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.

Our History

Our Legacy

Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory has been a part of Habersham County since 1971. Formerly known as Whitfield-Perkins Funeral Home, the funeral home was located on South Main Street in Baldwin.

After Swenson Perkins death, Larry & Evie Whitfield built a new facility and moved to their present location on Industrial Boulevard in Baldwin

In June of 1999, Larry and Evie Whitfield, along with David C. Wall purchased the former Habersham Memorial Chapel renamed it the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel in order to better serve the entire county.

Larry and Evie Whitfield and their staff have developed a proud funeral service tradition built on dignity, respect, and compassion in their 50 years of service to this county and surrounding areas. Service is their first priority and they have a commitment to give the most caring, professional service possible. Quality service and cost are both important to the families of this area. Funeral service options and the costs associated with them are carefully explained and every funeral service chosen at Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory has dignity and personalized service no matter the cost. They firmly believe that each and every funeral should be a unique tribute to the life that was lived. That is why they now offer the most complete line of memorial merchandise in this area.

Larry has been a Georgia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1967. Evie was her husband's business partner from 1985 to 2005 when she retired to spend more time with their grandchildren. Evie still assists at the funeral home on a part-time basis.

Larry and Evie’s son, John, has been employed by the funeral home since 1994. John has been a Georgia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1996. In September 2002, Yonah Memorial Gardens, Habersham County's oldest Perpetual Care Cemetery, adjacent to the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, in Demorest was purchased to help provide full service to the area.  

In November 2018, Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory along with Yonah Memorial Gardens joined husband and wife, Greg and Debbie Rollings with Rollings Funeral Service to better serve the community.

In January of 2019, Everett J. Huffman was appointed General Manager to oversee all operations for both the North and South Chapels,  The Crematory, and Yonah Memorial Gardens; Everett who has been employed with the funeral home since the beginning of 2014 is a Georgia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Since 1971, Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory's vision has been to serve each family with the utmost care, detail and compassion while being dedicated to every family’s unique needs. They take great pride in serving this community, just as they have for nearly half a century. 

Our Family of Staff

  • 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. Everett is also a member of the Habersham Rotary Club and a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Easton Foundation, a local nonprofit organization. Everett is an avid bowler and serves as President of the USBC Monday Night Church and Business League at Clarkesville Lanes. 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

    David Edge has been with Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory since August of 2019. However, David is no stranger to funeral service having started when he was 15 years old. Collectively, David has been serving for 20 years.

    David serves as the Office Manager for the North Chapel, South Chapel, The Crematory, and Yonah Memorial Gardens.

    David and his wife, Brendi reside in Clermont. They have four children.

  • 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.

  • Alex Matthews

    Alex Matthews Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Alex Matthews is a Georgia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory. He is a 2015 Graduate of Ogeechee Technical College. Alex has been in the funeral business since 2010 and joined our staff in 2021. He is a member of Helen First Baptist Church. Alex resides in Cleveland, GA with his wife, JoLee and son Danny Michael Matthews.

  • Tristin Alexander

    Tristin Alexander Director's Assistant

    Tristin has been with Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory since December of 2019. He is the son of Anthony and Karen Banks Alexander. Tristin enjoys serving his community and has been involved with Funeral Service since he was a teenager.

  • Ashley J. Sosebee

    Ashley J. Sosebee Director's Apprentice

    Ashley Sosebee has been with Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory since May of 2020. She is a Graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Funeral Service Education. Ashley has a passion for Funeral Service and plans to obtain her Funeral Director's and Embalmer's License. Ashley lives in Maysville GA. She is engaged to Dylan Mote. Ashley plans to devote time to special needs children at Cornila Elementary School. She plans to substitute teach in Habersham County Schools. She is devoted to help teach and strengthen our community inside and outside the funeral home.

  • Kevin  Bowers

    Kevin Bowers Director's Assistant

    Kevin Bowers has been with Whitfield Funeral Homes since May of 2019. Kevin has a heart for people and loves serving and helping others here at the funeral homes as well as in his personal life.

  • 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.

  • Carrie Holcomb

    Carrie Holcomb Administrative Assistant & Director's Assistant

  • 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

  • Logan Howard

    Logan Howard Director's Assistant

  • Jacob  Patton

    Jacob Patton Director's Assistant

  • Nicholas  Wimmer

    Nicholas Wimmer Director's Assistant

  • Dylan  Cook

    Dylan Cook Director's Assistant

  • Matthew  Calvert

    Matthew Calvert Director's 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.