Each one of us here at Beggs has lost someone we cherish. We know what the death of a loved one feels like, and we are passionate about guiding and supporting the families we are honored to serve.
In Memory of William Turner "Billy" Beggs
Billy was the son of T.J. Beggs, Jr. and a fourth generation funeral director.
He is remembered as one of the most kind and compassionate people in the funeral profession. He was a comforter, and his heart was always filled with light.
Billy was known for giving people a reason to smile, and even laugh, in the toughest of times, because he believed it to be the best medicine.
Edward C. "Ted" Beggs
Edward C. “Ted” Beggs is the son of William Turner Beggs and a fifth generation funeral service professional who carries on the precious family legacy that began in 1886.
He is a graduate of Gupton Jones College and grew up in the Madison and Monticello areas where he has family members, many good friends, and a great respect for, and desire to faithfully serve, the community.
Ted enjoys membership in both the Masons and Shriners and is a member at Madison First Methodist Church in Madison, Florida. An avid outdoorsman, Ted enjoys hunting, fishing, and piloting his airboat. He also enjoys golf, traveling, and RV camping.
Most important to him is spending time with his wife (Carol), daughter, sons, and grandson.
William "Billy" Johnson
Billy Grew up in Gainesville, Florida where he attended the University of Florida. He also graduated from Liberty University and Florida State College.
Billy managed and owned funeral homes in Gainesville and Ocala before moving to the Tallahassee area to work with the Beggs family.
Ashli E. McCall
Ashli McCall graduated from FSU with a BS in Education and taught public and private school until becoming a stay-at-home mom. She was blessed to home school her two children for over 15 wonderful years.
After growing older and experiencing deep personal losses and funerals firsthand, she wanted to help others going through it and so became a returning student in funeral service in her 50s! Ashli is proud to have graduated from St. Petersburg College with honors and grateful to have won several highly competitive scholarships from professional funeral service organizations such as Funeral Service Foundation, American Board of Funeral Service Education, and Service Corporation International. She is currently working on earning her CFSP as a mark of professional distinction and desires most to serve others.
In her spare time Ashli is part of the worship team at her church, advocates for her son who has autism, giggles with her daughter, celebrates nearly 35 years with her sweet husband, loves all things tiki, and is an author, singer, and voracious reader with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Ashli is greatly honored to be the first female licensed funeral director and embalmer employed by Beggs Funeral Home in its 137-year history.
Mildred was born and raised in Madison, FL. She and her family moved to Tallahassee in 1980.
Mildred is a mother and grandmother and loves traveling, especially to visit and spend time with her brothers from South Florida to Uvalde, Texas.
She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has been with Beggs Funeral Home since January 2004.
She loves being office manager and helping with families in need.
Freddie "Porky" Bochnia
Freddie “Porky” Bochnia was born and raised in Madison, FL. He moved to Tallahassee in 2009 and is a proud father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren.
Porky is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, loves gardening, spending time with family and enjoys working part time with Beggs Funeral Homes.
Andrew "Andy" Creel
Andy grew up in the Atlanta metro area (College Park). He attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and received his B.A. in Christianity. Andy then attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he received two degrees, an M. Div. and a Th. M.
He and his family moved to Jefferson County, Florida in 1987 when he was called to the pastorate of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He is a retired pastor and a retired hospice chaplain.
Andy is married to Martha and has three children and four grandchildren.
Grace is our certified grief therapy dog. She is a five-year-old golden retriever and the fur baby of Billy Johnson.
Grace enjoys meeting with families and helping to comfort people in their time of need. She also likes visiting hospice and hospital patients.
In her free time she is an avid swimmer and loves being the surrogate mother to her nine adopted kittens.
Phone: (850) 997-5612
Fax: (850) 997-6073
485 E. Dogwood St., P.O. Box 485, Monticello, FL 32344
Apalachee Parkway Chapel
Phone: (850) 942-2929
Fax: (850) 942-2197
3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311
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