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Carl Jenkins

Carl Jenkins

Owner/ Manager

A graduate of NC Wesleyan College and the department of funeral service education at Fayetteville Community College, Jenkins opened in 2004, with his wife Lori, Jenkins Funeral Home. 
 He is fulfilling his life’s passion of guiding families in their difficult times. He has a lifetime of community service, having been a member of various service clubs. In 1988, he founded The Widowed Persons Organization and helped start similar groups at funeral homes across the region.

Carl’s focus is family. His service to local families proves his compassion for the needs of those suffering a loss.

Email: carl@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Lori Jenkins

Lori Jenkins

Owner

"I am experiencing a reward beyond words by working side-by-side with my husband Carl. We truly have something unique to offer our families: A husband and wife team that care for the community and the families. We value your support and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show you how we uniquely serve your family."

Lori is a Fred T. Foard graduate and a NC licensed insurance agent. She invites all her friends and classmates to call upon Jenkins Funeral Home for the best in service. 

Email: lori@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

Assistant Manager

"I have been around funeral service all my life. Since I have been working at our family firm, I am learning so much about how to truly serve families correctly. My dad is a professional and a Christian and I am so fortunate to be learning from the best."

Ben joined the family firm full-time in 2013.  He is a 2006 graduate of Newton-Conover High School and a 2012 graduate from College of Funeral Service. He is a NC Funeral Service Licensee  (funeral director/embalmer). He is proficient in his work and family service skills. He and his wife Meghan (Bush) are expecting their first child in April 2018. They make their home in Hickory. 

Email: benjenkins@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Kim Pugh

Kim Pugh

Aftercare Coordinator

"It is great to work with a family funeral home where decisions are made quickly in the best interest of the family, I invite anyone wishing to plan ahead and also those that may already have existing plans elsewhere, to give me a call and let us provide tremendous savings to your family."  

She has extensive experience in cemetery and advance funeral funding as well as helping families in follow-up activities and offerings as a way of maintaining complete family satisfaction. Kim joined our staff in 2013 as an Aftercare Coordinator. She and her family are members of Huntington Hills Church of God and they live in Newton.   

Email: kim@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Amanda Bailey Ward

Amanda Bailey Ward

Aftercare Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Hickory High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University. She has worked in health care since graduation and recently joined our team as an Aftercare Coordinator. She and her husband, Nathan, are Hickory natives and members of Corinth Reformed Church.

"In the short time that I have worked with Jenkins Funeral Home I have witnessed endless acts of compassion from all the staff, it is a true blessing to have the opportunity to work with such a caring organization. I am eager to help ease the financial and emotional burden on your family. I encourage you to visit Jenkins Funeral Home and witness for yourself the true love and compassion this family has for the families and community we serve."

 

Telephone: 1-828-308-9591

Email: amanda@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Jo Ann Stanley

Jo Ann Stanley

Bookkeeper

Jo Ann attended University of Maryland and CVCC.  She brings 20 plus years of accounting experience to Jenkins. Prior to joining Jenkins Funeral Home, she was the Finance Director for a local non-profit.  She and her husband, Tim, reside in Lincolnton.  Jo Ann has a daughter, a son and two step-sons. 

 

"It has been a blessing working with the staff of Jenkins Funeral Home, as they sincerely care and go over and  beyond expectations.  Since we are family-owned, we can adjust to every family's need and request in order to create memorials specific to each person. We love that our customers are also our friends, neighbors and church members.  It's an honor to be able to help during your most difficult times.  I encourage you to come meet the Jenkins' and see for yourself how kind-hearted and devoted they are to please you."

Email: jstanley@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Patrick Sprinkle

Patrick Sprinkle

Apprentice in Funeral Service

Patrick is the newest addition to our family and is serving his apprenticeship with us. He attended Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and will finish his degree at John A. Gupton College of Funeral Service in Nashville, TN.

  Patrick is a member of Cajah's Mountain Baptist Church and is an active member in the Baptist community. He is a native to Newton and is the son of Jim and Shannon Sprinkle. He graduated from Newton-Conover High School 2011. Patrick is also a member of Catawba Lodge 248.

"It's an honor and a privilege to be serving this community with such a caring, family-owned funeral home. I look forward to learning from the best and growing in my community. "


Email: Patrick@Jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Tammy E. Dameron

Tammy E. Dameron

Office Administrator/Embalmer

Tammy has worked in Funeral Service for 12 years and has been a funeral service licensee since 2012.  She served her apprenticeship with Carl Jenkins in 2006.  

