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Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home has provided funeral and cremation services to families in Newton, North Carolina, since 1938. For more than 70 years, the Catawba County community has trusted us to honor their loved ones with respect, dignity and integrity. We serve all ethnicities and faith backgrounds and work closely with veterans organizations to honor those who have served our country.

Personalized funerals

Sitting Area at Willis-Reynolds Funeral HomeWhether you prefer a traditional church service; an intimate service in your home; a gathering at the funeral home, a cemetery or scattering site; or a large catered event, it is our honor to say, “Yes, we can do that.” Our professional and caring staff is committed to helping you organize a memorable tribute that celebrates your loved one’s passions, individuality and personality. Simply provide the inspiration, and we’ll handle all of the details.

Modern funeral home facility

Hallway at Willis-Reynolds Funeral HomeAt Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home, we understand that being surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends and having the right place for celebrating your loved one’s life are foundational to a meaningful experience. Our well-appointed funeral home offers an expansive lawn and large covered porticos at both the main and chapel entrances. For your convenience, there is ample parking in our large lot.

Inside our Colonial-style facility, you will find a bright and spacious chapel as well as 2 expansive spaces for visitations and gatherings. We also have a bright and airy reception room for catered events.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home has an on-site crematory, which means your loved one never leaves our care.

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At Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility 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.

Your trusted provider

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home is a member of North America's largest network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers. When you choose Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated funeral home, but also the value you deserve.

It is our honor to serve Catawba County families. Please visit Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home at 56 Northwest Boulevard in Newtown to meet our friendly staff and tour our beautiful funeral home. Contact us if you have an immediate need or would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.


Signage at Willis-Reynolds Funeral HomeWillis-Reynolds Funeral Home was founded in 1938 by James “Rex” Reynolds and Clyde Willis. The business was purchased by Catawba County native Stuart Terry in 1986. Terry bought property and built the funeral home at its current location near the Catawba County Judicial Center in 1989.

The on-site crematory was added in 2002. It was the first in the Newton-Conover area.

Today our team carries on a tradition of fine compassionate care 80 years in the making.

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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 828-464-0131 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Even during the Pandemic Willis-Reynolds held to a safe and high level of outstanding service. My family was very well pleased with the overall service and professionalism we all experienced during a very sad time in our lives. I would recommend them to anyone who experiences a loss of a family member."

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July 2020

"I would highly recommend Willis Reynolds to anyone looking for a quality, experienced funeral home. The staff was professional and met all of our needs!"

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January 2020

"All my needs and expectations were met or exceed in a professional and timely manner."

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January 2020

"Willis-Reynolds provided every conceivable service for us in an unsettled and difficult time. They anticipated our every need and were kind, considerate, and efficient. You couldn't ask for better service."

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December 2019

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