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Our Staff

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Bennett Funeral Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Bennett Funeral Service

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Robbie Bennett President/Funeral Director

Robert (Robbie) Bennett is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator. He , along with his wife Rhonda are the owners of Bennett Funeral Service. Robbie is a graduate of Maiden High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, with over 34 years experience as a funeral service professional. He served as District Director for the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association for six years, where he chaired several committees and served on the Executive board. Robbie is also a former member of the Bandys Volunteer Fire Department, has served two terms as past president of Balls Creek Lions Club and Balls Creek Optimist Club, and was elected by County Commissioners to serve on the Balls Creek Small Area Planning Committee. 

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Rhonda Bennett Vice-President/Business Manager

Rhonda (Lee) Bennett and her husband Robbie are  owners of Bennett Funeral Service. A graduate of Bandys High School and Fayetteville Technical Community College, she has completed her apprenticeship and is preparing to take her State Exam to become a licensed funeral director. Rhonda is a lifelong member of the Balls Creek Community, and prior to joining her husband in funeral service, she worked with Catawba County Schools.

 

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Abby Auman Pre-Planning Counselor

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Joel and Jan Harris Aftercare Directors

Joel and Jan Harris will lead the aftercare program at  Bennett Funeral Service

Joel Harris is a graduate of Bandys High School and Lenoir Rhyne University.  He currently serves as Minister of Music/Outreach of Trinity Baptist Church in Newton NC, with over 40 years experience in church work.  He is a past member of Newton-Conover Rotary Club.  He also served on the downtown revitalization committee in Newton.  


Jan Kirby Harris is a graduate of Newton-Conover High School and attended Mars Hill University for 2 years.  She worked in the banking industry for 15 years and in the retail furniture business for over 25 years.  She also works alongside her husband in ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in Newton. She and her husband, Joel, reside in Newton.  They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

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Aundrea Murphy Administrative Assistant

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Heather Job Administrative Assistant

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Charlie Miller Funeral Assistant

Charlie Miller joined Bennett Funeral Service in October 2014.

Charlie was born and raised in Hickory, growing up in the St. Stephens community with his parents and two brothers. After graduating from St. Stephen's High School, he then studied business at CVCC before joining the United States Army and serving his country for two years.Charlie is a charter member of American Legion Post 544, serves as Vice Commander, and is Captain of the Honor Guard Squad.

Charlie and his wife Janie Houser Miller were married in August 1969 and together have four children. Two of their children passed away as infants, their son, who was a twin was born with Cerebral Palsy. They have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Charlie is a lifelong member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church and serves on The Board of Elders. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Most of Charlie's previous employment, for forty plus years was a salesman for tire companies. He retired from American Tire Distributors in 2013, but prior to retirement began working for an area funeral home.

"Bennett Funeral Service is a family owned business and that is exactly what it feels like "family". A warm friendly atmosphere and the good feeling it brings to me when we are able to serve families in the community".

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Lisa Harvey Administrative Assistant

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Allen McCoy Funeral Assistant

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Anita Loftin Administrative Assistant

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Jim Schronce Funeral Assistant

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Mike Trouille Funeral Assistant

Mike began working as a part-time funeral assistant with Bennett Funeral Service in 2016. He was born and raised in the Balls Creek/Bandys Community.

Mike is a graduate of Bandys High School and a 23-year veteran fireman for Bandys Fire Dept. Station #2 and former owner of Ken's Body Shop in Maiden. Mike has been happily married to Beth Wright Trouille for 45 years, he has two sons and two grandchildren. Mike is a lifelong member of Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden, he enjoys fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time at his log cabin.

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Eddy Caldwell Funeral Assistant

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Jim Ball Funeral Assistant

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Kevin Boggs Funeral Assistant

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Josh Frye Funeral Assistant

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Dave Blackburn Funeral Assistant

Dave began working with Bennett Funeral Service in 2013 as a funeral assistant. A native of Newton, Dave and his wife, Doris Roseman Blackburn have two sons and two beautiful granddaughters.  He is a 1958 graduate of Newton Conover High School, member of Faith Baptist Church in Newton, a member of Masonic Lodge 248 in Newton and American Legion Post 16. Dave enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  

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Tim Lowrance Funeral Assistant

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David Adams Funeral Assistant

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Amanda Lancaster Hairdresser

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Rodney Sigmon Funeral Assistant

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Raymond Hamrick Funeral Assistant

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David Adams Funeral Assistant

Robbie Bennett

President/Funeral Director
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Robert (Robbie) Bennett is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator. He , along with his wife Rhonda are the owners of Bennett Funeral Service. Robbie is a graduate of Maiden High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, with over 34 years experience as a funeral service professional. He served as District Director for the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association for six years, where he chaired several committees and served on the Executive board. Robbie is also a former member of the Bandys Volunteer Fire Department, has served two terms as past president of Balls Creek Lions Club and Balls Creek Optimist Club, and was elected by County Commissioners to serve on the Balls Creek Small Area Planning Committee. 

