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Our Staff

S. Lloyd Carter

A native of Reidsville, North Carolina, Lloyd and his wife, Ethel Ann Carter, currently reside in Burlington. They have 2 sons, Wesley and Bryant. Lloyd graduated from the Reidsville City School System and from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Lloyd has actively served his community through various offices at his church. He is a member of the Alamance Rotary Club, having served in all offices, including President and Board member. He is a member of Burlington Masonic Lodge 721 AF&AM;, the Burlington Shrine Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary.


James R. Guthrie

A resident of Graham, North Carolina, Jim is married to Amy Wood Guthrie. They have a daughter, Jamie Guthrie Park, and two grandchildren, Braden and Jaecyn. He is a graduate of Graham High School, the Technical Institute of Alamance and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Jim is a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, the Optimist Club of Graham, the Graham Lions Club, where he is a Marvin Jones Fellow for Lions International and a former member of the Graham Jaycees, where he received the Distinguished Service Award and the Man of the Year Award. Jim has also received the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Graham Merchants Association and the Outstanding Citizens Award presented by the City of Graham.


H.M. "Chip" Rhodes

Managing Partner

Born in Davidson County, North Carolina, Chip was raised in Burlington and splits his time between Burlington and Wilmington. He is married to Peggy Jo Durham Rhodes. Chip and Peggy have two children, Kelly and Skipper. They also have four grandchildren, Taylor, Victoria, Grant and Garrett Bradshaw. Chip is a graduate of Cummings High School and attended Elon College. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. He is past President and Board member of the Burlington Kiwanis Club.  He has served as an Advisory Board member of Alamance County Habitat for Humanity. Chip has been honored with the George F. Hixson Fellowship by the Burlington Kiwanis Club.


Roy Z. Glasgow, Jr.

Manager-Graham, NC

A native of Alamance County, Roy and his wife, Mary Peterson Glasgow, reside in the Village of Alamance. They have two daughters, Emily and husband Adam, and Deana and husband Dylan. He is a graduate of Southern Alamance High School and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, where he was the Valedictorian and attended Elon College. He is a member of St. Mark's Church, Past President, Secretary and Athletic Treasurer for the Alamance Civitan Club and was awarded the Civitan of the Year for three years and received the Club Honor Key in 1996. Roy serves on the Planning Board for the Village of Alamance and is a volunteer with the Alamance Medical Reserve Corps. He is a member of the Burlington Shag Club, Alamance County Wildlife Club and enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and his granddogs.


Kerry Scott Rhodes

Manager-Burlington, NC

A native of Alamance County, Scott is married to Patricia Brannock Rhodes. They have two children, Delaney and Cameron. Scott is a graduate of Cummings High School in Burlington and Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. He is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Scott formerly served as a volunteer for the National Disaster Medical Systems' DMORT Family Assistance Team.


Christopher D. Rhodes

  • A native of Alamance County, Chris is married to Susanne Fuqua Rhodes. They have two sons, William Ladd "Will" and Samuel James "Sam". Chris is a graduate of Cummings High School in Burlington and the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Chris is a member of Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington. Chris is also a member of the Alamance Business Club, which assists children with special needs. He is the Director of the Northern Alamance Athletic Club that provides various sports programs for the youth of Alamance County.



Bobby T. Hornaday

A native of Alamance County, Bobby resides in Burlington with his wife Natalie and their two children, Carson and Jackson. Bobby graduated from Cummings High School in Burlington and from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Bobby is a member of the Lakeview Community Church.


Kyle N. Emerich III

A native of Delaware County, New York, Kyle is married to Lindsay Sipple Emerich. They have two children, Landon and Noah. Kyle graduated from Downsville Central School in Downsville, New York and the Mortuary Science program at Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina.


Paul L. Richardson

Paul is a native of Burlington. He is the son of Nelson Richardson and Janice Plumblee. He graduated from Western High School in 2000 and Elon University in 2004 with a BA in Sociology. Paul is also a 2008 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, where he served as treasurer of Phi Sigma Eta Fraternity.


Rodney Vance Gerringer

A native of Alamance County, Rodney is married to Cindy Knighten Gerringer. They live in Burlington and have two children, Tiffany and Tamra and five grandchildren. Rodney is a graduate of Cummings High School in Burlington and the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta.


Brandi Wellons

A native of Snow Camp, NC Brandi is the daughter of Wayne Eugene Wellons and Teresa B. Wellons. She is a graduate of Southern Alamance High School and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. She has one daughter, Autumn, She is a member of Trinity Worship Center.


Thomas W. Brown

A native of Mebane, North Carolina, Tommy resides in Graham with is wife Tammy Coffey Brown and has three daughters, Audrey, Brooke and Nicole and one son, Thomas William Brown II and two grandchildren, Peyton Sawyer Jones and Hudson Jones. He is a graduate of Eastern Alamance High School and the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Tommy is a member of the Graham Fire Department.


Seth Michael Bowden

Seth is a native of Alamance County and is married to Erica Shambley Bowden. He is the son of Kenneth and Mary Bowden. Seth is a 2006 graduate of Southern Alamance High School and is currently enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Seth is a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Graham. Seth is active in local athletics both as a player and as a coach.


Kirk R. Bivins

A native of Alamance County, Kirk resides in Graham with his wife Laura and their four children Joshua, Nate, Caroline, and Christian. Kirk is a graduate of Alamance Christian School and the Funeral Service Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is a member of The Gathering, A Christian Community. Kirk has been employed with Rich & Thompson since 1991. He is a North Carolina Funeral Director licensee, a pre-need counselor, a licensed agent with Forethought Life Insurance Company, and a certified crematory operator.


Rita Hall Ingram

A native of Burlington, Rita resides in Burlington with her husband Joey. Rita is a graduate of Western Alamance High School and Appalachian State University. Extremely active in high school, Rita graduated in the top 10 of her class and received awards from the Choral Department for Supporting Vocalist and the Athletic Department for Girls Basketball. She is a member and pianist at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Rita and Joey have two children, Jarred and wife Christina, and Jessica and husband A. J., two grandchildren, Joseph and Alena, and four step-grandchildren, Devin, Macy, MacKenzie and Michael.


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