Howard-Carter Funeral Home has been in the Taylor family since 1985 and continues to operate to this date under their able leadership with Buddy serving as President.
Buddy and his wife Clara have been married over fifty years. They have two children, Bill and Karen who are co-owners of the Funeral Home along with 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Deep Run First Baptist Church, the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge and the Lenoir County Shrine Club.
Bill became a licensed Funeral Director in 1996 and is one of the co-owners of the Corporation. In addition, he is a licensed Preneed Counselor.
He and his wife Christine have been married over 28 years and have two children, Elizabeth and Briley, along with a menagerie of animals that are family also. He is a proud papa to his two grandchildren, Easton and Cora Ann. They are members of the Rivermont Baptist Church and Bill is a very active volunteer with the American Red Cross where he is a Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor as well as serving on the Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as a member of the Lenoir County Economic Development Board and is a Volunteer with the Deep Run Fire/Rescue.
Josh has been with the firm for two years and is a Certified Crematory Technician. Josh makes removals and is currently the secretary for the funeral home. He looks forward to furthering his education in the funeral business to better fulfill the needs of the families in the community. Josh and his son Cainan reside in the Pink Hill community.