Bruce is a Gordon County native and second generation funeral director. J.W. and Evelyn Thomas were his parents. They purchased the Jackson Funeral Home in 1945. The Jackson and Thomas families though not related, date their funeral service in Gordon County from 1899.
Bruce is descended from the Thomas and Wright families who were early settlers of the Scottsville and Plainville Communities of Gordon County. Bruce's mother is an Atlanta native who moved to Gordon County after WWII.
Bruce attended local and state schools, and received his Mortuary Science education at the John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville.
Alvin is a Gordon County native who begin his Funeral Service career in 1969. He is a graduate of Calhoun High School and the Gupton- Jones College of Mortuary Science. He became a Licensed Embalmer in 1976 and a Licensed Funeral Director in 1977, and is National Board Certified. Alvin is a Graduate of the University of Tennessee, Department of Ophthalmology Post-Mortem Eye Enucleation Course, and is a Member of the Adademy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.
In addition to his funeral service career, he served as Chairman of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners for 12 years,the of Calhoun Board of Education. the Calhoun/Gordon County Library Board, the Gordon County Board of Health, the Gordon Hospital Foundation Board, the Board of Directors of the Gordon County Historical Society, the Historical Preservation Commission, he is a member of the Sonora Masonic Lodge, as well as several Chamber of Commerce committees.
Alvin has been a valued and respected member of the Staff of Thomas Funeral Home since 1991.
He is married to the former Miss Patricia Hammontree and has two daughters and several grandchildren. They attend Trinity Baptist Church.
Paige joined our staff in January 2010 through a work-study program sponsored by the Gordon County School Board. She is a native of Gordon County and a graduate of Gordon Central class of 2010. She presently serves as our office manager and lady attendant. Paige is registered with the Georgia Funeral Service Board as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer.
Chaz is a Gordon County Native, who is married to Candace Mezick with two children. Chaz is an alumnus of Gordon Central High School, he is a graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in 2019. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Ken is an Alumnus of Red Bud High School, class of 1967 and an alumnus of the Kentucky Mortuary College, Class of 1969. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Ken is married to the former Judy Padgett and they have one son, Alex Greeson and three grandchildren.
Parham is a Calhoun native and is married to the former Jean Davidson, and they have four children. He is the brother of Roy Hammontree, a former long-time employee of Thomas Funeral Home. Parham attends Antioch Baptist Church were he is a minister and deacon.
Gregory is the grandson of J.W. and Evelyn Thomas. He has spent the majority of his life in Calhoun and North West Georgia. He is alumnus of The Darlington School and Flagler College (B.A. in Business). Gregory is available most days at the funeral home and assists funeral services.