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.

Our History

Our History

Eaton  Funeral Service has been serving our Davie County families for over 65 years.

In March of 1951, N. Wayne Eaton and W. Leo Whitt purchased Walker Funeral Home in Mocksville from the late Harley S. Walker, who had operated the funeral home from the early 1920′s. Later that year, N. Wayne Eaton was joined by his father, Carl Eaton and uncle, H. R. Eaton, who then purchased the interest owned by Whitt. Later the three Eaton Family members purchased the Siler Funeral Homes on Maple Avenue in Mocksville. This funeral home was merged into the Eaton organization on North Main Street, at its current location. In July of 1992, N. Wayne Eaton retired and the firm was acquired by Forbis and Dick Funeral Service of Greensboro.

Nick Miller manages the funeral home and is a native of Davie County. The funeral home continues to have a strong presence in the community, while providing support for many local events, charitable organizations, and other community outreach programs throughout Davie County. The funeral home staff is proud to provide local service with care and compassion to our friends throughout Davie and surrounding counties. Our helpful staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns that a family may have.

Our Valued Staff

  • Nicholas Miller

    Nicholas Miller Manager

    Nick was born and raised in Mocksville and began his career in funeral service in 2001 at Eaton Funeral Home. He is a funeral director and embalmer and obtained his degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is very active in his church, Dutchman Creek Baptist Church in Mocksville where he serves as a deacon and also a musician. He and his wife Kipperly have three sons, Tanner, Trevor and Tucker and make their home in the Cornatzer community of Davie County. He enjoys all sports especially stock car racing. Nick is very proud to be a part of Eaton Funeral Home having had a desire to work at Eaton's since he was a young boy. He credits the Lord for allowing him to care for the deceased and to serve their families.

  • Robert Price

    Robert Price Funeral Service Licensee

    Born and raised in Mt. Olive, NC, Robert was trained in funeral service at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro and in 1994, obtained his degree in Mortuary Science from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville. He started with Eaton Funeral Service in 1998 and has also worked with Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove, and Forbis and Dick Funeral Home in Greensboro and is now serving as Funeral Director and Embalmer with Eaton. Robert and his wife, Bonnie, make their home in Mocksville, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren. A 32nd degree Mason, Robert is a member of the Masonic Lodge in Walnut Cove and a member of the Scottish Rite in the Greensboro Valley. Robert is steadfast in his Christian faith and looks forward to serving people of all faiths and backgrounds through his work at Eaton Funeral Service.

  • Josh Craver

    Josh Craver Funeral Director Apprentice

    A Davidson County native, Josh resided in the Yadkin College and Tyro communities during his childhood, and graduated from West Davidson High School in 2011. He has been serving in the funeral industry since December 2010 and is now completing his second year of apprenticeship at Eaton Funeral Home. Josh plans to pursue an Associates degree in Funeral Services at Fayetteville Tech beginning in the Fall of 2019. In his spare time, Josh enjoys lifting weights, running, spending time with family, and bowls in numerous leagues throughout the year at the Lexington YMCA. Josh enjoys watching most any sport, but particularly likes the Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys. Growing up, Josh attended Reeds Baptist Church, but now considers Remade Community Church home. He is a parent to Wes, a Siberian Husky, and Link, a Tabby cat. Josh is honored to have the opportunity to serve families in their time of need, and always strives hard to do so.

  • Lanie Wall

    Lanie Wall Funeral Service Assistant

    Lanie is a lifelong resident of Mocksville. He graduated from Davie County High School, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, and Appalachian State University. He served six years with the 991st Transportation Company USAR. After retiring from the millwork industry, he joined the staff at Eaton Funeral Service in 2013. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for forty-nine years. They are members of Jericho Church of Christ. He and Susan love to travel and he enjoys hunting and fishing.

  • Benita Finney

    Benita Finney Office Assistant

    Benita is a proud Davie County resident and active member of the community. She has served with Eaton Funeral Home for over 20 years as a soloist, and serves as Administrative Assistant. Benita is proud to have the opportunity to serve and minister to the community in their time of need. Benita, her husband Jeff, and son Bradon, are members of Fork Baptist Church and sing Southern Gospel music as the Finney Family. They are active members of their fire department and Benita is an officer in the NC State Fire Auxiliary. She also serves as Events Coordinator for the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, is a member of Pearls of Empowerment, and a SMART Recovery Facilitator for SAFE. Benita volunteers and is a cheerleader for any activity involving her son, and serves on numerous boards and committees in her elected position as a Davie County Commissioner.