Staff

Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Joseph W. Jones, Sr. Owner/Funeral Director & Embalmer

Joseph is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Georgia. He is a native of Hogansville, Georgia, where he began working at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home when he was sixteen years old. Joseph is a 2002 graduate of Callaway High School and a 2004 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Joseph’s desire is to offer his years of training, service and professionalism to his community by going above and beyond the expectations of a funeral home. He believes that a funeral home is much more than a business, it is also a place of Ministry. Joseph and his family are residents of Leesburg where he also owns Joseph W. Jones Funeral Home. He is a member of Life Church of Leesburg and is a member of The Georgia Funeral Directors Association. Joseph is married to Leigh Collins Jones who also serves as a fuenral director and embalmer at both of their locations.  Joseph has four beautiful children that he is very proud of, Natalie A. Jones, Joseph W. Jones, Jr., Watson Crew Jones, and one baby angel in Heaven, Collins Cecelia Jones (February 25, 2020). 

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Leigh Collins Jones Funeral Director/Embalmer

Leigh is a native of Warner Robins, Georgia and a 2011 graduate of Warner Robins High School. After high school, she attended Georgia Military College where in 2013, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Nursing. Shortly after, Leigh realized nursing wasn’t for her and decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 2014 she began her career as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. She graduated from Ogeechee Technical College in 2015 with her degree in funeral services and later went to work full time as a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Leigh is the wife of Joseph W. Jones and together they are honored to serve their communities through funeral service. She is the mother of Watson Crew Jones born on January 19, 2021 and a baby girl, Collins Cecelia Jones that is in Heaven (February 25, 2020). She is also the loving bonus mom to Natalie A. Jones that lives with them and Joseph W. (Joe) Jones, Jr. In her free time, Leigh enjoys trips to the beach, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Leigh truly feels that the funeral industry is a ministry. She is passionate about her work and feels blessed to be able to serve the families of our community in their time of need.

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Shawn Smith Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice

Shawn is a native of Worth County and grew up in the home of a Freewill Baptist pastor, Rev Benny Smith and Faye Smith. He has served for 30 years in the Southwest Georgia area as an appliance technician and has owned and operated A-1 Appliance Repair. He enjoys playing guitar, singing, and hunting in his free time. He is married to April Smith, has 3 children, and 3 grandchildren that he is very proud of. He attends Life Church of Leesburg. 

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Rev. Robin Chaplin Office Manager

Reverend W. Robin Chaplin serves the funeral home as our office manager,  pre-need counselor and is a funeral director/embalmer apprentice. He has lived in Albany since 2001 and is the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church. He graduated from Tabernacle Baptist Bible College of Greenville, South Carolina in 1988 and he is a licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Georgia. He is married to his high school sweetheart Shirley and they have three children and four grandchildren.

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Mrs. Karen D. Roberts Funeral & Visitation Assistant

Mrs. Karen D. Roberts is retired from the Worth County Board of Education where she served as a Receptionist for twenty-two years. Mrs. Roberts was born in Cordele, GA and currently resides in Sylvester-Worth County. She and her husband Mike Roberts, Sr. have been married for 54 years. Mrs. Roberts also loves spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Roberts is dedicated to helping our families here at Hall and Hall Funeral Home. 

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Phillip “Donnie” Phillips, Sr. Funeral and Visitation Assistant

Bro. Donnie Phillips is a native of Colquitt County and moved to Albany when he was 6 years old. He later moved to Leesburg where he has been a resident for over 20 years. For over 25 years he and his wife owned and operaterd Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn. He also worked at the Marine Corps Logistics Base of Albany for 8 years. He is a licensed minister and loves The Lord Jesus and his family more than anything. Donnie and his wife are members of Liberty Baptist Church where he leads the singing and his wife Sheryl plays the piano. Together they are the proud parents of LaDonna, Lacey, and Phillip. They are also the proud grandparents of 4 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his beloved family, playing Pickleball, hunting, and fishing.

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Rev. Tim J. Bass Funeral Assistant

Rev. Tim J. Bass, is a native of Alabama and moved here to Leesburg in 2019 to be near family. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 35 years and is an ordained Baptist minister. He currently serves First Bapitst Church of Acree as thier pastor. He is married to Somer Bass, has two children, Joshua Bass, and Alyssa Bass, and has 3 grandsons that he is very proud of. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, boating, and fishing. We are proud to welcome Rev. Bass to our family and team. 

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Matt Harrell Chaplain/Funeral Assistant

Matt Harrell works full time with Procter and Gamble of Albany and works part time with us here at the funeral home when available. He is an ordained minister and enjoys preaching God's word and traveling with his daughter, Mandy who sings southern gospel music. He is married to Elaine Johnson Harrell, has three children, Mandy, Lindsey and Ryan. His family attends First Freewill Baptist Church in Albany. He has two grandchildren that he is very proud of.

