We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Gay Brown

    July 23, 2020

    Chad, Jerry and the rest of the sweet people at Mays Ward-Dobbins were so wonderful in helping us commemorate my mother's passing. Their posture was, from the moment we first contacted them, how can we help? They helped us plan a graveside service that honored Jesus Christ and celebrated my sweet Mama. We are happy to recommend them. Read more

  • Miller Family

    June 19, 2020

    My family has been using Mayes Ward-Dobbins since 1985. They are the most professional, caring and friendly group you will ever encounter. My first husband died in Fla in 1999. Terry Pendley brought him back to Ga with no problems. My second husband has just passed away during COVID-19 and Steve Duncan was wonderful and so helpful during such a trying time. I wouldn't trust my loved one to anyone else. Read more

  • Morgan Kelly

    April 16, 2020

    I can’t speak enough kind words about this place and Chad. I had no idea how to plan a funeral. And given that my dads death was sudden and unexpected and he didn’t have any plans in place, I was at a lost. Chad walked me and my brother through every step. He showed kindness and compassion above anything else. He followed my lead on anything that I needed or wanted at the funeral service. He was readily available to me by his personal phone, no matter the hour. I will be forever indebted to this place for allowing me to give my dad the service and kindness he deserved. Everyone here is amazing, but especially our director, Chad. Read more

  • Mary Ann Laurens

    April 15, 2020

    Our overall experience with Mayes Ward-Dobbins was excellent, from when the two gentlemen came to my sister's home for her, to when the family was leaving after the service. At every step, we were treated with respect and kindness. Read more

  • North Family

    March 23, 2020

    Mayes-Ward-Dobbins was compassionate, kind, and helpful prior to, during the service, and after with follow up. Their knowledge and expertise working with the Georgia National Cemetery for Veterans was so reassuring! I highly recommend them! Read more

  • Dean Family

    February 18, 2020

    Unfortunately this has been our 3rd time at Mayes Ward - Powder Springs. We always walk away knowing our loved one is well taken care of. Great service from the first phone call to the end of the service. Thank you for the great service we received during a very sad time. Read more

  • McMorris Family

    February 18, 2020

    Though I don't have an experience in which to compare, I can honestly say, the staff, the facility, my requests, etc exceeded my expectations. I am grateful to everyone who worked collaboratively with me and my family during such an emotional and difficult time. I sincerely appreciate everything you did, thought of, prepared for me. I can't say enough "thank-you's". Read more

  • Laura Wilson

    January 21, 2020

    Mayes Ward is the only place that any of my family members have been laid to rest. Because they are like an extended family, caring and guiding us thru the toughest and most tragic times of our lives. Terry was amazing with me and my sons and his professionalism and comfort guided us thru this tough time. Sarah was wonderful as well with her knowledge and sweet spirit of professionalism made it much more bearable to handle. This is why we have never waivered from using Mayes Ward. Thank you for your comfort and concern for our family. We needed it and will never forget your kindness. Read more

  • Debi & Buster Smith

    June 19, 2018

    Sadly this is our second family funeral over the last couple of years, BUT our experience, thru both services, from the sad beginning to the very sad resting place, has been as heartfelt for the staff at Mays Ward Dobbins, as it was for the family. The staff that Terry Pendley has put together is truly gifted at what they do, giving guidance & support with no kind of pressure on what 'should be done', instead tons of respect for families & their wishes, with pure understanding thru the sorrow. A personal Thank You & God Bless to this increditable staff. Read more

  • Lynn

    February 02, 2017

    The dedicated service and helpfulness, Respect and Kindness. Read more

  • Carol

    February 02, 2017

    Very good people and did a very good job. Thanks and God Bless you all! Read more

  • Donna

    February 01, 2017

    I have attended many visitations and services at Mayes Ward-Dobbins. My first personal experience was in December 2016 for my mother. From the initial phone call to receiving the death certificates, I was extremely impressed by the professionalism and caring demeanor from everyone. They made this difficult situation much easier for my family and me. Read more

  • Earl

    February 09, 2017

    Most Caring Staff in the state of Georgia! Read more

  • G. Reid

    November 02, 2016

    We were extremely satisfied with Mom's funeral arrangements. She looked beautiful. My father was very pleased. The visitation went well and we did not feel rushed. They pay attention to every detail, no matter how big or small. Read more

  • Gomez

    October 12, 2016

    Everything was handled professionally and respectfully, we were pleased. Read more

