Thomson Staff

Keith Beggs

Funeral Director

Keith with his twin brother Kevin grew up in the funeral business working with their father the late E. Carlton Beggs.  Through values instilled by his father, Keith realized the importance of respecting those families who trusted his family in their time of need.  Born in 1968 and the son of Ellie N. Beggs and the late  Carlton Beggs, he attended Lincoln County High School and graduated in 1986.  He then attended Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Decatur, Georgia.  Keith's experience in the funeral industry includes following with his father at a young age, and serving families at Horis Ward Funeral Home in Atlanta while attending mortuary college. He had begun working at M. W. Callaway & Sons Funeral Home after graduation which later became Beggs Funeral Home.  Sometime later Keith moved to Thomson to take over management of our location there.  It was during this time that our Thomson location moved to the present site on Cobbham Road. Keith has been married to his wife, Candy, for 22 years. They have two children, Chase Norman Beggs and Carrington Parris Beggs.


C. Randall Reese

Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice

Randall, a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, is the son of Charles and Wanda Reese.  He is a 2005 graduate of Thomson High School and a 2008 graduate of Augusta Technical College.  He is currently attending Ogeechee Technical College.

In 2008, after working various service occupations, he answered what he felt was his calling to the funeral service, assisting families in their greatest time of need.  

He is presently a member of Second Chance Independent Church of Thomson, past member of Thomson Camellia City Lions Club, Past President of Kiwanis Club of Thomson, and presently serves on the Thomson-McDuffie County Library Board.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, visiting with family and friends, and traveling.

Telephone: 1-706-595-4100


Warren Adams, Jr.

Funeral Director's Assistant

Warren, Jr. was born in Wilkes County, Georgia and raised in McDuffie County. He graduated from Thomson High School in 1966. Mr. Adams worked with his father and uncle doing construction until going to work at Martin Marietta. He retired from Martin Marietta in 2008 with 35 years. Warren, Jr. has been married to Louise Waller Adams for 49 years. They have two children Mark (Tonya) and Ryan (Maureen) and four grandchildren. Mr. Adams has been a part of Beggs Funeral Home for over 10 years.

Mary Booth

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Mary has been a resident of McDuffie County the majority of her life. She graduated from Thomson High School in 1974. Ms. Booth graduated from Augusta College with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Minor in History. In December of 2015, Ms. Booth retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections as a Social Services Program Consultant and Master POST Instructor.

Ms. Mary began working at Beggs Funeral Home in January of 2016. She is a faithful member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Telephone: 1-706-595-4100


Dean Payton

Funeral Director's Assistant (Retired)

Born in 1937 Dean Payton grew up in Cozad, Nebraska. He enlisted in the Army in 1957 where he served for 20 years. Overseas assignments were Korea, Germany twice, and Vietnam. Mr. Payton attended various military schools. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1977 at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He went back to Lexington, Nebraska to live and worked in a small Electronic Firm for almost eight years. He and his wife, Jean, moved back to Georgia in 1985. Dean was an Electronic Instructor at Fort Gordon for three years before being laid off. He went to work in Atlanta, Georgia as an Electronic Technician for the General Services Administration Federal Government for almost 15 years. Mr. Payton retired from there in January 2000. Dean is currently living in Thomson and has been married for over 30 years to his wife Jean. Mr. Dean played a vital role in the success of Beggs Funeral Home where he spent many years caring for the families of our area. He retired in 2014 due to back problems, but still visits frequently. We are grateful for his dedicated service to our country and our family's business.

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