The Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. was named after the city of Oglethorpe, Georgia, with the consideration that it would be an advancement to the growth of the community. This business was designed to service mankind, to make sure that their loved one would be buried in a Christian manner or follow the instruction of the family to provide the service they so desire, to bring comfort at a time when it is needed most. Built on the instructions of God, Deacon M.C. Meadows and Jossie Mae Williams Meadows in April 1957 officially opened the "Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc." along with their children, C.L. Meadows, A.C. Meadows, William Cornelious Meadows, Thomas Edward Meadows, Morris Meadows, Gretha Louise Meadows, Lee Willie Meadows, and Tammi Renee Meadows.
The Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. first staff included the following: M.C. Meadows, funeral practitioner; Johnny Bentley, Jr., embalmer and funeral practitioner; Walter Heath and Sam Jones, male attendants; and Edith Mae Hooks Evans, Minnie Daniels, Ida Lee Ross, and Eva Davis Heath, lady attendants.
As the funeral home advanced, new additions to the building and new staff members were added: A.C. Meadows, embalmer and funeral practitioner, William C. Meadows, embalmer and funeral practitioner, Viola E. Bailey, Secretary, Jewel McClendon Wakefield, Communications and Hair Stylist, Eula Bell Lockett Mackellar, Evelyn Thomas, Geraldine Joseph Ager, and Mary Fulks, lady attendants; and C.B. Harmon, Leroy Harris, Sr., and Samuel McDonald, male attendants.
At the present, the building was renovated and a new chapel was added along with new staff members: Clara Denise Williams, Executive Secretary; Farah Porter, Assistant Secretary and Website Administrator; Letriece Peaco, Assistant Secretary; Connie Fowler, Assistant Secretary; Terresena Harp, Assistant Secretary; Thomas Edward Meadows, William Roger Young, Eddie Hosley, Willie James Ogburn, Alphonso Leary, Officer Clifford Aldridge, and Leroy Harris, men attendants; Tracy Clemmons, Linda Merrell, lady attendant and musician; Shontell English, hairstylist; and Reverend Coley Clark, Ministerial Counselor.