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 History

Our History

As the only locally, family owned funeral home in Crawfordville, our families promise compassionate and respectful care, while ensuring professional guidance for those we serve. Our facility offers well-appointed and flexible accommodations, meeting all family needs. As a full service funeral home, we offer a vast selection of services and product options at affordable prices. Our motto is "When Caring Counts" and you will see true care as we serve your family. Whether you seek to make pre-need arrangements, or come to us during a family loss, you can be assured that our family will be there with you, making the process as comforting as possible.

Our Valued Staff

  • L.F.  Young Jr.

    L.F. Young Jr. Funeral Director

    Skip has been a funeral director for more than 40 years. His entire career has been devoted to serving the citizen's of Wakulla County, in various ways. He has been actively involved in the community including past President and founding member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crawfordville; Past President of the Wakulla County Rotary Club, Crawfordville Lion's Club, Wakulla Diamond Club and the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce; Past member of the Wakulla County Planning and Zoning Board and the Wakulla Tourist Development Council. Skip was also the past President and C.E.O. of the Citizen's Bank of Wakulla. Skip is currently active in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He recently opened Young Fulford Funeral Home & Crematory in Tallahassee. It is the only privately owned, on-site Crematory in Tallahassee. He and his sons continue to host functions for the community at 3Y Ranch.

  • Paula Gaby Johnson

    Paula Gaby Johnson Office Manager

    Paula has lived in Wakulla County her entire life. Graduated nursing school in 1976 and worked many facets in her career. Most recent, she was Marketing Director at St. Augustine Plantation Assisted Living & Memory Care. Paula was married in 1978 and she and her husband John was Pastor of New Life Ministries for 22 years. She has four children and was very active in school functions and sporting events. Past president of the Wakulla High Diamond Club and Volleyball Club, also coached girls softball at the Recreation Park. Her joy is her five grandchildren and she remains involved with their school and sports. She is an active member of the Coastal Optimist club and a member of Authentic Life Church. She was involved in different programs with the Alzheimer Project, and enjoys her flowers, gardening and fishing.

    You may contact Paula at 850-528-2360 ~ [email protected]

  • L.F.  Young III

    L.F. Young III Associate

    Trey graduated from Wakulla High School in 1998. Thereafter, he attended Tallahassee Community College and Weatherford College in Texas. Presently Trey is continuing his education to become a licensed funeral director. Trey enjoys training horses, hunting and spending time with his family on the river and lake, including his two sons, L.F. "Tripp" Young IV (8) and Pepper Cash Young (6) and their mom Heather.

  • James Sircy

    James Sircy Licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer

    James was born and raised in Gadsden County, where he graduated High School. He was very active in several sports including football. He worked for the Department of Corrections with the State of Florida before going to Mortuary School in Texas. He has been a Licensed Funeral Director, for 20 plus years. We are very excited for James to join our team. He brings compassion and experience to the families we serve. He is married to Kristel Lynn Sircy, of Crawfordville. They have a 4 year old son Finn. James loves his family and enjoys to hunt, fish and garden.

  • Renee' Garrett

    Renee' Garrett Secretary

    Renee' was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She and her husband and two children have lived in Wakulla County since 1990. They enjoy traveling, camping and spending time with family, friends and their four grandchildren. Renee' loves cooking, entertaining and planning family gatherings. She retired from the Department of Revenue in 2015. She now looks forward to serving others in need.

  • Andy Bowman

    Andy Bowman Associate

    Andy graduated from Sumter Academy in York, Alabama in 1997 and University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama in 2003. He moved to Wakulla County in 2005. Andy works full time for Wakulla County Fire Rescue as a Battalion Chief and has been serving in emergency services since 1997 on both a volunteer basis and paid. Andy worked for OC Barham Funeral Home in Meridian, Mississippi for 2 years as a Funeral Assistant working Visitations and Funerals, First Call Ambassador and on the Internment team. Andy enjoys spending time with his family, serving his community, and is active in his church Lake Ellen Baptist. He is married to his wife Jenna (Mims) and has three children, Bethany(7), Benjamin(3) and Baleigh(1). We are so happy to have Andy working with us, he is a great addition to our caring staff.

  • Lee Strickland

    Lee Strickland Associate

    Lee has recently moved to Crawfordville and we are happy to welcome him to our family. He has much experience caring for people as a Pastor, Chaplain for Hospice, Grief Counseling, Funeral Assistant, Funeral Insurance and Pre-Need Sales. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Laura Strickland and she works for Big Bend Hospice.