Since 2011, Chris has provided compassionate care to families in the Eastern Carolina area. Chris earned his degree in mortuary science from the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2005. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.
Raymond R Hackett
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.
This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. With over 2,000 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 300,000 families a year.