Our Staff

William D. Munden, Jr.

William D. Munden, Jr.

Co-Owner & Funeral Service Licensee

William D. “Bill” Munden, Jr., 2nd generation owner, began his funeral career in 1958 with Bell Munden Funeral Home. He graduated from the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York in 1959 but couldn’t obtain his licensure until 1960 upon turning 21. After graduating he returned to Morehead City and worked faithfully at the Bell Munden Funeral Home where his father, Dave Munden Sr. was part owner.

In 1972, Bill and his brother Phil purchased Mrs. Bell's interest in the business, making the Munden family the sole owners. A complete renovation and extensive expansion of Munden Funeral Home was completed in 1997. At which time, it changed from Bell Munden Funeral Home to Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

For almost 60 years, he has had the privilege to serve numerous families in Carteret County and surrounding areas. 

Bill has always had a strong conviction for his “life’s work” of serving families during their time of loss and bereavement. His devotion to others, during their stages of grief, has helped establish Munden Funeral Home as a source of comfort to our community. 

Bill is married to Nancy who has been a strong support in his life for many years. They are devoted members to First Baptist Church of Morehead City where they continue to remain actively involved.

Bill has 2 sons, David and Taylor, and 1 grandson, Hunter.  David was employed with Duke University for the past 30 plus years and is now pursuing a new career in cardiac rehabilitation. Taylor retired from the funeral home after working over 30 years in the family business. Hunter is now pursuing his licensure in funeral service as he continues his work at the funeral home.

On any given day, Bill can still be found in his office continuing his “life’s work”.

 

 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: bill@mundenfuneralhome.net


Phillip Munden, Jr.

Phillip Munden, Jr.

Co-Owner & Funeral Service Licensee

John Phillip Munden, Jr., 3rd generation Funeral Director and Co-Owner of Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Graduated West Carteret High School in 1984 and then graduated from Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. I have worked at the Funeral Home since 1983. 

I have been involved with the Jaycees, past President of Lookout Rotary Club and former member of the N.C. Seafood Festival. I am also a member of the N.C. Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, N.C. Cremation Association, and CANA-Cremation Association of North America. I have always been a part of the funeral home since high school and love my work and being able to help others in such a very hard time in their lives. 

I enjoy surfing, fishing, riding motorcycles, hunting, and just doing things with my family and coaching kids in various sports. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: phillip@mundenfuneralhome.net


Steve Odom

Steve Odom

Manager & Funeral Service Licensee

Stephen Odom was born in New Bern North Carolina. He started working in Funeral Service in 1991 where he served his apprenticeship and then attended Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Gupton Jones College in 1996. 

He became licensed in North Carolina as a Funeral Service Licensee in 1996 . Stephen has been serving families ever since in Craven, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico and Carteret Counties and the surrounding area. Stephen became part of Munden Funeral Home and Crematory staff in 2001 and in 2014 became Manager. 

Stephen is married to Christina Harding Odom and has three children: one daughter, Bella Grace Odom and two sons, Blake Odom and Gavin Odom. 

He enjoys spending time with his family, along with fishing and hunting. He is a member of National Funeral Directors Association and District Director of North Carolina Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of Ocean Lodge 0405 AF&AM of Morehead City, and the Morehead City Elks Lodge # 1710. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: steve@mundenfuneralhome.net


Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Funeral Service Licensee

Adam has been in the funeral business since 2010 and became part of Munden Funeral Home in the summer of 2014. He has a degree in funeral service from Fayetteville Technical Community College and is a North Carolina Funeral Service licensee. 

Adam, his wife, and their young son calls Morehead City home. He is an Eagle Scout and is also a member of the Havelock Rotary Club.

He loves spending time with his family and working with his hands. He can usually be found at the beach, under the hood of his old car, or covered in sawdust at his home workshop.  

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: adam@mundenfuneralhome.net


Harry Smith

Funeral Director

Harry began his funeral career in 1998 and received his funeral directors license in 2003 after attending Fayetteville Technical Community College for Mortuary Science.  He continued his education further and received a degree in Accounting.

Harry joined our family in 2016 and now calls Beaufort home.

He is married to Jennifer Capps of Angier, NC and has three children; Caleb, Kaitlyn, and Camden.

Harry is actively involved within the local community volunteering his time with the Meals on Wheels program of Carteret County and ministering through song to area residents in nursing facilities and local churches. He is also a member of the Ole Towne Beaufort Rotary and attends Refuge Fellowship Church on Harkers Island.

In his spare time, he enjoys time with family and on any given day he can be found on the end of the dock with a fishing pole in hand. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: harry@mundenfuneralhome.net


Lauren Paige Willis

Lauren Paige Willis

Funeral Director

Lauren P. Willis, age 21, is a native of Carteret County, and is now a licensed Funeral Director at Munden Funeral Home. 

Lauren graduated from East Carteret High School in 2014, and immediately began her education in Funeral Service through Fayetteville Technical Community College. She currently resides back in Carteret County after spending a year in Fayetteville, NC, for schooling.

She enjoys going to Cape Lookout, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.  

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: lauren@mundenfuneralhome.net


Nick P. McFerran

Nick P. McFerran

Pre Need

Nick McFerran has been caring for families in funeral service since 1979 and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1985. Mr. McFerran assists families on a daily basis with funeral and cremation pre-arrangements at Munden Funeral Home & Crematory. 

He and his wife Mona have three children and one grandchild. Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends, landscape gardening, being outdoors, collecting antiques, grilling and cooking. 

Nick attended Ball State University, a graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Services along with the American Grief Academy. He is also a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Havelock, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree member, Moose Lodge of Newport, Elks Lodge of Morehead City, The National Rifle Association, and a honorary member of the N.C. Sheriff’s Association. 

