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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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.

Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Funeral Directors Association.

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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Mr. Grant Mantooth Funeral Director / Embalmer

Grant Mantooth is the son of Jerry and Mary Lynn Mantooth and was born and raised in Whitfield County. He has been married to Julie Peeples Mantooth since 1998  and they have 2 children, Olivia and Isaac Mantooth. Grant graduated from Ogeechee Technical College and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and also a licensed insurance agent. Before entering the funeral industry, Grant was a Deputy Sheriff and a Police Officer.  Grant is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Dalton-Whitfield.  In his spare time, Grant enjoys watching his kids play ball, hunting, and fishing. 

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Craig Westbrook Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Craig is a native of Rock Spring, Georgia and a graduate of LaFayette High School class of 1996. In 2016, he graduated from Jefferson State Community of Birmingham, Alabama recieving his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. Craig is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Georgia and Tennessee as well as a Certified Crematory Operator with the National Funeral Directors Association. He is married to his wife, Wendy of 16 years and have one son, Joel. They reside in the Wallaceville Community near Chickamauga, Georgia. Craig along with his wife, Wendy, are honored to serve families during their time of loss, providing care and compassion with the highest standards.

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Randy Hall Family Care Provider

Randy has been working with Julian Peeples Funeral Home since 2002. He manages the vital records and prepares video and memorial productions for services. He has been married to his wife Treasia for 43 years.  They are member of Rock Bridge Community Church. They have two children, son & daughter-in-law, Zachary Hall and wife Dr. Jami Hall and daughter & son-in-law, Natalie and Lance Sharp. They also have 6 grandchildren, Hayden, Jason, Jeremiah, Harper, Marlee. and McKade. Randy and Treasia enjoy camping in their travel trailer and following the Georgia Bulldogs. They live on the family farm where he spends a lot of time mowing and working around his fish ponds. I consider working at the funeral home as my ministry, helping families when they need it most.

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Steve Oliver Funeral Service Coordinator & Family Care Provider

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Wendy Westbrook Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Wendy is a native of Chickamaiuga, Georgia and graduated from LaFayette High School, class of 2000. Following high school, she recieved her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University of Jacksonville, Alabama. Along with her husband Craig, she is a 2016 graduate of Jefferson State Commnity College of Birmingham, Alabama, recieving her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. Wendy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Georgia and Tennessee as well as a Certified Crematory Operator with the National Funeral Directors Association. Wendy and her husband Craig have one son, Joel and reside in the Wallaceville community near Chickamauga, Georgia. Wendy and Craig count it a privilege to serve families during their time of loss and to provide care and compassion to the highest standards.

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Michael Smith Advanced Funeral Planner

Michael is a graduate of Gilmer High School in Ellijay, GA and graduated from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL with a degree in mortuary science. He is a licensed funeral director and life insurance agent, and specializes in assisting families making funeral arrangements in advance. Michael and his wife Kirbi reside in Ellijay with their three dogs and enjoy camping and fishing in their spare time. They are members of River Hill Baptist Church.

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Rodney Pittman Funeral Assistant

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Doug Ray Funeral Assistant

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Gene Stong Funeral Assistant

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Bill Caylor

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Bobby Wilson

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.

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Sharon Putnam Greeter & Visitation Specialist

Sharon is a native of Tunnel Hill, GA and a graduate of Northwest Whitfield High. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in Psychology.
She has been employed over 28 years with the State of Tennessee Department of Children's Services. She is involved with the Platelet Disorder Support Association where she is a support group leader and conference assistant. She also volunteers with Challenge Air for Kids on the planning team for the Chattanooga Fly Day.
She is a member of Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church.
She is engaged to Randy Morgan of Sarasota, FL. They enjoy aviation and spending time with his dog Morgan.

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Tracey Henson Greeter & Visitaion specialist

Tracey has been serving with Julian Peeple Funeral Home since Oct 2017. Her mission is to bring honor and glory to GOD by showing HIS love and compassion to each of the families who comes through our doors.  She has a heart to service others, especially in their time on need.   

 

She is an active member of Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church.  Tracey has served at THFBC since 1987 working with youth, children, VBS, missions, senior citizens and the community.  

Tracey has always had a heart for missions and serving others.  She had the honor of being an international missionary serving 3 1/2 years on the field in Uganda Africa. Her mission statement while she was serving in Uganda was “Our mission is to bring honor and glory to God through serving the least of his children by any means necessary.”  Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Tracey considers it an honor and privilege to serve each of the dear families who come to us during their time of need and has made it her mission to show GOD’s love to each one. 

