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 and serves as the Coroner of Haralson County.
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 member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church. 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
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 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
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.
Funeral Service Apprentice
Shawna was born and raised in Rockmart. She is a funeral service apprentice 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. Shawna is currently enrolled in the mortuary program at Jefferson State Community College.
Ray Morris is a Buchanan native. He is a member of New Vision Church of God in Buchanan. Ray has been a funeral assistant since his retirement from General Motors in 2002.
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
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 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
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.