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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kenny Jones

Kenny Jones

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Kenny is originally from Telfair County but was raised in Dexter, Georgia. He began his career in funeral service in December of 1989. Following graduation from West Laurens High School, he enrolled in Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He knew at a young age what calling he had on his life by spending time with his uncle, who is also a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Now in his 30th year, Kenny’s career began with H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Director’s in Atlanta but it eventually led him back to the central/South Georgia area. Since 2000, he has served as Funeral Director and Embalmer in Dublin and Wrightsville. He also previously worked in Helena in the same capacity. He is a member of the Hazlehurst Rotary Club, the Georgia Funeral Director’s Association, where he formerly served as a District Chairman and the National Funeral Director’s Association. He is the former Coroner of Johnson County and Past-President of the Georgia Funeral Director’s Association. He and his wife, Tamanie, have two children, Alex and his wife, Caroline and Alyssa. Kenny enjoys getting out, meeting new people and being active in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching Alyssa’s softball team and spending time with his family.


Helen Hamm

Helen Hamm

Administrative Assistant

Helen Hamm has been the secretary at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home since 2008. Prior to entering the funeral service, Helen was employed with Spell's Pest Control and Terminix Pest Control for over 30 years. She attends the Hazlehurst Church of God where she actively serves in the Music Ministry and is a Sunday School Teacher. 


Don Harris

Don Harris

Funeral Assistant

Don Harris has been affiliated with Wainright Parlor since February of 2020. He is a native of Lumber City, Georgia but has made his home in Blackshear for the past 9 years before retiring from the Pierce County Recreation Department and moving back to Hazlehurst. He is married to Helen and they two adult sons, Jason Harris and Anthony and Anna Girtman Harris. They also have six grandchildren. 



Chuck Morgan

Chuck Morgan

Funeral Assistant

Chuck Morgan is a native of Wheeler County. He has been serving families at Miles Funeral Home since 2015. He retired as Sergeant 1st Class from the United States Army after 21 years of service. He has been in the ministry and has pastored churches since 1997. Chuck is married to Gloria Kay and they have three children, Carla, Amanda and Charles and eight grandchildren.


Howard Rentz

Howard Rentz

Funeral Assistant

Howard Rentz has been with Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home since the late 70s and is an assistant funeral director. Prior to beginning his funeral service career, Howard was a tractor mechanic and currently owns and operates Rentz Taxidermy where he skillfully preserves wildlife. He has served Jeff Davis in the past as a former deputy coroner. In his spare time, Howard enjoys gardening and is found with some type of fruit or vegetable growing at his home at all times. 


Larry Parlor

Larry Parlor

Funeral Director - Retired

Larry Parlor has been affiliated with Wainright-Parlor since the mid 70's and spent the majority of his adult life serving families in Jeff Davis and surrounding counties. He is a member of Southside Baptist Church and an avid coon hunter. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Larry served his country and is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has served Jeff Davis County not only in the funeral service but is a former sheriff and a former coroner of his native county. 


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