Our Staff's Commitment to You

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Dr. Pat Turner Board of Directors, Retired
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Jane Turner Board of Directors, Retired
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O. Ernest Mosier, CFSP Board of Directors, Retired
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Cy Hume, CFSP, CCO Board of Directors / President / CEO / General Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Michelle Arivette, CCO Customer Care Supervisor, Funeral Director, Sr. Embalmer, and CCO
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J. Scott Galyon Supervisor of Administrative Services, Funeral Director
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Tommy M. Wages Client Experience Supervisor, Senior Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Garrett Cooper Pre-planning & Aftercare Counselor
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Lindsay Bentley Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Kate Hamrick Funeral Director, Embalmer and CCO
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Ryan Kinder Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Paul J. Marks Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Steve Maples Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Nick Tolbert Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Alecia Derloshon Funeral Service Apprentice, CCO
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Reverend Larry T. Burgess Minister/Part-time Assistant
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Dan Reece Funeral Service Associate
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Anthony Middlebrooks Building Maintenance

Dr. Pat Turner

Board of Directors, Retired
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Pat Turner, the firstborn of Ralph and Evelyn Turner, was born at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA in 1946. She attended the old Ponce de Leon Elementary School, Decatur High School and Newcomb College of Tulane University, graduating in 1968. She married Richard Kimura, a doctor, became interested in medicine and started medical school at LSU in New Orleans in 1971. After completing her school and training, she settled in Savannah, GA in 1987, practicing neonatology at Memorial Medical Center until retiring in 2015. Her interests include cats, dogs, plants and places of the world. She and her sister Jane, along with Ernie Mosier and Cy Hume, are the current owners of the family business that was started by Pat and Jane's grandfather, A. S. Turner.

Jane Turner

Board of Directors, Retired
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Jane was the Business Office Manager and was in charge of the Human Resources Department before she retired. She graduated from Decatur High School, and from Emory University with a B. S. in Biology in 1969. She then went to Nepal with the Peace Corps, first as a volunteer and then as a trainer of volunteers. She also traveled throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma and Japan during that time. After returning to the US in 1976, she lived in California for 8 years and then in Massachusetts for 12 years. She returned to Georgia and joined the firm in 1996. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting, reading and playing piano. She and her sister Pat, along with Ernie Mosier and Cy Hume, are the current owners of the family business that was started by Pat and Jane's grandfather, A. S. Turner.

O. Ernest Mosier, CFSP

Board of Directors, Retired
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Ernie serves on the Board of Direcotrs of A. S. Turner and Sons. He retired after over 40 years of service. Ernie lives on Jackson Lake and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1970. He is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and a Certified Crematory Operator. He attended Georgia Southwestern College and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he is past president of Pi Sigma Eta, Alpha chapter, professional mortuary fraternity. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, Cremation Association of North America, Academy of Professional   Funeral Service Practice, and has completed the Life Appreciation training. He has served on the advisory board of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and is a past president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association. He and his wife, Peggy, have two daughters and two granddaughters. He enjoys going to oldies concerts and spending time with family and friends. Ernie, Pat, Jan and Cy Hume are the current owners of A.S. Turner and Sons.

 

Cy Hume, CFSP, CCO

Board of Directors / President / CEO / General Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Cy began his career in funeral service in 1990, in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home.  After finishing his apprenticeship and working through mortuary school at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, Georgia and Tom Stutts Funeral Home in Franklin, Georgia, he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1995.  After graduation, he attained both his funeral director and embalmer licenses later in 1995 and went on to work for Passmore-Sumner Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia and Striffler-Hamby Mortuary (both in Columbus and LaGrange) before making his way to A.S. Turner in 2006.  In addition to his state licensing, he holds his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and a Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association.   Cy is active in the National Funeral Directors Association, Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and serves on the advisory board for Gupton-Jones.  In 2017, Cy was received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievements from the Georgia Funeral Directors Association.  In his spare time (which is very little, if you’re a funeral director) Cy enjoys being in the outdoors.  He has three children Kathryn, Kelly, and Cy; a grandson, Bentley who is his pride and joy, and his fur baby, Mr. Benny.  Cy, Pat, Jane, and Ernie Mosier, are the current owners of the family business that was started by Pat and Jane's grandfather, A. S. Turner.

Michelle Arivette, CCO

Customer Care Supervisor, Funeral Director, Sr. Embalmer, and CCO
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Michelle is a Funeral Director and Embalmer Supervisor. She is a California native who now lives in Watkinsville, GA with her partner, Tony. She graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer in California since 1986 and in Georgia since 2001. Michelle is also a Certified Crematory Operator and a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. She joined our staff in January 2007. Her 30 plus years of experience includes several years as a forensic embalmer and autopsy technician for the Riverside County Coroner's office in CA. She has two grown children and enjoys reading, crafts, travel and spoiling her two Maine Coon cats, ThunderStorm and BellaDonna.

J. Scott Galyon

Supervisor of Administrative Services, Funeral Director
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Scott grew-up in LaGrange, Georgia and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Georgia since 1994.  He is a graduate of Troup County High School and attended Southern Union State Junior College and the University of Phoenix.  He began his career in funeral service in 1990 and served his apprenticeship at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange, Georgia.  Scott is a 1994 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta.  In 1995, he began, what would become an almost 20 year employment with a major corporation serving in various capacities including Funeral Director (Columbus, GA), Location Manager (LaGrange, Georgia and Charlotte, NC), and Corporate Manager of Compliance and Quality Assurance for the Southeast (Houston,TX)  In 2014 he went to work for a small consolidator of funeral homes in Tennessee, that operated 12 funeral home and crematory locations and one cemetery, and served as their Chief Operating Officer for four years.  Scott joined A.S. Turner and Sons in 2019 and supervises administrative services, which includes finance, accounting, bookkeeping, death certificates, general office administration and assistance when needed to the operational funeral directors and staff, along with our client-families.

