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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.

Our History

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). Owned and operated by Rex T. Grizzle and his daughter Lucinda Degenhard. Both are licensed Funeral Directors in the State of Georgia and represent combined experience of over 55 years serving families in North Metro Atlanta. Rex and Lucinda 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.

Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory is founded upon 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.


Our Valued Staff

Rex Grizzle

Rex Grizzle, Owner/Funeral Director