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At Apex Funeral Home, we have provided funeral and cremation service to families in Apex, North Carolina, since 1892. Our state-of-the art facility and unparalleled amenities mean we can serve the Apex and Cary communities like no one else can.

Spacious, modern funeral home

Chapel at Apex Funeral HomeOn March 22, 2005, we moved into a state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot facility. This building has a chapel that comfortably seats 250 guests, vaulted ceilings, lots of light and an enviable audio system.

Our on-site visitation rooms at Apex Funeral Home can accommodate 3 families at once and our merchandising area—which families can browse at any time—was the first of its kind North Carolina. A covered portico protects families from inclement weather when arriving at the funeral home chapel. Plus, lounge facilities, large open waiting and gathering spaces, private family conference rooms and plentiful office space and parking abound in our new facility.

At Apex Funeral Home, we hope to serve many more generations of North Carolina families. Future plans include an onsite crematory. Our modern yet timeless design and decor along with the latest technologies allows us to provide the services and ambiance that today’s and tomorrow’s families require.

Personalized funeral services

Unique Features at Apex Funeral HomeEvery person has a unique and interesting life story, and at Apex Funeral Home, we believe that everyone deserves to have their story told. Decorating our chapel with your loved one’s favorite color, displaying beloved photographs and playing treasured tunes through our music system are just a few of the countless ways you can celebrate a loved one’s life. Our professional associates are skilled in creating memorable and meaningful tributes. All you need to do is provide the inspiration — we’ll take care of the rest.

A provider you can trust

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Apex Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral and cremation services in North America.

We welcome you to visit us at 550 W. Williams St., to meet our team and tour our modern facility. Please give us a call if would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.


Originally known as Carpenter Casket House, Apex Funeral Home was first located approximately 100 yards east of Good Hope Church Road in Carpenter, North Carolina. Carpenter Casket House was owned by Charlie Ferrell and Mal Butts. Eventually, Mal's son and daughter moved the funeral home to Apex and renamed the business Apex Funeral Directors.

A 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 and Dwight moved the business to the corner of Olive Chapel Rd. and Williams St. in June 1965.

Growth and renovation

Front Exterior at Apex Funeral HomeApex Funeral Home served the families of Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange Counties from this location for 40 years. Kent McIver, Bob’s elder son, began preparing 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 careful consideration, it was determined that the Apex and Cary areas were ready for something completely new and different rather than a face-lift. Kent developed a floor plan and hired an architectural firm to design a new look for the intersection of Highway 55 and Hunter Street. This new state-of-the-art facility opened in 2005.

More than a century of service

For more than 100 years, Apex Funeral Home has provided excellent care to the Apex and Cary communities. We strive to uphold the tradition established by our founders while responding to the evolving needs of our community.







At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Very personable and willing to help"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"My experience with Apex Funeral Home in planning the loss of my husband was truly exceptional right from the start and even after his services were completed. My funeral Director, Ryan, was so sincerely compassionate and caring during the entire experience. She was an amazing supporter in helping me through this unexpected time in my life and am so grateful for her and the entire staff. While this was my first experience with Apex Funeral home, it is not my first in having to prepare for the loss of a loved one. This experience was, by far, the most favorably memorable experience. Thank you all."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Apex Funeral Home was professional, friendly and did an outstanding job. My family are well please. Thank you. And thank Miss Ryan She made it all happen."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Apex Funeral home has been amazing in assisting my family with our needs during this very difficult time. Their professionalism and attention to detail has been impeccable!"

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September 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Joel Branch

    Joel E Branch

    General Manager
  • Kristy Casper-Bynum

    Kristy Marie Casper-Bynum

    Funeral Director
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    Kent Ray McIver

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