Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Haisten McCullough Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Clif Thomas, CFSP, CCO
Clif is a native of Whitmire, SC and has three sons, Jackson, Tyler and Cooper.
At age fifteen he followed a dream to serve in the funeral industry and has proudly helped families honor and remember their loved ones for over twenty-seven years. He formerly managed Haisten McCullough Funeral Home and recently moved back to Griffin from Greenwood, SC. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Clif earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in 2009. The designation is the highest professional designation you can achieve in funeral service. He also earned designation as a Certified Crematory Operator from the National Funeral Directors Association in 2014, one of the highest educational standards for crematory operators in the world. He holds licenses to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.
A member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Clif is a member of Coweta Masonic Lodge #60, Mathews Masonic Lodge #358 and the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, Spalding County Chamber of Commerce and formerly served on the board of the Girl Scouts of the Pine Valley Council. He also formerly served on the Board for the Greenwood County Hall of Hero’s in Greenwood, SC honoring and helping better the lives of all Veterans. He is a former at-large board member for the Greenwood County Chamber of Commerce CYP and served on the board of the Greenwood/Abbeville area American Red Cross.
Turner grew up in South Georgia and has made his home in Griffin since 1992. He attended Georgia Southwestern University and is a graduate of Ogeechee Technical College.
He was employed with Commercial Supply Company and began his apprenticeship at Haisten McCullough Funeral Home in 2004. Turner is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
A member of the Apostolic Tabernacle in Jonesboro, Turner serves as church organist, hospitality director, communion steward and on the baptismal committee.
In addition to his responsibilities at the funeral home and church, Turner caters special events and is an avid antique collector. His love for cooking and hosting makes his home an open door to all his family and friends. He and his beloved dog "Tiger" love greeting people throughout their neighborhood during their long walks out.
Cindy is a native of Griffin and is married to Gary Standifer, her husband of thirty-seven years. They have two children, Melissa and Jeremy and four grandsons, Nolan, Jackson, Tristan and Alexander.
She formerly worked for Dr. Terry Wynne for many years and has been with the funeral home for eighteen years and serves as office manager. She and Gary are former members of the Griffin Moose Lodge. Cindy enjoys reading and cooking.