History of Apex Funeral Home
Serving The Community Since 1892

Apex Funeral Home was originaly known as the Carpenter Casket House located approximately 100 yards East of Good Hope Church Road in Carpenter. Apex Funeral Home was owned by Charlie Ferrell and Mal Butts. Mal Butts' son and daughter moved the Funeral Home to Apex and named the business Apex Funeral Home.

 

Bold Move
Apex Funeral Home was located in Downtown Apex on the corner of W. Chatham and N. Salem Streets. In 1964, upon moving from Fuquay-Varina, Bob and Polly McIver bought into the funeral home operated by Ralph Butts and Dwight Johnson. After the death of Mr. Butts, Bob McIver and Dwight Johnson moved the business to the corner of Olive Chapel Rd and Williams St. in June 1965.

A Step in Faith

Apex Funeral Home served the families of Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange Counties from this location for forty years. Kent McIver, Bob’s elder son, began planning for the future in 2003. Plans were considered to expand and renovate the existing facility to accommodate the growth Apex and Cary were experiencing. After prayerful consideration, it was determined that the Apex and Cary areas were ready for something completely new and different rather than a “face-lift” for something old.
Kent developed a floor plan, and hired an architectural firm to design a “new” look for the intersection of Highway 55 and Hunter St. A state of the art, 13000 plus square foot facility was built and moved into March 22, 2005. This facility has a chapel with over 250 capacity seating, very high vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and an enviable audio and music system in place.
Visitation rooms to accommodate three different families at once are on site, as well as a “first of its kind in North Carolina” merchandising area for families to browse at any time. A covered portico protects even large families from inclement weather when arriving at the funeral home chapel. Lounge facilities, large open waiting and gathering spaces, private family conference rooms, and plentiful office space and parking abound in this new facility.
Future plans include a crematory on site. The ability to expand upstairs has been planned for in advance. We are proud of this new facility and feel like we have planned well into the future in our design and décor.

Keith, Bob, Kent McIver
This is the horse drawn Carriage owned by the Carpenter Funeral Home. There is gold trim around each window and four large ornate wooden torches on top.

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