Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Current Obituaries

Melvin Eugene Lambert

Melvin Eugene Lambert, 81, of Mt. Gilead passed away...

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Joseph John Ondishko, Jr.

Joseph John Ondishko, Jr., 93, of Albemarle, NC, passed...

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Walter Thomas Blackwelder

Walter Thomas Blackwelder, 84, of Monroe, NC, passed...

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Mr. Wayne Casella

Mr. Wayne Casella, 79, of Badin, NC and Quakertown, PA...

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Sylvia Armstrong

Sylvia Armstrong “Gah-Gah” entered Heaven on February...

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Oden “Butch” S. Burris

Oden “Butch” S. Burris, age 75, died at home...

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At Stanly Funeral Home and Cremation Services we help families who are faced with the loss of a loved one.

Whether choosing a traditional funeral or a creative ceremony, our team will work hand-in-hand with you to plan and conduct a personalized memorial event that reflects your values and shares the story of a life well lived.

All services are backed by our exclusive Exceptional Family Care ™ Guarantee.

Stanly Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Personalized, Caring & Guaranteed

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Our Locust Location is Now Open!!

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Locust, NC

The funeral home is located at 501 N. Central Avenue in Locust. The direct line is (704) 457-7444

The new location includes a chapel, a visitation room and a meeting room. The chapel can seat approximately 100 people, but there are plans to expand in the future.

It opened the week before Christmas 2017 and is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

Grief & Healing

The Jouney Through Grief

The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the “before” to the “after” is almost always a long, painful journey. There are six “yield signs” you are likely to encounter on your journey through grief – what I call the “reconciliation needs of mourning.” For while your grief journey will be an intensely personal, unique experience, all mourners must yield to this set of basic human needs if they are to heal.

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain “rights” no one should try to take away from you.

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Visit Our Grief Library

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care now offers a complete grief library created by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, founder of the Center for Loss & Life Transitions. Click the link below to visit the library and read 25 compassionate and practical articles and book excerpts about grief and bereavement caregiving.”

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In accepting our responsibilities, and as a condition of our affiliation with Selected Independent Funeral Homes,
we affirm the following standards of good practice and hereby pledge:

  • To provide the public with information about funeral and cremation services, including prices, functions and the responsibilities of funeral directors.
  • To make services available in as wide a range of price categories as necessary to meet the needs of all segments of our community, and to affirmatively extend to everyone the right to inspect and freely consider them all
  • To quote conspicuously in writing the charge for every arrangement offered, and to clearly identify the services, facilities, equipment and merchandise included in such quotations.
  • To adhere to the highest standard of conduct in all aspects of business.
  • To afford an ongoing opportunity to all persons to discuss or arrange funerals in advance.
  • To ensure that pre-need contracts fully disclose those items which are guaranteed and those which are nonguaranteed, in terms that are clear and easy to understand.
  • To manage prepaid funds responsibly, ensuring that promises are honored and expectations are met, within the letter and spirit of the law.
  • To make no representation, written or oral, which may be false or misleading and to apply a standard of honesty in all dealings.
  • To furnish each family, at the time arrangements are made, with a written memorandum of charges and to make no additional charge without their approval.
  • To respect all faiths, creeds and customs, and to give full effect to the role of the clergy/celebrant.
  • To maintain qualified and competent staff, appropriate facilities and suitable equipment required for comprehensive funeral and cremation services.
  • To assure those we serve the right of personal choice in making service arrangements.

We pledge to conduct ourselves at all times in a manner deserving of the public trust,
and to provide a copy of this Code of Good Practice to the families we serve.

Stanly overwhelmingly met or exceeded our family’s expectations. Family and friends both expressed how thoughtful, caring and professional they were. We’re glad you’re in Locust!


We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.