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    Alaina Pryor

    Funeral Director

    Alaina Pryor is a Charlotte native and licensed funeral director, serving local families since 2016. An honors graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College, she feels called to funeral service and considers it a privilege to help others during their time of need. In her free time, Alaina enjoys traveling to new places (including her favorite South Carolina beaches), reading Agatha Christie novels, spending time outdoors, playing disc golf and riding her bike.
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    Paul Helton


    Paul Helton has been a funeral director since June 1958. He graduated from Echols College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia with a degree in mortuary science.

    Paul is an army veteran who served during the Korean War. He has been a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He has enjoyed playing with a gospel quartet for many years.

    Paul is married and has 2 sons, 2 grandsons and a great grandson. He really enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson. Paul has been a distinguished figure in the community for many years. For more than 6 decades, Paul has served families in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, with the utmost professionalism, integrity and compassion.