Our Staff


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

Fralisia Jefferson
Funeral Director & Embalmer

Larissa Jones
Funeral Director & Embalmer

Angela Dawson
First View Attendant

Brenda Talley
First View and Funeral Attendant

Connie Hainley
In-House Floral Designer

Dana L. Ross
Insurance Specialist

Danielle Forte
Funeral Attendant

Darlene Matthews

Shawn Echols
Care Center Attendant

Elder Janet Kimble Smith

Elder Joe Moorehead Jr.
Pre-Need Agent & Attendant

Erin Thomas Hopkins
Community Relations Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant (North Chapel)

Gail Davis

Gerri Gary
Administrative Assistant (East Chapel)

Ike Harper
Funeral Attendant


Jermain Smith

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


Theresa Cochran
Funeral Attendant

William Gardner III
First View Attendant

William Marshall I
Lead Funeral 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