Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Jimmy Evans Partner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

In 1986 James T. "Jimmy" Evans, Jr., moved back from Valdosta, Georgia, with his wife, the former Monica Adamson. Jimmy entered the business with his father and served his apprenticeship and attended Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science, where he completed his training and received both Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses. Jimmy took over ownership and operated the funeral home with his father until his death in 1990.

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Jeff Smith Partner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

In 1991 Jeffery T. "Jeff" Smith joined Jimmy Evans in partnership. Jeff served his apprenticeship with McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville and earned both his Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science. Jeff grew up in Woodbury, Georgia, and is married to the former Robin Eubanks of Shiloh. In 1995 Jeff and Jimmy built a second location on Walton Street in Hamilton, Georgia. They also operate their crematory out of this facility. Cox Funeral Home is the only licensed funeral establishment with a crematory on premises with a fifty-mile radius. In 2004 three perpetual care cemeteries in the area were in receivership: Meriwether Memory Gardens, Upson County Memorial Gardens and Lamar Memory Gardens. Jeff purchased the cemeteries out of a feeling of personal responsibility to see that they would be locally owned once again.

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Danny Flynn Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/Insurance Agent

Danny is a native of Meriwether County having spent much of his childhood in Greenville, Georgia. He graduated from Flint River Academy in Woodbury, Georgia then furthered his education by obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Leadership and Management. Danny joined the "Cox" family in May of 2013. In April of 2014, Danny married his high school sweet heart, Hillary Leigh Evans, daughter of Jimmy and Monica Evans.

Danny began his apprenticeship and started Funeral Service School at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Georgia that fall. During his tenure at Ogeechee Tech, he was nominated for the GOAL Award and awarded scholarships from the Georgia Funeral Director Association, The Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia, and the American Board of Funeral Service Education. He graduated from Ogeechee Technical College in May of 2016 with an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education having maintained a 4.0 GPA.

In June, Danny successfully passed his national board and state examinations and was granted his funeral director and embalmer licenses in July of 2016. Danny has since acquired his life insurance license to expand our ability to further serve our Pre-Need families.

Danny resides in Manchester, Georgia with his wife and two pets. When Danny is not serving families, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, home-improvement projects, good food, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs on Fall Saturdays.

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Dan Akin Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer & Crematory Op.

Dan Akin joined the staff of Cox Funeral Home in January, 2016. A lifelong resident of Waverly Hall, Ga., he is a 1983 graduate of Harris County High School in Hamilton. Dan served his funeral service apprenticeship in Manchester under Pete Steele and Bobby F. Smith, for whom he worked in Manchester, Woodbury and Talbotton from 1986 until their retirement. He is a 1996 honor graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Ga., where he was awarded the Service Corporation International Scholarship and was a member of Pi Sigma Eta fraternity. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and has over 30 years’ experience serving countless families in Meriwether, Talbot and Harris Counties. He is a member of Waverly Hall United Methodist Church where he has served on the Board of Trustees and currently serves as the church Historian. He served 20 years on the Waverly Hall City Council and his love of local history, genealogy and historic preservation has led to his authoring several articles appearing in statewide publications. In addition, with his late father, he established E. G. Akin & Son General Store, a collection of local mercantile artifacts that has been featured in antiques and collectibles publications. Dan is married to Jennifer Dubberly Akin, a native of Baxley, Ga., and they make their home in Waverly Hall with their daughter Sallie, and son, Briley, both students in the Harris County school system.

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Cullen Clements Funeral Assistant/Pastor/Cert. Crematory Operator

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Buck Fancher Funeral Assistant/Pastor/Cert. Crematory Operator

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Tammy Waddell Secretary

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Leonard Wigley Funeral Assistant

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Jimmy Beavers Funeral Assistant

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Phil Flynn Funeral Assistant

Jimmy Evans

Partner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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In 1986 James T. "Jimmy" Evans, Jr., moved back from Valdosta, Georgia, with his wife, the former Monica Adamson. Jimmy entered the business with his father and served his apprenticeship and attended Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science, where he completed his training and received both Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses. Jimmy took over ownership and operated the funeral home with his father until his death in 1990.

Jeff Smith

Partner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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In 1991 Jeffery T. "Jeff" Smith joined Jimmy Evans in partnership. Jeff served his apprenticeship with McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville and earned both his Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science. Jeff grew up in Woodbury, Georgia, and is married to the former Robin Eubanks of Shiloh. In 1995 Jeff and Jimmy built a second location on Walton Street in Hamilton, Georgia. They also operate their crematory out of this facility. Cox Funeral Home is the only licensed funeral establishment with a crematory on premises with a fifty-mile radius. In 2004 three perpetual care cemeteries in the area were in receivership: Meriwether Memory Gardens, Upson County Memorial Gardens and Lamar Memory Gardens. Jeff purchased the cemeteries out of a feeling of personal responsibility to see that they would be locally owned once again.

Danny Flynn

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/Insurance Agent
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Danny is a native of Meriwether County having spent much of his childhood in Greenville, Georgia. He graduated from Flint River Academy in Woodbury, Georgia then furthered his education by obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Leadership and Management. Danny joined the "Cox" family in May of 2013. In April of 2014, Danny married his high school sweet heart, Hillary Leigh Evans, daughter of Jimmy and Monica Evans.

Danny began his apprenticeship and started Funeral Service School at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Georgia that fall. During his tenure at Ogeechee Tech, he was nominated for the GOAL Award and awarded scholarships from the Georgia Funeral Director Association, The Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia, and the American Board of Funeral Service Education. He graduated from Ogeechee Technical College in May of 2016 with an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education having maintained a 4.0 GPA.

In June, Danny successfully passed his national board and state examinations and was granted his funeral director and embalmer licenses in July of 2016. Danny has since acquired his life insurance license to expand our ability to further serve our Pre-Need families.

Danny resides in Manchester, Georgia with his wife and two pets. When Danny is not serving families, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, home-improvement projects, good food, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs on Fall Saturdays.

Dan Akin

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer & Crematory Op.
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Dan Akin joined the staff of Cox Funeral Home in January, 2016. A lifelong resident of Waverly Hall, Ga., he is a 1983 graduate of Harris County High School in Hamilton. Dan served his funeral service apprenticeship in Manchester under Pete Steele and Bobby F. Smith, for whom he worked in Manchester, Woodbury and Talbotton from 1986 until their retirement. He is a 1996 honor graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Ga., where he was awarded the Service Corporation International Scholarship and was a member of Pi Sigma Eta fraternity. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and has over 30 years’ experience serving countless families in Meriwether, Talbot and Harris Counties. He is a member of Waverly Hall United Methodist Church where he has served on the Board of Trustees and currently serves as the church Historian. He served 20 years on the Waverly Hall City Council and his love of local history, genealogy and historic preservation has led to his authoring several articles appearing in statewide publications. In addition, with his late father, he established E. G. Akin & Son General Store, a collection of local mercantile artifacts that has been featured in antiques and collectibles publications. Dan is married to Jennifer Dubberly Akin, a native of Baxley, Ga., and they make their home in Waverly Hall with their daughter Sallie, and son, Briley, both students in the Harris County school system.

Cullen Clements

Funeral Assistant/Pastor/Cert. Crematory Operator
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Buck Fancher

Funeral Assistant/Pastor/Cert. Crematory Operator
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Tammy Waddell

Secretary
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Leonard Wigley

Funeral Assistant
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Jimmy Beavers

Funeral Assistant
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Phil Flynn

Funeral Assistant
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