Bill Wheeler Funeral Director
Bill Wheeler has been working with funeral homes for almost 50 years. In 1969, he graduated from Mortuary College in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lived for a short time after moving from his hometown of Covington, Georgia. In 1991, Bill and his brother, Bob, recognized a need for a large, well-designed funeral facility in Newton County. Together, they designed and built Wheeler Funeral Home on Brown Bridge Road. "This is the only business I’ve ever wanted to be a part of,” says Bill. “It’s wonderful to be able to help people in their time of need.”
Bob Wheeler Funeral Director
Bob Wheeler grew up in the “Snapping Shoals” community of Newton County. Bob knew from an early age that he wanted to be in the funeral business. He attended Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1972. Later he and his brother, Bill, joined together to build Wheeler Funeral Home on Brown Bridge Road in Covington. They opened the doors of this business in January 1991, dedicating it to the service of the citizens in Covington and surrounding areas. The business has grown to include the county's only crematory. Bob has worked with Newton High’s football program, serving as president of the Touch Down Club in 1981 and ’82. He is a Mason and Shriner and belongs to the Benevolent Order of Elks. Bob served as Coroner of Newton County for 20 years and retired in 2008. Over the years Bob mentored several students interested in the field of Mortuary Science.
Brad Bailey CFSP, Manager & Funeral Director
Bradford Joe Bailey, CFSP, Licensed Funeral Director – Embalmer
Brad and his wife Ruth reside in Covington, GA since 1999, formerly from Stone Mountain. They have two children, Christina (John) Barker and Christopher Bailey and two grandchildren, Dalton and Sophia Barker. He started his career in Funeral Service in 1985. Graduated from Gupton-Jones College of funeral service in 1996. Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Certified crematory operator through Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and has obtained his CFSP title. Brad’s philosophy about funeral service is to treat every family with compassion and respect at all times. He has received recognition from Fountain National Academy, Springfield, MO in Reconstructive Surgery. Licensed Insurance Agent. Selected Independent, served on the board of Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, member of the Kiwanis club and Lions club. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending Higher Praise Tabernacle. Very excited about being part of Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory
Krista DeLisle Office Manager
Krista DeLisle and her husband, Joe, have lived in Newborn for the last 20 years. They have two grown daughters who both live in Newton County with their families. They have four grandsons. They attend Mansfield Baptist Church where Krista is involved in Outreach, Operation Christmas Child - Holiday Haulin' and Trinity Table-Feed The Homeless. She also attends Women's Bible Studies. She enjoys spending time with her grandsons, her family, and quilting.
Rhena Carter Funeral Director
Rhena joined the staff of Wheeler Funeral Home in 2014. She is a life long resident of Newton County. Rhena is an active member of the Covington Lion's Club. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and certified crematory operator.
"My purpose is to help those that have lost a loved one and to assist them through a trying and painful time."
We at Wheeler's are blessed to be able to work with interesting people doing difficult things.
Billy Greene Funeral Director Apprentice
Billy Greene joined the staff in 2016. Originally from Florida, he is a resident of McDonough. Billy is an registered Funeral Apprentice and is attending Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of Turning Point Church in McDonough and in his spare time enjoys coaching and playing softball.
David Capell Funeral Assistant
David has been with Wheeler funeral home for 5 years. He is proud to have been born and raised in Porterdale Ga. He is a Veteran and a retired mechanic and has been married to Gloria Jean Sheppard Capell for over 44 years.
Gloria Jean Capell Funeral Assistant
Gloria Jean Capell has been a part of Wheeler Funeral Home for over 15 years. Her and her husband David are lifelong residents of Covington and members of Honey Creek Baptist Church. Our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are my pride and joy.
It is a blessing to be able to offer comfort to families in their time of need and I am truly blessed. I enjoy cross stitch and quilting in my spare time.
Pat Hegwood Funeral Assistant
Pat Hegwood and her husband Doug have lived in Newton and Rockdale counties for fifty five years. They have two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pat was employed by Rockdale County Schools from 1987 until I retired in 2005 after 18 years of service. Pat and her husband attend Newton Baptist Church in Covington. She has been employed by Wheeler Funeral Home since June of 2017. Pat enjoys working with all the employees at Wheeler Funeral Home because we all seem like family and we all care about one another.
Steve Few Funeral Assistant
Steve was born in Newton County, GA, and graduated from Tabernacle Christian School in Covington. After high school, Steve attended the police academy where he obtained his certification as a police officer. He began working with the police dept. prior to graduating high school and remained in law enforcement for 36 years. Steve is married and has six children and three grandchildren. His wife, Wendy, serves in the law enforcement field, as she and her family have served as lifelong members in law enforcement. Steve is a football fanatic and is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons.
Kalen Dimsdale Funeral Assistant
Christopher Bowles Funeral Assistant
Christopher is married to his wife Jessica and they have a four year old little boy. They have lived in Newton County most of their lives. Christopher and his family are members of Calvary Community Church in Conyers, GA. He is excited about being part of the Wheeler Funeral Home staff where he can assist families in their time of need.
Glenna Robel Funeral Assistant
Glenna is a native resident of Conyers, Georgia. She has worked as a hairstylist for 32 years. She is married to Fred Robel and they have 2 sons, Kalen and Jaten Dimsdale, and 2 step-children, Logan and Aiden Robel.
Glenna is an active member of the Covington Lions Club. She enjoys working with people and sharing love and support to those in need. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Fred Robel, IV Funeral Assistant
Fred and his wife Glenna live in Conyers. Fred was born in Johnstown, PA and moved to Georgia in 1995. They have 2 children and 2 step-children. Fred is an active member of the Covington Lions Club and Community Church of Praise in Stockbridge. He enjoys hunting, fishing and has a passion for woodworking.
Jonathan Hicks Funeral Assistant
Jonathan has lived in Newton County all of his life. He has been married for three years to his wife Jessica. They have a son, Jon. Jonathan has worked in law enforcement since 2013. He is a graduate of Eastside High School and enjoys serving his community.