Phillips Funeral Home

216 S Main St
Star, NC 27356

Services Offered

F Funeral Home DB Cemetery
CR Crematory Services

About This Business

Established in 1907, Phillips Funeral Home is independently owned and operated. Hayes Downing Phillips founded the funeral home in an era when wagons served as hearses and caskets were completely handmade by R. R. Riddle of High Falls. Melvin, his son, took over the operation of the funeral home in 1945 and proved to be an asset to the town of Star. Melvin managed the business, gave back to his community through civic affairs, and most importantly operated an emergency ambulance service. After Melvin’s untimely death in 1967, his wife and son, Mitchell and Riley, continued the operation.

Riley became the third generation owner/ manager in 1968. It was in 1976, when his wife, Marilyn, joined him as funeral director and office manager. Accompanied with a compassionate staff, they strive to stay current with the changes of the funeral industry while continuing to offer personal service to those in need.