Standing (left to right): Bill, Taylor, Phil,
Phillip. Seated: David
Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is proud of its strong community roots and history of service to families in their time of need.
A third generation business, our commitment has always been to offer a caring atmosphere for memorializing the life of loved ones.
Originally established by Mr. William Bell as the Newport Casket Company, the business moved to 7th Street in Morehead City. William David Munden, Sr. took a position with Mr. Bell at this location. After Mr. Bell’s death in 1955 David became partners in the business with Mrs. Bell.
Expanding the company to include full funeral home services, the Munden family and Mrs. Bell opened the Bell-Munden Funeral Home at its present location in 1959. Bell-Munden established a reputation to caringly respond to the needs of bereaved families and their loved ones. Two of David and Mildred Munden’s three sons, William David “Bill” Munden, Jr. and John Phillip “Phil” Munden, Sr., came to work with their parents to continue the family tradition of service.
In 1972 Bill and Phil purchased Mrs. Bell’s interest in the business. Bell-Munden became a true family establishment when their sons (Taylor and Phillip) joined them ten years later. Three generations of Mundens began working together to ease the way for families in grief facing many details and decisions.
In 1986 the Munden family purchased Gethsemane Memorial Park in Morehead City and in 1992 Carteret Memorial Gardens in Beaufort. These parks are a testament to their concern for ensuring that all facets of a loved ones passing can be taken care of.
A complete renovation and extensive expansion of Munden Funeral Home was completed in 1997. The new facility encompasses over 17,000 square feet of heated space and integrates some of the original building from 1959. Inside its gracious doors the Mundens offer a full line of services personalized for your special needs. You are welcome to come and meet the family, view their facilities and bring any questions you may have about funeral planning.
View our online Photo Album below for a look back at Munden Funeral Home. Click on an image to view a larger copy. Once viewing the larger version, click on the left and right edges to move through the image collection.
Mr. William Bell
Ms. Leah Bell
David when he ran for County Corner in 1958.
David and Mildred's 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1991.
The winter snow of 1980
The original building in 1956.
Phil Munden and Lennis Ipock in the early years.
Bill and Phil in 1968, partners for life.
David and Mildred's three sons Bill, Dennis and Phil in 1972.
David Munden III, Ms. Annie, Klein, Kay and Morris in 1979.
Dennis (left), Bill (right) and David soon after remodeling in the early 70's.
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