Nick is a professional member of the National Funeral Directors Association, National Hospice Organization, North Carolina and Indiana Funeral Directors Associations, and a member of the National Disaster Emergency Response Team.   

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: nick@mundenfuneralhome.net


Mona McFerran

Mona McFerran

Pre Need


Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: mona@mundenfuneralhome.net


William Hunter Taylor Munden

William Hunter Taylor Munden

Funeral Assistant

Hunter Munden, son of Taylor Munden, and the 4th generation of the Munden family to work at the funeral home, graduated from West Carteret High School in 2013.  

Hunter is enrolled at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he begins in the fall of 2017.

His favorite hobby is going surfing. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066


Pastor Manley B. Rose, Jr.

Pastor Manley B. Rose, Jr.

Funeral Assistant

Pastor Manley B. Rose, Jr. is an ordained minister and has been the pastor at Refuge Fellowship Church in Harkers Island, N.C. since 1990. 

He is married to his wife Jean, they have two daughters, Correna and Rachel. 

Manley joined our family in 2000 as a Funeral Assistant. His pastoral experience has offered comfort and counsel to many of the families we have served.  

Among his many roles, he serves in a ministerial capacity by officiating services for families that do not have a minister. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: manley@mundenfuneralhome.net


Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

Funeral Assistant

Tom Kelly is a native of Carteret County. In 1988, he graduated from West Carteret High 

He joined the Munden Family in 2014 as a funeral assistant and operates in many different capapcities. 

Tom is Married to Becky Whittaker Kelly. Together they have three sons, Joshua, Jordan, and Jeremy, and four granddaughters, Alayna Elizabeth, Emily  Kelly, Bailey Renfrow, and Cadence Brigtingham; and two grandsons, Tucker Kelly, and Connor Kelly. 

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and inventing new dishes in the kitchen. He attends Refuge Fellowship Church on Harkers Island. 

 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066


Mike Pargeter

Funeral Assistant

Mike Pargeter is a native of Carteret County. He retired from FRC-East Cherry Pointe in 2013.

He began a second career with Munden Funeral Home in 2015. Mike is a funeral assistant and serves in many capacities with Munden Funeral Home.

He is active within the local community serving as a volunteer with the Backpack Program for school children and Hope Missions. He is a member of the Masonic Ocean Lodge in Morehead and a Deacon at Parkview Baptist Church where he is an active member.

Mike is married to Charlene. They have 3 beautiful children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and a day on the boat fishing.

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066


Tracey M. Spencer

Tracey M. Spencer

Bookkeeper

In 1992 Tracey became a member of our family in our accounting department.  Her faithful service and dedication to Munden Funeral Home has helped us maintain the business aspect of the services we offer. 

Tracey has called Carteret County home for more than 30 years now.  She is married to Kenny and she has a daughter and a granddaughter.

In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, boating, and camping, but most of all, being a Nana. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: tracey@mundenfuneralhome.net


Mary G. Innis

Mary G. Innis

Secretary

Mary, a Carteret County native, became a member of the Munden Funeral Home family in 2000 as a secretary.  Mary fulfills many roles and has been a dedicated employee to our company for more than 17 years.

Mary and her husband, David and their four-legged kid, Biltmore, live in Newport. Her hobbies include reading, movies, and of course watching UNC Tarheel Basketball in honor of their son Brad.   

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: mary@mundenfuneralhome.net


Tyanne Munden

Secretary

Tyanne Munden joined the Munden family business in 2017. As the secretary, she assists staff and families in many capacities.

After completing Bible College in 1994 she spent a year on the mission field in Peru. Since then, she has worked in administration and was actively involved in the Teen Challenge ministry.

Tyanne is married to Chris Munden and they have 2 teenage boys, Noah and Micah. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and decorating.

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066


Janet Lott

Secretary at Havelock Location

Janet is a native of Carteret County and calls Morehead City home.  She has 2 children and 3 grand children. 

Janet became a part of our family in 2016 as the secretary for our Havelock location. Janet fulfills many roles and is dedicated to the families we serve.

Janet attended Mount Olive College and Greensboro College where she received her degree in music education.

She attends the First Baptist Church in Morehead City where she has been a dedicated and faithful member for 50 years. She has volunteered her time and fulfilled such roles as; worship leader, children's choir director for 18 years, and adult and youth hand bell choir director.

Telephone: 1-252-444-6248

Email: janet@mundenfuneralhome.net


Garth Cooper

Funeral Director



Blake Odom

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Charles Kelly

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Doug Johnson

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Forrest Pruitt

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Keith Moore

Part Time Funeral Assistant



John Smith

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Tommy Knox

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Anthony Nelson

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Jerry Gaskill

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Glenn Howell

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Jimmy Mercer

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Max Murphy

Part Time Funeral Assistant



Rhonda Fuller

Rhonda Fuller

Cemetery Manager

Rhonda Fuller moved to Carteret County in 1987. She began her career in the funeral industry in 1997 here locally, and continues to serve in the funeral service today as the Cemetery manager for Gethsemane Memorial Park, Carteret Memorial Gardens and Forest Oaks Memorial Gardens.

She is a past member of the Cemetery Association, a Certified Crematory Operator, and holds a degree in Print Technology.

She is the proud mother of three children; Nicholas, Noah, and Nicole. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. 

Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: rhonda@mundenfuneralhome.net


Anthony 'AJ' Jones

Anthony "AJ" Jones

Cemetery Counselor


Telephone: 1-252-726-8066

Email: anthony@mundenfuneralhome.net


Gary Nethercutt

Maintenance



Rick White

Maintenance



Braden Munden

Part Time Maintenance



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