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Drum Funeral Home-Conover has been serving Catawba County families since 1926. Throughout the years, families in western North Carolina have trusted us to provide what they need to honor those held dear through funeral and memorial services.

Spacious chapel in Conover

Located in the heart of downtown Conover, Drum Funeral Home-Conover is a community landmark. Our funeral home's exterior has been updated in craftsman-style, and the interior features historic architecture and classic antique furniture in 2 spacious gathering areas. In addition, our chapel can comfortably accommodate 150 people who also benefit from ample on-site parking.

Personal funeral planning

Sitting Area at Drum Funeral Home - ConoverWhen visiting Drum Funeral Home-Conover, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere and personal attention. Planning a memorable burial or cremation can seem like a complex process, and we'll guide you every step of the way. We want you to have a positive experience and feel like you can depend on us anytime you need assistance.

Our staff is committed to excellence in planning your family’s funeral or memorial service. Whether a traditional church service, an intimate gathering in your home, on our grounds or at a cemetery, it is our honor to say, “Yes. We can do that.” To better meet your needs, we also offer catered receptions, plan-ahead options, help with obituaries and assist with creating special decor and gifts.

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At Drum Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families and are honored to support military service men and women who have given so much to protect our country. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we take our responsibility to our nation's heroes seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations that help people understand their veteran family members and guide them through their life stories for a more peaceful passing. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Tour our funeral home

For over 90 years, Drum Funeral Home-Conover has designed thoughtful funerals and memorials for families in Catawba County. We consider it a privilege to honor your loved ones and help create a lasting tribute. Feel free to come by to tour our funeral home or meet a dedicated member of our staff.


Drum Funeral Home-Conover was founded in 1926 by David Slyvanius Drum, known as “Van Drum” around the community. Stuart Terry, a Catawba County native, returned from Raleigh and purchased the funeral home in 1986 from the Drum family.

Today, we are honored to continue to serve our community and look forward to helping more families in our area. Drum Funeral Home-Conover celebrated 90 years of continuous operation in 2016 and is among the oldest funeral homes in Catawba County.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 828-464-3031 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Very caring and professional"

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August 2020

"Very professional"

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May 2020

"no pressure and tried their best to ensure that my needs were met"

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March 2020

"Compassion staff that treated us with care during a difficult time."

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February 2020

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