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At McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, we have been providing funeral and cremation services for our friends and neighbors in Monroe, North Carolina, and the surrounding Union County area since 1933. For more than 80 years, we have been dedicated to the generations of families who have put their confidence in our professional and experienced team.

Personalized funeral service

We are committed to helping you honor your loved ones by providing personalized funeral and memorial services that meet your needs and final wishes. From music and food to flowers and mementos, there are countless ways to celebrate your loved one’s unique and remarkable life. Simply provide the inspiration and we’ll take care of all the details—no matter how big or small.

We Honor Veterans level 3 badgeWe honor veterans

At McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. 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.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of cemetery, funeral and cremation establishments. As a Dignity Memorial provider, we offer the compassionate care you can expect from a locally operated establishment along with the value and amenities you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral providers in the country.

Visit us anytime

We invite you to stop by to meet our friendly team and tour our historic funeral home facility. Please contact us if you have an immediate need or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

Historic location

Entrance at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe Our lovely funeral home facility is located in the Historical District of downtown Monroe on South Main Street in a former private residence home. The home was built in 1903 and is a true architectural beauty with many comforting qualities. A chapel was built in 1953 with seating for up to 275 people. There's also a private family room. Our facility offers a large visitation room to accommodate extended families and friends. We also have several other smaller rooms for private and intimate gatherings. Our lighted parking area can accommodate 105 vehicles.


McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe was founded in 1933 by Carl J. McEwen. Upon his death in 1953, McEwen Funeral Home merged with Marshville Funeral Home. This formed a partnership between George W. Davis, nephew of Carl McEwen, Tom Lee from Marshville Funeral Home and W. T. Wall.

Ambulance service

In addition to funeral service, McEwen Funeral Home also provided a valuable ambulance service as well as air ambulance plane service. Very few communities in the United States enjoyed an air ambulance plane and there were none in the Southeast except for the 1 offered by McEwen Funeral Home. The single engine biplane saved many lives in the 30s. At the request of the federal government, McEwen Funeral Home eventually donated the plane to the war effort.

This business grows

As a result of their high standards of quality and a strong reputation in the community, the McEwen Funeral Home business grew rapidly. Another location was built in Monroe in 1935 and another location was added on East Morehead Street in Charlotte in 1947. As the business continued to grow, we added more locations: one location in Derita in 1972 and another in Pineville in 1993.

Dedicated to Monroe families

At McEwen Funeral Home, we have served Monroe and Union County with dignity for more than 80 years. We always strive to provide you with the best possible service, whether you choose a traditional funeral service or a direct cremation. Our professional and experienced team is committed to the best service possible in your time of need.

Award-winning funeral home

In 2007, we became associated with the Dignity Memorial® network. We have continued to provide the same service and compassion that our name, McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, has always been known for. In a survey done by our local newspaper, The Enquirer-Journal, the readers of Monroe and Union County selected McEwen Funeral Home as a Reader’s Choice Winner for Funeral Homes, year after year—an award we are all honored to have received.

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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 704-289-3173 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.

"I have never been responsible for planning a funeral and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it couldn't have been a better experience. I felt supported and like I had a team of caring professionals there to meet my needs before I even realized I had a need. Everyone was amazing and I cannot adequately express my gratitude."

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November 2020

"Arlene and the entire staff at McEwen's was phenomenal. I can't thank her enough for her support and guidance through the time of loss. Our entire needs were met and surpassed 110%. Keep up the great work!"

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September 2020

"Everyone was so willing to help in anyway. They were all professionals. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

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September 2020

"We where very pleased working with McEwen and their staff."

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September 2020

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