Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

As Funeral Directors, it is our calling to help comfort and console every family we serve.  Grief and the associated crisis is a lifelong event that needs to be tended to.  We do provide that long term support to families that ask for help.  All of this does not mean funerals must be sad, somber and dark events.  A funeral is to help family and friends say goodbye in a meaningful way to someone they loved.  This can be through traditional or nontraditional means.  The funeral serves a purpose.  It helps that same family and friends take the first steps to realizing that someone they love, and who made a mark on their lives, is gone.  As a society we are continually working to avoid the hard things in life.  Sometimes working through the difficult things makes us stronger and more well rounded people.  [Adapted from an article written by Jay Sperling in "The Independent" magazine.]    


Did you know we also have a cemetery and mausoleum?

Lawnwood Memorial Park, and Memory Chapel Mausoleum, are located directly beside and behind our Access Road Facility.  With 60 acres of rolling hills, Lawnwood has been serving the Newton-Rockdale-Walton area since it was started by Lewis Caldwell and Sam Cowan in 1954.  Lawnwood offers many different options for the remembrance of your cherished loved one, including in-ground burial, mausoleum crypts, Thomas Kinkade Hometown Chapel Urnarium inside the Mausoleum, and a the new Cremation Garden, which will soon be completed, located on the grounds of the Cemetery.

Lawnwood's offices are located within the Caldwell & Cowan Access Road facility.  Lawnwood staff is available to answer your questions at any time.  For more information follow this link to the Lawnwood Memorial Park website.



"Being Mortal"

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home is please to have been selected as a screening location for the Frontline PBS Documentary "Being Mortal." 

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest. 

After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. 

Watch a short trailer here.  

See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you.   

All are welcome. We hope to see you there! 

Screenings will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:45pm - 8:30pm, OR Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:45am - 1:30pm, in the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Rd., Covington. For more information please contact our Grief and Bereavement Director at 770-786-7062 ext 130.


Caldwell & Cowan Receives National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2016 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Just over 160 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and communities.

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