Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Leaf Cremation of Georgia

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Clift C. Dempsey, CCFE Owner & Founder

Clift C. Dempsey, CCFE is a third generation funeral professional having started his career at the young age of twenty years old selling cemetery arrangements for his family’s three cemeteries in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Dempsey quickly became involved in the professions state, regional and national associations learning more and more about the industry.

While working full time for his family’s business Mr. Dempsey graduated from Shorter College in 1993 receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Dempsey went on and held numerous Board of Director positions with the Georgia Cemetery Association, Southern Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. The first two associations Mr Dempsey is a Past President. Mr. Dempsey received his CCFE designation which means he is recognized by the ICCFA to be a Certified Cemetery and Funeral Executive for the contributions to his industry and to his community as well as the Quarter Century Award for his involvement in the funeral industry. Mr. Dempsey just graduated from the ICCFA University, an industry educational program in 2019.

In 2008 Mr Dempsey was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to become the first Chairman of the State Board of Cemeterians. This board regulates over 216 perpetual care cemeteries for the State of Georgia and oversees all regulatory and legislative matters. In 2013, Dempsey opened Georgia Cremation Centers which was renamed Leaf Cremation to serve families all over the State of Georgia with a low cost alternative to funeral expenses and to provide the best possible service to families choosing cremation. Dempsey is opening a new Leaf Cremation Center in Columbus, Ohio and plans to continue the growth throughout the United States.

Mr. Dempsey is active in his local church being an ordained deacon and missions team leader. For over 11 years Mr. Dempsey has lead a mission team yearly to Sesheke, Zambia, Africa to help a church in this impoverished area of Africa. Mr. Dempsey earned his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America and has been active in the scouting program his adult life. He is a graduate of the Adult Leadership Program of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dempsey enjoys golf and spending time with his family.

Mr. Dempsey is married to Melanie and they have four children, Clifton, Pierce, Wyn and Mac, a grandson, Charlie and family pets, Sadie and Callie.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

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Justin Davis Funeral Director & Leaf Staff justin@leafcremation.com

Mr. Justin Davis serves has the funeral director and embalmer for Leaf Cremation. Prior to accepting his new role, he served as the Regional Coordinator and Regional Consultant for the at the GA Department of Public Health. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and was stationed in Afghanistan where he assisted with developing a Mortuary Affairs Unit for the U.S. Army and served as their training consultant. Mr. Davis firmly believes, it is his obligation and duty to serve those with dignity, compassion, and respect during their time of grief and beyond.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

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Bryan Guzman Leaf Staff bryan@leafcremation.com

I have been with Leaf Cremation for 3 years, and I am passionate about helping families honor their loved ones. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelors in Social Sciences. I enjoy my off time attending ATL United games, and spending time with my wife, family and friends. I am honored to be able to be a part of a great team here at Leaf, who take serving each family to a whole new level and serve with the utmost dignity, professionalism, respect, compassion and personalized service. We are here to help, however and whenever you need.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

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Pierce Dempsey Leaf Staff pierce@leafcremation.com

I graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Family Business this past May from Auburn University. I am the son of Clift Dempsey, owner of Leaf Cremation. I have a passion for serving families, and I am trained as a certified crematory operator, cremation arranger, and cremation administrator. In my time off, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family and friends, and my favorite place to be is the beach.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

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Jody Lee Crematory Operator

Jody Lee has spent the last three years specializing in cremations before coming to LEAF Cremation.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

Clift C. Dempsey, CCFE

Owner & Founder
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Clift C. Dempsey, CCFE is a third generation funeral professional having started his career at the young age of twenty years old selling cemetery arrangements for his family’s three cemeteries in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Dempsey quickly became involved in the professions state, regional and national associations learning more and more about the industry.

While working full time for his family’s business Mr. Dempsey graduated from Shorter College in 1993 receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Dempsey went on and held numerous Board of Director positions with the Georgia Cemetery Association, Southern Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. The first two associations Mr Dempsey is a Past President. Mr. Dempsey received his CCFE designation which means he is recognized by the ICCFA to be a Certified Cemetery and Funeral Executive for the contributions to his industry and to his community as well as the Quarter Century Award for his involvement in the funeral industry. Mr. Dempsey just graduated from the ICCFA University, an industry educational program in 2019.

In 2008 Mr Dempsey was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to become the first Chairman of the State Board of Cemeterians. This board regulates over 216 perpetual care cemeteries for the State of Georgia and oversees all regulatory and legislative matters. In 2013, Dempsey opened Georgia Cremation Centers which was renamed Leaf Cremation to serve families all over the State of Georgia with a low cost alternative to funeral expenses and to provide the best possible service to families choosing cremation. Dempsey is opening a new Leaf Cremation Center in Columbus, Ohio and plans to continue the growth throughout the United States.

Mr. Dempsey is active in his local church being an ordained deacon and missions team leader. For over 11 years Mr. Dempsey has lead a mission team yearly to Sesheke, Zambia, Africa to help a church in this impoverished area of Africa. Mr. Dempsey earned his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America and has been active in the scouting program his adult life. He is a graduate of the Adult Leadership Program of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dempsey enjoys golf and spending time with his family.

Mr. Dempsey is married to Melanie and they have four children, Clifton, Pierce, Wyn and Mac, a grandson, Charlie and family pets, Sadie and Callie.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

Justin Davis

Funeral Director & Leaf Staff
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Mr. Justin Davis serves has the funeral director and embalmer for Leaf Cremation. Prior to accepting his new role, he served as the Regional Coordinator and Regional Consultant for the at the GA Department of Public Health. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and was stationed in Afghanistan where he assisted with developing a Mortuary Affairs Unit for the U.S. Army and served as their training consultant. Mr. Davis firmly believes, it is his obligation and duty to serve those with dignity, compassion, and respect during their time of grief and beyond.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

Bryan Guzman

Leaf Staff
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I have been with Leaf Cremation for 3 years, and I am passionate about helping families honor their loved ones. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelors in Social Sciences. I enjoy my off time attending ATL United games, and spending time with my wife, family and friends. I am honored to be able to be a part of a great team here at Leaf, who take serving each family to a whole new level and serve with the utmost dignity, professionalism, respect, compassion and personalized service. We are here to help, however and whenever you need.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

Pierce Dempsey

Leaf Staff
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I graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Family Business this past May from Auburn University. I am the son of Clift Dempsey, owner of Leaf Cremation. I have a passion for serving families, and I am trained as a certified crematory operator, cremation arranger, and cremation administrator. In my time off, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family and friends, and my favorite place to be is the beach.

 

Certified Crematory Operator

Jody Lee

Crematory Operator
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Jody Lee has spent the last three years specializing in cremations before coming to LEAF Cremation.

 

Certified Crematory Operator