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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.

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. 

Trusted provider

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.

Visit us

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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 828-267-5740 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.

"Drum Funeral Home services were professional and caring from beginning to end. Although my father had himself graciously arranged for most everything in advance, it was still very helpful to go through the arrangements in detail so that our family really understood everything. We appreciated the clarity with which things were addressed, and the chance to make small changes/deletions and additions as needed. We never felt rushed by anyone, nor that we were taking too much of the staff's time. The staff, especially Karen Reid, made our experience as painless and warm as possible given the circumstances! We also appreciated still being able to have the burial at the graveside, despite the recent winter storm and mud complicating things a bit. That flexibility for us was noted!"

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February 2021

"My husband was cremated, so there were no 'real' services encountered. However, I want to say how comforting it was to see homemade, beautiful quilts used when removing him from the home and at the time of official identification."

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January 2021

"Karen & Duane were both very helpful, professionally & understanding!! Thank you both. Drums should be proud the way they take pride in their jobs & the down home feel. Thank you, Randall & Greg Sullins"

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December 2020

"Super compassionate staff, very kind and we couldn't have asked for any better."

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September 2020

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