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T.H. Hairston, Sr.

T.H. Hairston, Sr.


Tommy H. Hairston, Sr., is a life long resident of Rowan County.  He is the founder/president of Hairston Funeral Home. 

He is a graduate of North Rowan High School and Fayetteville Technical Community College, where he earned an Associates Degree in Funeral Service and Embalming, having earned licensure in both areas.   He is the husband of Velveeta Reid-Hairston.



Telephone: 1-704-638-6464


Velveeta Reid-Hairston, MSW, CCSOTS

Velveeta Reid-Hairston, MSW, CCSOTS

Vice President

Mrs. Velveeta Reid-Hairston is a native of Eastern North Carolina.  She is the wife of Tommy H. Hairston, Sr.,

Velveeta is Vice President (Corporate Officer) of Hairston Funeral Home .   She serves as a  Notary.

Velveeta holds a B.S. degree from Livingstone College and a Master of Social Work degree (Clinical Track) from Norfolk State University. 

Velveeta is a member  Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Salisbury.  She provides bereavement counseling  and aftercare services.

Velveeta can be reached at: 704-638-6464 or 252-202-1013.

Telephone: 1-252-202-1013


Mrs. Juanita H. Miller

Mrs. Juanita H. Miller

Manager/Licensed Funeral Director/PreNeed Consultant/ Board Member

Mrs. Juanita  H. Miller is an experienced, licensed funeral director, licensed insurance agent, Notary,  and Ordained Elder.  She also Specializes in Pre-Need  Funeral  Consultant.

Juanita is a graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College  Funeral Service Program and holds an Associate Degree in  Human Resource Management.  She has been licensed in the field of funeral service for over 25 years.

Juanita  joined the firm over three years ago and is the funeral home manager.

Juanita is available 24/7 to answer any questions regarding funeral service, pre-need planning, and insurance options.  

She can be reached at:  704-638-6464 or 704-706-5478.

Emma Archie-Hunter-Deceased

Emma Archie-Hunter-Deceased


Emma Archie Hunter was a native of Rowan County. She was a faithful clerical support staff during her tenure with the funeral home.  She was the wife of Bernard Hunter and the proud mother of Cassandra Walker, LPN, New York City, NY and grandmother of Preston Wallace, III (musician). 

Emma attended Livingstone College and retired from Rowan Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Gethsemane Baptist Church, where she served in the nursing ministry, missionary ministry and greeter ministry. 

Emma was also an active  member of the National Hairston Clan and the Hairston Funeral Home Honors/Scholarship Project.

Our beloved Emma passed, September 19, 2018.  She is missed every day at Hairston Funeral Home.  She will never be forgotten.  Emma, we love you always.

Bernard E. Hunter

Bernard E. Hunter

Volunteer/Funeral Attendant

Bernard serves as a volunteer at the funeral home, who assists whenever needed as  a  funeral attendant with the firm.  He is the husband of the late Emma Archie Hunter.  He is experienced in the area of heating and air conditioning, and has been instrumental in repairing funeral home equipment.  He is a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves in the video and transportation ministry.

Donnie Brown

Funeral Attendant

Donnie Brown serves as a funeral attendant with Hairston Funeral Home.  He is a native of East Spencer NC.  He is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

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