Joseph W. Jones, Sr.

Owner/Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Joseph is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Georgia. He is a native of Hogansville, Georgia, where he began working at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home when he was sixteen years old. Joseph is a 2002 graduate of Callaway High School and a 2004 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Joseph’s desire is to offer his years of training, service and professionalism to his community by going above and beyond the expectations of a funeral home. He believes that a funeral home is much more than a business, it is also a place of Ministry. Joseph and his family are residents of Leesburg where he also owns Joseph W. Jones Funeral Home. He is a member of Life Church of Leesburg and is a member of The Georgia Funeral Directors Association. Joseph is married to Leigh Collins Jones who also serves as a fuenral director and embalmer at both of their locations.  Joseph has four beautiful children that he is very proud of, Natalie A. Jones, Joseph W. Jones, Jr., Watson Crew Jones, and one baby angel in Heaven, Collins Cecelia Jones (February 25, 2020). 

Leigh Collins Jones

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Leigh is a native of Warner Robins, Georgia and a 2011 graduate of Warner Robins High School. After high school, she attended Georgia Military College where in 2013, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Nursing. Shortly after, Leigh realized nursing wasn’t for her and decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 2014 she began her career as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. She graduated from Ogeechee Technical College in 2015 with her degree in funeral services and later went to work full time as a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Leigh is the wife of Joseph W. Jones and together they are honored to serve their communities through funeral service. She is the mother of Watson Crew Jones born on January 19, 2021 and a baby girl, Collins Cecelia Jones that is in Heaven (February 25, 2020). She is also the loving bonus mom to Natalie A. Jones that lives with them and Joseph W. (Joe) Jones, Jr. In her free time, Leigh enjoys trips to the beach, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Leigh truly feels that the funeral industry is a ministry. She is passionate about her work and feels blessed to be able to serve the families of our community in their time of need.

Shawn Smith

Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice
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Shawn is a native of Worth County and grew up in the home of a Freewill Baptist pastor, Rev Benny Smith and Faye Smith. He has served for 30 years in the Southwest Georgia area as an appliance technician and has owned and operated A-1 Appliance Repair. He enjoys playing guitar, singing, and hunting in his free time. He is married to April Smith, has 3 children, and 3 grandchildren that he is very proud of. He attends Life Church of Leesburg. 

Rev. Robin Chaplin

Office Manager
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Reverend W. Robin Chaplin serves the funeral home as our office manager,  pre-need counselor and is a funeral director/embalmer apprentice. He has lived in Albany since 2001 and is the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church. He graduated from Tabernacle Baptist Bible College of Greenville, South Carolina in 1988 and he is a licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Georgia. He is married to his high school sweetheart Shirley and they have three children and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Karen D. Roberts

Funeral & Visitation Assistant
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Mrs. Karen D. Roberts is retired from the Worth County Board of Education where she served as a Receptionist for twenty-two years. Mrs. Roberts was born in Cordele, GA and currently resides in Sylvester-Worth County. She and her husband Mike Roberts, Sr. have been married for 54 years. Mrs. Roberts also loves spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Roberts is dedicated to helping our families here at Hall and Hall Funeral Home. 

Phillip “Donnie” Phillips, Sr.

Funeral and Visitation Assistant
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Bro. Donnie Phillips is a native of Colquitt County and moved to Albany when he was 6 years old. He later moved to Leesburg where he has been a resident for over 20 years. For over 25 years he and his wife owned and operaterd Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn. He also worked at the Marine Corps Logistics Base of Albany for 8 years. He is a licensed minister and loves The Lord Jesus and his family more than anything. Donnie and his wife are members of Liberty Baptist Church where he leads the singing and his wife Sheryl plays the piano. Together they are the proud parents of LaDonna, Lacey, and Phillip. They are also the proud grandparents of 4 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his beloved family, playing Pickleball, hunting, and fishing.

Rev. Tim J. Bass

Funeral Assistant
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Rev. Tim J. Bass, is a native of Alabama and moved here to Leesburg in 2019 to be near family. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 35 years and is an ordained Baptist minister. He currently serves First Bapitst Church of Acree as thier pastor. He is married to Somer Bass, has two children, Joshua Bass, and Alyssa Bass, and has 3 grandsons that he is very proud of. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, boating, and fishing. We are proud to welcome Rev. Bass to our family and team. 

Matt Harrell

Chaplain/Funeral Assistant
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Matt Harrell works full time with Procter and Gamble of Albany and works part time with us here at the funeral home when available. He is an ordained minister and enjoys preaching God's word and traveling with his daughter, Mandy who sings southern gospel music. He is married to Elaine Johnson Harrell, has three children, Mandy, Lindsey and Ryan. His family attends First Freewill Baptist Church in Albany. He has two grandchildren that he is very proud of.

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