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 commitment 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!
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Susie C. Mozolic

Susie C. Mozolic, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer - Managing Partner

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 [email protected]

Todd D. Wahlquist

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

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!
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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!

Kelly Barber

Kelly Barber, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Kelly has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over seventeen years. She is a native of Havana, Florida, where her family still resides. A graduate of Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama, her degree is in Funeral Service Education and she also holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Family and Child Sciences. She and her husband, Milt Bevis, have two children who attend Holy Comforter Episcopal School. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities and an active parent at Holy Comforter Episcopal School. Kelly is an excellent hostess, cook and baker. She has a talent for making people feel welcomed and at ease. She enjoys spending time with her family on the emerald coast, and cheering on her children's athletic competitions and performances.

Amber Michelle Miller

Amber Michelle Miller, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

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 and Stone. Uniquely Crawfordville. Uniquely Bevis! Contact me at [email protected]

Scotti Thompson

Scotti Thompson, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Scotti Thompson, a native of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, graduated High School from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, she was raised in the family restaurant business in the popular tourist area but decided to change paths and attend mortuary school, where she graduated from American Academy McAlister Institute of Mortuary Science in NYC. She continues her membership with the Knoxville Funeral Directors Association, and is locally a member of Springtime Tallahassee, 20th Century Krewe. She is married to Timothy Barden and is the proud mother of a son. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and going to the beach! Uniquely Bevis!

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!
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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!

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!

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!

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!

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.