Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory was founded in 1995 in the community of Crabapple (located midway between Alpharetta and Roswell in North Fulton County). Rex T. Grizzle and Randy N. Norred are owners and managing partners. Both are licensed Funeral Directors in the State of Georgia and represent combined experience of over 65 years serving families in North Metro Atlanta. Rex and Randy are longstanding members of the Roswell/Alpharetta communities.
Rex has spent his entire funeral service career serving families in the North Metro Atlanta area. Formerly associated with both the Roswell and Louie E. Jones Funeral Homes, he is a graduate of Kennesaw State College (B.B.A.) and John A. Gupton College (Mortuary Science). He served with the Memorial Division of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Rex and his wife Olivia live in Alpharetta and they have two daughters. Rex is a member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church and Alpharetta Masonic Lodge #235 F&A.M. and the Alpharetta Rotary Club. He represents the firm in the Selected Independent Funeral Homes organization.
Randy began his funeral service career with Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville during the mid-1960's while still in high school. Formerly associated with the Roswell Funeral Home in Roswell, Georgia, he also served as Director of Cherokee County's 911 Emergency Service for several years. Randy attended the University of Georgia and Mercer University. Randy and his wife, Joyce, live in Woodstock, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. Randy is past president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and represents the firm in that organization as well as the National Funeral Directors Association where he serves on the Professional Ethics Committee. Randy is a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Roswell.
Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory is founded up a tradition of service. We pride ourselves in the support and commitment we have extended to families throughout the metro-Atlanta area and welcome your questions and concerns at any time. We invite you to participate in a relationship we believe to be sacred and confidential and hope to assist you in any way possible. Our Chapel and Funeral Home provide a beautiful atmosphere that honors all families and their wishes and offers handicapped access, ample parking, spacious staterooms, and a newly renovated area for making arrangements and selections. In addition, in October of 2004 we opened our own crematory. This state of the art facility has a family viewing area and is the only crematory located on a funeral home premise in Fulton County. Our courteous and professional staff is available to serve 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.