  • Zachman

    November 01, 2016

    The entire Mayes Ward-Dobbins Team could not have been more Professional, Caring, Efficient and Thorough. I could not be happier about the total experience. We won't go anywhere else! Read more

  • Catheryn

    February 01, 2016

    I want to thank you again for all you did to assist my family after the passing of my grandmother. Your professionalism, kindness and efficiency is such a gift to those who are in the midst of grief and feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for all you do every day to help make a difficult time just a little easier for everyone. I pray God's blessing on you and your family. Read more

  • Richard & Linda

    February 02, 2016

    From the second we called you until the interment, you gave so much of your heart to help us in every way. You did a wonderful job in making mother look so beautiful. We can never thank you enough... Every detail of her funeral service were a blessing to our entire family. Read more

  • Connie

    December 16, 2015

    Thank you for allowing god to work through you so freely. I will never forget the love and kindness you gave to me. Blessings to you and your family. Read more

  • Ken and Stephanie

    January 13, 2016

    Our family would like to thank you for all the care you provided to us during our time of loss. You and your entire staff were so considerate and attentive to our needs as we prepared for our mothers services. It was such a blessing to know you were taking care of all the details. The casket flowers and other arrangements you provided were so beautiful. Thank you for being such blessing during this difficult time. Read more

  • Brittany Price

    February 04, 2016

    Been meaning to write this for a while now and just now getting around to it. This place was just incredible! They thought of everything, were personal, sensitive, and hard working. They did everything to take care of our family and do it for a great price and do it in an excellent way. I am a widow of 3 little children, and they were so thoughtful with that, even setting up a private and comfortable room for me to nurse my little baby in during a break from the visitation. They called ahead to make sure we had the best parking and the most for the burial. Its family run and you can tell because they treat you like family not a business. They have integrity and do an EXCELLENT job in every single detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Read more

  • Wilson C. Heath

    I cannot thank you enough for all the help and direction you gave to my family as we planned and carried out the funeral for my dad, Wilson C. Heath. The entire Mayes Ward-Dobbins staff has been patient, consoling, and respectful. My dad looked very handsome, and the flag was such a nice tribute to his military service. You and your staff have been instruments of blessing to my family, and we appreciate you all. Carol Guinan Dianne Lowe Daren Anderson Janet Rollor Andrew Heath Read more

  • Jesse McDougall

    January 15, 2010

    I would like to thank the entire staff at Mayes Ward for their professionalism and courtesy during a very tragic time in my life. All of you were very sympathetic and caring. Jason made sure that he handled all of the little things that I really didn't want to. My parents would have been extremely satisfied with the level of service that you furnished. Thanks again. Read more

  • Vicki A.

    July 15, 2009

    I would like to take a moment and thank your staff. Out of all the funerals I have been too, I don't think I have seen as much kindness and respect from you all. You all are full of kindness and respectfulness. I am glad that you were the one that handled my mom's funeral. She would have been very pleased. I was very impressed. Read more

  • Marni & Eddie Herman

    January 04, 2013

    Thank you so much for your help and support during this difficult time. It means so much to me and my family. I'm not sure I could have managed all on my own. You were a blessing - thank you so much for taking care of dad. Read more

  • Mary L. Smith and Family

    March 26, 2012

    Thank you so very much for the veautiful care you took with my husband, Charles. Every little detail was perfect. I appreciate knowing you will help and advise us. Read more

  • April & Tyler

    February 19, 2013

    Words cannot express how thankful I am for you to have been the one to help us through this hard time. I am so grateful God placed you in our path. Thank you so much for all you have done. Read more

  • Emily Poole

    December 05, 2012

    Thank you for the lovely funeral for our Emmie. The team at Mayes Ward-Dobbins are expert at honoring those who have departed this life and those who grieve them. Than you for all the details you handled and for steering us in the proper direction and the things we needed to do. Very good job. Read more

  • Kathy

    January 15, 2013

    Thank you for the kindness you showed my mom and family... all of Dad and Moms family have talked repeatedly about the service and it may be the best time we spent as a big family. So thank you for being the catalyst that helped heal my family Read more

  • Gretchen

    August 13, 2012

    Many thanks for your efficient and kind manner in handling the details of my cousin's funeral.... Read more

  • Andrea, Tracy and Toney

    January 01, 2013

    Each one of you were absolutely wonderful during the planning and actual funeral celebration for our mon, Alecia Pavone. We almost felt like ya'll were a part of our family - Thank you so much for everything ya'll did for us! Read more