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.

"We are the family that is always there, and we are the family that always cares."

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... 

Our Valued Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Charles E.  Barnes

    Rev. Dr. Charles E. Barnes, Owner/Funeral Director Email: [email protected]

    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/Manager

    Mr. Calvin L. Cherry, a native of Farmville, NC, has been with the Barnes Funeral Home for over 10 years. He served as a licensed Funeral Director and Mortician and currently holds the position as the manager. Mr. Cherry graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College and earned a degree in Funeral Service Education. He is also a preneed counselor and life insurance agent for the state of NC. Mr. Calvin Cherry is a active member of the Willow Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where he serves as assistant pastor.

    "All I want the Lord to say is.... WELL DONE"
    "May the work I've done speak for me"

  • 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