Northwest Georgia's Ponders Funeral Home Opens Chapel In Brainerd

Monday, February 26, 2018

A Northwest Georgia funeral home has opened a chapel in Brainerd.

Ponders Funeral Home, Brainerd Chapel, is in the former Brainerd Church of Christ located between Moore Road and Belvoir Avenue.

Ponders Funeral Home was established in Northwest Georgia in 1992 by Stonewall Ponders. As a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, he realized a lifelong dream of owning his own funeral home.

Ponders Funeral Home began serving Dalton area families on July 15, 1992. With the addition of locations in Calhoun and Fairmount and most recently in Chattanooga. Ponders Funeral Homes has grown to become the area’s largest funeral service provider, officials said.

Ponders Funeral Homes – Brainerd Chapel, recently held its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. O

Mr. Ponders said, "Our chapel is spacious, and our state rooms are furnished with modern and soft palettes of color. The banquet facility can provide space for meals before or after the service.

"We would like to invite the community to come by at anytime to tour our funeral home and to meet our staff."

The staff includes:

Stoney Ponders – Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Owner

James Caldwell – Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Manager

Tonja Tate – Pre-Need, Family Counselor

Mr. Ponders said, "As a family owned and operated business, Ponders Funeral Home strives to assist your family in creating a memorable and sophisticated service to celebrate the life of your loved one. Offering a wide variety of options for personalization and willing to work within a family’s financial needs, you can feel confident in knowing that the memory of your loved one will be handled with honor and respect."



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