|Rodney Brannen |
Rodney has been with Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home since 1987. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Georgia and Tennessee and is a member of The Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. Rodney and his wife Diane are members of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. He serves on the Board of Directors of Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins and the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Vienna. He is a member and past-president of the Unadilla Lions Club, a past-president of the Dooly County Heart Association and a former member of the Vienna Kiwanis Club. Rodney has two children, Ryan and Rebecca.
Bill has been affiliated with the funeral homes since January, 1986 when he purchased the Vienna and Unadilla locations from the former owner, Rooney Bowen, Jr. In 1993, Bill briefly left the funeral homes to pursue a law degree and currently practices law in Americus, Georgia, just west of Dooly County in addition to his work with the funeral homes. Bill is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Mercer University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He lives in Americus and is married to Beth Haugabook. They have one daughter, Dallas.
Alan is a native of Dooly County and has lived in Unadilla all his life. He graduated from Unadilla High School in 1975 and worked for United Parcel Service for 38 years. He is married to Pam Offenburg Arflin, has three children, Kelly, Van and Leslie and five granddaughters. Alan is a member of Unadilla First Baptist Church. He has been with Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home since 2012.
Betty Colter |
Betty Colter is a native of Dooly County and became the Family Service Advisor for Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home in 1996. As Family Service Advisor, Betty counsels with families about aftercare and pre-need options. Betty is a member of First Baptist Church of Vienna and the Alathean Sunday School Class. In 1999, Betty became the Clerk of Dooly County Superior Court. Betty is married to Andy Colter and has two sons, Jeff Reed and Jamey Reed.
David Mathis |
David is a native of Cordele where he graduated from Crisp County High School in 2003 and from South Georgia Technical College in 2007.
He is a licensed funeral service apprentice. David is currently enrolled at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where he is pursuing an
Associate's Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. David is married to Suzi
Mastrario Mathis and has one son, Liam. The family lives in Cordele and attends First Baptist Church in Ashburn. David joined the staff of
Brannen-NeSmith in September, 2009.
A Dooly County native, Raymond has lived in Vienna most of his life.
After graduating from Vienna High School, he attended ABAC, then went to work for Georgia-Pacific when the particleboard plant was under construction in 1969.
He remained with the company 41 years until the plant which had been bought by Roseburg Forest Products closed in 2010. In retirement, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with children.
He and his wife, Peggy, are members of Vienna United Methodist Church.
He began working with Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home in August of 2013.
Angie Burton |
Angie Burton is a native of Dooly County and has lived in Vienna since 1987. She graduated from Fullington Academy in 1981. She is co-owner of B & P Fertilizer in Byromville where she is employed as a secretary. She is married to Tripp Burton, a farmer in Byromville and they have three children, Andrew, Anna Beth and Matthew. The family attends Smyrna Baptist Church in Vienna. Angie joined the staff of Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home in 2008.
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