At Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley, North Carolina, we have been providing funeral and cremation services to Gaston County and the surrounding community since 1928. Throughout the decades, our business has remained a hallmark of professional funeral service in the Gaston County area. And as the needs and desires of Stanley people have changed over the years, so have we.
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Black car service
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Incense burning
- Cremation viewing suite
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Personalized funeral service
Many people are looking for new ways to celebrate their loved ones. In addition to traditional funerals, we also have customized Celebrations of Life® ceremonies that are designed to encompass the essence of the individual.
Celebrations of Life® can been achieved in many ways—often through photographs, videos, mementos and menus designed specifically with that one special person in mind. You now have endless opportunities for unique and memorable memorial events that encourage food, fellowship and storytelling like never before. At Carothers Funeral Home, our certified celebrants are available to assist you in creating a one-of-a-kind tribute to a one-of-a-kind life.
Making arrangements in advance
Planning final arrangements in advance—whether for yourself or a loved one—are a vital part of every family’s end-of-life plan. At Carothers Funeral Home, our advanced planning services are designed to relieve the emotional and financial burdens during an already difficult and emotional experience.
Planning in advance involves 4 simple steps: reflecting on what you want, recording your wishes, sharing the information with those you love and supporting your choices with comfortable financial arrangements. If you're interested in this planning ahead, please feel free and we can show you the way.
Supporting the Gaston County community
Every year, Memorial Day and Christmas are commemorated and celebrated at Carothers Funeral Home with services that help the Gaston County community remember, honor and heal. Also, every September, public servants are honored at the Hero’s Luncheon.
We support our public servant and veterans. The Dignity Memorial® Public Servant Program provides complimentary memorial services to any member of the police, fire or emergency services who die in the line of duty. In addition, homeless veterans who were honorably discharged can be buried with full military honors at a national cemetery through the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veteran Burial Program.
Carothers Funeral Home participates in the Step Out Walk Against Diabetes every year for the American Diabetes Association. We're always looking for ways to help the community and our neighbors. In fact, many of our associates are active members of civic clubs, churches and community groups across Gaston County.
Visit us anytime
Please visit us at 412 Main Street to meet our team and tour our beautiful funeral home facility.
Carothers Funeral Home was established in 1928 by Ervin S. Carothers on Page Street in Gastonia, North Carolina. Several years later, C.T. Settlemeyer purchased a portion of the business, creating Carothers & Settlemeyer Funeral Home, which then moved into the former T.W. Wilson home on Franklin Avenue.
The business expands
The funeral home was later sold to the brothers of Ervin Carothers: J. C. Carothers Sr. and E. Woodrow Carothers Sr. These 2 brothers expanded the Carothers Funeral Home business to Belmont, Mt. Holly and Stanley.
In 1954, the Carothers brothers were the 1st people in the area to construct a new building designed specifically as a funeral home. The new funeral home was located at 312 West 2nd Ave., where it remained until 2014.
In 1974, Dallas Funeral Home was purchased from Blair Falls Houser and in 1985, Carothers-Williams Corporation was formed, which also brought Gaston Memorial Park and Hillcrest Gardens into the family.
Carothers Funeral Home has been taking care of the Gaston County community since the beginning. As was common with funeral homes of the period, Carothers Funeral Home operated a large fleet of ambulances to serve the communities in Gaston County. The ambulance service continued until 1974 when modern emergency medical services were established in the area.
Joining the Dignity Memorial® network
Today, we are proud to be members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Carothers Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you can expect from a Stanley-operated establishment but also the amenities and benefits you deserve through North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.
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