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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.

Our Funeral Associates:

Tim Bryant, retired Publix Store Manager and current School Board member for Okaloosa County, assists in the initial removal process. He and his family have been a part of the greater Crestview community for 20 years. Tim truly has a servants heart and strives to make sure that each family is treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Tim also assists with visitation and funeral services.

Paul McQueen was born in Waymart, Pennsylvania and moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut at an early age. After graduation from Central High School he enrolled in the Army and was honorably discharged. He worked in manufacturing for 17 years until the company dissolved. Paul joined the United States Postal Service in Fairfield, CT then later transferred to Crestview, FL and retired after 29 years. During this time, he started to work part-time at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. His extracurricular activities have included helping those in need, leader in the Youth for Christ, volunteering as Santa Claus for children in hospitals & schools and is also a member of Victorious Life Worship Center. Paul works with assisting in the initial removal process, working funerals, and visitations.

Amy Carmical, funeral associate, also worked and retired from Okaloosa County Schools. Amy assists families at visitations and funerals.

(In Memoriam) 

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.     

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