Our Story

We are proud of over eighty-eight years of heritage and are grateful to the families of our communities we have served for more than eight decades.

1931

J.J. Edge establishes Maddox Funeral Home

1939

Employees Woodson & Dorothy Maddox purchase the funeral home.

1970

William Leland James & James N. Lipford, Jr purchased the firm and changed the name to James & Lipford Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

1973

The business expands to include James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville, formerly knows as Mitchell Funeral Home

1976

The Sneads Chapel in Sneads is established

1988

Following the passing of Mr. Lipford, the firm's name is changed to James & James Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel.

1997

Christopher Sikes became manager in 1997 and later purchased the funeral homes changing the name to James & Sikes Funeral Homes, Maddox Chapel & Sneads Chapel. The purchase also included James & Lipford Funeral Home, Graceville Chapel.

Established in 1931 by J.J. Edge, employee's Woodson & Dorothy Maddox, purchased the funeral home in 1939. Longtime employees, William Leland James & James N. Lipford, Jr. partnered in 1970 and purchased Maddox Funeral Home changing the name to James & Lipford Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. The partnership then expanded in 1973 to include James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville, formerly known as Mitchell Funeral Home. Soon after, the Sneads Chapel in Sneads was established. The partnership dissolved in 1988 with the death of Mr. Lipford. The name would then be changed to James & James Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel. Christopher Sikes began working in 1997 and was named manager. Soon after, Sikes purchased the funeral homes and the name was changed to James & Sikes Funeral Homes, Maddox Chapel & Sneads Chapel. The purchase also included James & Lipford Funeral Home, Graceville Chapel. We are proud of over eighty-eight years of heritage and are grateful to the families of our communities we have served for more than eight decades.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Chris  Sikes

Chris Sikes

Owner/Manager/LFD
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Tracie Bryan Sikes

Tracie Bryan Sikes

Owner/Funeral Assistant
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Dorothy  Lipford-Padgett

Dorothy Lipford-Padgett

Licensed Funeral Director/ Manager
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Ken  Rogers

Ken Rogers

Licensed Funeral Director
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David  Baldwin

David Baldwin

Funeral Assistant
Jordan  Sikes

Jordan Sikes

Funeral Assistant
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Claresa Moore Sikes

Claresa Moore Sikes

Funeral Assistant
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Jonathan  Sikes

Jonathan Sikes

Funeral Assistant
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Angie Knight

Angie Knight

Office Manager
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Cody  Lambe

Cody Lambe

Funeral Assistant
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Madison  Lambe

Madison Lambe

Funeral Assistant
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Ty  Daniels

Ty Daniels

Funeral Assistant
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Ray Carter

Ray Carter

Funeral Assistant
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Chester  Padgett

Chester Padgett

Funeral Assistant
Jared Padgett

Jared Padgett

Funeral Assistant
Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams

Funeral Assistant
Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Groundskeeper
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