Our Staff


Chris Grimsley

President

Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer and Licensed Crematory Operator

Chris Grimsley, a graduate from Shaw High School, received his degree in Funeral Services from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in 1984. Chris bought Colonial Funeral Home in October of 2014. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his granddaughter

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


Carson Grimsley

Carson Grimsley

Operations Manager

Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Crematory Operator and Pre-Need Specialist

Carson Grimsley, a graduate from Shaw High school in 2007, received his finance degree from Georgia Southern University in 2012 and started at Colonial in 2016. He is a 2 time area champion for high school wrestling. Before starting his career in the funeral business, Carson worked at Realtree and the Tax Commissioner's Office in Muscogee County. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and working out.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


Lacey Grimsley Bovaird

Lacey Grimsley Bovaird

Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Need Specialist

Lacey Bovaird, a graduate from Columbus High school in 2005, received her Bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina in 2010, then received her Master’s degree from Columbus State University in 2014. Before starting at Colonial in 2018, Lacey worked as a counselor in the foster care system in Birmingham. While working in the Neuropsychology Clinic at UAB, Lacey was a contributing author on a published Neuropsychology Research Article. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her daughter.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728

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Brian Fuller

Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer

Brian Fuller, a graduate from Columbus High School in 1986, received his degree in Funeral Services from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in 1995. Brian has been a Baptist pastor for over 32 years and is currently the pastor at New life Baptist church. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife of 24 years and his two kids, Silas and Claira.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


Ronald Shirley

Licensed Crematory Operator

Ronald Shirley attended Smiths Station High school and also went to seminary school. Before starting at Colonial in 2018, Ron spent fifteen years in a motorcycle ministry traveling the Southeast and worked at Easter Seals for over twenty-two years. Ron lived in Japan for a little over three years and has been a minister for forty-four years. In his free time, he enjoys playing music with his band “Redeemed” every Sunday, riding his motorcycle, and hiking.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


J.W.  Jones

J.W. Jones

Staff Associate

James W.  Jones, a graduate from Smiths Station High school in 1982, started working in the funeral business in 1985. Before starting at Colonial in 2017, JW owned his own funeral home and became the pastor of HopeWell Baptist Church in Upatio, GA in 1990. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


Sharon Carpenter

Sharon Carpenter

Secretary

Sharon Carpenter, a graduate from Smiths Station High school in 1974, went to CVCC for 2 years and took AIB courses. In 1988 Sharon was chosen as Channel 9’s Special person for her work with the Special Olympics. Before starting at Colonial in 2019, Sharon has worked in the Funeral business for over thirty years, eighteen years in banking, and was a Girl Scout leader for nine years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, road trips with her husband Wally, and helping out in her community.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728

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Jenna Hightower

Jenna Hightower

Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer

Jenna Hightower, a graduate from Ridgeway Academy, is currently attending Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services and will graduate in 2023. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fiancé.

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Justin Jacobs

Justin Jacobs

Staff Associate

Justin Jacobs joined the Army shortly after graduating high school in 2017. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Freedom’s Sentinel. In his free time, he enjoys driving around town, working on his car, shooting, and most importantly spending time with his daughter.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


Bo Brackin

Bo Brackin

Staff Associate

David "Bo" Brackin, a graduate from Smiths Station High School in 2011, is one of seven siblings. In his free time, he enjoys collecting items, watching Star Wars, and spending time with his girlfriend.

Telephone: 1-334-298-8728


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