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.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

Bevis Funeral Home was founded in 1964 by Russell R. Bevis, and remains an independent family owned funeral home. Rodney J. "Rocky" Bevis has worked in or been around the funeral business his entire life, and in 1998 along with his wife Patti, acquired the funeral home from his father. Much has changed in the 45 plus years since Bevis Funeral Home was founded. We have acquired funeral homes in Bristol, Quincy, and Crawfordville to serve a wider area. The one constant over that time is that we are committed to providing caring, compassionate service to the families of our community. That committment is our duty at Bevis Funeral Home.


Our Valued Staff

R.J. 'Rocky' Bevis

R.J. 'Rocky' Bevis, Licensed Funeral Director / President

Rocky Bevis was raised in Tallahassee and is a graduate of Leon High School and Miami-Dade College. Rocky worked side by side with his father, Russell Bevis, before taking over ownership of Bevis Funeral Home in 1998. He is very active in the Tallahassee community where he is a member of the Hospice Board of Directors, Tallahassee Lions Club, Capital Tiger Bay Club, Knight Foundation, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Chairman of the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. He and his wife Patti are also members of Faith Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!
Contact me at rbevis@bevisfh.com


Patti Brewster Bevis

Patti Brewster Bevis, Vice-President

Patti Brewster Bevis was raised in Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High School. After receiving her degree in education from FSU, she taught at Belle Vue and Raa Middle Schools. Pattie retired in 2006 after 32 years of teaching. She is a lifelong member of Faith Presbyterian Church. Her favorite pastime is enjoying her grandsons Leo, Waylon, Liam, and granddaughter, Clark. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!
Contact me at pbevis@bevisfh.com


Tholley Clark Taylor

Tholley Clark Taylor, Manager/Licensed Funeral Director, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Mr. Taylor is a 1998 graduate of Leon High School in Tallahassee and 2001 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. Upon graduation from Mid-America College, he was inducted into the Mu Sigma Alpha Fraternity and was a recipent of the College's Restorative Art Award. He is active in Springtime Tallahassee, a member of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church, Free and Accepted Masons, Marzuq Shrine Club, Tallahassee Northside Rotary, the Economic Club of Florida, and Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization. He enjoys turkey hunting, fishing, exploring, playing basketball, coaching youth basketball, fitness, traveling to new places, the University of Kentucky athletics, and simply hanging out with family and friends. He has been with Bevis Funeral Home since March of 2003 and resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Sarah; two sons, Leo Burbridge (6) and Waylon Russell (3); and daughter, Clark Suzanne (1). Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!
Contact me at ttaylor@bevisfh.com


Todd D. Wahlquist

Todd D. Wahlquist, Manager/Licensed Funeral Director, Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol/Tallahassee

Mr. Wahlquist joined our team in the spring of 2000. He is a native of Bristol, Florida, and a graduate of Liberty County High School and Jefferson State College in Birmingham, Alabama and also holds a degree from Florida State University. He and his wife Myla have raised their three children in Tallahassee since 1996. Todd is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and is a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and The Masons. Uniquely Bristol. Uniquely Bevis!
Contact me at twahlquist@bevisfh.com


David Conn

David Conn, Manager/Licensed Funeral Director - Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville

David grew up in Wakulla County and graduated from Wakulla High School. He also graduated from St. Petersburg College of Funeral Service and is a member of Crawfordville United Methodist Church, the Free and Accepted Masons, the Crawfordville Lions Club and the Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council in Wakulla County. He is married to Tiffany Wylie Conn. Uniquely Crawfordville. Uniquely Bevis!