Rhonda Bennett

Vice-President/Business Manager
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Rhonda (Lee) Bennett and her husband Robbie are  owners of Bennett Funeral Service. A graduate of Bandys High School and Fayetteville Technical Community College, she has completed her apprenticeship and is preparing to take her State Exam to become a licensed funeral director. Rhonda is a lifelong member of the Balls Creek Community, and prior to joining her husband in funeral service, she worked with Catawba County Schools.

 

Abby Auman

Pre-Planning Counselor
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Joel and Jan Harris

Aftercare Directors
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Joel and Jan Harris will lead the aftercare program at  Bennett Funeral Service

Joel Harris is a graduate of Bandys High School and Lenoir Rhyne University.  He currently serves as Minister of Music/Outreach of Trinity Baptist Church in Newton NC, with over 40 years experience in church work.  He is a past member of Newton-Conover Rotary Club.  He also served on the downtown revitalization committee in Newton.  


Jan Kirby Harris is a graduate of Newton-Conover High School and attended Mars Hill University for 2 years.  She worked in the banking industry for 15 years and in the retail furniture business for over 25 years.  She also works alongside her husband in ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in Newton. She and her husband, Joel, reside in Newton.  They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Aundrea Murphy

Administrative Assistant
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Heather Job

Administrative Assistant
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Charlie Miller

Funeral Assistant
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Charlie Miller joined Bennett Funeral Service in October 2014.

Charlie was born and raised in Hickory, growing up in the St. Stephens community with his parents and two brothers. After graduating from St. Stephen's High School, he then studied business at CVCC before joining the United States Army and serving his country for two years.Charlie is a charter member of American Legion Post 544, serves as Vice Commander, and is Captain of the Honor Guard Squad.

Charlie and his wife Janie Houser Miller were married in August 1969 and together have four children. Two of their children passed away as infants, their son, who was a twin was born with Cerebral Palsy. They have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Charlie is a lifelong member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church and serves on The Board of Elders. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Most of Charlie's previous employment, for forty plus years was a salesman for tire companies. He retired from American Tire Distributors in 2013, but prior to retirement began working for an area funeral home.

"Bennett Funeral Service is a family owned business and that is exactly what it feels like "family". A warm friendly atmosphere and the good feeling it brings to me when we are able to serve families in the community".

Lisa Harvey

Administrative Assistant
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Allen McCoy

Funeral Assistant
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Anita Loftin

Administrative Assistant
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Jim Schronce

Funeral Assistant
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Mike Trouille

Funeral Assistant
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Mike began working as a part-time funeral assistant with Bennett Funeral Service in 2016. He was born and raised in the Balls Creek/Bandys Community.

Mike is a graduate of Bandys High School and a 23-year veteran fireman for Bandys Fire Dept. Station #2 and former owner of Ken's Body Shop in Maiden. Mike has been happily married to Beth Wright Trouille for 45 years, he has two sons and two grandchildren. Mike is a lifelong member of Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden, he enjoys fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time at his log cabin.

Eddy Caldwell

Funeral Assistant
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Jim Ball

Funeral Assistant
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Kevin Boggs

Funeral Assistant
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Josh Frye

Funeral Assistant
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Dave Blackburn

Funeral Assistant
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Dave began working with Bennett Funeral Service in 2013 as a funeral assistant. A native of Newton, Dave and his wife, Doris Roseman Blackburn have two sons and two beautiful granddaughters.  He is a 1958 graduate of Newton Conover High School, member of Faith Baptist Church in Newton, a member of Masonic Lodge 248 in Newton and American Legion Post 16. Dave enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  

Tim Lowrance

Funeral Assistant
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David Adams

Funeral Assistant
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Amanda Lancaster

Hairdresser
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Rodney Sigmon

Funeral Assistant
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Raymond Hamrick

Funeral Assistant
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David Adams

Funeral Assistant
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