Raymond "Russ" Hackett has been in the funeral business since 1993, following in the footsteps of his grandfather. Russ obtained his funeral director and embalming license in 1997 from Jefferson State Community College and is also a pre-need insurance sales manager.
A part of our team since April 2007, Russ is our general and sales manager, responsible for achieving and maintaining excellence in service. He also educates people on the importance of advanced planning, speaking at seminars, community events and churches.
While under Russ' management, Cotten Funeral Home was placed in the Platinum Club for achieving excellence and received 2 Jimmy Odham Innovation Awards. Russ is a member of the New Bern Civitan Club and Elks Club, serves on the North Carolina State Board of Cremation Authority and is certified to teach Hospice Foundation of America-credited classes. He is also active in the Chamber of Commerce.
A charter member and elder at Latitude Church, Russ is very active in the community with youth and church league sports. He is married, enjoys boating and has 2 sons.
Christie Noe graduated from the funeral service education program at Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2005. Previously employed with Johnson Funeral Home from 2004 to 2005, she returned to the Johnson family in August 2016 as a funeral director and pre-arrangement counselor.
Christie is an active volunteer with the United Service Organization of Jacksonville and Onslow County Meals on Wheels.
Christina C Wagoner
Tina has been employed with Johnson Funeral Home since 1995, serving as both office manager and funeral director. She graduated with honors, from Fayetteville Technical Community College with a funeral directing diploma in 2005. She is a former member of the American Business Women's Association, Charter Chapter, having won Woman of the Year in 2007.
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