Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 770-227-2300 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Mike  Conner

Mike Conner

Managing Partner

Mike, a native of Griffin, Georgia, graduated from Griffin High School in 1980 and from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service 1985. He started his career in the funeral business in 1981 in Griffin, having worked and managed local funeral homes until 2001, when he became co-owner what is now known as Conner-Westbury Funeral home. In 2012, Conner-Westbury Funeral Home partnered with Carraige Services, where Mike remains as Managing Partner for the firm. Mike is a member of Griffin First Assembly of God, the Griffin Ambus Club, and the Griffin Kiwanis Club. He is married to Jeanie Bunn Conner, also a lifelong resident of Griffin, and they have one son, Morris, who works full time at Southern Company and part-time at the funeral home.

Anthony Brooks

Anthony Brooks

Funeral Director

Anthony Brooks of Fayetteville came to work with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in 2009. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Anthony and his wife Melanie have two children, Zac and Danielle, and are members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church.

Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Funeral Director

Adam is a native of Griffin, Georgia, where he graduated high school in 2005. In 2007, he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, where he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a member of West Sunny Side Community Church and a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers. He is married to Kristen Brown, and they have a son, Aiden. He has been employed at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since August 2011.

Tom  Shergold

Tom Shergold

Funeral Director/ Embalmer



Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Lee is a native of Griffin, Georgia and is a 1989 graduate of Griffin High School and 2015 graduate of Gupton-Jones Mortuary College. He is the son of the late Donnie Wilson and Faye Fox Wilson. Lee started his Funeral career with Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in Thomaston Georgia in January 2009. In June 2012, he began his employment with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Lee is married to Wendy Pitts Wilson, and they have three sons, Chase, Gabe and Hayden. They are members of North Griffin Congregational Church.

Floy Copeland

Floy Copeland

Administrative Assistant

Floy is a native of Griffin and has been employed by Conner-Westbury since July 2013. She is a former employee of the Spalding County Clerk’s Office. She and her wonderful husband, James Copeland, have two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Emily, and two precious grandchildren, Lexie and Hunter. She is a member of Eagles Way Church.

Janice Edmondson

Janice Edmondson

Office Administrator

Janice Edmondson of Griffin, Georgia has been employed with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since January of 2008 as receptionist and helps with the Widow’s Might under the care of Nancy Taylor at the funeral home. She is also a Realtor with Graham Realty in the surrounding greater Griffin area. Janice is married with three children and two grandchildren. She is a member of Second Baptist Church.

Donna Rector

Donna Rector

Insurance Administrator

Donna Rector of Fayetteville, formerly of Griffin, came to work with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in 2008, after a 24-year career in funeral service. Donna and her husband, Jim, are blessed with two sons and six grandchildren and are members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church.

Pat  Wilkerson

Pat Wilkerson

Part-time Administrator

Pat Wilkerson, a native of Griffin, Georgia, has worked part-time for Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2010. She is married to Jim Wilkerson, and they have four wonderful children and eight precious grandchildren. Pat works full-time for Spalding County Probate Court. She and Jim are members of Crestview Baptist Church.

Bobby  Bunn

Bobby Bunn

Weekend Administrator

Bobby, a life long resident of Griffin, Georgia, graduated from Griffin High School in 1973. He works part-time at the funeral home and is a retired car salesman. He is married to Rosemary and has two children and one grandchild.

Dr. Keith Wesley

Dr. Keith Wesley

Staff Pastor/ Ambassador

Keith, a native of Griffin, graduated from Griffin High School in 1964. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a former agronomist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and farm machinery dealer. He has served Eagles Way Church of Griffin as an Associate Pastor since 1986. Keith has worked part-time at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2007. Keith and his wife Penny have two children, Susan and Doug, and seven grandchildren.

Rev. Gene  Luke

Rev. Gene Luke

Staff pastor/ Ambassodor

Reverend Luke, born in Jacksonville, Florida, was the oldest child of four born to Reverend Milton Luke and Reverend Nancy Luke. He graduated from Five Points High School in Five Points, Alabama. Gene has pastored churches in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He has been the pastor of the North Griffin Congregational Holiness Church since 1998 and has worked part time at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2002. He is married to Leah and they have three daughters and four grandchildren.

