At Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, North Carolina, we have proudly served the Catawba County community since 1926. For nearly a century, families have trusted us to honor their loved ones with funeral and cremation services that reflect their lives.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Popular music selections
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Personalized funeral service
Each person’s life is unique and special and deserves a celebration to match. At Drum Funeral Home, our professional and experienced team understands the importance of honoring your family’s rituals and traditions and sharing your loved one’s life story. We proudly serve families of all faiths, religions, backgrounds and cultures.
Committed to serving you
The team at Drum Funeral Home is committed to meeting your needs. Whether you prefer a traditional church service, a service in your home, on our campus or at a cemetery or a large catered outdoor event on our grounds, it is our honor to say, "Yes, we can do that."
Modern, versatile funeral home
Our Hickory funeral home was designed and constructed in 2007 to provide a fresh, flexible space for hosting customized funeral and memorial services. Our state-of-the-art facility offers spacious gathering rooms, a large chapel, full kitchen, cozy fireplace, original artwork, woodland surroundings and ample parking.
Honoring veterans, military families
At Drum Funeral Home, we are honored to support our veterans and military service men and women who have given so much to protect our country. We work with local veterans organizations that help people understand their veteran family members and guide them through their life stories for a more peaceful passing.
Drum Funeral Home proudly participates in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In fact, we’re a Level 4 Community Partner that offers both knowledge and service to honor our nation’s veterans.
At Drum Funeral Home, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us as your provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Hickory operated funeral home, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.
Located in the Viewmont community, our funeral home is convenient for St. Stephens, Bethlehem and Lake Hickory families. We invite you to visit Drum Funeral Home to meet our staff and tour our beautiful facility. Please contact us if you have an immediate need or would like more information about our funeral, cremation and memorial services.
The Drum family of funeral homes was founded in 1926 by David Slyvanius Drum, known as “Van Drum” around the community. With more than 90 years of continuous service, the Conover, North Carolina, location is the oldest funeral home in Catawba County.
In 1986, Stuart Terry, a Catawba County native, returned from Raleigh and purchased the business from the Drum family. Drum Funeral Homes joined the Dignity Memorial® family in 2012. Stuart's son, Greg Terry, continues to guide the business as general manager.
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"If you want to be treated with respect and professionalism, this is the place to go. They have a beautiful chapel and the building is beautiful. Highly recommend them."
"The professional way that you took care of everything was wonderful."
"Drums Funeral Home Hickory has helped me and my siblings with our father and mother's deaths. They are truly wonderful, in every way possible."
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"THESE PEOPLE WERE EXTREMELY CARING COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE."