David E. Miles Funeral Home
David and Louise Miles, Owners
Meet The Staff of David E. Miles Funeral Home
David E. Miles Funeral Home has the most compassionate staff one could put together. We are very fortunate to have such a committed group of funeral directors, embalmers, and assistants.
David is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and is a native of Jeff Davis County. He also attended Brewton Parker College and Florida Junior College. He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician Fraternity, the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, The Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) and National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). He was a charter member of the Hazlehurst Kiwanis Club. David's father, Robert Miles, founded Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst in 1963. David was associated with Peeples Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fl before becoming co-owner and president of his family's funeral home, a position which he held until 1991 when he sold his interest in Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. David says the most rewarding quality about his job is being able to help friends and families in their time of need.
Louise is also a licensed funeral director and a member of the GFDA. Until moving to Baxley, Louise was employed with Kendall L. Davis, C.P.A. of Hazlehurst as staff accountant and office manager. She has taught computer classes at Altamaha Technical School. She is employed as the funeral home secretary and bookkeeper.
Megan King is David and Louise granddaughter. She lives in Jeff Davis with her husband Joel. Megan is attending school in the fall to become a licensed funeral director and plans to take over the funeral home once David and Louise retire. She is a 2007 honor graduate from Jeff Davis High School. She is very family-oriented and enjoys helping others in their time of need.
Nick Grimes is employed as a funeral director's assistant. He lives in Appling County with his wife Aura. Nick obtained his funeral directors and embalmers license in Texas in 1964. He also worked at the post office in Mt. Dora, FL for 22 years. Nick and Aura own Renew It Upholstery Shop in Appling County. He is also Deputy Coroner of Appling County.
Joan Carter is a life-long resident of Appling County. She is married to James Carter who has sung with several gospel groups. She has 16 years of experience in the funeral home business. Joan has been with us for over a year and during that time she has provided comfort and understanding to the families we have served. Joan says, " I have learned through experience what it takes to provide comfort to a family. I know because I have experienced what they are going through. During a difficult time it is the small kindness that add up to so much."
Alton Cauley is married to June Ryles Cauley. Alton has three children and two step-children. He is a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was born in Appling County. Alton was employed with Satilla REA for 16 years before taking a job with the Georgia Department of Labor as a field representative for 26 years. He enlisted in the Army and served our country in Korea. Alton says he is glad to be affiliated with David E. Miles Funeral Home and having the opportunity to assist the members of his community during difficult times.
Minnie Lee Davis is a funeral attendant for the funeral home. She has lived in Baxley all of her life and was married to the late Kelly "Snip" Davis and has worked with David E. Miles Funeral Home for around 11 years and is a very dedicated and compassionate to the families she assists. She volunteers at Appling Healthcare system and is very active in her community.
Raymond Varnadore is a funeral directors assistant. He has worked with the funeral home for about 3 years. Previously he worked with Crisp Coon Funeral Home in Winter Haven, Florida. He has also owned and operated several small businesses. He is married to Winifred Varnadore and they attend Zoar Baptist Church. He has four children, and enjoys spending time with his family, his animals and is an avid fisherman.