Tommy M. Wages

Client Experience Supervisor, Senior Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Tommy is a native of Gwinnett County and is a second generation funeral director and embalmer. He is a 2014 graduate of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He is a 2016 Mu Sigma Alpha graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he was Valedictorian of his class and received the Bill Pierce Award. Tommy is past president of the Theta chapter of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity and previously served on the advisory board of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Prior to joining the staff of A. S. Turner & Sons, he held management positions with a large funeral service corporation and appreciates being involved in a locally, family owned and operated funeral home.

 

Garrett Cooper

Pre-planning & Aftercare Counselor
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Garrett Cooper joined A. S. Turner and Sons in 2009. He handles our pre-planning arrangements, and is our Aftercare Counselor, helping families navigate through the many things that have to be handled after the funeral service. Garrett hails from the small northern Michigan town of Charlevoix. While getting his Bachelor’s Degree at The University of West Florida, he met his wife and started a family, which now consists of 3 children. Garrett began a career in Banking, where he went on to attain his Insurance and Brokerage licenses and attended the Master’s program in Finance through the University of Maryland-University Campus. He moved his family to the Atlanta area in 2003 when his company transferred him and they took up residence in Johns Creek. He is currently a member of Johns Creek United Methodist Church.

Lindsay Bentley

Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Ms. Bentley received an Associates in Funeral Service in 2013.  She joined the staff of A.S. Turner & Sons as an apprentice, and has since been licensed as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Certified Crematory Operator. 

 

Kate Hamrick

Funeral Director, Embalmer and CCO
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Ms. Hamrick joined the staff of A.S. Turner & Sons to pursue her career in Funeral Service in December of 2019.   Kate graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in September of 2019.  Ms. Hamrick carries a previous degree in Legal Studies from Valdosta State University.  Ms. Hamrick is a Certified Crematory Operator, and looks forward to building her future as a Funeral Director and Embalmer through her apprenticeship with A.S. Turner.  After her days working hard in her new field, Kate enjoys her dog Bowie, and competes in Olympic Weightlifting. 

Ryan Kinder

Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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A native of Virginia, Ryan moved to Atlanta in 2016 and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in March of 2018.  He began his apprenticeship with A.S. Turner and Sons in April of 2018 and received his Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Georgia in 2020 and is a certified crematory operator.   Ryan was our 2020 employee of the year.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth and they have one fur baby, Petal.

Paul J. Marks

Funeral Director, Embalmer, and CCO
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Paul J. Marks has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2004.  He is also a Certified Crematory Operator.  Paul has 20 years of funeral service experience and has been employed by A.S. Turner and Sons since 2018.  He is a 2003 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and was the recipient of the Richard L. Stewart Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.  Paul recently completed a two day, hands on course in Advanced Embalming Skills with the Professional Embalmers Institute.  He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his children, traveling, and attending sporting events.

Steve Maples

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Steven is a native of Southwest, Georgia and now lives in Acworth, Georgia. He is a 2012 graduate of the Jefferson State Funeral Service Education program in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as the chapter president of Sigma Phi Sigma, a professional mortuary fraternity. Steven is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Alabama and Georgia and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association as well as The Georgia Funeral Directors Association. He was awarded the 2015 employee of the year award at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory and is a certified crematory operator. Steven joined the staff of A. S. Turner and Sons in January of 2014 and enjoys camping, hunting and fishing in his free time.

Nick Tolbert

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Mr. Tolbert is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Georgia, and has been licensed since 2011.  Mr. Tolbert has been with A.S. Turner & Sons since 2019.  Before serving in the funeral industry, Mr. Tolbert served 34 years with the Clayton County Fire and Emergency services, from which he retired.

Alecia Derloshon

Funeral Service Apprentice, CCO
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Alecia graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in December 2018. She joined A.S. Turner and Sons' staff in August 2020 as a Funeral Service Apprentice. Alecia is also a Certified Crematory Operator.

Reverend Larry T. Burgess

Minister/Part-time Assistant
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Rev. Larry Temple Burgess has almost 50 years of experience in pastoral ministry.  He holds a BA degree from Shorter College, Rome, GA, and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.  He was born & reared in Ocala, FL, where he met his wife, Nancy, in kindergarten.  They have one daughter, Joanna, who is married to Thomas Hardy.  Rev. Burgess serves in two roles with A.S. Turner & Sons: ministering to families who have experienced the death of a loved one and assisting the funeral directors so that they are freed to do what they do best.  Rev. Burgess’ favorite leisure-time activity is fishing.

Dan Reece

Funeral Service Associate
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Dan Reece has been a Funeral Service Associate with A.S. Turner & Sons since 2019.

Anthony Middlebrooks

Building Maintenance
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Anthony joined the A. S. Turner and Sons staff in 2015 to apprentice under long-time groundskeeper and maintenance specialist, Harry Searcy. Once Mr. Searcy retired, Anthony took over the care and maintenance of the building, grounds and vehicles for the funeral home.