History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History 

In January of 1960, Mr. Pope Weems, owner of the only funeral home in Paulding County, passed away suddenly. February of the same year Mr. Hubert A. Martin and his wife, Betty, purchased the firm from Mrs. Mildred Weems. The funeral home was a former wood framed two story building that had been adapted for use as a funeral home (it was located across the street from the County Courthouse). In 1969, Mr. Martin acquired land at the present location, 123 Watson Drive in Dallas, and work began on the current wood and masonry constructed funeral home. After two years, the building was completed and an open house was held in August of 1971. Jeff Eberhart started to work there in June of 1975 as an apprentice Embalmer and Funeral Director. He was also a Georgia certified Emergency Medical Technician and worked both ambulance and funeral service aspects of the funeral home operations. On August 30, 1982, Jeff Eberhart and Sam Clark purchased the funeral home from Hubert and Betty Martin. Less than one year later, Jeff purchased Sam Clark’s interest in the firm and the name was changed to Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home. Jeff continued as the manager until his sudden passing in May 2013. Jeremy Hicks came to work with Jeff in June 1994 and worked with him until May of 2005. In April 2017, Jeremy came home to be Manager and Funeral Director and along with his devoted staff continues to serve the families with same values and service they grew to expect under Jeff. They stand ready 24/7 to assist you and your family in your time of need. "Come home to the service you remember."​

Our Valued Staff

  • Mr. Jeff  Eberhart

    Mr. Jeff Eberhart (1954-2013)

    Jeff attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, graduating as salutatorian in August, 1976. He also received the coveted "Bill "Pierce" award for professionalism in the funeral service field. He was honored by the Funeral Director's Salesman's Association in 1978 for scoring highest in the state of Georgia on the Funeral Director's Examination. September of 1979 Jeff and Dennis Bellamy purchased Turk's Memory Chapel in Powder Springs, GA and Jeff was the licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in full and continuous charge for two years. He sold his interest to Dennis in August 1982. He then purchased the current location with Sam Clark in 1982, and purchased Sam's interest in the business within the same year. Jeff was elected Coroner of Paulding County at the age of 25 and served from 1980-1992 for a 12 year term.

    Jeff was a lifelong resident of Paulding County. Jeff was a Mason at Bartlett Lodge #139 F&AM in Hiram and Dallas Lodge #182 F&AM. He was also a member of the Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, GA. Jeff has been involved with gospel music all his life. He studied classical music and has traveled with several quartets.

    On May 23, 2013 as Jeff was on his way to a camping trip in Tennessee, he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. His legacy will live on at the funeral home through continued personal service by his long time dedicated staff that worked side by side with Jeff for many years.

  • Mr. Jeremy M. Hicks

    Mr. Jeremy M. Hicks Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Director

    Jeremy is a life long resident of Paulding County, living most of his life in the Yorkville Community of Paulding County. Jeremy is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Mike (Becky Thomason) Hicks of Dallas, Ga.

    His grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Hubert (Sallie Roberts) Hicks and Mrs. Mildred Canup Thomason of Dallas and Mr. & Mrs. Guy (Gerri) Thomason.

    Jeremy is married to Carrie Davis Hicks, and they have three children: Noah, Levi and Mary-Elizabeth.

    Jeremy and Carrie attend New Canaan Baptist Church in Dallas, Ga.

    Jeremy began his career in the Funeral Industry in 1994 at Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home, working his way through all aspects of the funeral business.

    In November 2006 he began Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He graduated College in February 2008 with an Associate’s Degree in Science. After graduation, Jeremy applied for and obtained his Georgia Funeral Director and Embalmer License.

    Jeremy spends his spare time serving on the South Paulding Band Booster Club executive board. Jeremy is also a member of Dallas Lodge 182 F & A.M.

  • Ashlee Wall

    Ashlee Wall Office Manager

    Ashlee joined our staff in early 2015. She has lived in Georgia for most of her life and is the proud mother of one son, Colin. Ashlee is a graduate of Etowah High School in Woodstock, GA, and has worked as a cosmetologist and in the forensic accounting field before joining the staff at Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home. Ashlee enjoys traveling, gardening, church activities and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Mr. Jim  Parrish

    Mr. Jim Parrish Funeral Assistant

    Jim began working at Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home in 2010 after retiring from Sears Roebuck Co. and Americold Logistics. Originally from Douglas County, Jim and his wife Margaret have lived in Paulding County for the last twenty years. They are members of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Jim has two children, two step children, and three grandchildren. Jim is a past president of the Douglas County Jaycees, Past Master of Douglasville Lodge #289, and is currently serving as commander of Forrests Escort Camp #1239, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Villa Rica. Jim is a Vietnam Veteran having proudly served in the US Navy.

  • Mr. John Cox

    Mr. John Cox Funeral Assistant

  • Mrs. Ann  Gurley

    Mrs. Ann Gurley Visitation

    Ann Gurley is a lifelong resident of Paulding County. She is the wife of Leroy Gurley, whom she married in 1956, and is the proud mother of two children and grandmother of four grandchildren. Ann and her husband are active members of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and of the community, including her service in the Eastern Star. Mrs. Gurley retired from The Paulding County Board of Education in 1987. She came to work at the funeral home, assisting with visitations, in 2004.

  • Mrs. Linda  Ledford

    Mrs. Linda Ledford Visitation

    Linda and her husband Lindsey Ledford, married 40 years, have one daughter Mary and five grandchildren. They have been residing in Paulding County since 1985. Linda was previously employed at National Envelope in Austell, from 1993 to 2010. Linda began working at the funeral home in 2011, serving the families during visitation hours.

  • Mr. Gene Penney

    Mr. Gene Penney Funeral Assistant

  • Mr. Fred Trout

    Mr. Fred Trout Funeral Home Ambassador

    Life long resident of Paulding County and owner of Pets in Peace

  • Mr. Freddie N. Harris

    Mr. Freddie N. Harris Funeral Assistant

    Freddie joined Rollings Funeral Service in 2003 and has worked in the Funeral Industry serving the families in the surrounding area for over 30 years. He is currently a full time middle school teacher here in Paulding County where he has been employed for the past 24 years. He is proud to call Dallas and Paulding County home for over the past 22 years.
    Freddie is married to Shellye Harris and they have one daughter, Gabbye Harris.
    He currently holds a Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist Degree in Education from the University of West Georgia.
    In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
    Freddie is pleased to be a part of continuing the tradition to serve the families of this great county here at Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home.

  • Mr. Tylor K Pate

    Mr. Tylor K Pate Apprentice Funeral Director