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Alton J. Newman

Alton J. Newman

Owner/ AFDL #04263 / NFDA Member

I've been in the funeral business since 1971, I've got my training under JL Trawick. In 1985 I got my Licence as a funeral director. I've been in prominent in the Dale and surrounding communities. My other company Newman's Dump truck & Backhoe Service has helped and served the community for over 30 years and we will continue to serve the community with this funeral home.

Joseph M. Newman

Joseph M. Newman

Owner/ AFDL #06552 NFDA Member

Hello, My name is Joseph Newman. I am a Ozark, Al native, I currently have a degree in Business Administration from Troy University. I am a licenced funeral director with the state of Alabama, I am dedicated to my work and will do my best to serve families with the best care.

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John L. Cawley

John L. Cawley

Funeral Director/ Embalmer/ CCO/ NFDA and AFDA Member

John Cawley is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Alabama and has National Board Certification. He graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, TN. John formerly served as a funeral home manager in Birmingham, Opelika, Dothan and Ozark, Alabama. While in Birmingham, he served as a Clinical Instructor with Jefferson State Community College Program of Mortuary Science. John has been employed with Holman Mortuaries for the past fourteen years and has worked in the funeral industry for the past thirty years.


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Alesia Y. James-Newman

Alesia Y. James-Newman

Public Relations/ Funeral Attendant

Hello I am an Ozark, AL native. I currently attend Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL to obtain my Funeral Director License. I also have an AAS in Aviation, and also working on my BS in Global Business from Troy State.

I am a Navy Veteran. I belong to the DAV & also a Red Cross Disaster Responder. I'm actively involved in many different Organizations in the Dale/Houston County Areas. (Zonta Club of Dothan Alabama & Alpha Gamma Xi Sorority). I have been in the Funeral Home Industry for over 6 years.

I look forward to serving the community and helping you in your time of need.  Please feel free to

contact me, if we can be of any help.

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