About

McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park have served generations of people with a tradition of compassionate care. Working together, the funeral home and cemetery located in Clayton, North Carolina, 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 and Pinecrest Memorial Park serve all ethnicities and faiths. They also have experience working with veterans organizations on military funerals.

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 was the first funeral home in Johnston County with an on-site crematory. When you choose one of our many cremation options, your loved one never leaves our care. 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 Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Pinecrest Memorial Park 

Cemetery grounds at Pinecrest Memorial ParkAt 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. The park is a peaceful and serene space, offering many interment options, including traditional in-ground burial, lawn crypt entombment, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization.

Burial options

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.

Visit us anytime

McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park are located on Highway 70, just 4 miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. The facility has ample on-site parking. We also house the office for Knollwood Memorial Park, located at 4362 US 70 Business Hwy W in Clayton, and we are proud to serve Knollwood families as well. If you have any questions or would like a tour of our funeral home or memorial parks, just let us know and we'll be happy to oblige. 

History

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

Knollwood Memorial Park

On December 31, 1988, McLaurin purchased Knollwood Memorial Park, located about 9 miles southeast of the funeral home on Highway 70. The cemetery 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, the office of Knollwood Memorial Park is housed in the McLaurin Funeral Home facilities. 

Trusted services

Today, McLaurin Funeral Home 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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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.

"McLaurin staff along with the funeral director show so much compassion and concern to me and you could clearly tell they were there to ensure my wishes were honored. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Jim and his staff. Excellent professional service"

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July 2021

"Whatever you request, within reason, they do their best to deliver. Always very understanding and present for your needs."

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June 2021

"The staff (Terry) seemed to be everywhere I turned...and I was so thankful I didn't have to worry about getting folks together or telling people where to go for lunch or times etc. This really helped reduce my stress."

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June 2021

"Laura is amazing. Our services are the end of June and I am Looking forward to working with Laura when I get to town and finally able to put a face to the voice."

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May 2021

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