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Carl Jenkins

Carl Jenkins

"Lower your funeral bill, not your Expectations." We've done the analysis among area funeral homes and like you, we are shocked by what other firms are charging. You will not receive better service nor obtain a better price than with Jenkins. Even if you have pre-planned elsewhere, we can save you in some cases thousands of dollars by allowing us to transfer your plans to Jenkins. Just request an "Easy Transfer" form, give us permission to go to work for you and show you your savings over the previous firm. We do all the work for you. It's that easy." 

Email: carljenkins@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Lori Jenkins

Lori Jenkins

"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 invites all her friends and classmates to call upon Jenkins Funeral Home for the best in service. 

Email: lorijenkins@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

"I have been around funeral service all my life and I have taken a serious interest in the profession. 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 which is a funeral director/embalmer in NC. He is proficient in his work and family service skills. He and his wife Meghan (Bush) live in Hickory. 

Email: benjenkins@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


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Kim Pugh

Kim Pugh

"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."  

Kim joined our staff in 2013 as an Aftercare Coordinator. 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.

Email: kim@jenkinsfuneralhome.net


Mike Groce

Mike Groce

“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.” 


Clinton Kiziah

Clinton Kiziah

"It is a pleasure and a ministry to me to serve families. We have a great group of associates at Jenkins Funeral Home and I am grateful to be a part of it."


Jeannine Glaze

Jeannine Glaze

"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


Pete Hager

Pete Hager

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


Rocky Hager

Rocky Hager

"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 Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover.


Jim Stockner

Jim Stockner

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.


Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

“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

"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."  


George Biscos

George Biscos

“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

“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." 


D. R. Lutz

D. R. Lutz

In Memoriam May 15, 1926- June 8, 2014

D.R. was a funeral director on our staff the last years of his life. He and Carl Jenkins worked together many years ago at another firm as did many funeral directors across the county. D.R. worked for most of the firms here over the years and was part owner at one of them. He served the community in many capacities, in addition to funeral service, he was once a NC driver's license examiner, furniture store and pet store owner, radio announcer and gospel music promoter. Everybody knew him and he always had an interesting story to tell. As his minister said at his funeral service, "some of them were true." He was 88.


Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller

In Memoriam May 21, 1939-September 20, 2008



Jesse 'Red' Houser

Jesse "Red" Houser

In Memoriam January 17, 1931-May 21, 2009



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