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Our Staff

Eddie and Lynn Brannon

Eddie and Lynn Brannon

Owners

Eddie is president of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, and has been associated with the funeral home since its beginnings in 1967, and is a life-long resident of Gordon County. He is married to Lynn McBee Brannon and has two children and three grandchildren. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, having graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. In his spare time, Eddie enjoys working on his farm, and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Lynn is married to Eddie Brannon, and they have two children, Matt Brannon and Heather Hamilton, and three grandchildren. She and Eddie were married in 1976, and she has been associated with the funeral home since that time. Lynn stays busy with her funeral home responsibilities and church functions. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.

They are members of Trinity Baptist Church

Cell Phone: 1-770-548-2273

Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

Email: eddiebrannon@comcast.net


Matt Brannon

Matt Brannon

Vice President/Owner - Funeral Director/Embalmer

Matt is a lifelong resident of Gordon County, and represents the third generation funeral director/embalmer from the Brannon family. He entered the family business in 1999, and graduated from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in 2001. Matt has a son, Brooks, and a daughter, Libby who attend Calhoun Elementary School.

In addition to his funeral home duties as manager, Matt enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf, hunting, and fishing. He is a member of Sugar Valley Baptist Church.

Cell Phone: 1-770-773-0961

Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

Email: mattbrannon@comcast.net


James Carver

James Carver

Senior Funeral Director

James Carver joined Max Brannon and Sons four days after he graduated from Picken High School. He was part of the Brannon staff on the day Max and Gentle Lee opened for business. For the past fifty-one years, James has been an integral part of the staff of Max Brannon and Sons. His heritage of caring for the families we serve has never wavered; people continue to look for James when they come to the funeral home. An excellent director, James is well known for helping to create truly meaningful funerals. For over forty-two years, his fellow citizens have elected James as Coroner of Gordon County. James is a founding member and Past President of the Georgia Coroners Training Council. He was appointed to the council directly by Gov. Joe Frank Harris. James is a member and Past Master of Sonora Lodge No.221 F&AM. He enjoys travelling, working in his yard, and visiting with his many friends.


Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

Email: Jamescarver@comcast.net


Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Cremation Specialist

Brent grew up near Sonoraville; he attended Sonoraville Elementary School and Ashworth Middle School. He came to work for Max and Eddie in 1988, when he was 15 years old. Brent graduated from Gordon Central High School in the class of 1991. He served his funeral service apprenticeship under Clifford Free. Brent is a 1992 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Following his graduation from mortuary school, Brent accepted a position with the largest funeral service company in the United States. For more than twenty years, he was assigned to thirteen funeral homes in nine different states. Brent worked with some of the most prestigious funeral homes in the country; he has served as a senior funeral director, primary funeral arranger, general manager of eight funeral homes and sixteen cemeteries, and travelled throughout the country as a communication trainer for other funeral directors. Brent is proud to have served as the supervising funeral director for 23 funeral service apprentices. He is a certified cremation specialist, licensed funeral director, licensed embalmer, a certified cemetery manager, a frequent speaker at funeral and cemetery conventions, a consultant for several family-owned funeral homes, and a certified professional eulogist. In 2014, Brent came home to Calhoun and rejoined the staff of Max Brannon and Sons. When he isn’t working, Brent enjoys raising his Welsh Corgis, spending time with his nephews, travelling, and he is an avid reader. He also serves a master of ceremonies at many charity events. Brent attends Freedom Baptist Church.


Telephone: 1-678-986-1605

Email: brentjones.ga@gmail.com


Jim Luckett

Jim Luckett

Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice

Jim joined Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home in 2005, fulfilling a lifelong dream of working in funeral service. He is married to Nancy Grogan Luckett, and has two children, Ryan Luckett and his wife Kathryn, and Amy Padgett and her husband Brian, and five grandchildren. Jim and Nancy are members of South Calhoun Baptist Church, and Nancy is employed at North Georgia National Bank. Jim is a licensed insurance agent and helps families with prearranging their funerals, and is also our media specialist and Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice.


Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

Email: jamesluckett@comcast.net


Rose Garrett

Rose Garrett

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Rose Garrett is a native of Emerson, Georgia. She graduated, as valedictorian of her class, from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2013. Rose is an excellent asset to the Brannon staff. Her knowledge of the latest technologies that enhance funeral service and her empathetic demeanor continues to impress the families who meet with her. Rose is a licensed funeral director and a licensed embalmer. When she’s not working, Rose volunteers as a foster caregiver for cats. She is a reader and loves to spend time working in her yard.


Telephone: 1-706-629-4508


J.D. Pettett

J.D. Pettett

Assistant Funeral Director

J.D. Pettett is a native of Gordon County, graduated from Red Bud School and served his country in the United States Army. He and his wife Ann reside in the New Town Community and are members of Heritage Baptist Church where he is a deacon. He is the brother of the late Gentle Lee Brannon.

J.D. is a very familiar face to the families that we serve. When he is not on duty people are always asking about him.


Dwight Gentry

Dwight Gentry

Assistant Funeral Director

Dwight Gentry is a native of Gordon County and a graduate of Red Bud High School. He and his wife, the former Susan Fox, are active members of Belmont Baptist Church where Dwight is a deacon. Dwight loves to travel and read. Some of his hobbies include collecting antique automobile license plates, and creating unusual hiking sticks and walking canes. He has made several mission trips to various locations but especially enjoys working with the Navajo people in New Mexico.


Yvonne McBee

Yvonne McBee

Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Yvonne McBee is a native of Gordon County and is a graduate of Red Bud High School. She was married to the late Gene Mcbee and is the mother of Lynn Brannon. Yvonne enjoys working the outdoors taking care of her lawn and flowers. Yvonne is a member of New Town Baptist Church and enjoys traveling with various tour groups around the U.S.


Scott Tidwell

Scott Tidwell

Assistant Funeral Director

Scott joined our staff in 2015 and lives in the Hill City Community. He is pastor of Prayer Baptist Church on Highway 225 just inside Murray County. He is married to Charity Tidwell and they have four children, Lindsey, LeAnn, A.J. and Owen.


Ashley Silvers

Assistant to the Director

Ashley is the newest member of our staff; he was born and raised in Gordon County and enjoys being with his children and is very active in his church and enjoys investing himself in the life of others to help them in any way he possibly can.


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