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.
With the approaching millennium, Scotty set his sights on improving the conditions and facilities by moving forward with the construction of a new structure situated on Highway 50-East Main Street on a rolling hillside 28-acre plat. His wife, Beverly and their three sons, Scott, Jr., Brian and Hayden worked alongside with Scotty planning and working after school in the construction of the new building, making it far more special to the family than they ever realized it would be. Beginning construction early February, 1995 and completing and moving in June 1, 1996. We now could offer a fully paved and dedicated parking area with over 150 marked spaces for all the room and safety needed for the growing community. The new facility featured over 14,000 square feet with 13,000 of it heated and cooled, that included a large receiving area, three 20 x 30 state rooms, two of which adjoin. The larger 40 x 60 chapel can accommodate over 350 in seated comfort. The community soon came to enjoy the state of the art amenities of the new building that was admired by many neighboring towns and from those coming from other states as we looked forward to the future service in a more spacious venue.
With the loss of his parents Bonnie January 11, 1997 and Lacy E. Allen February 18, 1999, the staff shifted to include help from Scotty’s wife Beverly Riley Allen, and their three sons, Scott, Jr., Brian and Hayden. Brian R. Allen worked with the firm (2000-2003) graduated from EMCC with honors and continued his education at Mississippi State University with honors, and with Masters degree with honors from San Francisco State University.
Outside of the family Mr. Nelson Hughes and Mr. Dale Randle long appreciated by the many families that called on us as they served many years assisting with funerals. Tyler D. Higginbotham a 1993 graduate of EMCC came to us June 1, 1997 and grown to serve in the “Calvert Tradition”. James Neil “Jim” Hudson a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia from 2002-2013 both of these young men took up the trade and became recognized in the community for their kind and caring service.
New Legacy Memorial, Inc. purchased Calvert Funeral Home in late 2013. Tyler Higginbotham continues with the funeral home as managing funeral director. Tyler's many years with Calvert and his companionate attention to families makes him a great asset to the funeral home as well as the community. Sara "Bitsy" Weaver continued as the funeral home's friendly hostess until her retirement in March 2017.