History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Hicks Funeral Home can trace its origin began back to the late 1800’s, when the business was owned by M. E.  Maxwell.  At that time the funeral home was located in the upstairs of the Elberton Department Store which later housed J. C. Pool and Company. Like many of the early funeral establishments, they also ran an ambulance service that provided free ambulatory transport for Elberton residents. The M. E.  Maxwell, Tom Maxwell and Pat Furcron families operated the joint businesses until relocating the funeral home in 1940 to its present location at 231 Heard Street. This was the former residence of another turn-of-the-century dry goods merchant, Mr. Joseph Cohen, who built the house in 1905.

The business was purchased in 1953 by Redding and Viola Hicks. The Hicks family served Elbert and surrounding counties for almost 40 years. In 1991 Mr.and Mrs. Hicks made the decision to retire and thus sold the firm to Mr. Walter Mills.  Mr. Mills operated the business until his retirement in March of 2004. Today our funeral service family includes our owners, Greg and Debbie Rollings, our General Manager and Funeral Director, Nan Snell;  Funeral Service Apprentice, Henry Mattox;  our Office Manager,  Margaret Purvis;  Office Assistant, Melissa Mattox; and our Funeral Service Associates, Allen Black, David Cordle, Andrew Danals and Mary Jean Ginn.

Over a century later the staff at Hicks Funeral Home is proud to continue the tradition of committed service in Elbert County. We honor our legacy and vow to provide every family that calls upon us dedication and compassion in their time of need.


Our Valued Staff

  • Nan Snell

    Nan Snell Funeral Director & General Manager

  • Henry Mattox

    Henry Mattox Funeral Service Apprentice

  • Margaret  Purvis

    Margaret Purvis Funeral Service Associate & Preneed Specialist

  • Mr. David Cordle

    Mr. David Cordle Funeral Service Associate

  • Allen  Black

    Allen Black Funeral Service Associate

  • Mary Jean Ginn

    Mary Jean Ginn Funeral Service Associate

  • Rev. Andrew Danals

    Rev. Andrew Danals Funeral Service Associate

  • Melissa Mattox

    Melissa Mattox Office Assistant