History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Lanier and Dana Levett know a thing or two about celebrating family and honoring the past. With their purchase of Young Funeral Home and its two locations in Covington and Monroe, the Levett’s have become the new owners of Young-Levett Funeral Home. This latest chapter in their story is inspired by a colorful history that spans 79 years, two families and three generations.

Dana’s grandfather and grandmother – Daniel and Grace Young – opened their first funeral home in Monroe in 1938, followed by their second in Covington in 1961. In their employ was Lanier’s grandfather – George W. Levett, Sr. – who taught everything he knew about funeral service to his son, Gregory. In turn, Gregory and his wife, Betty opened their own family business – Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home – in Scottsdale in 1990. In the years since, the family business grew to include Gregory and Betty’s children and three more locations in Decatur, Lawrenceville, and Conyers.

Before Daniel Young passed away in 1988, he handpicked one of his three grandchildren to carry on the family legacy. After his death, Grace continued faithfully in his stead, followed by their daughter, Ariel and granddaughter, Dana. In the same spirit, Lanier Levett of Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home knew from a young age that he wanted to be a funeral director and rose through the ranks of the family business to Chief Operations Officer. As fate would have it, Lanier and Dana were introduced at an industry function in 1995 and were wed the following year.

In the summer of 2013, their story took a new turn when Ariel Young mentioned her intentions to retire. Following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents, Lanier and Dana made the decision to start their own legacy, while honoring the rich heritage of both families. The result is Young-Levett Funeral Home. The home in Monroe - located at 128 West Washington Street and the home in Covington - located at 3106 West Street are currently undergoing renovations while continuing to serve families in Walton and Newton Counties who have lost loved ones. In order to give each family they serve the personal attention they deserve.

“We wish to be perceived as a firm that is compassionate and caring,” explains Dana. “We are dedicated to giving each family individualized attention and helping them through a difficult time as we honor their loved one in a memorable way. We hope to blend our family’s combined history with an entirely new experience – so that the people we serve encounter something unique and extraordinary. We want them to look back and smile through their tears. At Young-Levett Funeral Home, we truly are committed to ‘Celebrating Life. One Family at a Time.’”