Milton Clinkscales, of Commerce, Ga., was named Valedictorian of his graduating class from Gupton-Jones, College of Funeral Service. The Bill Pierce Award for being most “Representative of Funeral Services” was also bestowed upon him, along with many other academic awards.
In addition to these honors, he was inducted into Pi Sigma Eta, National Morticians Fraternity, and was presented with the Mu Sigma Alpha award in recognition of outstanding academic proficiency.
“This is a calling which requires a servant’s heart,” Clinkscales says about his new career. “I’m looking forward to serving the community with the dignity, respect, and reverence that is needed to assist people during their time of grief.”
Pictured: Mr. James Hinz and Milton Clinkscales; photo by Roger Cannon photography