Our professional staff can assist you and your family with direct burials, cremation services, national and international transfers,  and traditional services held in our chapel, your church, or at the graveside.

Our Staff

Families of all faiths, beliefs, practices, and financial circumstances are helped to plan a personalized and meaningful service with the dignity and compassion they deserve. We also offer advance planning to ease the emotional burden of your family on the most difficult day of their life.

Dignity and Compassion

The staff of Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory - Valdese, NC
Andy Thompson
Andy ThompsonOwner
Andy Thompson is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a native of Valdese, and has been in the funeral business since 1991. He is a graduate of East Burke High School, and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. in September 1995. He is a member of the National Morticians Fraternity, Pi Sigma Eta and serves on the Valdese Town Council. Andy is married to Connie R. Thompson who is also a native of Valdese. He is a member of Valdese First Baptist Church, a Mason and Shriner, and is an avid hunter, and enjoys gardening and traveling.
Ed Plemmons
Ed PlemmonsOwner
Ed Plemmons is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has lived in Valdese since 1966, and has been in the funeral business since 1963. He is a graduate of the Dallas Institute-Gupton Jones College in Dallas, TX in September 1966. He is married to Louise Plemmons who is a native of Valdese. They have three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is a member of the Valdese Rotary Club, a Mason and Shriner, and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Valdese where he is a Deacon.
Justin Abernathy
Justin AbernathyFuneral Home Manager - Funeral Service Licensee
Ashley Workman
Ashley WorkmanFuneral Service Licensee
Erica Flowers
Erica FlowersFuneral Service Licensee
Carl Duckworth
Carl DuckworthFuneral Director - Pre-Need Counselor
Rev. Marvin Wiley
Rev. Marvin WileyChaplain - Office Manager
Buddy Whitener
Buddy WhitenerFuneral Assistant
Gary Anthony
Gary AnthonyFuneral Assistant
Wiley Martin
Wiley MartinFuneral Assistant
Joe Thompson
Joe ThompsonFuneral Assistant
John Fowler
John FowlerFuneral Assistant
David Rust
David RustFuneral Assistant
Michael Hatley
Michael HatleyFuneral Assistant
Jerry Townsend
Jerry TownsendFuneral Director

Meaningful memorialization of a loved one’s passing can transform, heal, and comfort us. It highlights our loved ones’ sacrifices, reminds us of the things they value, and inspires us with their life stories.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory

You are welcome to call us any time of the day or night, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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