Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

James Max Strickland

James Max Strickland


Since the 1980s James Strickland has helped families in the Sylvania and Screven County communities with compassion and an understanding manner during the worst time in their lives: the passing of a loved one. Born and reared in Royston, Georgia, James graduated with honors from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta and is certain that the main goal of a funeral service provider is to offer only the best service, sympathy, and respect for people who are in need of a funeral director.

James has devoted many years to the funeral profession and is a Rotarian, a Gideon, a deacon and song leader in his church, McDonald Baptist Church. He has also been the coroner of Screven County since the 1990s. 

William R Waters

William R Waters

Community Development

Since the 1960s, William "Ronnie" Waters has been associated with the funeral business and helping families with the loss of their loved ones. He has dedicated his life to serving grieving families with care, honor and sympathy.

Ronnie attended certificate courses in management and supervision at Georgia Southern University. He served on the Screven County School Board for 13 years and was deputy coroner for 24 years.

Raised on his family's dairy farm, Ronnie has lived in Screven County all his life. He and his lovely wife have been married since the late 1960s.

Michael S. Danis

Michael S. Danis

Embalmer and Funeral Director

Raised in Savannah, Georgia, Michael learned from his parents, the reward of helping others. His passion for helping others led him to work in different levels and positions, in service-related fields, for over 30 years. A chance meeting led him to take a part time job at a local funeral home. After three months of working in the funeral industry, Michael enrolled at Ogeechee Technical College where he graduated with honors.

Michael understands that sympathy, dignity, and respect are the foundation for providing the highest quality of service to those in their time of need. Michael is honored to join the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home family in serving the families of Sylvania, Screven County, and surrounding areas.

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