History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Everett J. Huffman

    Everett J. Huffman General Manager / Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Everett is the General Manager for Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory. He oversees all operations for the South Chapel in Baldwin, the North Chapel in Demorest, and Yonah Memorial Gardens. Everett is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Georgia. He is a 2017 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia with an Associate of Science Degree in Funeral Service. Everett started working for the funeral home in February 2014 on a part-time basis, he then came to work full-time in the spring of 2017 as an Apprentice. After receiving his licenses for Funeral Director and Embalmer, Everett was then appointed General Manager in January of 2019. He is a born-again Christian and is a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest where he serves as Youth Choir Director and as an Assistant Choir Director. Everett is also a member of the Habersham Rotary Club. Everett has a passion for music, he sings and plays piano.

    "I strive to serve every family with the utmost care and respect as if they were my own. Please stop by and visit, and give me the opportunity to get to know you on a more personal level. I am always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have." - Everett

  • David  Edge

    David Edge Office Manager

  • J. Larry & Evie W. Whitfield

    J. Larry & Evie W. Whitfield Founders

    Larry has been in funeral service since 1964. He founded Whitfield-Perkins in 1971. He is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Larry is currently a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and he is Past-President. Larry is a long time member of the Cornelia Lion’s Club, a member of the Cornelia Lodge #92 F & A M; Valley of Atlanta, Scottish Rite Masonary and Yaraab Shrine Temple. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sons of the American Revolution. Larry is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and the National Funeral Director's Association(NFDA). He is a deacon and member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Evie, have a son, John and, a daughter, Lora. They have six grandchildren, Maggie, Piper, Tate, Jasper, Kyndle, and Sadie Gail Inkeybo.

    Evie is the wife of Larry Whitfield. She is a graduate of Greenleaf Business College and the Co-Founder of Whitfield Funeral Homes, Inc. She is still a very vital part of the organization filling in on a part-time basis in whatever capacity needed. Evie is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and the Habersham County and Franklin County Historical Societies. She is also an active member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church.

  • John W. Whitfield

    John W. Whitfield Funeral Director & Embalmer

    John is the son of Larry and Evie. He has been employed with the funeral home since 1993. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. John is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers. He is a member of the Level Grove Baptist Church. He is married to Stormie Wright Whitfield, and they together own Byars Funeral Home in Cumming. John and Stormie have two sons, John Tate, Jasper Wayne and one daughter, Sadie Gail Inkeybo.

  • Roy  Kelley

    Roy Kelley Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Roy has been with Whitfield Funeral Homes collectively for over 20 years. He attended Georgia College, North Georgia Technical College and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Roy is also the manager of Yonah Memorial Gardens perpetual care cemetery. He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta, Cornelia Masonic Lodge F A&M #92, Cornelia Lion’s Club, Cornelia Kiwanis Club, and Demorest Baptist Church. He is married to Janet (Judy) Ayers Kelley. They have one son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Kelly and a granddaughter, India and a grandson, Kingston.

  • Matthew  Calvert

    Matthew Calvert Funeral Service Apprentice

    Matthew joined the funeral homes in March of 2019, and currently attends Mid America College of Funeral Services. Matthew has been serving families in the funeral service profession collectively for over 20 years. Matthew currently serves in the ministry and is the lead singer for HIS Grace Trio.

    Matthew resides in Demorest with his wife Jill of 25 years and their two daughters, Kayleigh and Hanna.

  • Charles  Burke

    Charles Burke Director's Assistant

    Charles has been employed with the funeral home since 2010. He is a member of the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Charles and his wife, Gail live in Clarkesville.

  • Kim  Anderson

    Kim Anderson Director's Assistant

    Kim has been employed with the funeral home since July of 2013. She works full-time with Habersham County Schools as a Technician/Data Support Specialist for the District. Kim has been married to her husband, Victor for 26 years, they have two daughters, Lauren and Amberly; and one grandson, Kendrick.

  • David  Sanders

    David Sanders Director's Assistant

    David has worked with the funeral home since June of 2015. A native of Habersham County, David resides in Baldwin with his wife Robin. He has one child, a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Kevin Lomax, and grandson Bailey Lomax. He is a member of Baldwin Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

  • Howell

    Howell "Scotty" Scott Director's Assistant

    Howell Scott, known as Scotty has been serving in funeral service for over 50 years. Scotty and his loving wife Linda reside in Martin. Together they have twin boys Tim Scott and the late Kim Scott. Scotty and Linda also have four grandchildren. Scotty is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and loves to spend his Saturdays during football season cheering on the "Dawgs".

  • Levon  Burrell

    Levon Burrell Director's Assistant

  • Kevin  Bowers

    Kevin Bowers Director's Assistant

  • Jacob  Patton

    Jacob Patton Director's Assistant

  • Nicholas  Wimmer

    Nicholas Wimmer Director's Assistant

  • Dylan  Cook

    Dylan Cook Director's Assistant