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Crematory Authority

In response to the public health crisis associated with the Coronavirus, the NC Board of Funeral Service has closed the office suite at 1033 Wade Avenue in Raleigh, NC to visitors until further notice. Board staff are also subject to telework arrangements and not on-site unless necessary. Even though we are taking all necessary precautions to assure our safety and well-being during this time of crisis, we are continuing our services to licensees and the public through emails and telephone calls. We appreciate your patience and regret any inconvenience to you. Please check the Coronavirus Advisory page on this website for information on the impact of the virus on the funeral service profession. Licensees should check email accounts for daily advisories from the Board regarding critical information pertaining to funeral service. Thank you.

Crematory Authority

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

Authority Officers


(term ends 12/31/2019)
John ‘Chris’ Headley
National Cremation Service
5400 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
PH: 704-537-8414

Vice Chair**

(term ends 12/31/2019)
Drew Shaver 
Gordon Funeral Service & Crematory
1904 Lancaster Avenue
Monroe, NC 28112
PH: 704-283-8141
Fax: 704-289-6483 


(term ends 12/31/2019)
Steven E. Hundley
Morris Funeral Home & Cremation Service
304 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
PH: 828-252-1821
Fax: 828-252-1622

Authority Members


(term ends 12/31/2021)
Robert Alan Dodson
Triad Cremation Society and Chapel
2110 Veasley Street
Greensboro, NC 27407
PH: 336-275-1005
Fax: 336-275-1009


(term ends 12/31/2018)
Michael J. Fulwood
White Funeral and Cremation Service
603 Ocean Highway
Supply, NC 28462
PH: 910-754-3333 


(term ends 12/31/2019)
Charles J. Graves
Penland Family Funeral Home, LLC
125 South Avenue
Swannanoa, NC 28778
PH: 828-299-4416


(term ends 12/31/2019)
Matt Staton 
Powles Funeral Home
913 West Main Street
Rockwell, NC 28138 
PH: 704-279-7241
Fax: 704-279-5547
* Board member slot
** Board appointee; not enough candidates for election