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.

Floy Copeland

Floy Copeland

Executive Assistant/ Funeral Home Administrator

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.

Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

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

Tom joined Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in 2015 as a Funeral Director/Embalmer. He and his wife Gloria relocated to Georgia from Illinois in 2005. They have three daughters and four grandchildren. Tom served 26 years in law enforcement before working full time in the funeral industry in 2003. He holds a BA Degree in Business from Columbia College and a MA in Human Resource Development from Webster University. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, Illinois in March 1997, where he first obtained his funeral director/ embalmer's license. Tom enjoys being with his family and traveling.


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.

Dr. Keith Wesley

Dr. Keith Wesley

Staff Pastor/ Assistant Administrator

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.

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Office Administrator



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.

Larry Huckaby

Larry Huckaby

Family Services/ Monument Sales



Tami Scheuer

Tami Scheuer

Community Outreach/ Ambassador

Tami Bass Scheuer is a graduate of Griffin High School and Georgia Medical Institute.  Tami strives to be open minded and a lifelong learner.  Conner-Westbury provides her the privilege of being in the community with hopes of meeting the needs of people, through art, grief support and service.  Tami lives a full life with her husband, 5 children and loves to travel. She joined Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in 2017.

 



Rev. Gene  Luke

Rev. Gene Luke

Staff pastor/ Ambassador

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Morris Pike

Morris Pike

Ambassador

Morris Pike proudly joined Conner- Westbury in 2016 after retiring as a Lieutenant with the Griffin Police Department.  He is a native of Griffin and has a passion to serve others and the community. Morris and his wife Jennifer live in Griffin and have two grown daughters, April (Todd) Spradlin and Brandi Pike. Morris and Jennifer are members of Carver Road Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. Morris enjoys spending time with his 3 grandbabies (Connor, Colby, and Anna) and family.

 



Michael Pryor

Michael Pryor

Ambassador

Michael is a Griffin native and a graduate of Griffin High School.  He is retired from United Parcel Service as a driver after serving the company for 34 years.  He has worked at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home since 2017.  Michael is married to Katie, his wife of twenty-five years.  They have two children and three grandchildren.



Jeff Dodd

Jeff Dodd

Funeral Apprentice

Jeff resides in Jackson, GA and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with both a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Health. After spending 27 years working with nursing homes and hospitals, Jeff felt called to work in the funeral home profession. Jeff joined Conner-Westbury in October 2016 and began a state approved funeral service apprentice program in January 2017. Jeff is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix healthcare administration program. Jeff is completing his funeral service education at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA.  Jeff and his wife Cindy have two children, Justin and Zachary.



Brianne Finn

Brianne Finn

Funeral Apprentice

Brianne Finn, an apprentice at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, is a native of Griffin, Georgia. She graduated from Spalding High School in 2015, graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2017 with a degree in Mortuary Science.



George Brown

George Brown

Ambassador

George W. Brown, Jr. served as director of Fellowship of Companies for Christ, Christian Broadcast Network and Foundation for American Christian Education.  He retired back home to Griffin where he and his wife Marilyn Belvin Brown had earlier developed J. Henry’s Restaurant at the Dovedown Center.   With son Will, they’ve long been members of St. Georges Episcopal Church. Fr. Will now serves as rector of Church of the Holy Cross in Dallas, TX.   In 2017 George joined the Conner-Westbury team to serve other families grieving for loved ones, as he has since Marilyn’s departure early in the year. 

 



Charlene Perdichiezzi

Charlene Perdichiezzi

Secretery

Charlene has served families in Georgia for many years as a successful sales manager in the cemetery industry.

Charlene continues to serve in her capacity here at Conner-Westbury. Originally, from Chicago, she calls Griffin her home today. She is a member of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga.

“Charmama” is the proud mother to four adult children, six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

When not serving at Conner-Westbury, she enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.





 



Danny Gibson

Danny Gibson

Maintenance

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.

Ed Brown

Ambassodor



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