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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 the son of Ms. Barbara J. Hairston.

A member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Spencer, where he is a member of the deacon board.

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. 

Tommy and Velveeta are the parent's of four adult children, and grandfather of five grandchildren.



Telephone: 1-704-638-6464


Velveeta Reid-Hairston, MSW, CCSOTS

Velveeta Reid-Hairston, MSW, CCSOTS

Office Administrator/Vice President/Notary

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

Velveeta and Tommy are the parent's of four adult children and grandparent's of five grandchildren.  She services as the Office Administrator, and  Vice President (Corporate Officer) of Hairston Funeral Home .   She is also 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 of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  She also provides bereavement counseling  and aftercare services.

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

Telephone: 1-252-202-1013


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 (deceased)

Bernard E. Hunter (deceased)

Volunteer/Funeral Attendant

Bernard served as a volunteer at the funeral home and assisted whenever needed as  a  funeral attendant with the firm for many years. 

He was the husband of the late Emma Archie Hunter.  He was our experienced heating and air expert, and was instrumental in repairing funeral home equipment. 

He was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee in the video and transportation ministry.

He was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and in the video and transportation ministry.

We lost Bernard on January 15, 2022.  His presence is missed every day.  He is now with his beloved wife, Emma.

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