Our Staff's Commitment to You.
Staff members of Stanley Funeral Home & Crematory are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
Richard N. Stanley, III
Richard N. Stanley, III is a second generation licensed funeral director and embalmer. Richard began working in his father's funeral home in Wrightsville shortly after High school. He graduated from Laurens High School in 1970. Soon after graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1973, Richard decided to expand the family business and opened up a funeral home in nearby Dublin in 1974. Richard is a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, and Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers. Richard also served on the Board of Directors for the Independent Funeral Directors Association where he was President from 2006-2007, and also served on the Academy of Graduate Embalmers Association where he was President from 2009-2010.. He has been serving the citizens of Laurens County as their Coroner since 1988. He has served on the Georgia Coroners Training Council since 1994 and was elected, by fellow Coroners across the state, as Coroner of the Year in 1999.He is a member of the Georgia Coroner's Assocation where he served as President in 20013. He is married to the former Joyce Burch Stanley of Cadwell, GA.
Richard N. Stanley, IV
Richard N. Stanley, IV is a third generation licensed funeral director and embalmer. Nathan, as friends and family call him, is a 1998 graduate of Dublin High School and also a 2000 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. Having grown up in and around the funeral home his entire life, he knew what he wanted to do as a career. His understanding demeanor and thoughtfulness toward the families we serve make him an asset to the business. He is a member and currently serves as Secretary of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and he is also a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. From 2013 until 2015, he served as President of the the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia. In addition to his duties as a funeral director, he has also served as Deputy Coroner of Laurens County since 2005. He was the recipient of the 2015 "Harry Pippin Award" Deputy Coroner of the Year for the Georgia Coroner's Association. He has one daughter, Janna Kathleen Stanley, one son, Nathan Chandler Stanley and is married to the former Brooke Evans Stanley of Macon. He is a member of Marie Baptist Church in Dublin, Georgia where he serves on the Personnel Commitee. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling,hunting and fishing.
Kenny Jones began working in the funeral industry in 1989. He has been licensed as a funeral director and embalmer since 1993. He was raised in Dexter, GA and is a graduate of West Laurens High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He decided at a young age that being a funeral director is what he wanted to become by spending time around his uncle's funeral home. His calm and easy way of working with people makes him a natural for the funeral business. Kenny is a member of the Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the Georgia Coroners Association and he currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Wrightsville Housing Authority. In 2012, the citizens of Johnson County elected him to serve as their Coroner, a position that he is extremely honored to hold. He is married to Tamanie Roberson Jones. They have two children, a son, Alex Kinley Jones and a daughter, Alyssa Klaire Jones. They reside in Wrightsville. Besides spending time with his family, Kenny enjoys playing golf, spending time at the lake and watching his children participate in their various activities.
Thurmon Foskey has been associated with Stanley Funeral Home since 1969. He was educated at Adrian High School and retired from the Georgia National Guard after thirty years of service, twenty eight of those years he was full time. Throughout the many years Thurmon has remained a constant in and around the funeral home. His laughable and warm personality has touched the lives of many. He was married to the former Barbara Jo Rowland until she lost her bout with cancer and went to be with the Lord in 1994. He is a member of the Mount Olive Church of the Nazarene. After a number of years he was remarried to Thelma Pope Dean and they currently reside in Dublin.
Homer Garnto has been associated with Stanley Funeral Home in some capacity for a number of years. He is a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He is a graduate of the Adrian High School. Homer is a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the United States Army. He is employed full-time by the Johnson County Commissioners as Road Superintendent. He is married to the former Glenda Carter and they have been married for 33 years. They are members of the Mount Olive Church of the Nazarene. In his spare time Homer enjoys traveling with his wife and fishing.
Brooke E. Stanley
Brooke E. Stanley our Petuary Director was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Brooke is a graduate of Stratford Academy in Macon, Georiga. From there, she went on to attend Georgia Southern University. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, Brooke returned to Macon and taught elementary school for a number of years before making a career change. Brooke and Nathan were married in July 2014. She loves spending time with her 2 dogs Dolly Parton, and Chloe. She attends Marie Baptist Church in Dublin. Brooke has always understood the strong bond that is formed between pet families and their pets. She took her knowledge about pets and combined it with the years of experience the Stanley Family has in the death care industry to help form Stanley Petuary. She invites you to come visit her at Stanley Petuary or call the office for her to share the many death care options our firm has to offer.
Richard Nathan Stanley, Jr.
Stanley Funeral Home was founded by Richard Nathan Stanley, Jr. in 1969. Richard started his career at Adams Funeral Home located in Dublin, Georgia. Richard later worked in Wrightsville, Georgia, for Robert Bryan Funeral Home and T.V. Kent Funeral Home. He dedicated much of his life to the funeral industry because he enjoyed helping others during their time of need. In 1969, Richard decided to purchase a historical home on South Marcus Street in Wrightsville, Georgia. He made renovations to give it a modern look. He then decided to name it Stanley Funeral Home. Stanley Funeral Home has become a fixture and landmark in the Wrightsville Community. Little did Richard know, when he decided to become a funeral home owner, he would not only have a son, but also a grandson to follow in his footsteps. Today, Stanley Funeral Home has a Wrightsville Chapel and a Dublin Chapel with a human crematory as well as a pet crematory on site. This required us to change our name to Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory. “Our Family Serving Your Family,” is a tradition that was established in 1969 and continues until this present day. Richard Nathan Stanley, Jr. passed away in February 1996.