Our Valued 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.

  • Tholley Clark Taylor

    Tholley Clark Taylor Founder, Licensed Funeral Director

    Mr. Taylor is a 1998 graduate of Leon High School in Tallahassee and 2001 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. Upon graduation from Mid-America College, he was inducted into the Mu Sigma Alpha Fraternity and was a recipient of the President's Restorative Art Award. He is attends Faith Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee Northside Rotary, the Gadsden Arts Center, and Tallahassee Entrepreneurs Organization. He enjoys hunting, fishing, wildlife, golf, basketball, watching his children play sports, traveling to new places, and simply hanging out with family and friends. Tholley began his career in funeral service in 1998 while attending college and obtained his license in 2001. He was a licensed funeral director for Bevis Funeral Home for 12 years before opening Lifesong. He resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Sarah Bevis Taylor; two sons, Leo Burbridge (9) and Waylon Russell Taylor (6); and daughter, Clark Suzanne Taylor (4).
    Contact Tholley at tholley@lifesongfunerals.com.

  • Sarah Bevis Taylor

    Sarah Bevis Taylor Vice President; Pre Planning Counselor

    Sarah is a native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee. Her grandfather, Russell Bevis, founded Bevis Funeral Home in 1964 and she grew up in the funeral business. She graduated from Leon High School in 1999 and received her Bachelor's from FSU in 2004. Sarah was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority at FSU. She is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, the PTO at Gilchrist Elementary, and volunteer for Big Bend Hospice and the Tallahassee Senior Center. Every summer she also volunteers her time as a teacher at Faith Presbyterian Vacation Bible School. She began dating Tholley in 2003 while working together at Bevis Funeral Home. They later married in 2006 and now have three beautiful children, Leo (9); Waylon (6); and Clark Suzanne (4). Sarah enjoys traveling, the beach, spending time with friends and family, and most of all, her three children. She is a Licensed Insurance Agent and Funeral Pre-Planning Counselor.

  • Erica Bass

    Erica Bass Office Manager

    Erica was born and raised in Lake Placid, Florida and moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. She graduated in 2001 and began teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Hawks Rise Elementary School. After the birth of her children, Kinleigh and E.N, she changed career paths to allow her family to remain her top focus. Erica enjoys volunteering her time within her children’s classrooms and with her church. She loves to travel with family and friends, loves cheering E.N. on in his youth league sports and watching Kinleigh act and dance.

  • Lamar Alday

    Lamar Alday Cremations Director

    Lamar was born and raised in Greensboro, Florida. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1975 and retired from the Gadsden County School system in June 2007 after 32 years. He is a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, the town council of Greensboro, the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Dept., and Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council in Gadsden County. He has been married for 25 years and has two sons and has been blessed with one granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth.