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

George Wilcox was born January 16, 1915, in RoEllen, Dyer County, Tennessee.  He graduated from Gupton-Jones School of Embalming in Nashville, Tennessee in 1935.  George came to Carthage from Newbern, Tennessee, on his twenty-first birthday in 1936. 

He first worked for Woodall Funeral Home in Carthage.  On June 6, 1937,  he married Eugenia "Gene" Jordan.  Not long after, Woodall Funeral Home became White & Wright Funeral Home and was located at 211 East Main Street in Carthage.  In 1941 George Wilcox purchased Mr. Wright's part of the funeral home, and it became White & Wilcox Funeral Home.  In 1949 White & Wilcox Funeral Home moved to its present location at 106 Jordan Street in Carthage.  In 1954 George Wilcox became the sole owner, and Wilcox Funeral Home was formed.

George Wilcox served as President of Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association in 1959.  His son, Thomas E. "Sonny" Wilcox graduated from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee in 1963.  In 1964, Wilcox Funeral Home was incorporated with George Wilcox, Gene Wilcox, Frances Sue Wilcox Hodges, Betty Lou "Boo" Wilcox Lee, and Thomas E. "Sonny" Wilcox as stockholders.  George Wilcox served as a member and President of Mississippi State Board of Embalming.  He died on August 30, 1966.

Like his father, Sonny also has served as a member and President of Mississippi State Board of Embalming. Sonny has also served on the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service and served as President of Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association in 1993.  In 1998 officers of Wilcox Funeral Home were elected.  They were Thomas E. "Sonny" Wilcox, President; Jason Wilcox, Vice-President; Linda Kaye Wilcox, Secretary; and Marianna Wilcox Harkins, Treasurer.

Jason Wilcox now serves as the President of Wilcox Funeral Home. He is a past President of the Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association, the third member of the Wilcox family to serve the state of Mississippi in this capacity. . He will continue the legacy of service to the central Mississippi community and will strive to serve families in the tradition of his grandfather and father.

Wilcox Funeral Home, Inc., is a member of Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association, National Funeral Directors' Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.


Our Valued Staff

George Jason  Wilcox

George Jason Wilcox, Owner and President

Jason has served as President of Wilcox Funeral Home, Inc since 2011. He has worked full time in the family business since 1992, and he was a part-time employee beginning in 1988. He graduated from Carthage High School, attended Mississippi State University and is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi School of Mortuary Science. Jason is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and holds a Mississippi Funeral Service license. He is a member of Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association, National Funeral Directors' Association, and is a Past President of The Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association, the 3rd genaration of his family to do so. Jason is also a past President of the Carthage Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He volunteered as an assistant football coach at Leake Academy for 10 years. Jason married the former Christie Allen in 1995. They have 23 children, Allen Kaye Wilcox, George Bryant Wilcox II, and Isaac Paul Wilcox


Thomas E.  Wilcox

Thomas E. Wilcox, Past Owner and President--Retired

Sonny served as President of Wilcox Funeral Home, Inc for 44 years. He worked in his family's business since 1963. Sonny is licensed by Mississippi Funeral Service. He is a member of the Mississippi Funeral Directors' Association, National Funeral Directors' Association, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Sonny attended Mississippi State University and is a graduate of John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science. He is a former member and served as President of the Mississippi State Board of Embalming, former member of Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, served as President of Magnolia Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Past-President of Carthage Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a fifth-generation Carthaginian, and he married the former Linda Kaye Jackson. They have two children, Jason and Marianna.


A. Earl  Adams

A. Earl Adams, Funeral Director

Earl is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a Leake County native. He has worked with Wilcox Funeral Home, Inc. since 1986. Earl is currently serving as the County Medical Examiner and Investigator for Leake County. Earl married the former Patricia Schilling of Franklinton, Louisiana, in 1992. He is a 1978 graduate of Leake Academy, attended Mississippi College, and University of Mississippi. He is a graduate of East Mississippi Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service. In 1992 he graduated from the Jackson College of Ministries with a Bachelor of Divinity. Earl is an ordained minister.


Jimmy  Pickle

Jimmy Pickle, Funeral Director

Jimmy is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a Leake County native. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1990 and East Mississippi Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1994. He became part of the Wilcox staff and family in February, 2003. Jimmy is a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church. He and his wife Stephanie have a daughter, Maggie.


Tim Hinkle

Tim Hinkle, Funeral Director

Tim joined the Wilcox Funeral Home staff and family in 2014. He graduated from Carthage Christian Academy in 1988. Tim attended Holmes Community College and MS School of Aviation. He is a member of FIrst Apostolic Church of Carthage. He is married to the former Jennifer Monk and they have one son Caden.


Randolph  Scott

Randolph Scott, Funeral Director-- Retired

Randolph joined the Wilcox staff in 1988 as a funeral director before retiring in 2014. He has been a licensed and ordained Baptist minister since 1971. He has pastored several churches in Leake and Neshoba Counties. Randolph also served as Leake County's medical examiner investigator since 1984 until his retirement from that office in 2014. He attended Walnut Grove School and has had numerous hours of continuing education as required by the state of Mississippi for medical examiners. Randolph has a talent for "fixing" things, from broken faucets and lawn mowers to broken lives. Over the years he has preached hundreds of funerals for the families of our clients. He and his wife, Maurice, have been married since 1967 and have one son, Mike. They have two grandsons and two step-grandsons.


Linda  King

Linda King, Office Manager

Linda has been on the staff since April, 1998 as office manager for the funeral home and insurance company. She and her husband, Jerry, married in 1967. They have a son, Brent, who is married and has two children. Linda attended Carthage and Edinburg Schools and has taken a computer course at ECCC. She was previously employed as a secretary for Sta-Home Health Agency. Linda is a member of the Pine Grove Church of God at Edinburg where she teaches an adult Sunday school class. She is a member of the choir and serves as Church Life Coordinator on the Leadership Council. She is also a member of the Lupus Foundation of Mississippi. Linda enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren. She says,"I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be part of the Wilcox Funeral Home family and staff."


Allen Gregory  Collins

Allen Gregory Collins, Maintenance and Set-Up

Allen has been with Wilcox Funeral Home, Inc., since 1995. He previously worked with Wilcox from 1980-1987. Allen attended Thomastown Attendance Center. He and his wife, Mattie, have three children. They are Tamarra Henry, Amore Winters and Gregory Allen Collins. Allen is a member of the Delyia Hill Missionary Baptist Church and the Gallilee Baptist Church.