Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

McLaurin Funeral Home & Knollwood Memorial Park at Pinecrest Memorial Park

How may we help you?

McLaurin Funeral Home and Knollwood Memorial Park, adjacent to Pinecrest Memorial Park, have served generations of people with a tradition of compassionate care. Working together, the Clayton, North Carolina, funeral home and cemetery allow you to handle all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery needs with convenience and professionalism.

The funeral home and cemetery teams believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. McLaurin Funeral Home, Knollwood Memorial Park and Pinecrest Memorial Park serve all ethnicities and faiths. They also have experience working with veterans organizations on military funerals.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Crematorium On-Site
  • Multicultural Funerals
  • Cremation Memorials
  • Double-Depth Companion Plots
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Private Family Estates
  • Private Mausoleums
  • Scattering Garden for Cremation
  • Veterans Cemetery Section
  • Water Feature


An elegant funeral home

Front exterior at Pinecrest Memorial ParkMcLaurin Funeral Home is a 13,000-square-foot facility built in 1974. With elegant chandelier lighting and wood trim, the stately chapel seats up to 225 guests. For more intimate services, there are 2 visitation rooms. Our mission at McLaurin Funeral Home is to help families create personalized funerals and memorials. This approach keeps us open to traditional religious rites as well as contemporary gatherings that deeply reflect a person's life.

That means that whether you want a basic cremation with cremated remains scattered in a personally meaningful place, a funeral in our chapel with cemetery burial nearby, or a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that expresses the passions of yourself or your loved one, we are happy to deliver.

Cremations in Clayton

McLaurin Funeral Home is the only funeral home in Johnston County with an on-site crematory, which means your loved one never leaves our care.

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process. From a direct cremation without a service or a witness to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice.

If desired, cremated remains may be placed at Knollwood Memorial Park or Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Visit us anytime

McLaurin Funeral Home sits on the grounds of Pinecrest Memorial Park. We are located on Highway 70, just 4 miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. The facility has ample on-site parking. If you have any questions or would like a tour of the funeral home, just let us know and we'll be happy to oblige.

Our memorial parks

Cemetery grounds at Pinecrest Memorial ParkAt Knollwood Memorial Park and Pinecrest Memorial Park, we believe that every life is unique and that every memorial should be too. Our highly experienced and skilled grounds staff attends to every detail to ensure a meticulously maintained park. Both parks are peaceful and serene spaces, offering many interment options, including traditional in-ground burial, lawn crypt entombment, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization.

Mausoleum at Pinecrest Memorial ParkConstructed of granite, concrete and reinforced steel, the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum has a charming foyer that was sculpted out of marble and is designed to hold floral arrangements. The cemetery grounds feature many lovely gardens as well, including the Garden of the Good Shepherd, the Garden of the Whispering Waters and the Garden of Love. We also offer private family and community mausoleums, plus several state-of-the-art cremation options.

Please contact us at any time to learn more about Knollwood Memorial Park or Pinecrest Memorial Park. Whether you need immediate assistance or want a tour of the cemetery, we are here for you day and night.


Pinecrest and McLaurin

Unique feature at Pinecrest Memorial ParkPinecrest Memorial Gardens was established in 1965. Nearly a decade later in 1974, McLaurin Funeral Home was built on the property. The following year in 1975, Jimmy D. McLaurin purchased Pinecrest Memorial Gardens and eventually changed the name to Pinecrest Memorial Park. After the purchase of the cemetery, McLaurin Funeral Home at Pinecrest Memorial Park became sister locations, giving families the convenience of taking care of all funeral and burial arrangements.

In 1982, construction began on the first addition to the beautiful Chapel Mausoleum. Since then, 3 total additions have been made to the mausoleum, allowing for over 650 crypts and niches, and thus, making it the largest mausoleum in Johnston County.

Knollwood Memorial Park

On December 31, 1988, McLaurin purchased Knollwood Memorial Park, a cemetery that was originally established in the early 1940s for World War II veterans. He quickly created several gardens and worked with landscaping artists to develop a beautiful cemetery with a garden-like feel. Today, this area sits at the west end of Pinecrest Memorial Park.

In 2011, Pinecrest Memorial Park saw demand for more mausoleum space and began construction on the Faith Mausoleum.

Today, McLaurin Funeral Home, Knollwood Memorial Park and Pinecrest Memorial Park are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, giving you the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated establishments and the value you deserve.

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