee County.  In his spare time, Jason enjoys traveling, motorcycle riding and UGA sports.

Dale Rogers
Email: drogers@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Dale is a 2000 graduate of The Cincinnatti College of Mortuary Science.  He is a native of South Carolina and a second generation funeral director.   He and his wife, Salinda live in Oconee County with their children, Luke and Parker.  Dale is a member of Ray's United Methodist Church. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities together.

James Johnson
Email: jjohnson@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
James is a 1995 graduate of Gupton Jones College.  He is a native of Habersham County and currently resides in Madison County. He is an active member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers and has served families at Lord and Stephens since 2009. He attends Athens Church with his wife, Elizabeth and daughters, Bella and Allie.

Talmadge Hall

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Talmadge is a 1959 graduate of Kentucky School of Embalming. From 1963 until 1995, he owned and operated Hall's Funeral Home in Franklin County.  Several years following his retirement, he began his employment with Lord and Stephens.  Talmadge has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Ryan Huddleston
Email: rhuddleston@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service.  He is a native of Gwinnett County and currently resides in Athens with his wife Jennifer and their daughter, Cadence.  Ryan is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He has been instrumental in organizing several local 5K events and enjoys endurance running.

Katie Power
Email: kpower@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Katie is a 2013 honor graduate of Piedmont Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and a major in Funeral Service. She serves as Deputy Coroner for the Madison County Coroner's Office. In her spare time, she enjoys bass fishing, fitness and cycling and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Chad reside in Winterville. She has been with Lord and Stephens since 2011.

Whitney Burkhalter
Email: wburkhalter@lordandstephens.com

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Whitney is a 2017 honors graduate of Piedmont Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Funeral Service. She has been with Lord and Stephens since 2015.
A Tennessee native, Whitney now lives in Athens with her husband, Matthew. She is a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Ivy Spicer

Cemetery Manager
Ivy is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master's degree in Historic Preservation. A native of Caroline County, Virginia she currently resides in Athens.

Rita Ingham, Office Manager

Rita has been with Lord and Stephens since 2000.  She and her husband Rev.John Ingham live in Oconee County.  

Deanna Barrick, Accounts Manager

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Deanna holds a Masters Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, maintains licensure in the state of Tennessee and is presently completing coursework in Grief Counseling.  Following their marriage in 1999, Deanna moved to Athens and currently resides in Clarke County with her husband, David.  Her hobbies include snow skiing, boating and all outdoor activities.  Although living in the heart of DAWG country, she remains a committed and loyal VOLS fan.

Tabitha Fuller, Insurance Specialist
Email: tfuller@lordandstephens.com

Tabitha and her husband, Chad have lived in the Athens area for several years. They enjoy fishing, traveling and spending time with their families. Tabitha has been serving families with insurance claims at Lord and Stephens since 2014.

Roger Croy, Facility Manager

Assistant Funeral Director
Roger has been employed with Lord and Stephens since 1993.   He and his wife Susan live in Madison County with their children Dalton and Calina. Roger is an avid fisherman.