About Us

Lawnwood Memorial Park was started in 1954 by Lewis D. Caldwell and Samuel G. Cowan. The original purchase was only a small number of acres, but over the last few decades has expanded to a little over 60 acres. Lawnwood has continued to offer a peaceful and caring place to serve as the final resting place for the loved ones of four generations.

A perpetual care cemetery, organized under the law and guidelines of the Secretary of the State of Georgia, Lawnwood Memorial Park provides rolling hills of green lawn that are kept neatly manicured year round. Our flat bronze gardens, and newly developed upright bronze and granite gardens, provide families options to satisfy most requests.


Billy Crawford, General Manager

Billy Crawford is General Manager of Lawnwood Memorial Park, a position he’s held since September of 2013. Billy came to Lawnwood after 19 years of employment with Newton County Government. He is a 1985 graduate of Newton County High School, and attended Dekalb College from 1986-1988, where he studied Business. Billy is an active and longtime member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale, where he has served in many areas. A compassionate advocate for children, he has been Children’s Director at Julia A. Porter for more than 24 years. Billy and his wife Lila have one son, and reside in Oxford.

Crystal Milligan, Administrative Assistant

Crystal L. Milligan is Administrative Assistant for Lawnwood Memorial Park. She has been employed with Lawnwood since July of 2004, and is available to assist families with both Preneed and At Need sales and services. Crystal is a native of Covington, and is married to Steve Milligan, who has been employed with Lawnwood since 1997. She is a Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Responder, and volunteers with the Central Georgia Chapter of the Red Cross/Jasper County. Crystal has two children, Nichole and Michael.