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Crematory Authority

An Important Message from the NC Board of Funeral Service . . . .
The NC Board of Funeral Service is undergoing a major renovation beginning April 8th through April 12th, 2024. The Board offices at 1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108, will be closed during this time to visitors. Our email and telephone services will be significantly limited during this week of renovation. We regret any inconvenience to you, but please leave a voice mail or send us an email and we will recover these as soon as possible after we return to the office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Crematory Authority

Note: Minutes of the Crematory Authority Meetings can be found on the Board Meeting Schedule & Minutes page.

Authority Officers


Edward J. Kosmos

Vice Chair

David Miller


Mitchell D. Ward

Authority Members

(term ends 12/31/2024) Edward J. Kosmos
City of Oaks Cremation, LLC
4900 Green Road
Raleigh, NC 27616

(term ends 12/31/2024) Mitchell D. Ward
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, LLC
300 E. Fifth Street
Tabor City, NC 28463

Board Representative

(term ends 12/31/2025)
Richard D. Hincher
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Board Representative

(term ends 12/31/2023)
Steve Herndon
Padgett and King Mortuary
227 E. Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043

(term ends 12/31/2025) David Miller
Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care
6 Jacksonville Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

(term ends 12/31/2025) Charlie Neal
Pines Cremation Service
235 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

(term ends 12/31/2025) Bobby G. Keller
Forest Lawn West Crematory
4601 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208