Fair Funeral Home
Fair Funeral Home Staff

Neil Fair

President/ Owner
Funeral Director - Embalmer- Pre-Need Counselor
US Army Veteran - Military Police - during Vietnam era - Germany, Turkey, Washington DC
US Air Force Civil Air Patrol - Pilot - Rank of Captain
Private Pilot Airplane- Instrument & Commercial Rating, Helicopter trainee rating
Present- Chairman of Rockingham County Airport Authority
Present- Member of Local Board of Directors - BB&T
Present- Member of Professional Board of Hospice of Rockingham County
Present- Member of Leaksville United Methodist Church
Present- Member of Eden Rotary
Past- Chairman of Morehead Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
Past- Chairman of the Eden Chamber of Commerce - 2011
Past- Chairman of Eden YMCA
Past- President of Eden Jaycees - 1986
Past- President of Eden United Way - 1990
Past- Chairman of United Way of Rockingham County Consolidation Committee - 3 years
Past- Member of:
Board of Directors of Help, Inc.
Board of Directors of Rockingham Community College Foundation
Board of Directors of the Eden Red Cross
Local Board of Directors - Gate City Savings & Loan
Rockingham County Partnership for Economic Development

James M. Fair Jr.

Funeral Director - Embalmer
Pre-Need Counselor

Charles Edward Fair Jr.

Assistant Funeral Director

Graduated Morehead High School - 1968
Graduated Rockingham Community College - 1972
Graduated Gupton College of Mortuary Science -1981
U.S. Army Veteran - Vietnam - Two tours of duty 1969-1972
Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member American Legion

Al Fair

Funeral Director
Pre-Need Director
Embalmer
Past president of Eden Jaycees, 2002-2003, with membership from 2000-2004.
Past member of the Eden Kiwanis during 2006 and 2007.
Present member of the cemetery board for Overlook Cemetery.
Present member of the Eden Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
A native of Eden, NC, Al graduated from Morehead Senior High School class of 1992. He served 11 years in Boy Scouts from 1984 thru 1995, serving as a leader and as an Assistant Scoutmaster where he earned the award of Eagle Scout. Al attended Fayetteville Technical Community College and achieved an Associates in Applied Science of Funeral Service in 1996, and is a fourth generation family member of the business. He is currently a member of Growing Oaks Community Church and the church praise team and has been a drummer/musician for 29 years. He is married to Amanda Wilson Fair, and has three sons, Michael, Nathan and Aidan Fair.

Tonia Cairo

Funeral Director
Pre-Need Director
Tonia is a native of Albermarle, NC but has called Eden home since 1983. She became interested in funeral service while working with Hospice of Rockingham County. Tonia has now been with Fair Funeral Home for over 20 years. She received her funeral directing license in 1996. Currently, she works as the office manager, funeral director , as well as Pre-Need Director.

Tonia has four children, Austin, Drake, Isabela and Zoe. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Eden where she enjoys playing with the Handbell Choir.

Curtis Jefferson

Assistant Funeral Director
Matt Fisher

Assistant Funeral Director
Graduate of Morehead High School 2004
Entered US Marine Corps in 2004
Served in Iraq Jan 2007 thru Feb 2008
Serves in US Marine Corps Reserve , Rank of SSgt
Attending Rockingham Community College
Member of The Young Professinals of Rockingham County
Assistant Funeral Director

Bobby Cox

Assistant Funeral Director
Bernie Moore

Assistant Funeral Director
Jimmy Voss

Assistant Funeral Director
Jimmy is a native of Spray, NC, which is now Eden. He retired from Dupont in 1994 after 29 years of service and joined our staff in January 1996.

Jimmy is a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church having served as a Deacon there. He has three children and three grand-children.

Ken Tuttle, Sr.

Assistant Funeral Director

Virginia A. Tuttle - Wife
3 Children & 6 Grand-Children
Member Centenary United Methodist Church
Graduated from Stoneville High School - 1959
Certificate of Management Education - N.C. State University
Retire from Unifi as Planning Manager after 43 years service in textiles
Presently serving as Fir Commissioner for Shiloh Fire Department
Volunteer Fireman - Shiloh Fire Department - 1969-1983
Past member of Rockingham Personel Association and Board of Directors - American Red Cross - Eden

Lanney Gilley

Funeral Director and Preneed Director
Lanney Gilley, a native of Eden, attended Morehead High School, graduating in 1972. He is married to Anna Land Gilley and has two children; daughter, Lanna and son, Justin; and two granddaughters, Peyton and Grace. In his younger years he was a paramedic for Rockingham County EMS before coming to Fair Funeral Home in 1987. Lanney attended Fayetteville Technical College where he studied Funeral Directing and became licensed with North Carolina in 1990. His hobbies include horseback riding and camping with his family.

Bruce Carter

Assistant Funeral Director
Chris Higgs

Member Sunset Avenue Church of God - Asheboro, NC
Graduated with Honors Morehead High School - 2005
Bachelors of Science in Business Administrations and Minor in Religion - Lee University
Real Estate License - March 2011
Beginning Funeral Service Education in August at Fayetteville Technical Community College
Member of Young Professionals, Mason Leaksville Lodge 136, church choir, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, church league softball and volleyball, volunteer for church missions and upsilon XI

Lillie Bell Virginia Cheshire Powell Hopkins
b: Dec 16, 1923 d: Oct 27, 2014
Blanche "Nanny" Beal Wilson
b: Mar 7, 1937 d: Oct 25, 2014
Locksley Saunders Cannon
b: Mar 23, 1947 d: Oct 22, 2014
William "Doug" Douglas Brown
b: Jul 1, 1943 d: Oct 23, 2014
Barbara Odell Ellington
b: Jul 13, 1933 d: Oct 22, 2014
Kenneth Thomas Manuel
b: Aug 11, 1957 d: Oct 22, 2014
Patricia Hankins New
b: Jul 11, 1939 d: Oct 21, 2014
Roy Franklin Kendrick
b: Jul 5, 1933 d: Oct 18, 2014
Lillie Edwards Ramsey
b: Dec 30, 1924 d: Oct 19, 2014
Myrtle Olivia Bass Hodges
b: Sep 8, 1914 d: Oct 18, 2014
Robert Wendell Moore, Jr.
b: Aug 29, 1944 d: Oct 13, 2014
Melissa "Missy" Bennett Lynch
b: Mar 7, 1973 d: Oct 13, 2014
Viola Gillispie Rutledge
b: Sep 26, 1928 d: Oct 11, 2014
Kenneth Duane Allen, Sr.
b: May 19, 1956 d: Oct 10, 2014
Billy Moore Brown, Jr.
b: Apr 12, 1942 d: Oct 9, 2014
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Fair Funeral Home • Address: 432 Boone Road Eden NC, 27288 • Mailing Address: PO Box 337 Eden NC, 27289 • Telephone: (336) 623-2161


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