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Staff

Once you request the services of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

Our Licensed Funeral Directors have received training equipping them with creative tools and ideas that enable them to assist a family in designing a service that is both meaningful and memorable.

Our Staff:

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Thomas McAfee

Thomas F. McAfee III, Past President

Community Involvement: Member – Greenville Rotary Club; Life Member – Knights of Columbus; Member - Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Swimming, Gardening, member – South Carolina Funeral Directors Assoc.; National Funeral Directors Assoc.; Selected Independent Funeral Homes Assoc.


Tommy McAfee

Thomas F. McAfee, IV “Tommy”

Branch: Downtown

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Position: President / Funeral Director / Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over 30 years experience.

Education: Associates Degree – Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service; BA Psychology Clemson University 1982

Length of Employment: Since 1976

Community Involvement: St Mary’s Catholic Church, Church Choir, Knights of Columbus, Greenville Lions Club, Greenville Hospital Advisory Council.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife – Lois; children – Elizabeth and Tom. Enjoys competing in road races at both short and marathon distances; triathlons.


John McAfee

John McAfee

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director / Vice President / Secretary - Treasurer

Qualification/Experience: Over 25 years funeral experience.

Education: BS Business Administration – Presbyterian College 1984.

Length of Employment: Since 1986

Community Involvement: Prince of Peace Catholic Church; Pleasantburg Rotary Club; Knights of Columbus; Meyer Center for Special Children Board

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife – Preston, Children – Jay and Allen. Fitness – running and biking. 



Brenda Atkinson 

Brenda F. Atkinson

Branch: Downtown/ Northwest

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Position: Continuing Care Coordinator

Qualification/Experience: Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Served as Hospice Chaplain for 3 years and as minister of education, adults and singles for 15 years.  

Education: M. Div from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, BS in Human Resources from Southern Wesleyan University. Four units completed in Clinical Pastoral education.

Length of Employment: Since 2008.

Community Involvement: Leads support groups for the grieving, speaks at churches and civic events, member of Earle Street Baptist Church

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Reading, spectator sports, going to movies and being with people.


Melissa Brown

Melissa (Missy) Brown

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Embalmer/Funeral Director

Education: 1999 Graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service

Length of Employment: Since 1999

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Enjoy reading, counted-cross stitch embroidery.


Tom Carr

Thomas B. (Tom) Carr, Jr.

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Funeral Director & Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over 27 years funeral service experience.

Education: 1979 graduate of Berea Christian Accordance and 1982 Graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA.

Length of Employment: Since 2002

Community Involvement: Donaldson Church of God and Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Painting, drawing and fishing.

 



Jason Clouse

Jason E. Clouse

Branch: Downtown 

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Position: Funeral Director & Embalmer 

Qualification/Experience: Worked as a Funeral Director in both Fort Worth and Midland, Texas 

Education: Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 

Length of Employment: Since 2008 

Community Involvement: Member of Edwards Road Baptist Church, The American Legion, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife-Becki, Children- Jilliann & Colton. Enjoys sports, reading, antique book collecting, camping, fishing, traveling, a Civil War enthusiast, and genealogy.


Tim Cox

Timothy E. Cox

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Downtown Location Supervisor/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over 30 years in funeral service profession

Education: Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, GA.

Length of Employment: Since 1997

Community Involvement: Member of Piedmont Lions Club and served as President 2010-2011, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pelzer, SC.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Sports.


Susan Tribble

Susan Tribble

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Controller

Qualification/Experience: 20 years of accounting and operations experience

Education: Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Accounting from Erskine College.

Length of Employment: Since June 2012

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Music, art, traveling, reading, motorcycles.


Tim Gossett

Timothy Gossett, CFSP

Branch: Southeast

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Position: Location Manager - Southeast/Funeral Director/ 

Qualification/Experience: 26 years in Funeral Service

Education: Bachelor of Music Degree–Carson–Newman College, Master of Music Degree – Southwestern Seminary

Length of Employment: Since 2000

Community Involvement: American Guild of Organists, Organist/Director of Music – Providence Presbyterian Church, Mauldin Rotary Club, Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, GHS Family YMCA Board of Advisors

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Cooking & Travel


Steve Hawley

Steven K. Hawley, CFSP

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Location Manager – Downtown/Funeral Director

Education: Graduate Pickens H.S 1973. Graduate Greenville Tech. College 1975.

Length of Employment: Since 1978

Community Involvement: Member of Victory Chapel Baptist Church, Head Usher. Rotary Club of Greenville East.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife – Kim Hawley. Hobbies – Antique Vehicles.



Mitchell Holcombe

R. Mitchell Holcombe 

Branch: Northwest 

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Position: Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer 

Qualification/Experience: Over 7 years experience 

Education: Associates Degree in Public Service/Human Resources, Certified in Mental Health

Length of Employment: Since 2008 

Community Involvement: Active member of Crossroads Community Church, Chaplain's Assistant wiht the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife – Vivi; Son- Hudson. Enjoys jogging and working in the yard. Playing golf and spending time with family.


