About Us

At a time when many funeral homes are owned by mega-corporations listed on the national stock exchanges, Music Funeral Services has remained a local family business. The Music's feel they can better serve Valdosta and Lakeland's families and it's communities by remaining a family owned and operated business. 

The late W.G. "Glyndon" Sr. and Maxine Music founded Music Funeral Services of Lakeland in 1955, after Glyndon's retirement in 1974 he turned the family business over to his son, W.G. "Dub" Music, Jr. In 1995, Casey L. Music, son of Dub Music joined a tradition of compassion and caring for each families needs no matter what their statue in life.  In 2008, the second son of Dub, Michael D. Music, came to work for the family business. Michael plans to attend mortuary school following the completion of his apprenticeship.

In August of 2001, the tradition expanded to a Valdosta location, which Casey is the location manager. After many renovations we feel our facilities can provide a comfortable and homelike atmosphere to accommodate each family's needs.

Music Funeral Services can arrange national and international transfers, prearrangements, and cremations, as well as traditional funerals which can be held either in our chapel, at the cemetery, or one's home church.

  




DUB MUSIC was born in Hahira, Ga. and is the son of the late W.G. "Glyndon" and Maxine Music. He graduated from Lanier County High School in Lakeland and Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Service in 1974. He is a member of the Lanier County Lions Club, Lakeland Masonic Lodge #434 and the Georgia Funeral Directors Association. He also served on the board of the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia, Advisory Board Chairman of Lanier Health Services and is Deputy Coroner of Lanier County. He is married to Wilma Wacter, daughter of Walter and Marie Wacter of Lake Park. They have 4 Sons: Casey, Michael, Lee and Kyle. They are members of the Lakeland United Methodist Church.




CASEY L. MUSIC was born in Valdosta and is the son of Dub & Wilma Music and the late Judy C. Music. He graduated from Lanier County High School and Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Service where he received the Richard Stewart Memorial Scholarship. He is a member of the Valdosta Rotary Club, served on the board of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Lakeland Masonic Lodge #434, Azalea Lodge #716 and the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia. He is married to Valdosta native, Brooke Dean, daughter of Larry and Beth Dean of Lake Park. Casey and Brooke have a daughter, Kaytibeth, and a son, Aubrey, and are members of Perimeter Road Baptist Church, Valdosta.




Michael D. Music was born in Valdosta, GA and is the son of Dub and Wilma Music and the late Judy C. Music. He graduated from Lanier County High School in 1997 and Georgia Military College with an associated degree in business. Michael is a graduate of Leadership Lanier, a member of the Lakeland Masonic Lodge #434, and a member of the Lakeland United Methodist Church. He is currently serving his apprenticeship and plans to attend mortuary school following completing his apprenticeship.



DAN MCSWORDS was born in Moundsville WV, and moved to Valdosta in 1993, and is the son of Louise and the late Daniel McSwords. He graduated from John Marshall High School, and Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Services. Dan is a United States Air Force Veteran. He is a member of the Lakeland Masonic Lodge #434, American Legion Post #13 and has served as the District Commander of the 12th District. He is married to Jackqueline Tindol, daughter of Shawn Tindol of Preston, GA and Mary Shreve of La Granda, OR. Dan has two children Heather and Laken.
 



PAULA SHEFFIELD born in Atlanta, GA. She is the daughter of Barbara Swindell of Naylor, GA, and Paul Swindell of Valdosta, GA. She has been married to Larry Sheffield for over 33 years. They have one daughter together: April, who with her husband Chris Weeks, lives in Gainesville, FL. Paula and Larry attend Morningside Baptist Church, and Paula is an active Wish Grantor with the Make-A-Foundation. Paula joined the Music Family as the Family Services Counselor and helps our families with their pre-arrangement needs.


 Some Special Ways We Serve You... 

Family tradition...Caring, affordable service...Attention to detail. This is what we believe in and what we have to offer families. This is what helped us set the standard for quality funeral service in the Lakeland and Valdosta area. Since 1955, families have depended on us to be there when a loved one passes away. For three generations, we have been committed to helping families in any way we can before, during, and after the funeral. 

Personalized, Caring Service.
Every detail is considered in planning a fitting tribute. Because each family has its own traditions, we are dedicated to planning funeral services, which reflect individual preferences. We want families to select music with meaning to them; a religious or humanistic service depending on their faith; caskets, urns, or vaults that fit their desires and needs. These are just a few ways we can help people at the time of the funeral. 

Affordable Cost Options.
As a family-owned funeral home, we understand many families are on a budget. Our wide choice of services allows families to select only those services that are affordable and meaningful to them. Sometimes people are hesitant to discuss cost, but we want to be open about all aspects of our services. 

Flexible, Simple Pre-Arrangements. 
More families than ever are making funeral arrangements in advance. This provides the opportunity for the family to make wise decisions at the time when they are better prepared to do so. Pre-planning provides peace of mind for everyone involved. We offer a variety of pre-payment programs, which allows you to control cost, avoid emotional overspending, and lock in today's price. Our funeral directors can meet with you in your home or at our funeral home to explain the various programs and answer any questions. We can provide you with complimentary Social Security and Veterans benefits information and a booklet in which to record and organize all or your personal records. That way the protection you planned for will be received by your beneficiaries and family when they need it most. 

Cremation Options
For those preferring cremation, many options are available. These include a memorial service or a full funeral with visitation followed by cremation, or immediate cremation with no funeral ceremony. Because there are many decisions to make, it's important to make pre-arrangements. This will assure your wishes will be carried out just as you would have wanted.

 

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