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

Fred J. Clark was the original name of Clark Funeral Home being started by Fred Julian Clark, Sr. in 1912 in Hawkinsville, GA.  In 1914 the name was changed to Fred Julian Clark Furniture and Undertaking. 

In 1927, Fred Julian Clark, Jr. went to work with his father. After graduating from Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1929, he returned to Hawkinsville and the name of the funeral home changed to Clark Funeral Home.

On December 21, 1939, Open House was held for Clark Funeral Home in the building it occupies today.

In the 1940’s David Clark became a partner with his father and brother, and the three ran the business until Mr. Fred Julian Clark’s death.

On June 29, 1969 Open House was held for the building as it is in its present state. 

After the death of Fred Clark, Jr. and David Clark, the funeral home was run by Fred J. Clark, III. In 2010 Christopher Holmes Clark joined the staff as a licensed funeral director and embalmer making him the fourth generation of the family to work in the business.

As always, courteous, sympathetic service continues today and will continue into the future. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Fred Julian Clark III

    Fred Julian Clark III Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Mr. Clark is a lifelong resident of Pulaski County and graduate of Hawkinsville High School, Middle Georgia College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a longtime member of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Fire Department and an Air Force Veteran. He is married to Carol Clark and has three children. Fred has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 40 years and has years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Fred strives to be a leader in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and to have the highest integrity.

  • Christopher Holmes Clark, CFSP

    Christopher Holmes Clark, CFSP Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Christopher joined the staff of Clark Funeral Home after graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in August of 2010. He is also a 2009 graduate of Mercer University with a degree in Political Science and History. Christopher is married to Ashley Clark and has two daughters, Nora and Claire. Christopher and his family are members of the Hawkinsville First Baptist Church. He is a registered volunteer firefighter with the Hawkinsville - Pulaski County Fire Department and also serves as Deputy Coroner in Pulaski County. Christopher is a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and an associate member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and the National Funeral Directors Association. Christopher is proud to serve the families of Pulaski County and the surrounding area.

  • Carol Holmes Clark

    Carol Holmes Clark Office Manager & Funeral Assistant

    Carol is a lifelong resident of Hawkinsville and graduated from Hawkinsville High School in 1978. She also attended Middle Georgia College and has been employed with the funeral home since 1980. She serves as the office manager and makeup artist. Carol finds it gratifying to be able to serve the citizens of Hawkinsville and help them through their most difficult time.

  • Bobby G. Holmes (1932-2015)

    Bobby G. Holmes (1932-2015) Funeral Assistant & Licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent

    Mr. Holmes was a lifelong resident of Pulaski County and was previously an insurance broker for many different insurance companies including Liberty National Life Insurance Company. After retirement he began working as a part time funeral assistant in 1993 for Clark Funeral Home. He served as the licensed pre-need insurance agent and also held an apprentice funeral director and embalmer license. Bobby was a member of the Hawkinsville First Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time fishing and attending stock car races. On June 24, 2015 Mr. Holmes passed away after a brief illness. His passion for funeral service and compassion for those during their time of loss was second to none.

  • Emory Hatcher

    Emory Hatcher Funeral Assistant

  • Robert

    Robert "Jabo" Allen Facilities Technician/Custodian

  • Terry A. Moore Sr.

    Terry A. Moore Sr. Funeral Service Apprentice & Certified Crematory Operator

    Terry is a retired paramedic of 34 years having served throughout the Middle Georgia area. Terry is the owner of Moore Cattle Company in Pulaski County. He is a member of The Oaks Community Church in Pineview, Georgia and Member/ Director of the Georgia Cattlemens Assocation. Terry was born and raised in Hawkinsville Georgia.

  • Laura Kay Moore

    Laura Kay Moore Assistant

    Laura is a Navy Veteran and she attended Hawkinsville High School from 1975-1979. She was born in LaGrange Georgia and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She is the co-owner of Moore Cattle Company with her husband Terry Moore.

  • Danny  Goss

    Danny Goss Funeral Assistant

  • Matt  Goss

    Matt Goss Funeral Assistant

  • Jonathan

    Jonathan "Tiny" Rogers Funeral Assistant

  • Ivy  Austin

    Ivy Austin Funeral Assistant