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

Our History

Mr. Freeman Harris joined the Cochran Funeral Home of Rockmart in 1939 as manager. He was a graduate of the Gupton Jones Mortuary College, class of 1937 and at the time was employed with the Owens Funeral Home of Cartersville. Cochran Funeral Home was established in 1911 and was owned and operated by Mr. W. B. “Will” Cochran until Mr. Harris purchased the firm in 1942. Cochran Funeral Home then was renamed, the Freeman Harris Funeral Home and immediately following the purchase, Mr. Harris began plans to relocate the funeral home to a new facility.  That facility was completed in 1947.  Over the years many changes have been made to the building and grounds.  The one, Mr. Harris was the most proud was the completion in 1969 of the chapel with a seating capacity of 260.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home today offers a staff of licensed funeral directors and attendants to assist each family.  Those families wishing to discuss pre-need arrangements will find an attentive ear to discuss their wishes.  Those who find themselves facing immediate difficult decisions will appreciate the caring professional assurance provided to help organize and arrange a tribute to a life well spent and when the funeral or memorial services are over we strive to provide assistance with the small unanticipated things.

Our Valued Staff

  • Nathan Womack

    Nathan Womack Manager, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    A native of Rockmart, Nathan was born and raised in Polk County, Georgia and is a graduate of Cedartown High School. Nathan then attended and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After obtaining his bachelor of arts degree, Nathan entered into funeral service and attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Nathan graduated Valedictorian of his class in mortuary school and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ralph S. Turner Award for Excellence in Embalming and Restorative Art; the Bill Pierce Award for Excellence in Funeral Service, and the Georgia Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Award.

    Nathan is an active member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, and the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity.

    Nathan is the son of Randy and Teresa Womack of Cedartown. He is married to Danielle Womack and the couple reside in Rockmart with their dog, Sherlock. Nathan is passionate about helping families and is blessed to be able to take care of the families in his hometown of Rockmart. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in supporting the Rockmart community.

  • Pam  Arp

    Pam Arp Office Manager

    Pam is the daughter of Ed and Peggy Burnley and a 1974 Honor Graduate of Rockmart High School, where she was a proud member of the Rockmart High School Marching Band.

    She married Revis Arp on November 27, 1976. Together they have a son, Ron, who is married to the former Mindy Layfield. They are the proud parents of twin daughters.

    Pam is an active member of the Victory Baptist Church where she enjoys singing in the choir. She has also served as the Church organist for over 20 years.

    She was employed by United Bank & Trust as a financial service representative for nine years before joining the staff of Freeman Harris Funeral Home in November 2007. Her greatest passion is helping families in their time of need.

    In her spare time, Pam loves spending time with her granddaughters, Sadie and Sophie.

  • Kenneth Fields

    Kenneth Fields Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Ken grew up in Fairburn, Georgia. A 1990 graduate of Campbell High School, Ken went on to obtain his degree in Machine Tool Technology from Griffin Tech in 1992. Ken then entered into funeral service and attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2004 with a degree in funeral service before then obtaining his license as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

    Ken currently resides in Bremen, Georgia, where he has lived since 2006, with his family, his loving wife Janette, to whom he has been married for 21 years, and his two daughters, Karmen and Kacie. Ken is very proud of his family, especially his daughters. Karmen is a senior at Bremen High School and will be joining the United States Air Force upon graduation, and Kacie will be a sophomore at Bremen High School.

    When he is not working, Ken loves spending time with his family and loves being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing every time he gets the opportunity to do so. Ken currently has over 21 years of experience as a licensed funeral professional. When asked about his role as a funeral director, he says he does not call it a “job,” but rather a “privilege” to help serve families during some of the toughest moments of their lives. Ken joined Freeman Harris Funeral Home in March 2021 and is looking forward to serving the Rockmart area to the very best of his ability.

  • Allen  Bullard

    Allen Bullard Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Freeman Harris's son-in-law, Allen Bullard moved to Rockmart with his family when he was in ninth grade. He graduated from Rockmart High School in 1958 and attended Georgia Tech for one year before moving to Phenix City, Alabama and transferring to Auburn University. While attending Auburn, Allen joined the United States Marine Corps PLC Program. When he graduated in March 1963, Allen was commissioned as a United States Marine Corps Officer and was approved to relocate to Pensacola, Florida to attend Naval Flight School on April 1. However, after his physical exam, Allen did not pass his vision test and was transferred to Quantico, Virginia for Officer training after a six-week delay. During the delay, Allen's wife-to-be, Kay Harris, planned their wedding. The couple was married May 19, 1963. They lived the next seven months in Quantico while Allen attended Officer Training School.

    Allen and his family moved to Rockmart, Georgia in August 1971, where Allen began working at Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Kay's father, Mr. Freeman Harris. Allen has been with the funeral home since that time. From his first days at the funeral home, Allen learned from Mr. Harris and Jack Cagle what it means to work in a local funeral home. After his first month in town, Allen was invited to visit the Kiwanis Club and joined the following week. Allen is now a 49-year member and former club President.

    Allen and Kay have been members of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart for 49 years. Kay has taught and directed Sunday school for 40 years and Allen has been the Church treasurer for many years.

    In his spare time, Allen is involved with the Kiwanis Club and the Polk Chamber and thoroughly enjoys playing golf.

  • Danielle Womack

    Danielle Womack Assistant Office Manager

    Danielle is Nathan's wife. She was born in Athens, Georgia where she graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School. After high school, Danielle attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where she met Nathan. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

    Danielle and Nathan currently reside in Rockmart with their dog, Sherlock. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys being outdoors, baking, reading, and spending time with her family. One of her greatest passions is helping families during their time of need.

  • Rev. Bud  Davis

    Rev. Bud Davis Funeral Assistant and Visitations

    Bud has been involved with Freeman Harris Funeral Home as a funeral assistant since 2008. A 1961 graduate of Cedartown High School, Bud is a retired Pastor, having been blessed with the privilege of serving a number of churches in Polk and Chattooga Counties. Bud and his wife Lillian have resided in Polk County for the majority of their lives.

  • Jerry Adair

    Jerry Adair Funeral Assistant

    Jerry was born in Hohenwald, Tennessee and graduated from Lewis County High School. After high school, Jerry obtained his bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and then his Masters of Education from West Georgia College where he then did postgraduate work. Jerry spent 36 years as a science educator, teaching at public schools and on the junior college level and coaching baseball, football, softball, track, and wrestling. Jerry has received many awards, including Who's Who Among American Teachers.

    Jerry was married to the late Jacqueline Kay McKenzie for 47 years until her passing. He has two children, Jerry Adair, Jr. and Jennifer Adair.

    Jerry is a Christian and active member of First Baptist Church of Rockmart where he has served on the Deacon Board, as Sunday School Superintendent, and as the Sunday School secretary and teacher.

    In his spare time, Jerry enjoys mission work and helping those in need. Jerry also enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

  • Ricky  Bowers

    Ricky Bowers Funeral Assistant

    Ricky was born in Rockmart, where he has lived all his life. A 1972 graduate of Rockmart High School, Ricky attended Floyd Junior College and retired from Meggitt after 40 years of service. Ricky has been serving families at Freeman Harris Funeral Home since August 2005.