Elizabeth Sheridan Chambers

Elizabeth Sheridan Chambers, Funeral Director

Ms. Chambers was born and raised in Tallahassee. She is a Leon High School Graduate, Class of 2006. She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2011 graduating as Valedictorian and member of the Mu Sigma Alpha & Pi Sigma Eta Fraternities. Elizabeth is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, and the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She resides in Tallahassee where she is a member of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church serving as a Docent. She is the Foundation Chair for Sunset Rotary, and volunteers for ECHO and Reading Pals. Recently, she was selected as part of Leadership Tallahassee's 32nd class. She loves to volunteer, travel, play golf and deep fry. Most enjoyable to Elizabeth is time spent with family & friends. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis! Contact me at echambers@bevisfh.com


Susie C. Mozolic

Susie C. Mozolic, Funeral Director

Susie C. Mozolic, a native of Newport, Tennessee; and graduate of Cumberland University – Lebanon, Tennessee and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Susie joined the Bevis staff in June of 2014, having served the Tallahassee community as a Funeral Director for twenty-four years, prior to moving to Kingsport, Tennessee. Susie’s church membership is at North Florida Baptist Church. Her community involvement includes being an active member of Tallahassee One Hundred Club, Tallahassee Lion’s Club (having been the first female Lion), Springtime Tallahassee ( served as General Chairman 2008-2009), 20th Century Krewe ( served as Krewe Chief 2007). Susie was a former Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House, and former member of the Tallahassee Elks. She and her husband Frank reside in Tallahassee with their blended family which includes one son, three daughters, and three grandchildren. Contact me at smozolic@bevisfh.com


David  Pendleton

David Pendleton, Licensed Funeral Director/General Agent, Capital Monument Co.

Mr. Pendleton is a Graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary of Science; he is a long time resident of Leon and Gadsden Counties. Mr. Pendleton is a former owner of Pendleton Monument Co. in Tallahassee. He joined the Bevis Family in March of 2010 as a Funeral Director of the Quincy Division, and is the General Agent of Capital Monument Co., a subsidiary of Bevis Funeral Homes. He is Active in Washington Lodge #2 Free and Accepted Masons of Quincy, Quincy Rotary Club, and the Quincy Lions Club. He is married to Patricia L. Pendleton; they reside in Havana, Florida. Uniquely Quincy. Uniquely Bevis!


Amber Michelle Miller

Amber Michelle Miller, Funeral Director & Embalmer Intern

Amber was born in Tallahassee and spent most of her childhood in Wakulla County. She is a 2003 graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, FL and a 2013 graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, TX. Amber is also a licensed dental hygienist, real estate agent, bookkeeper for her husband's two companies, and a member of the Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council of Wakulla County. In her free time she enjoys spending time on the water with family and friends. Amber joined our Crawfordville staff in January 2014. She and her husband Robby reside in Crawfordville with their two boys; Stihl (4) and Stone (2). Uniquely Crawfordville. Uniquely Bevis! Contact me at amiller@bevisfh.com


Candace Swain

Candace Swain, General Office Manager, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Candace Swain was raised in Hollywood, Florida and graduated from MacArthur High School. She is a Florida State University Alumnus who made Tallahassee her home. Candace has been an office manager and bookkeeper of locally owned small business for over twenty years. She is married and has three daughters and a granddaughter. Candace is an active supporter of Big Bend Charities and the National Mental Health Association. She volunteers her time teaching math and english skills for GED testing at a South Side Community Center, and has worked with Literacy Volunteers of both Leon and Gadsden counties. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!
Contact me at cswain@bevisfh.com


Gordon  Martin

Gordon Martin, Associate, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Gordon "Sonny" Martin was raised in Cairo, Georgia, and has been in Tallahassee since 1967. He joined the Bevis staff in 2005 following his retirement from the insurance industry. He and his wife, June, are members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Sonny has served as Past President of Capital Lions Club and member of the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors. Currently he is a member of the Marzuq Shrine Center, International Order of Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge, and the Tallahassee Lions Club. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!


Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia, Associate, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Ruben Garcia was born in San Antonio, Texas and served 4 years with the United States Air Force. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Florida, and has lived in Tallahassee, Florida since 1975. Married to Melanie in 1995, he is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Ruben retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 and is currently employed by Bevis Funeral Home. He enjoys working with people and lending an empathetic ear when needed. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!


