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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. 

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

Chase Mackinen

Chase Mackinen

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Chase graduated from East Coweta High School and  Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.  He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in the state of Georgia. He and his wife Megan make their home in Newnan.  Chase is a valuable asset to our business and is here to help in whatever capacity he is called to do.  


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. 


Bryan Calhoun

Bryan Calhoun

Funeral Assistant & Chaplain

Bryan joined the staff over 10 years ago as a funeral assistant to families.  He
helps in all of the daily operations of the funeral home including funerals as well
as visitations.  Bryan also serves as one of our staff chaplains.  He is married to the former Robin Bishop and is a life-long resident of Newnan. They have one son, Sammy, and a daughter, Bekah.  Bryan is the pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church here in Newnan, where he has served for over 15 years. 


Richard Terry 'Ted' Clay

Richard Terry "Ted" Clay

Pastor

Richard is the pastor at Miracle Tabernacle Church of Newnan. He was raised in the East Newnan community and went to Hogansville High School. Richard and his wife, Pauline, are involved with the Newnan community and love spending time with family. We were blessed to have Richard join our team and his loyalty to our success.


Roger Handley

Roger Handley

Funeral Assistant

Roger has lived in and around Palmetto all his life. He has been married to Joyce for over 50 years and they have two sons, Larry and Barry,  three granddaughters: Tiffany, Taylor and Payton, and one great granddaughter, Dakota. He was a fireman for Fulton County for 33 years before retiring. He has been in and around the funeral business since 1974, primarily at Holly Hill Funeral Home in Fairburn.  Roger joined the staff of Hillcrest Chapel in August of 2019.  


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