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Walter L. Crox, CFSP is a fourth generation funeral professional. He is a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He taught funeral service for many years, having served as Program Chairman at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Associate Dean at Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science and Department Chairman at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is a fifty plus member and past master of Charleston Lodge No. 484, F. & A. M. a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Alhambra Shrine Temple and Harmony Chapter 54, O. E. S. He is a member of the Knights of York Rite Cross of Honor, Royal Order of Scotland and Royal Order of Jesters. He is Past Noble Grand of Ocoee Lodge No. 97, I.O.O.F. and a Life Member of Chattanooga Lodge No. 91, B. P. O. Elks. He is a member of the Board of the Funeral Ethics Organization and Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Walter and his wife, Barbara Roberts Crox, CFSP have five children and are members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Walter is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Tennessee and Georgia and a funeral service licensee in North Carolina.
Walter Crox, Jr., CFSP, is the fifth generation in his family to be involved in the funeral service profession in the state of Tennessee. He is licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in the states of Tennessee and Georgia. He has been around the funeral industry most of his life, in one way or another. Walter has also managed a funeral home in Tennessee as well. He served as the President of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. Walter is a graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Walter graduated from Mid-America with his Diploma of Funeral Service in 1994. He later returned and earned his Associate’s of Applied Science in Funeral Service degree from Mid-America. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with Ottawa University. He also earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Ottawa University.
Walter has served his hometown of Cleveland, TN, as a reserve sheriff’s deputy and as a full time police officer. He is a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge in Charleston, Tennessee and the York Rite. He is also a member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple in Chattanooga, TN and Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.. Walter is a member of the Society of American Magicians. He enjoys performing magic and playing golf. He has been married to his wife, Cathy since 1997.
Barbara Helen Roberts Crox, CFSP., is a native of McMinn County, Tennessee. She was one of the first licensed in Tennessee Dental Assisting in Intraoral Assisting and Dental Radiography. She received an Associate in Arts Degree with Academic Honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College and received a Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement from Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Fraternity there. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Dental Assisting. She studied funeral service both at M. A. T. C. and Fayetteville Technical Community College. She was an instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College where she taught courses to students in dental assisting and dental hygiene. She was licensed as a funeral director in North Carolina in 1974 and is also licensed in Tennessee. She managed funeral pre-arrangement programs in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee. She is the happy mother of five children, four of whom are fifth generation funeral professionals. Barbara is a member of Harmony Chapter No 55, Order of Eastern Star, Asebi Court, Ladies Oriental Shrine and the Ocoee Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Ben M. Crox III, CFSP is a fifth generation funeral professional. "Mac" earned an Associate in Science at Cleveland State Community College and Bachelor of Arts from UTC in 2003. He graduated from Jefferson State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science obtaining his embalming license. He has been married to his lovely wife, Lori since 2004 and they have three children, Tyler, Ben IV and Macy. Mac is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee and funeral director Alabama, as well as a licensed insurance agent in the states of Tennessee and Georgia. He is a member of Charleston Lodge No. 484, F. & A. M. and Alhambra Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. and Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
Dwight L. Henderson, Funeral Director, began his career with Covenant Funeral Home as an assistant in 2001. Dwight now serves as a licensed funeral director in the states of Tennessee and Alabama. He is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association.
Dwight and his wife, Martha Sue, have two daughters and one grandson.
An Ordained Bishop for the Church of God, Dwight holds a Masters Degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary of Cleveland, TN. As a minister, he has served on numerous boards and committees; as well as serving as a Chaplain for the Ministerial Association Chaplaincy Program in the Hixson area. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Brainerd Hills Church of God.
The Reverend Henderson is available to serve as the officiating minister should the family need this service.
Monica L. Crox is a fifth generation licensed funeral professional. She earned her Nursing assistant license while attending Bradley Central High School and worked for a Pediatrician. She earned her LPN before the age of 20 from Tennessee Technical Center of Athens. She earned an Associate in Science Degree at Cleveland State Community College and an Associate in Nursing degree at Chattanooga State Community College with the Cum Laude distinction. She was nominated for the Daisy Award in 2009, which is presented for extraordinary Nursing and compassionate care given. She resides in Cleveland with her dachshund dog, Molly. Some of her hobbies include geo-caching, puzzles and games. She also enjoys spending her time with family and friends. (those with fur and without.) Monica is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Ocoee Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Harmony Chapter No. 54, O. E. S.
Sue Henderson, Funeral Director, has a passion for the families that she is honored to serve which comes from her years of serving along side her husband, Dwight, in many aspects of pastoral ministry. She is dedicated to assisting and directing families during this critical time in life when a death occurs and the grief becomes a reality. She strives to listen to the families’ wishes and inform them of the options available to memorialize the individual’s life.
Sue attended Chattanooga State Community College. She began her association with Covenant Funeral and Crematory in 2001 as an assistant. She completed her Funeral Director Apprenticeship and received her Tennessee Funeral Director License in 2010.
Sue is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association.
Sue and her husband, Dwight, have two daughters and one grandson. In her free time she enjoys spending time with the family and her poodle Romeo. Hobbies include crafts, floral arranging, drawing and painting.
Jennifer Brianne Crox Evans is a fifth generation funeral professional. Jennifer earned a B. S. in Business Administration from Tennessee Wesleyan College with an emphasis in Business Management and Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Ocoee Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She has been married to Barry Evans since 2001 and they have a daughter, Brenley.
Apprentice Funeral Director, Licensed Insurance Agent
Don Hopkins earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Montclair University. He is currently serving an apprenticeship with Covenant Funeral & Crematory. He has 37 years of experience in the death care industry with twenty years in Chattanooga. He is a licensed insurance agent in the states of Tennessee and Georgia and is a Certified Pre Arrangement Counselor by the National Funeral Directors Association. He is currently the owner of Advance Planning Associates and the former Vice President of Sales for SCI Northwest Region. He has been married to his lovely wife, Molly for 25 years. She is the owner of Molly’s Chair Hair Salon. They are both members of Hickory Valley Christian Church They both spend countless hours in Christian outreach ministries.
Dan Phillips is currently a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee & Georgia. He was previously licensed in Illinois & North Carolina. Dan studied business administration at LaSalle Ext. University in Chicago and in 1978 he graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, where he served as the editor of the school newspaper and a member of the student council. He has served as a deputy coroner in North Carolina. Dan is a member and Past Master of North Wilkesboro Lodge No. 407 A.F.& A.M. in Wilkesboro North Carolina. He is a past president of the Grayville, GA Historical Township & past president of the Charles Bruce Davis Museum in Yadkinville, NC. Dan is a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and he teaches Sunday school at Trinity Baptist Church. Dan is a successful wildlife photographer and enjoys God’s great outdoors. Dan lives in Graysville, GA with his wife, Imogene, and they are blessed to have Madison, papa’s “Precious”.
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