Carol  Fulmer

Carol Fulmer, Office administrator, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Carol is a native of Havana, Florida, and is a long time resident of Tallahassee. She received an AA degree in law enforcement and worked several years with Florida Department of Law Enforcement; she worked in various areas of real estate for 20 years, has her broker's license; and worked at a local law firm as a legal assistant and bookkeeper for many years. She enjoys traveling and photography and is a member of the Tallahassee Photo Guild, Florida Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!


Charlene Bevis Reese

Charlene Bevis Reese, Office Administrator

Charlene grew up in Tallahassee, graduating from Leon High School, and is a charter member of the Leon High School Alumni Association.
She is a Life Member of the FSU Alumni Association with BS, Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision, and Eduacation Specialist Degree in Leadership. After serving in Education Administration for Leon District Schools, she pursued volunteering as President and Life Member of the GFWC Woman's Club of Tallahassee. She also served 8 years on the Executive Board of Florida Federation of Women's Clubs. Charlene is an alumnus of Leadership Pensacola and an affiliate of Leadership Tallahassee. Her church membership includes Faith Presbyterian Church and associate member of Metcalf United Methodist Church. She is the mother of 4 children and grandmother of 6. She and her husband, Charles Reese, enjoy boating, hunting, and fishing at their lake home. Uniquely Tallahassee. Uniquely Bevis!


Carol Metcalf

Carol Metcalf, Office Manager, Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville

Carol Metcalf has been employed at Bevis Funeral Home since August 1989. She was born and raised in Perry, FL and is married to Ronnie Metcalf. She has a daughter, two granddaughters and one grandson. She is a member of the Panacea Congregational Holiness Church which her husband has pastored since May 1989. Uniquely Panacea. Uniquely Bevis!


Ronnie Metcalf

Ronnie Metcalf, Associate - Bevis Funeral Home Crawfordville

Ronnie has been employed with the Bevis Funeral Home since in 1998. He was born and raised in Pancea, Florida. He married Carol Metcalf on January 31,1969 and has a daughter, two granddaughters and one grandson. He is an ordained minister and has pastored Panacea Congregational Holiness Church since May 1989. Uniquely Panacea. Uniquely Bevis!


Betty Deese

Betty Deese, Administrator, Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol

Betty was born and raised in Jackson County, Florida. She graduated from Campbellton High School in Campbellton, Florida. She worked with the West Florida Electric Cooperative in Graceville, Florida, the city of Gainesville in Gainesville, Florida, and Talquin Electric Cooperative in Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida where she retired after 30 years of service. She is a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Quincy. She has one daughter, Mary Catherine Gray; two grandsons, Asa and Neil; and one granddaughter, Montana. She enjoys cooking and gardening. Uniquely Quincy. Uniquely Bevis!


Lamar Alday

Lamar Alday, Crematory Supervisor, Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee

Lamar was born and raised in Greensboro, Florida. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1975 and retired from the Gadsden County School system in June 2007 after 32 years. He is a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, the town council of Greensboro, the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Dept., and Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council in Gadsden County. He has been married for 25 years and has two sons and has been blessed with one granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth. Uniquely Greensboro. Uniquely Bevis!


Marie Buzbee

Marie Buzbee, Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville

Marie was raised in Sopchoppy, Florida and attended Sopchoppy High School. She has lived in Woodville for 42 years and is a member of the Woodville United Methodist Church and the Tallahassee Moose Lodge. She has one daughter, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.


Evelyn Conn

Evelyn Conn, Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville

Evelyn was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Atlanta Christian College in East Point, Georgia. She and her family moved to the Tallahassee/Crawfordville area in the 1970's. She is a member of Crawfordville United Methodist Church. She has a son and daughter-in-law. She worked as a legal secretary-paralegal for many years before retiring in 2000. Uniquely Crawfordville. Uniquely Bevis!


Garrett

Garrett "Gary" Allshouse, Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville

Gary is a native of Warner Robins, Georgia. He earned his Bachelor's from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and later earned his Master's from Florida State. He is married to Ann Elizabeth and has two grown sons. He retired from a career in Public Health. He is an active member of St. Peters Anglican Church as well as the Masons, Shrine, and Boy Scouts of America. He has been a resident of Wakulla County since 1979 and his hobbies include woodworking, handy work and minor car work.