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Marlan James Gary, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, was born was born on July 13, 1969 and raised in Warren, Ohio by his mother Deborah Gary Britton. He is a 1987 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School where he was in the Marching, Symphonic and Jazz Bands. After graduation Marlan enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard. Upon completing Basic Training and Advanced Technical Training he moved to Middletown, Ohio where he was given the opportunity to work for Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes servicing Cincinnati, Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio. While working at the funeral home he attended Miami University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. In 1992 Marlan moved to Columbus, Ohio to work with his uncle in opening a funeral home on Main Street in historical Bexley.

He joined the Triedstone Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and ordained as a Deacon in 1996. He serves as an Armor Bearer to Bishop Jerome Ross. He is a former member and VP of public relations for the Trilogrogan Toastmasters Club.

In the year 2000, Marlan began managing the day to day operations of the funeral home on Main Street including but not limited to meeting with all the families, preparing the deceased for viewing, accounts receivables, and staff coordinator. In April 2005, GOD closed one door & opened another door for Marlan Gary to partner with the Porter Qualls & Gary Funeral Home. In 2008 he became a member of the Greater Linden Business Newtork. Marlan loves and serves GOD, his church, and families suffering the loss of a loved one. He builds this business, ministry and reputation on Service. Marlan is married to the former D’Andrea Cordell and father to David & Kennedy Gary.

Columbus Staff

Marlan J. Gary
Owner
Fralisia Jefferson
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Larissa Jones
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Ms. Angela Dawson
First View Attendant
Ms. Brenda Talley
First View and Funeral Attendant
Connie Hainley
In-House Floral Designer
Ms. Dana L. Ross
Insurance Specialist
Ms. Danielle Forte
Funeral Attendant
Ms. Darlene Matthews
Cosmetologist
Shawn Echols
Care Center Attendant
Elder Janet Kimble Smith
Chaplain
Elder Joe Moorehead Jr.
Pre-Need Agent & Attendant
Ms. Erin Thomas Hopkins
Community Relations Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant (North Chapel)
Gail Davis
Accountant
Ms. Gerri Gary
Administrative Assistant (East Chapel)
Ike Harper
Funeral Attendant
Jamal Gills
Funeral Attendant
Jermain Smith
Musician
Kalais Brown
Media Assistant
Kenzie Gray
Funeral Attendant
Le’Antwan Robertson
Funeral Attendant
Logann Hart
Funeral Attendant
Marcus Grace
Funeral Attendant
Mellanie Guess
First View Attendant
Minister Anthony McSwain
Funeral Attendant
Dr. Quentin L. Respress
Chaplain
Sheila Baxton
Funeral Attendant
Theresa Cochran
Funeral Attendant
William Gardner III
First View Attendant
William Marshall I
Prep Room Attendant
Deacon Jerry Brown
Funeral Attendant

Mansfield Staff

Candice Greene
Funeral Attendant
Cathy Davidson
Administrative Assistant (Mansfield Chapel)
Jason Wilson
Funeral Attendant
Marc Caldwell
Funeral Attendant
Pam Williams-Briggs
Former Owner, Williams Funeral Service Mansfield
Roderick Crutchfield
Funeral Attendant
Suni Grier
Funeral Attendant