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A Newnan Tradition since 1953

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Joseph D. Wilson, CFSP

Owner & Funeral Director

A native of Savannah, Georgia, and a United States Army veteran, Joe began his career in funeral service in 1990.  He graduated with honors from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1992 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Georgia and South Carolina.  In 2003, Joe was awarded the professional designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner or "CFSP" from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  Initial certification for this designation required 180 hours of voluntary continuing education and community service.  Throughout his career, Joe has been involved with many civic, charitable and community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, Rotary, and Sertoma International.  He is a 32⁰ Scottish Rite Mason, Past Master and former Secretary of Frank F. Baker Lodge #46, F&AM, member of the Stiles-Akin Camp #670 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Loyal Order of Moose.  Joe is the proud father of three wonderful children, Jessica, Collin, and Maddox.

Email: joe@hillcrestchapelcares.com

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Justin Grubbs

Owner & Funeral Director

Justin is a native of Griffin, GA. He started his career in the funeral business in 2007 at Holly Hill Funeral Home in Fairburn, GA. He graduated with honors from Gupton-Jones in 2009. He is married to Amber Grubbs, and they have two children Chloe and Twyman.

Email: justin@hillcrestchapelcares.com

Terry Calhoun

Terry Calhoun

Funeral Assistant

Terry is a native Coweta Countian.  He retired as the Chief Juvenile Intake Officer for Coweta County where he had opportunity to help many young people through the years.  He pastors Living by Faith Church in Newnan. Terry is a funeral assistant and works all visitations. He also served in the United States Army. Terry is here to help any family in their time of need. 


Tammy Lee

Tammy Lee

Funeral Assistant

After several years working for another local funeral home, Tammy joined our staff in July of 2020.  Raised in Riverdale, she attended Clayton State College for Emergency Medical and Phlebotomy, she also attended West Georgia Technical College for Medical Assisting and has over 28 years in the medical field. She is married to Jeff, Auburn University graduate and a Mechanical Engineer in Atlanta, and they have three precious grandchildren, Jackson, Noah, and Maggie. Tammy loves to laugh and has a wonderful sense of humor. She and her family are longtime active member at Crossroads Church. Tammy also attends Open Door Baptist Church in Senoia and Gulf Beach Baptist in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Tammy considers it an honor to be of service to our families during their time of need, and we are excited to have her as a part of our staff.


Scott Blake

Scott Blake

Funeral Assistant

Philip Scott Blake is a native of north central West Virginia where he attended college, and moved to the Newnan area in 2006.  He is married to April, and they have 3 children, Dylan, Ethan, and Caleb.  Scott also has a career as a mechanical engineer, and his wife is a paraprofessional for the Coweta County School system.  Scott's family enjoys the outdoors, and attends Born Again Ministries where he is the associate pastor.  Scott considers it an honor to work with, and assist the Hillcrest family, and to support each family in their time of need, with the utmost respect.


Richard 'Ted' Clay

Richard "Ted" Clay

In Memoriam

March 5, 1947 - February 14, 2021

Richard preached the Gospel for over 55 years and was the founder and pastor of Miracle Tabernacle Family Worship Center for 40 years.  He loved spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and never met a stranger.  He had the biggest smile that would light up the room and loved telling jokes and making people smile.  Richard loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved eating, cutting grass, and traveling to Florida and Pigeon Forge.  Since 1968, Richard has been an integral part of the staff of Hillcrest Chapel and has ministered to countless grieving families over the years.


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