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 1970-1971
Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member American Legion

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.

Nicholas "Nick" Barbour

Assistant Funeral Director
Graduated with honors from Morehead High School in 2008
Bachelor of Science with honors in International Business from UNCG
Achieved International Honors in Business at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
Alumni of UNCG Men's Rugby Team - 2009 State Champions

Micaela Cook

Funeral Service Apprentice
Browns Summit, NC Graduate with honors of Northeast Guilford High School
Two years of college education at The University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Attending Fayetville Technical Community College pursuing a full-service Mortuary Science degree

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

Paul Moore

Assistant Funeral Director

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

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.

Bernie Moore

Assistant Funeral Director

Jon R. Wood

Funeral Director - Embalmer - Pre-Need Counselor

Graduate of Morehead High School 1994
Graduate of FTCC with degree in full-service Mortuary Science with honors
Graduate of Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming with a degree in Reconstruction Surgery
License in North Carolina and Virginia
Member of Kiwanis
Vice-President of South Side District of the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Member of the Fraternal Order of Embalmers of the United States
Member of Ruffin-Stacey Baptist Church