A Lincoln County native, she is a former volunteer firefighter with Pumpkin Center Fire Department. Tammy currently resides in Hickory with her husband and five children. 

Tammy- "My passion in life is truly in Funeral Service. Helping people during their most difficult time is my calling from God".      

Email: Tammy@Jenkinsfunerlhome.net


Pete Hager

Pete Hager

Administrative Assistant / Funeral Assistant

"I am pleased to help families and I derive great joy in doing so. It is a pleasure working at the funeral home with such great staff."

Pete is a lifetime Catawba County resident.  He is a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Newton. He and his wife, Treva (Miss Treva's Dance Studio) live in Conover.

 


Linda Cooper

Linda Cooper

Front Desk/ Pet Family Specialist

Linda is the first person one sees when visiting Jenkins Funeral Home and the first voice one hears when calling our office. She offers the soothing voice of compassion that a grieving family expects. In addition, Her love of animals of all sizes provides our pet families the same love. Linda is our pet family Specialist. She makes us all feel comfortable in a sometimes unsettling vocation.

Many remember Linda as the former owner of Dad's Place Restaurant in Hickory, where she is famous for her chicken salad. To no avail, we all try to capture that secret recipe from her. She is now with us at "daughter's place." (Linda is the mother of Lori Cooper Jenkins, co-owner of Jenkins Funeral Home.)


Staff Picture

Staff Picture

This is our 2016 staff photo taken for the business spotlight in the Hickory Living magazine. Look for us on the cover of the magazine's February 2018 edition.


Mike Groce

Mike Groce

Funeral Assistant

“It is a pleasure being a part of a caring organization. I never realized how much goes into putting together a meaningful ceremony until now. Jenkins Funeral Home goes well beyond what is expected and we are able to do it at a very reasonable cost. Having worked in textile management and sales, I understand the pressures of operating a business and trying to balance the needs of both the public and the company. Our team at Jenkins does a good job with that. Our service reflects it and our costs reflect it.” 

 

 


Rocky Hager

Rocky Hager

Funeral Assistant

"I have found a home with Jenkins Funeral Home. I want to invite my friends to visit with us at Jenkins Funeral Home and learn how a family funeral home can provide superior service, without all the cost."

Rocky is a lifelong resident of Newton-Conover. He has vast service experience working with funeral homes in the area. Rocky is retired owner of 4Speed Auto Parts and has worked with other parts stores in the area. He and his wife Barbara are members of First United Methodist Church in Conover.

 


Jim Stockner

Jim Stockner

Funeral Assistant

Jim is no stranger to Eastern Catawba County. He is a very busy man, aside from assisting families at Jenkins Funeral Home, he is active or has been, in the Newton-Conover area as a Board of Education member, band leader, drummer in several bands, Newton City Council and bus driver for Christian Tours. He is a member of First United Methodist Church and the Newton Kiwanis Club. Jim welcomes all his friends to call upon him for the best in service at Jenkins Funeral Home when the need arises.

 


Jeannine Glaze

Jeannine Glaze

Receptionist

"Having worked in the funeral profession for many years at another funeral home, I found it the most rewarding work of my career. I feel like I am back home now... working with the Jenkins family."

"Jeannine is one of the most compassionate people I know and we are fortunate to have her be a part of our team."  - Carl Jenkins

 


George Biscos

George Biscos

Funeral Assistant

“I want to invite my Romanian and Slavic friends to visit with us at Jenkins. We are here to help you with services that will accommodate our culture. I am personally aware of the needs to the Romanian and Slavic communities and am here to work with you when you need us.”


Nhia Khang

Nhia Khang

Hmong liaison/ Funeral Assistant

“The Hmong families appreciate having a Hmong person help them with services. Jenkins Funeral Home is a friend to the Hmong people. No other funeral home caters to our needs as Jenkins. Therefore, for many years, 100% of the traditional and many Christian Hmong families rely on Jenkins Funeral Home." 

 


Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

Funeral Assistant

“What a joy it is to work with my daughter and son-in-law at the funeral home. I have the opportunity to meet new people as well as help serve so many people whom I am already acquainted.  I 'd like to invite all my friends from the trucking industry to seek information about pre-planning with our family funeral home."

 


Audrey Cooper

Audrey Cooper

Receptionist

"In my role as office assistant, I find it rewarding to help keep things going smoothly and well organized. Working within our son-in-law and daughter's family business is truly satisfying."  

 

 


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