John Kelly

John Kelly

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director/Embalmer & Northwest Location Supervisor

Qualification/Experience: Over 12 years funeral service experience.

Education: AA Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College Baltimore, MD.

Length of Employment: Since 2007

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife – Michelle, Children –Ryan, Cody, JoAnna, Shelby, Cindel, Lily. Likes golf and riding his motorcycle.


Samantha Kennedy

Samantha A. Kennedy

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director/Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over seven years as a licensed funeral director/ embalmer.

Education: Graduated from Piedmont Technical College with an Associate Degree in Funeral Services.

Length of Employment: Since 2003

Community Involvement: Member of the Board of Directors for Piedmont Technical College. United Way Campaign Coordinator.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Gardening, music, travel and surfing.  Enjoys being on the lake and spending time with family and friends.


Andrew Kuklinski

Andrew Kuklinski

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director/Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: 26 years Funeral Director/Embalmer Minnesota, Funeral Director/Embalmer S.C.

Education: BA General Studies - L.S.U., BS Mortuary Science - University of Minnesota.

Length of Employment: Since April, 2009.

Community Involvement: Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Catholic Charities Senior Companion program.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Love football, some golf.


Gene Lockaby

Gene Lockaby, CFSP

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director/Embalmer
Northwest Location Manager

Qualification/Experience: licensed funeral director and embalmer for over thirty years

Education: Graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Bachelor of Arts from Limestone College, Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary.

Length of Employment: Since 2001

Community Involvement: Member of Taylors First Baptist Church and Foothills Rotary Club.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Spending time with family and friends.


Bill Troup

William K. Troup Jr., CFSP

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Funeral Director

Qualification/Experience: Over 12 years in funeral service 

Education: 2 years at Bob Jones University and Assoc. Degree from Greenville Tech.

Length of Employment: Since 1991

Community Involvement: Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors for Opportunity Greenville, Speaker for the Gideon’s International, American Diabetes’s Assoc. Leadership Council. Member of Hampton Park Baptist Church, Graduate of Class 35 Leadership Greenville.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Reading, golf and spending time with the family.


Lance Wimberly

Lance M. Wimberly, CFSP

Branch: Southeast

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Position: Southeast Location Supervisor/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in South & North Carolina. 16 years experience.

Education: Graduate of Dorchester Academy, Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA.

Length of Employment: Since April, 2009

Community Involvement: Volunteer Lieutenant for Boiling Springs Fire Department, Member and Deacon of Northbrook Baptist Church, Rotary Club of Simpsonville

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Married to Crystal S. Wimberly, 2 sons - Austin & Avery Wimberly


Chad Payne

Chad Payne

Branch: Downtown

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Position: Advanced Planning Counselor/Funeral Director

Education: A.A.S., Major in Funeral Services from Piedmont Technical College in 2004

Length of Employment: Since March 2010

Community Involvement: Organist at Mount Vernon Holiness Church, Seneca, SC

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife, Julie, Children, Bella and Breydan. Enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Cynthia “Cindy” Faulkner

Cynthia “Cindy” Faulkner

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director and Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in North and South Carolina

Education: 2005 Graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC with an A.A.S. Degree in Funeral Service

Length of Employment: Since August 2010

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Spending time with family, friends and enjoying the outdoors.


Kurt Wolfe

Kurt Wolfe

Kurt Wolfe

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director and Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over 20 years experience. Licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina

Education: Graduate of New England Institute of Mortuary Science

Length of Employment: Since August 2011

Community Involvement: Knights of Columbus

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: My greatest enjoyment in life: Wife - Dena, 3 children - Rebecca, Hunter and Ethan, raised in a small town in western PA. A diehard Steelers fan and a member of the Steeler Nation.


Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice

Qualification/Experience: Previous Experience as a Family Service Counselor at local cemetery

Education: A.A.S. in Funeral Services at Piedmont Technical College, B.S. in Business Administration at College of Charleston

Length of Employment: Since August 2011

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Adam Williamson

Adam Williamson

Branch: Northwest

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Position: Funeral Director and Embalmer

Qualification/Experience: Over 8 years experience. Licensed in North and South Carolina as well as Virginia

Education: 2006 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

Length of Employment: Since January, 2012.

Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife, Alison. Enjoys spending time with family and friends. A sports enthusiast, loves playing softball, basketball and golf.


 

 

 


Other Staff:

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is blessed with many other Staff members who serve such vital roles as office administrators and funeral attendants. These Staff members, along with our funeral directors, are dedicated to serving with compassion and dignity.

 

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Northwest Chapel | 6710 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611 | (864) 294-6415
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