History & Staff
We have many 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.
William M. "Mickey" Maddox and J. Garrett Reed. Both are lifelong residents of the area, active in local Churches and Civic organizations and are committed to the philosophy of "Families serving Families". When a family discusses funeral services or cemetery options at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Mickey, along with his staff, will strive to meet each family's individual needs with dignity and respect.
Our Valued Staff
William M. 'Mickey' Maddox, Owner, Funeral Director
Mickey is a lifelong resident of Gwinnett County. He was born and grew up on the property where the Funeral Home and Cemetery are now located. He is a 1977 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and received his funeral service education at Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta. He is a fully licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Georgia, is National Board Certified, and is a licensed Life Insurance Agent. He has been married since 1979 to Karen Reed Maddox, who is also a lifelong resident of Gwinnett County. They have two daughters, Amanda and Michael and are members of First Baptist Church of Buford.
Daryl M. Hammond, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Daryl has worked in the funeral service industry since 1992. He is a 1993 graduate of West Hall High School located in Oakwood, GA. He attended Gupton-Jones College Of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1997.
During his career in funeral service, Daryl has developed advanced embalming & restorative art techniques that help Hamilton Mill Chapel provide a higher quality of service for the families they serve. He has also developed a line of airbrush cosmetics that allows him to conceal challenging discolorations usually associated with traumatic injuries.