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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

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Matt Brannon

Matt Brannon

Vice President/Owner - Funeral Director/ Senior 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. Matt attends Rock Bridge Community Church.

Cell Phone: 1-770-773-0961

Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

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Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Senior 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 2015, Brent came home to Calhoun and rejoined the staff of Max Brannon and Sons. When he isn’t working, Brent enjoys raising his dogs, 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 Calhoun Community Church.


Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

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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.


Ashley Silvers

Ashley Silvers

Assistant Funeral Director

Ashley is a  veteran member of our staff; He is an employee of the Gordon County Sheriffs Office in Court Services Divison. 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.


Grace Darnell

Grace Darnell

Apprentice Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Grace is a resident of Gordon County and is on our full-time staff. She recently graduated from Sonoraville High School in 2019. She attends John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tenn. to pursue her dream of becoming a funeral director. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing basketball and doing volunteer work. Grace is a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. 


Telephone: 1-706-629-4508

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Dr. Garry Tate

Dr. Garry Tate

Assistant Funeral Director

Garry is a lifelong resident of Gordon County except for the time he was on active duty with the United States Army having served in Viet Nam. Garry is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and he and his wife Belinda are members of New Town Baptist Church and they are actively involved with mission work in India and Africa and the uttermost parts of the world..



Jason Hawkins

Jason Hawkins

Assistant Funeral Director

Jason is a lifelong resident of Gordon County and he and his family are members of Calhoun First Baptist Church. He is married to the former Candi Garland and they have a daughter, Bailey. Jason is employed by the Calhoun City School System.


Tadd Cochran

Tadd Cochran

Assistant Funeral Director

Tadd is a lifelong resident of Gordon County. He is married to Nichole Cochran, and they have three children-Jake, Addie Jean, and Lauren. Tadd has been a nurse with Advent Health for over 10 years. Tadd and his wife own and operate MedEx Staffing and North Georgia Home Sitters located in Calhoun. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and playing golf.


Nick Blalock

Nick Blalock

Assistant Funeral Director

Nick is a native of Gordon County and is a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church.  He is married to Amie Blalock, and they have two daughters, Ryleigh and Maddie.  He is employed at Mohawk Industries and enjoys reading and spending time with his family.


Esther Hayes

Esther Hayes

Assistant Funeral Director

Esther is a senior at Sonoraville High School. When she graduates she plans on going to mortuary school to pursue a degree in funeral service. She enjoys playing tennis, going to church, and spending time with her family. 


Sam Duke

Sam Duke

Assistant Funeral Director

Sam Duke is a new member to our staff. He is married to Donna Duke of 50 years. He has two children Chris and Amy and two grandchildren Andrew and Blake. He is from Alabama but he has lived in Georgia for 4 years. He is a Deacon at Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun. When he isn't working he enjoys golf and painting. 


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