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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Shane Earley

Shane Earley

Owner & President

Member NCFDA

NC Funeral Service Licensee

Certified Crematory Operator

APFSP-Certified Funeral Service Practitioner

Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

Serving the company since 1979


Steve Herndon

Steve Herndon

Vice-President

Member NCFDA

NC Funeral Service Licensee

Certified Crematory Operator

Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

B.S.- Business Management, Walden University

Serving the company since 1991


Jeff Braley

Jeff Braley

NC Funeral Service Licensee

Certified Crematory Operator

Graduate Fayetteville Technical Community College. A.S.- Funeral Service Education.

Graduate of Isothermal Community College

Serving the company since 2000


J. Cameron Earley

J. Cameron Earley

NC Funeral Service Licensee

Certified Crematory Operator

Graduate: Fayetteville Technical Community College

Associate Degree in Funeral Service Education

Graduate Gardner-Webb University

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Administration

Serving the Company since 2013


Dennis Matheny

Dennis Matheny

Funeral Service Assistant

Retired Captain Forest City Fire Dept. 35 Years service

Commander Rutherford County Firefighter Honor Guard

Board Member ( West Region Representative) North Carolina Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Serving the company since 2004


Deven Dufford

Deven Dufford

Funeral Service Assistant

 Deven Dufford joined our staff as a part-time funeral service assistant in 2018.  Deven is a full time fire fighter and a member of Florence Baptist Church.  


Aubrey Calton

Aubrey Calton

Chapel Organist

Aubrey currently serves as the organist at the First United Methodist Church of Forest City. He served in the US Air Force and retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel, and later retired from Isothermal Community College.


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