A new business is expanding into Elbert County.
Mack’s Funeral Home of Hartwell, GA will be opening up shop in Elberton off of College Avenue. Owner Alan Eppinger discussed the journey that led his business to Elberton.
“We originally started in Marietta, GA. We went from Marietta to Hartwell, from Hartwell to Cartersville, and now”, said Eppigner, “from Hartwell to Elberton.”
Eppinger said that he received several request to bring his business to Elbert County, while working at their Hartwell location.
“It was kind of ironic that there were so many people in Elbert County that desired to have a nice establishment, and after visiting my location in Hartwell, they continuously asked if I would come to Elbert County”, said Eppinger.
The new funeral home will be located at a 1.75 acre lot located off of College Avenue right before you get to Bicknell Supply Company. Eppinger said that the support he has received from the community is a key motivator to him.
“I would like to thank Elbert County for having that kind of trust and confidence in me and my family, that they would want me apart of their community. That certainly motivates me to continue to do my very best”, said Eppinger.
Yesterday, elected representatives gathered for a ground breaking ceremony at the future location of the funeral home. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon, and Elberton City Council Members Troy Colquitt and Bobby Hunt were among those present for the ceremony.
Construction will begin this month on the building, but the funeral home is already accepting calls from customers in Elbert County.