History & Staff

We have 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.

Our Valued Staff

  • H.M. Hank Forbes Jr.

    H.M. Hank Forbes Jr., Owner/Funeral Director

    Hank first started his funeral industry career at the age of 14, working after school at Henderson Funeral Home here in his hometown of Crawfordville, Florida. After high school, he spent three years in the US Army before deciding that he would go to mortuary college. In 1990 Hank graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Since, he has worked for corporate owned and independently owned funeral homes. Hank's heart for people shines through while caring for and helping families in their time of need. He makes every effort to treat each individual family with the dignity and respect he would expect his own family to recieve.
    Hank and his wife Dana have a son Hawke. Hank also has two daughters, Amy and Jillian, and a granddaughter, Baylee and grandson Braylon.

  • D. Robert

    D. Robert "Rob" Roberson, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Hawke Forbes

    Hawke Forbes, Assistant Funeral Director

  • Keith Mobley

    Keith Mobley, Operations Manager/Funeral Associate

    Keith Mobley is a lifelong resident of Lake City. After graduating from Columbia High School, he served twelve years in the Florida Army National Guard and has been employed by the Lake City Fire Department for the past thirty two years. Keith has been involved in the Lake City funeral industry for many years, as it is his desire to serve families in their time of need. He regularly participates with the United Way and other organizations. Keith and his wife Alice have seven children and eight grandchildren.

  • Howell Batts

    Howell Batts, Funeral Attendant

    Howell is a long-time resident of Wakulla County and grew up spending endless summers in the Spring Creek area. He graduated from Valdosta State University in 1998 with a bachelor degree in Political Science. Howell is a former law enforcement officer, having served as a sheriff's deputy in Jefferson and Gulf counties. He currently works in the public sector in emergency preparedness. Howell and his wife Wendy have been married for thirteen years and have one daughter.

  • Wendy Batts

    Wendy Batts, Funeral Attendant

    Wendy was a life-long resident of Tallahassee, before relocating to Wakulla county with her husband and daughter. She has twenty years of experience as a business professional in the banking and real estate fields, in both the private and public sectors.

  • Bruce Taylor

    Bruce Taylor, Funeral Attendant