History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity. For funeral services call 252-246-0900 (24/7). "We are the family that is always there, and we are the family that always cares."

Our History


Who is Pastor Charles E. Barnes? Senior Pastor for 39 years at Saint James Christian Church, (DoC) Inc. He is a license Funeral Director in North Carolina. Dr. Barnes received his A.S degree from Lenoir Community College. His B.S undergraduate degree from Atlantic College/Barton College in Religion and Philosophy. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. His Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Barnes has a passion and love for all peoples... God made us all... 

Charles E.  Barnes

Charles E. Barnes, Funeral Director/Owner fountain1@embarqmail.com

Married to Yvonne A. Barnes, they have three children (A daughter-n-law). Three precious grandchilden.


Mr. Calvin Cherry

Mr. Calvin Cherry, Funeral Service Licensee/Assistant Manager

Attended Fayettville Technical Community College...


Dr. Yvonne Artis Barnes

Dr. Yvonne Artis Barnes, Local Bookkeeper & Finance

Enrolled in Fayetteville Tech Community College in the Funeral Director's program. B.S degree in Music from Atlantic Christian College/Barton College. Master of Arts in Education from E.C.U. also have a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Phoenx. Married and have three children (a daughter-n-law). Three outstanding grandchildren.


Mr. Charles C. Barnes

Mr. Charles C. Barnes, Funeral Attendant

Attended Barton College and received a B.S. Degree in Musical Production. He is the musician for all the choirs and male chrous. Charles is a faithful member at SJCC.


Ms. Cheresa L. Barnes

Ms. Cheresa L. Barnes, Funeral Attendant

Cheresa attended Barton College and received a B.S. Degree in Biology. She attended Wayne Community College and received her Dental Assistance degree. Cheresa is a member of the Anointed Praise Choir. She a minister of the gospel. She is a faithful member at SJCC. Cheresa is a Funeral Service student at FCC.


Mr. Jerome White Sr.

Mr. Jerome White Sr., Funeral Attendant

Jerome is a member of the Saint James Church (DOC) he serve as a deacon. Jerome is a faithful member of the SJCC...


Mr. James Barnes

Mr. James Barnes, Funeral Attendant

James is a member of Saint James Christian Church (DOC). He is a Trustee of the church. James is a faithful member of SJCC.


Mr. Barry Ford

Mr. Barry Ford, Funeral Attendnt

Barry is a member of Saint James Christian Church (DOC). Barry is a member of the Arthur Taylor Memorial Choir, Usher. He is a faithful member at SJCC.


Jerry Cherry

Jerry Cherry