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Danny Hutcheson, CFSP

Danny Hutcheson, CFSP

President/Funeral Director and Embalmer

Danny is a native of Haralson County. He is the son of the late Jimmy and Jo Ann Hutcheson. Danny is a graduate of Haralson County High School, attended West Georgia College and is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He is also a Past President of the Georgia Funeral Directors Associaton and a past President of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Besides operating the funeral home, Danny also serves on the Board of Directors of the Buchanan Housing Authority, the West Georgia Regional Airport Authority, the Friends of the Buchanan Public Library and as the Coroner of Haralson County.


Patty Hutcheson, CFSP

Patty Hutcheson, CFSP

Vice-President/Funeral Director and Embalmer

Patty is a native of Haralson County. She is the daughter of  the late Everett and Mildred Simpson of Bremen. Patty is a graduate of Bremen High School, Truett-McConnell College, University of West Georgia and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. Patty serves Buchanan as a city council member and is a board member of the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce. Besides her work as a funeral director and embalmer, she also serves as executive director of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.


Kathryn Hutcheson- Croft, CFSP

Kathryn Hutcheson- Croft, CFSP

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Kathryn is the daughter of Danny and Patty Hutcheson. She is a 2006 graduate of Bremen High School. Kathryn is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator and an August 2008 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Kathryn also serves on the board of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.


Paula McIntosh

Paula McIntosh

Administrative Assistant

Paula is a native of Bremen and has been working for Hutcheson’s since 2007. Paula is our administrative assistant and handles our day to day office work. In her spare time she manages Gateway Travel and sales life insurance through Investor’s Heritage Life Insurance Company.


Darwyn Summerville, CFSP

Darwyn Summerville, CFSP

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Darwyn served his apprenticeship at Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1992. Darwyn and his wife Kim reside in Villa Rica with their five sons.


Shawna Bagwell

Shawna Bagwell

Funeral Assistant

Shawna was born and raised in Rockmart.  She is a funeral assistant here at Hutcheson's.  When not working with us, she is taking care of her two children and husband of 11 years and managing her husband's company, Silent Blooms Landscaping.  She is also the minister of music for Holly Springs Baptist Church and actively involved in their youth ministry.


Ray Morris

Ray Morris

Funeral Assistant

Ray Morris and his wife Margaret live here in Buchanan. They're members of New Vision Church of God in Buchanan. Ray has been a funeral assistant since his retirement from General Motors in 2002.


John Croft

John Croft

Funeral Assistant

John and his wife Elaine live in Buchanan. He graduated from North Fulton High School in 1969, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (A.B.A.C.) in 1972, and the University of Georgia in 1975. John worked for Cobb County for 22 years until his retirement in 2009. After teaching for over 30 years Elaine retired from the Haralson County School System. John has been a Funeral Assistant since 2010.


Reverend Homer Wysner

Reverend Homer Wysner

Funeral Assistant

Homer and his wife Barbara live in Tallapoosa. Homer has worked as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Tallapoosa Fire Department since 1975, Stoffel Seals in Tallapoosa in 1977, and was called to preach in 1973. He currently is a member of New Plain View Baptist Church in Tallapoosa. He became a funeral assistant in 2013.


Susan Heath

Susan Heath

Funeral Assistant

Susan and her husband Bill live on a farm outside of Bremen where they raised their two children. Bill and Susan have been married for over 30 years. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Bremen where Bill serves as a Deacon. Susan graduated from Hall School of Nursing in Gainesville, GA and is a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Heath has been a Funeral Assistant since 2008.


Reverend Jimmy Sanders

Reverend Jimmy Sanders

Funeral Assistant

Jimmy started working here in 1983.  Jimmy was instrumental in assisting with many facets of the business over the years.  Jimmy and his wife Jean live in Tallapoosa.


Faith Pullen

Faith Pullen

Funeral Assistant

Faith is a native of Buchanan.  She and her husband Randy live just outside of town and they have two grown sons, Allen and Adam.  Faith is the daughter of Lowell and Shirley Ayers and is a graduate of Haralson County High School and holds a degree in accounting.


In Memory of Bud McPherson

In Memory of Bud McPherson

Funeral Assistant

January 1, 1923-June 3, 2016


In Memory Of Everett Simpson

In Memory Of Everett Simpson

Funeral Assistant

January 14,1930 - November 17, 2013


In Memory Of Dorothy Weatherby

In Memory Of Dorothy Weatherby

Secretary

May 23, 1921- June 6, 2013


In Memory Of Ken McWhorter

In Memory Of Ken McWhorter

Funeral Assistant/ Paramedic

1940-1998


In Memory Of Jimmy Hutcheson

In Memory Of Jimmy Hutcheson

Funeral Assistant

1933 - 1991


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