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For decades, families in Clayton, North Carolina, have trusted McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park to remember and celebrate the lives of people they have loved and lost. With a funeral home and cemetery on the same grounds, you have a convenient place to plan every detail of a funeral, cremation or burial with a team who is always ready to take your call.

A comforting funeral home

Chapel at McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial ParkBuilt in 1974, McLaurin Funeral Home is a 13,000-square-foot facility with ample parking and modern amenities. The chapel seats up to 225 guests. Seating is flexible and the room can be arranged any way you'd like.

If you're interested in hosting a reception before or after a memorial service, we have flexible, accommodating spaces and a selection of catering options. From a breakfast buffet to a cocktail hour to a seated dinner, our professional staff takes care of every detail, so you can spend more time with the people you care about.

Learn about our catering and reception services.

Personalized funerals and memorials

At McLaurin Funeral Home, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. Our attentive, experienced team is here to turn inspiration into reality. All you have to do is share your stories. Tell us about your loved one’s passions, personality, hobbies and interests, and we’ll celebrate the little things that made them special.

Mausoleum chapel at McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial ParkFrom a garden party with live music and passed hors d'oeuvres to a breakfast buffet with fresh flapjacks and mimosas, we create the one-of-a-kind reception reflective of your one-of-a-kind loved one. No wish is too big, no detail too small. It’s our job to make it memorable.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

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Cremations in Clayton

Signature Dedication at McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial ParkThere are many options for cremation in Clayton—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With space for outdoor services, expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none. What's more: McLaurin Funeral Home was the first funeral home in Johnston County with an on-site crematory, and we can accommodate a witness cremation, if that's your family's wish.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

If you're interested in a lasting remembrance of your loved one, Pinecrest Memorial Park and nearby Knollwood Memorial Park offer cremation cemetery options.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

Learn more about our cremation services.

Veterans burial benefits

McLaurin Funeral Home is honored to provide veterans with funerals befitting their service to our country. Our team is well-versed in military funeral honors and the burial benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We can walk you through the requirements and ensure your veteran has a most dignified memorial.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Planning ahead

Visitation room at McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial ParkIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, McLaurin Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Pinecrest Memorial Park

Pinecrest Memorial Park is a peaceful, serene resting place with many burial options, including traditional in-ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization. Our experienced and skilled grounds staff attends to every detail, ensuring a meticulously maintained park.

Mausoleums and more

Water feature at McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial ParkThe cemetery features many lovely burial gardens, including Garden of the Good Shepherd, Garden of the Whispering Waters and Garden of Love. For aboveground entombment, you can choose a community mausoleum, such as Chapel Mausoleum or Faith Mausoleum. There are also cremation options, such as a scattering garden.

Contact us anytime

We're here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, would like more information on planning ahead or are interested in touring the funeral home or memorial park.

McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park are located on Highway 70, just 4 miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. We also house the office for Knollwood Memorial Park.

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History

Pinecrest Memorial Gardens was established in 1965. Nearly a decade later, in 1974, McLaurin Funeral Home was built on the property. The following year, Jimmy D. McLaurin purchased Pinecrest Memorial Gardens and eventually changed the name to Pinecrest Memorial Park.

McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park then became sister locations, giving families the convenience of taking care of funeral, cremation and burial arrangements in one place.

In 1982, construction began on the first addition to the beautiful Chapel Mausoleum. Since then, three additions have been constructed, allowing for more than 650 crypts and niches. That made Chapel Mausoleum the largest in Johnston County. In 2011, recognizing the demand for even more mausoleum space, we built Faith Mausoleum.

Knollwood Memorial Park

Cemetery grounds at Knollwood Memorial ParkIn 1988, McLaurin purchased Knollwood Memorial Park, about 9 miles southeast of the funeral home, on Highway 70. The cemetery was established in the early 1940s for World War II veterans. McLaurin gave it a refresh, working with landscaping artists to develop the cemetery with a gardenlike feel. The office of Knollwood Memorial Park is at McLaurin Funeral Home.

Learn about Knollwood Memorial Park.

Service excellence, guaranteed

Today, McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Park are members of the Dignity Memorial® family, giving you the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated businesses and benefits no other provider can offer.

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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"If you have to choose a location for your love one this is the place. Everyone was great to work with and everything was done to perfection."

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July 2022

"Everything from the moment they came to bring mom to the funeral home to the service was exceptional. Timothy was amazing and very compassionate. Felt like family."

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June 2022

"Jim McLaurin referred back to several comments that we had made about our loved one to give us suggestions as we made our decisions. I was impressed that he remembered what we said and was able to guide us in our decision making. He made this difficult time easier to navigate and for that we are very grateful."

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May 2022

"A good few years ago my Aunt and I met with Laura Osborne for help in preparing my Aunt's Funeral. Since I was responsible for my Aunt I needed to make sure the funeral would have no cracks in it. I dealt with another funeral home here in NC for my mom and was very disappointed. Once my Aunt passed, and I called McLaurin, I was immediately helped r

ight away. They were was so helpful. I met with Jim to go over arrangements, and he was so kind and thoughtful. Jim even called the next day to see how I was doing and if I needed anything. This, left a major impression that they care about their clients during a very difficult time in their lives. Jim understood what I needed to get accomplished, since my Aunt needed to be transported to a another funeral home in NJ and would be buried in a Jewish cemetery there were certain things that were needed. He helped me through a very difficult time that I was avoiding emotionally. I can't thank you enough for helping me the way you all did. It's so very much appreciated and I will be recommending you guys to anyone who asks me."

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