The Coroner’s office responds to investigate and determine Cause and Manner of Death. Coroner Sam Way and his staff investigate cases of homicide, suicide, accidental, undetermined and all natural deaths that are sudden, unexpected or medically unattended. The Coroner’s office is charged by Georgia Law to determine the Cause and Manner of Death by an extensive investigation which may include a post-mortem examination. This investigation is independent of the sheriff, police, fire departments and Medical Examiner’s but is done in conjunction with those other entities.

On completion of our Coroner’s investigation, upon delivery of a death certificate initiated by the Funeral Home, the Coroner or a Deputy Coroner will complete said death certificate. A final death certificate may be obtained from the Marion County Courthouse.


Sam Way, Coroner


Travis Welch, Deputy Coroner