Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 706-866-5400 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Founder / Licensed FD & Emb, TN & GA
Managing Partner /Ga. Director / Embalmer
Director/Embalmer TN & GA
Ambassador (non licensed)
Pianist / Music & Sound Coordinator
McLeod joined the staff at Heritage Battlefield in December 2015. He is a
graduate of Southern Bible Institute and Seminary, earning his Doctorate in
Ministry. Keith retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of
faithful service. He has been Pastor of Boynton Baptist Church in Ringgold for
almost 22 years. Keith also serves as Chaplain of Catoosa County Sheriff's
Office. Keith and his wife, Joan, have one daughter and four grandchildren.
joined the Heritage family as our Administrative Assistant in October 2016. She
has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Dalton State College. It won’t surprise
you to learn that she loves to read and write. Her taste in literature is
varied, but an example of a favorite author is Herman Melville, and one of her
favorite poets is Emily Dickinson. If she’s not reading or writing in her free
time, she’s antique shopping or refurbishing vintage furniture. Taylor resides
in Flintstone, Georgia with her husband Sonny and their three cats Jack, Jon, and
is one of our friendly ambassadors. He previously worked in the Walker County
School System for 18 years and has been assisting with funeral services in
this area for several years. Jerry and his wife Gail reside in Chickamauga, Georgia and attend Shiloh Baptist Church in Rossville. Jerry has actively served in the
church for over 30 years and has held positions including deacon, Children’s
Minister, and Sunday School teacher.
is another lovely ambassador here at Heritage. She often greets visitors
with her husband Jerry many evenings of the week. Gail has served in Children's
Ministry and as a Sunday School Teacher at Shiloh Baptist Church. Gail and
Jerry are blessed with three children and nine grandchildren.
joined the Heritage Family as an ambassador in January 2017. He is a native
Chattanoogan who attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated from Lee College in Cleveland,
Tennessee. Gary also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the Pentecostal
Theological Seminary. He is a retired clergyman and has been active in ministry
for more than 40 years. He and his wife Dorlene have lived in Ringgold for
the past three years. Gary enjoys gardening and spending time with his three
children and eight grandchildren.
Nelson serves as an ambassador alongside her husband Larry many evenings of the
week. She is retired from Danube Carpet and Parkridge East Hospital. In her
free time, she enjoys working on jigsaw puzzles. Along with 56 years of marriage,
Jane and Larry share pride for their two daughters Judy and Jennifer, three grandsons Lance, Jacob and Jared, and one great-grandson Matthew.
Nelson serves as an ambassador here at Heritage in addition to being
semi-retired from his employer of 29 years, Walter A. Wood. In his down time,
Larry enjoys playing golf. He lives in Rossville, Georgia with his wife of
56 years, Jane. He and Jane attend Parkway Baptist Church together and are proud
parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Their grandson Jared is
currently serving our country in the Navy.
Pat Hamil is one of the
kind faces greeting visitors here at Heritage Funeral Home. She has been with
us since 2016. She resides in Rock Spring, Georgia with her husband Steve. Pat
and Steve have been married for 33 years and greatly enjoy bass fishing together. Pat is also blessed with two
children, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
Bill joined our team in 2018 as an Ambassador. He is a
Doctor of Ministry and a retired Minister, having pastored for 20 years in
Chattanooga, TN and Sparta, TN. Bill is blessed with 3 children, 5
grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. In his free time, he likes to fish,
hunt, and ride four wheelers. He resides in Ringgold, Ga.
Payton Vaughn joined the Heritage team in February 2018. He
grew up in Wildwood, GA and graduated from Dade County High School. Payton possesses an Associate’s Degree in
Criminal Justice and Technology and is currently pursuing his career to become
a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. Boxing and reading are his favorite ways
to pass the time and God, family and friends are the forces that keep his heart
beating and his feet moving. He loves working with people to achieve their
goals and also enjoys being part of the team at Heritage.
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