Rev.  Gene  Walton

Rev. Gene Walton

Staff Pastor/ Ambassador

Rev. Walton was born in Carroll County, Georgia, graduated from Fulton High School, Atlanta, Georgia in 1950, and attended Georgia State University. He was president of a Construction Equipment Company in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years. Gene (better known as Mr. Preacher) is a United Methodist Minister who retired after 44 years of service to his churches. He has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2003. Gene and his wife Janet have four children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Mickey  Virden

Mickey Virden

Ambassador

M.O. (Mickey) Virden, native of Griffin, Georgia, graduated from Griffin High School in 1960. He was actively employed in the finance business for over 40 years, having retired from First National Bank of Griffin in March 2004. Since October 2004, he has been employed with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Mickey married Betty Ann Hammond Virden in 1961, and they have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ralph  Bubba Westmoreland

Ralph Bubba Westmoreland

Ambassador

Ralph, a Griffin native, graduated from Griffin High School and the University of Georgia. He is a retired Senior Vice President of Regions Bank (formerly known as Griffin Federal), where he worked for 38 years. He has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2005. Ralph and his wife Kathi have three children and one grandchild.

Danny Gibson

Danny Gibson

Danny is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lee Gibson, Jr. of Griffin, Georgia. He and his wife of 39 years, Deborah J. Bowman, have one daughter and three grandchildren and have raised his niece and her three children for the past 15 years. Danny retired from a 28-year career at Kroger and has been employed by Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2003. He is an active member of North Griffin Congregation Holiness Church of Griffin, Georgia.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Ambassador

Bill was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and graduated from Waltham High School in 1960 and East Coast Aero Tech in 1965. Bill worked for Northeast Airlines prior to moving to Griffin, Georgia in 1972 following the merger of Delta Airlines. Bill retired from Delta after 35 years of service and is a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Bill has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2005. His wife's name is Kathy, and they have three daughters.

Gene Buice

Gene Buice

Ambassador

Robert (Gene) Buice, born in Alpharetta, Georgia, moved to Griffin in 1950. He was educated in Griffin and entered the U.S. Army in 1963, serving until 1966. Gene retired from Stowe-Woodward Company in 2007 after over 40 years, having served as Quality Assurance Manager and Plant Superintendent. During this time, he continued his education at Clayton Junior College, Griffin Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has been employed with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since December 2009. Gene is married to Janice Long Buice. They have two children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is a member of Griffin First Assembly of God Church, having served in the media, bus and usher ministries.

Davis Johnson

Davis Johnson

Ambassador

Davis was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia and graduated from Griffin High School in 1957. He retired from Delta Air Lines and then worked for Nacom Corp until it closed. Davis served in the U.S. Army and the Georgia National Guard. He is married to Dixie Dayle and they have two children, Robin and Dave, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. David has worked part-time at Conner-Westbury since August 2009.

Hoby Davenport

Hoby Davenport

Ambassador

Hoby was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He received an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a graduate and post-graduate degree from West Georgia College. In 1974, Hoby began a teaching career in the Griffin-Spalding County School System and retired in 2008 after 34 years of service. He is an avid outdoorsman and has served in many civic and community organizations. He and his wife Sandra have one son, Jeff, and are members of First Baptist Church of Griffin, where Hoby serves as an ordained deacon. Hoby has worked part-time at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since March 2011.

Eddie  Frank  Stephens

Eddie Frank Stephens

Ambassador

Eddie Frank, native of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, attended school in the Spalding County School System and graduated from Spalding High School in 1950. He retired from Delta Air Lines after 28 years. He is a veteran of the United States Army and has worked with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2002. He is an active member of the North Griffin Congregational Holiness Church. He married Glenda Harrelson Stephens in 1962. They have one daughter and three grandchildren.

Grace Huggins

Grace Huggins

Ambassador

Grace Huggins is a native of Griffin and has been employed at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2001. She is married to Calvin Huggins and has three sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is a member of Griffin First Assembly.

Joe Key

Joe Key

In memory of his passing

Joe was born and educated in Texas. He moved to Griffin in 1965 and worked in Atlanta Local #72 in heating and air for over 38 years. He married Faye Carter. They are members at Southside Baptist Church and have two children. Since his retirement in 2003, Joe has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home.

Frank Bush

Frank Bush

Ambassador Emeritus

Frank was born in Milledgeville, Georgia and graduated from Pike County High School in 1964. He worked for Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies and retired after 37 years of service. He has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2011. Frank and his wife Gail are members of Eagles Way Church and have two children and five grandchildren. Frank retired in January 2016. He and Gail are enjoying retirement and traveling.

Wilson Cooper

Wilson Cooper

Ambassador Emeritus

Wilson Cooper was born in Decatur, Georgia and moved to Griffin at the age of eight months, where he has resided for 73 years. In 1957, Wilson graduated from Griffin High School and then attended Middle Georgia College. Wilson has been married to the former Elaine McGhee for 53 years. In 2000, Wilson retired from First National Bank and has been employed with Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2001. He is enjoying retirement and traveling.

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