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 Davie County families for over 68 years.

In March of 1951, N. Wayne Eaton and Leo Whitt purchased Walker Funeral Home from Harley S. Walker, who had operated the funeral home from the early 1920’s. N. Wayne Eaton was joined later by his father, Carl Eaton and uncle, Hubert Eaton, who then purchased the interest owned by Mr. Whitt.  The Eaton family members would then purchase Siler Funeral Home on Maple Avenue which merged into Eaton Funeral Home on North Main Street, its current location. The current building was built in 1961 and completely remodeled in 1995. In 1992, N. Wayne Eaton retired, and the funeral home was acquired by Forbis and Dick Funeral Service of Greensboro, who were longtime friends of Mr. Eaton.

Nick Miller manages the funeral home and is a lifelong resident of Davie County. Eaton Funeral Service is very community oriented, while providing support for many charities, local events and community outreach programs throughout Davie County. We are proud to provide professional local service with dignity, respect and compassion to our friends and neighbors in and around Davie and surrounding counties. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns that a family member or loved one 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 Mocksville 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.

  • Josh Craver

    Josh Craver Office Manager/Funeral Service 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 has now completed his third year of apprenticeship at Eaton Funeral Home. Josh is currently attending Fayetteville Tech, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service. In his spare time, Josh enjoys lifting weights, running, cycling, spending time with family, and bowls in several leagues throughout the year at the Lexington YMCA. Josh enjoys watching most any sport, but particularly likes the Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys. 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 fifty 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 community member. She has been a part of the Eaton Funeral Home family for many years as a soloist and now as an Administrative Assistant. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve and minister to the community in their time of need. Benita is an active supporter of local fire and rescue services, the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, and is a member of Davie County Pearls of Empowerment, NC State Fire Auxiliary, the Board of Directors of Just HOPE, Fork Baptist Church, NC Association of County Commissioners, is a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator and she also serves on numerous boards and committees in her elected position as a Davie County Commissioner. Benita and her family enjoy performing Southern Gospel music and you can find her supporting any activity involving her son, Bradon.

  • Nolan Johnson

    Nolan Johnson Funeral Service Assistant

    Nolan is a lifelong resident of Mocksville. He graduated from Trinity Baptist Academy in 2011 and from Brookstone College in Greensboro in 2013. He is the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Mocksville and holds a weekly radio broadcast with the local radio station. After six years in the medical field, Nolan joined the staff of Eaton Funeral Service in 2019. He and his wife Tiffany make their home in Mocksville. He loves just about all sports, but especially carp fishing. Nolan is proud to assist in funeral service and is always willing to give a helping hand to those in need.

  • Dixie Miller

    Dixie Miller Receptionist

    Dixie is a longtime resident of Mocksville and serves as receptionist. She graduated from Davie High School in 1970 and from Barbizon Beauty School in Winston-Salem. She is the former owner of Dixie’s Beauty Salon, having served in the Fork Church Community for many years. She is a member of Dutchman Creek Baptist Church. Dixie and her husband Mike, make their home in Mocksville. She always lends a friendly smile and voice in her service to the funeral home. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In Loving Memory of Robert L. Price, 1962-2019