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About Vance Memorial Chapel

Mr. Lesley Vance began his career in funeral service in 1958 with Britton & Dobbs Funeral Home. 

In 1972 he acquired the funeral and became the owner of Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL. Later, in 1984 he opened a new funeral home in Columbus, GA. Near the close of 1990, Mr. Vance completed the construction of a new chapel in Phenix City on highway 280 / 431. 

The funeral home is still in that location today and is conveniently located near Lakeview Memory Gardens and Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Most recently, in 2002, Mr. Vance opened a new facility on Macon Road in Columbus, GA. The new facility has a new name, Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. 

It is located just across the road from Parkhill Cemetery and also services Ft. Benning Main Post Cemetery. Both Vance Memorial Chapel and Vance-Brooks Funeral Home are and will continue to be one of the few locally owned and operated funeral homes in this community. 

If you’re like most people, you find it is nicer to work with a locally owned company. You like the flexibility and the personal service you get when you can talk directly with the owner. We feel the same way at Vance Memorial Chapel and Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. 

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Lance Brooks

Owner- Licensed Funeral Director

Lance. Mr. Brooks is a graduate of Auburn University and Jefferson State Community College. He left a career in the environmental engineering field to become a part of the family business. They are raising three boys and hope that one day each of them will join the family business. Mr. Brooks is also a member of the Rotary Club, Exchange Club and the CVCC Foundation Board.

Charles Shaw


Kevin Acre

Funeral Director

Email: kevinacre@hotmail.com

Linda Savage

Office Manager

Email: LHSavage.vance.brooks.fh@gmail.com

Charles Atchinson

Funeral Director Apprentice

Jamie Williams


Barbara Melton

Funeral Assistant

Ben Blanton

Funeral Assistant

William Simmons

Funeral Assistant

Ricky Ward

Funeral Assistant

Charles "Chuck" Robinski

Funeral Assistant

Gordon Moncus

Funeral Assistant

Roger Newman

Pre-Need Sales

Telephone: 1-706-323-8152

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