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.

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.

Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Funeral Directors Association.

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

Mr. Grant Mantooth

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Grant Mantooth is the son of Jerry and Mary Lynn Mantooth and was born and raised in Whitfield County. He has been married to Julie Peeples Mantooth since 1998  and they have 2 children, Olivia and Isaac Mantooth. Grant graduated from Ogeechee Technical College and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and also a licensed insurance agent. Before entering the funeral industry, Grant was a Deputy Sheriff and a Police Officer.  Grant is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Dalton-Whitfield.  In his spare time, Grant enjoys watching his kids play ball, hunting, and fishing. 

Craig Westbrook

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Craig is a native of Rock Spring, Georgia and a graduate of LaFayette High School class of 1996. In 2016, he graduated from Jefferson State Community of Birmingham, Alabama recieving his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. Craig is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Georgia and Tennessee as well as a Certified Crematory Operator with the National Funeral Directors Association. He is married to his wife, Wendy of 16 years and have one son, Joel. They reside in the Wallaceville Community near Chickamauga, Georgia. Craig along with his wife, Wendy, are honored to serve families during their time of loss, providing care and compassion with the highest standards.

Randy Hall

Family Care Provider
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Randy has been working with Julian Peeples Funeral Home since 2002. He manages the vital records and prepares video and memorial productions for services. He has been married to his wife Treasia for 43 years.  They are member of Rock Bridge Community Church. They have two children, son & daughter-in-law, Zachary Hall and wife Dr. Jami Hall and daughter & son-in-law, Natalie and Lance Sharp. They also have 6 grandchildren, Hayden, Jason, Jeremiah, Harper, Marlee. and McKade. Randy and Treasia enjoy camping in their travel trailer and following the Georgia Bulldogs. They live on the family farm where he spends a lot of time mowing and working around his fish ponds. I consider working at the funeral home as my ministry, helping families when they need it most.

Steve Oliver

Funeral Service Coordinator & Family Care Provider
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Wendy Westbrook

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Wendy is a native of Chickamaiuga, Georgia and graduated from LaFayette High School, class of 2000. Following high school, she recieved her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University of Jacksonville, Alabama. Along with her husband Craig, she is a 2016 graduate of Jefferson State Commnity College of Birmingham, Alabama, recieving her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. Wendy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Georgia and Tennessee as well as a Certified Crematory Operator with the National Funeral Directors Association. Wendy and her husband Craig have one son, Joel and reside in the Wallaceville community near Chickamauga, Georgia. Wendy and Craig count it a privilege to serve families during their time of loss and to provide care and compassion to the highest standards.

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.

Sharon Putnam

Greeter & Visitation Specialist
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Sharon is a native of Tunnel Hill, GA and a graduate of Northwest Whitfield High. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in Psychology.
She has been employed over 28 years with the State of Tennessee Department of Children's Services. She is involved with the Platelet Disorder Support Association where she is a support group leader and conference assistant. She also volunteers with Challenge Air for Kids on the planning team for the Chattanooga Fly Day.
She is a member of Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church.
She is engaged to Randy Morgan of Sarasota, FL. They enjoy aviation and spending time with his dog Morgan.

Tracey Henson

Greeter & Visitaion specialist
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Tracey has been serving with Julian Peeple Funeral Home since Oct 2017. Her mission is to bring honor and glory to GOD by showing HIS love and compassion to each of the families who comes through our doors.  She has a heart to service others, especially in their time on need.   

 

She is an active member of Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church.  Tracey has served at THFBC since 1987 working with youth, children, VBS, missions, senior citizens and the community.  

Tracey has always had a heart for missions and serving others.  She had the honor of being an international missionary serving 3 1/2 years on the field in Uganda Africa. Her mission statement while she was serving in Uganda was “Our mission is to bring honor and glory to God through serving the least of his children by any means necessary.”  Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Tracey considers it an honor and privilege to serve each of the dear families who come to us during their time of need and has made it her mission to show GOD’s love to each one. 

Michael Smith

Advanced Funeral Planner
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Michael is a graduate of Gilmer High School in Ellijay, GA and graduated from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL with a degree in mortuary science. He is a licensed funeral director and life insurance agent, and specializes in assisting families making funeral arrangements in advance. Michael and his wife Kirbi reside in Ellijay with their three dogs and enjoy camping and fishing in their spare time. They are members of River Hill Baptist Church.

Rodney Pittman

Funeral Assistant
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Doug Ray

Funeral Assistant
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Gene Stong

Funeral Assistant
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Bill Caylor

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Bobby Wilson

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