Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd. Newton, NC


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    Naomi Y Smith

    Funeral Director

    After several years of retirement from a 30-year teaching career at Western Piedmont Community College, Naomi began working with our area funeral homes in 2012. She fulfilled a longtime goal of becoming a funeral director when she received her license in February 2016.

    Naomi says, "Being a funeral director is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. It is truly a privilege and honor to serve families and walk with them during such a difficult time. How exciting and wonderful it is to have a profession that 99% of our families hug us, love us and appreciate everything we do to assist them with one of the most difficult tasks they will encounter."

    Naomi is an active member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover, North Carolina. She has served on the consistory, as well as numerous other committees within the church. Naomi has volunteered with Caldwell County Hospice & Palliative Care for the past 14 years in the role as an 11th hour volunteer. Naomi also is active in volunteering for Relay for Life, Bat for the Cure for prostate cancer and with Alzheimer patients. Naomi believes volunteering is an important way of giving back to a community that gives so much to each of us. Her spare time is spent with the loves of her life: her 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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    William Gregory Terry


    Greg was first offered the opportunity to work in the funeral business after his father purchased Drum Funeral Home in the summer of 1986. It left such an impression on Greg that he decided to pursue a funeral director license following his graduation from Clemson University in May 1989. He became licensed in April 1991 and enjoys the experience of helping families during one of the toughest times in their lives.

    Greg has been a member, firefighter and secretary of the Conover Fire Department since 1989, a member and past president of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club since 1990 and on the board of directors for Peoples Bank since 2004. He is a member, usher and part of the praise-service set-up crew of Concordia Lutheran Church and a member of the Hickory Sportsman's Club. He was also a past board member of the Sipes Orchard Home Capital Campaign Committee, the Family Guidance Center, the Science Center and the Newton Downtown Revitalization Committee.

    Greg and his wife have been married since April 1992. They have a son and a daughter.