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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Julian Peeples Co-owner

Julian has been a licensed funeral director and mortician for almost 50 years. He first built the Pleasant Grove Chapel in Dalton in 1982 and then built the Westside Chapel in Rocky Face in 2000. Julian has been married to his wife Jane since 1970. They attend Grove Level Baptist Church, have two children, and 5 grandchildren. He is the youngest of fourteen children. He joined the Georgia State Patrol in 1968 and later entered the carpet industry with a brother in 1975. He also worked with his family at Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth for several years before opening the Pleasant Grove Chapel.

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Brian Croft part time funeral coordinator brianccroft@gmail.com

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Noel Caldwell Family Care Specialist

Noel Caldwell is a lifelong resident of Whitfield County.  He is the son of Johnny & Brenda Caldwell.  He has been happily married to his wife Brenda since 1993 and has two children Jonathan & Lindsey.  Noel has a business background with 22 years in management in the paint industry prior to entering full time ministry.  He has served as a Youth Pastor at Westside Baptist Church in Rocky Face, and Salem Baptist Church in Dalton.  He is still serving Salem Baptist as their Administrative Pastor on a bi-vocational basis as he ministers to the families of our community through his service there and here at Julian Peeples Funeral Home.

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Anthony Rittenhouse facilities director & funeral service worker anthony.rittenhouse@yahoo.com

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Cheryl King greeter and after hours visitation coordinator

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Katie Peeples Pre Planning Specialist kapeeples@gmail.com

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Gloria Childress Visitation Specialist and Greeter

I’m originally from Millington, TN. I moved to Dalton in 1978. I have been here since except for a few years in the mountains of NE Georgia.

I’m the mother of 2 amazing sons. I’m blessed with 2 daughters-in-love and the grandmother of 4 wonderful grandchildren.

I’m retired from Whitfield County Schools.

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Jane Peeples Co-owner

Jane & Julian have been married since 1970 and have two children, and 5 grandchildren. They attend Grove Level Baptist Church. Jane is an Adult Ladies Sunday School teacher and a member of the Church's Long Range Planning Committee. She is a native of Habersham County in northeast Georgia and a graduate of North Habersham High School. She graduated from Piedmont College with a BA degree in English and Psychology as well as a high school teaching degree. She has been a wedding director/coordinator for several years.

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Dan Peeples Vice President

Dan Peeples is the son of Jane and Julian Peeples and is Vice-President of the funeral homes.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  Dan graduated from University of West Georgia in 2000 and then from Gupton Jones Mortuary College in 2002.  Dan is married to Katie Kinnamon Peeples and they have three children.

Dan is a 2010 graduate Leadership Dalton-Whitfield and a 2011 graduate of the prestigious Leadership Georgia in 2011.  Dan enjoyed being the Mayor of Varnell, Georgia from 2008 - 2013.

Besides his love for serving families in their time of need, Dan enjoys working in his orchard in his backyard and playing golf.

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Steve Oliver Funeral Service Coordinator & Family Care Provider

Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home

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Joetta Arnold Lead receptionist and Coordinator at Rocky Face Chapel rffuneral@optilink.us

Joetta Arnold is a member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church and has one daughter, Brooke, and three grandchildren, Hallie, Griffin, and Clay.  Joetta enjoys helping families at the funeral home in their time of need.

Julian Peeples

Co-owner
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Julian has been a licensed funeral director and mortician for almost 50 years. He first built the Pleasant Grove Chapel in Dalton in 1982 and then built the Westside Chapel in Rocky Face in 2000. Julian has been married to his wife Jane since 1970. They attend Grove Level Baptist Church, have two children, and 5 grandchildren. He is the youngest of fourteen children. He joined the Georgia State Patrol in 1968 and later entered the carpet industry with a brother in 1975. He also worked with his family at Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth for several years before opening the Pleasant Grove Chapel.

Brian Croft

part time funeral coordinator
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Noel Caldwell

Family Care Specialist
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Noel Caldwell is a lifelong resident of Whitfield County.  He is the son of Johnny & Brenda Caldwell.  He has been happily married to his wife Brenda since 1993 and has two children Jonathan & Lindsey.  Noel has a business background with 22 years in management in the paint industry prior to entering full time ministry.  He has served as a Youth Pastor at Westside Baptist Church in Rocky Face, and Salem Baptist Church in Dalton.  He is still serving Salem Baptist as their Administrative Pastor on a bi-vocational basis as he ministers to the families of our community through his service there and here at Julian Peeples Funeral Home.

Anthony Rittenhouse

facilities director & funeral service worker
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Cheryl King

greeter and after hours visitation coordinator
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Katie Peeples

Pre Planning Specialist
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Gloria Childress

Visitation Specialist and Greeter
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I’m originally from Millington, TN. I moved to Dalton in 1978. I have been here since except for a few years in the mountains of NE Georgia.

I’m the mother of 2 amazing sons. I’m blessed with 2 daughters-in-love and the grandmother of 4 wonderful grandchildren.

I’m retired from Whitfield County Schools.

Jane Peeples

Co-owner
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Jane & Julian have been married since 1970 and have two children, and 5 grandchildren. They attend Grove Level Baptist Church. Jane is an Adult Ladies Sunday School teacher and a member of the Church's Long Range Planning Committee. She is a native of Habersham County in northeast Georgia and a graduate of North Habersham High School. She graduated from Piedmont College with a BA degree in English and Psychology as well as a high school teaching degree. She has been a wedding director/coordinator for several years.

Dan Peeples

Vice President
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Dan Peeples is the son of Jane and Julian Peeples and is Vice-President of the funeral homes.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  Dan graduated from University of West Georgia in 2000 and then from Gupton Jones Mortuary College in 2002.  Dan is married to Katie Kinnamon Peeples and they have three children.

Dan is a 2010 graduate Leadership Dalton-Whitfield and a 2011 graduate of the prestigious Leadership Georgia in 2011.  Dan enjoyed being the Mayor of Varnell, Georgia from 2008 - 2013.

Besides his love for serving families in their time of need, Dan enjoys working in his orchard in his backyard and playing golf.

Steve Oliver

Funeral Service Coordinator & Family Care Provider
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Joetta Arnold

Lead receptionist and Coordinator at Rocky Face Chapel
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Joetta Arnold is a member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church and has one daughter, Brooke, and three grandchildren, Hallie, Griffin, and Clay.  Joetta enjoys helping families at the funeral home in their time of need.