Our Staff


  • 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

    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

    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

    Funeral Service Apprentice

    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

    Part-Time Funeral 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

  • 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.