Bentley- Carson Memorial Funeral Home

"You'll Know We Care"

Bentley’s Funeral Home was founded in 1923 by the late Deacon J.E. Bentley Sr. and his wife Mrs. Ida Carson Bentley in Reynolds, Georgia. Their motto; “Let me stand by the side of the road and be a friend to man” became the foundation on which their business has stood for generations.

Bentley-Carson Memorial Funeral Home is locally owned and operated and we stand ready to meet your needs and provide attention to every detail when you and your family need it most. We have a good understanding of your needs during the hardest of times. When a death occurs, there are details to take care of, decisions and arrangements to be made. Our professional, licensed staff assumed those responsibilities for you, and you can depend on us to provide a service that is truly memorable, flawlessly planned, and accurate to the smallest detail.

Bentley-Carson Memorial Funeral Home of Cordele, Georgia was established when Mrs. Lockhart and her late husband Mr. Abraham Lockhart moved here in the 1990's.

As of 2015 the Bentley-Carson went through a traumatic change and decided to change the way of the business and thrive and achievement new things. They changed the name to The New Bentley-Carson Memorial Funeral Home. Serving under new leadership like Clinton Tony Perry, with his dreams and vision along with the help of his assistants of Joyce Jackson and Shamari Bunkley, they plan to serve a the community with a new style and taste a cheaper cost. Treating everyone like precious cargo, and giving them a true remembrance of celebration, we plan to serve and fulfill our calling to the community of Cordele and Crisp County as well as Dooly, Tuner, Pulaski, Macon, Wilcox Counties; as well as any location you and your family may need us to serve we will be there. so when it comes to a time to make the difficult decision call on the best The New Bentley-Carson Memorial Funeral Home at 229-273-9311 and you will see how we truly care you and your time of need. We are willing to serve you Day or Night!!!

Mrs. Eloyse B. Lockhart

CEO - Founder


Two Time (Director of the Year)

Mrs. Joyce Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Master of Pre-Needs 

Office Manager


Mr. Clinton Tony Perry

Chief Operating Officer

Active President


Mr. Shamari D. Brown Bunkley

3rd Generation Manager & Operator

Administrative Assistant

Website Creator/Builder

Pictorial Tribute Creator


Other Staff

Shaquille Little - Chief of Staff

DeCarlos D. Colbert - Jr. Chief of Staff

Robert Ross - Chaplin

Louise B. Hicks - Chaplin

Latorria Harvey - Pro. Photographer

Juan Moreno - Attendant

Charlie Smith - Attendant

Vicki Hawkins-Haugabrook - Attendant

Crissy Perry -Attendant

Quan Swint - Attendant

Da'Ja Haugabrook - Attendant

Tyree Jackson - Attendant

Antonio McKenzie - Attendant

Jarrett Harper - Attendant

Deedee West - Attendant

Amber Murphy - Attendant

Lashawn Perry - Attendant

Eddie Hicks - Attendant

Eddie McKenzie - Attendant

Nayerra Jackson - Attendant