Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home began their tradition of serving the families in the panhandle area in 1955. Over the years, our funeral home has served thousands of families, earning a reputation for compassionate service and community involvement. We are a family owned and operated funeral home and crematory, and our family and staff are dedicated to serving your family.
Anderson (Andy) and Heather Powell, owners and operators of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, are natives of Crestview. Andy is a graduate of Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta, and is active in the Crestview Community.
Ami Batson, licensed funeral director and embalmer, grew up in the Baker/Crestview area. She started working for Whitehurst-Powell during high school. After graduation from Baker School and OWCC with her Associates Degree in 2003, she went straight into college for Funeral Services. As soon as she graduated, she came back to work full time at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home under George Whitehurst and Andy Powell. She enjoyed serving her community and creating thoughtful services and memorials for the families that she assisted. She took a break from funeral directing to have her children and moved to Alabama to attend college in premedical biology, while her husband completed law school. In 2019, she returned to her work at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. She loves serving others and making lasting remembrances for her community.
Donnie Cadenhead, a Laurel Hill native, has been assisting families not only through his supporting role on the funeral home staff, but also as Pastor of Victorious Life Ministries Church.
Amy Carmical, funeral associate, also worked as a data entry secretary for the Okaloosa County Schools. Amy assists families at visitations and funerals.
George W. Whitehurst, founder and funeral director, served the families of our community for over 60 years. George was the former Mayor of Crestview and was instrumental in developing the Crestview area. He was greatly loved and respected in Crestview and the surrounding communities. George passed away in 2014.