Located in Archdale, Sechrest Funeral Service creates funeral and memorial services that celebrate life with honor and respect. We provide thoughtful services paired with compassionate care for residents in Guilford and Randolph counties in North Carolina.
- Catered Receptions
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Spacious funeral home
Our team strives to help families with everything they need during this difficult time. We know the challenges that come after losing a loved one and provide a peaceful gathering place for you and your guests. Sechrest Funeral Service offers a spacious funeral home with comfortable family rooms, a chapel and on-site parking.
Expert planning assistance
As a locally operated funeral home in Archdale, our team understands the needs of our families. We design fitting tributes, including traditional services and modern celebrations with catering and music. Regardless of the service you chose, all our options help families manage costs and offer comfort.
Those who wish to plan a funeral or memorial service in advance can meet with our funeral directors and support personnel to create something special for yourself or a loved one. Planning in advance relieves stress from your family and ensures you're comfortable with all the final arrangements.
Part of our funeral planning process is to learn about each family we serve. At Sechrest Funeral Service, we'll greet you like a member of our family and treat you with the compassion you deserve. As we discuss options, we'll encourage you to share the stories and interests of your loved one. These details become the inspiration to create a memorable service to honor their individuality, passions, hobbies and accomplishments.
In addition, we help families schedule visitation hours, write obituaries, assist with keepsakes for guests and offer other exclusive benefits.
You don't have to do it alone. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family and are proud to live and work in our community. Please call or come by to tour our funeral home in Archdale or learn more about our funeral and cremation options.
Sechrest Funeral Service is one of the oldest continuing businesses in the city High Point, North Carolina. It was founded on April 12, 1897, by J.W. Sechrest, more affectionately known around High Point as “Uncle Joe.” On occasion, older area residents still recall from childhood the black shiny horses Uncle Joe owned and used in funeral processions to pull his horse-drawn hearse.
Original funeral home location
Our funeral home’s original location was in the 100 block of North Main Street. In 1907, Uncle Joe’s son, Robert Sechrest, joined his father in the business at the age of 18. "Mr. Bob" as he would become known, helped move J.W. Sechrest and Son to West Washington Street, now part of Martin Luther King Drive, sometime around 1910. It remained there until relocating to the 400 block of North Main St. in 1930 and eventually moved a block north to the old H.A. Moffitt home at 500 N. Main St.
Changes bring additional services
Uncle Joe, who along with the Junior Order helped establish the city’s first hospital, died in 1938 at the age of 78. Bob suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 1944, and died 3 days later at the age of 55. Bob’s widow, Florence Sechrest, sold the funeral home to 4 of the company’s loyal employees, Bill Lee, W.D. Lemon, Edgar Johnson and Bud Hoskins in 1946.
Sechrest Funeral Service provided the first motorized vehicles for funeral use in High Point and was the first to offer family car limousines, instead of sedans, for transporting families. Customary for funeral homes during this period, Sechrest offered 24-hour ambulance service to the community. Guilford County took over the ambulance service from the funeral homes in 1967.
Funeral home expansions
Sechrest remained on Main Street until 1962, when land was purchased on Lexington Avenue for the purpose of building a state-of-the-art facility exclusively designed for funeral service. In 1963, Sechrest bought Koonce Funeral Home at 414 South Main Street, and in 1965 changed its name to Sechrest Funeral Service. In later years, the South Main Street location merged into the Lexington Avenue property. Expanded growth of the business during the 70s led to the addition of a larger visitation room, an open-area lobby, enclosed garages, additional office space and a port-cochere.
In 1977, we extended our services into Davidson County, by acquiring Siler Funeral Home in Thomasville, which became Thomasville Funeral Home. In 1986, Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale, was built to serve the Archdale and Trinity communities of Randolph County. In 1989, our firm became associated with the Sentinel Group, which later merged with the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral homes and cemeteries.
Today, we continue to take pride in our history and longtime service to our North Carolina communities. We look forward to the opportunity to serve for many more years.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.