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Updated November 11, 2020
Based on Governor's Executive Order 176
The Covid-19 Pandemic continues to affect our community, the families we serve, our personal families and our employees. Our funeral home’s highest priority remains the safety of these people. Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order begins to re-open some businesses but has little effect on how we must operate in these trying times.
We must require the wearing of masks while inside our funeral home.
We must enforce six (6) foot social distancing.
We will encourage hand washing or the use of disinfectant upon entering and leaving our facility.
The actual funeral service is exempt, but prudent safety measures dictate we adhere to the above listed safety measures; therefore, any funeral services conducted within our facility will be limited to a maximum of fifty (50) persons. This includes the total of family members and guests. This number may be lowered to maintain proper social distancing.
Any activities prior to or following the funeral service are not exempt and must adhere to the mandated maximum of 10 people per room inside, or 50 outside. This includes visitations, receptions, and social gatherings. We will continue to offer extended hours for individual to come by the funeral home to pay condolences.
By working together, we can mitigate the impact this virus may have on our community and on our families.
Welcome to Phillips Funeral Home
As traditions might change, one thing remains constant- the personal care and professional attention given to each
family we serve. Because of this care we have been rated as one of the top funeral homes in the country, a
designation of which we are very proud and work hard to maintain.
Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the
traditional funeral and cremation services that we have to offer. If you have any questions or concerns please feel
free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person. We are always
here to help.
Phillips Funeral Home, Star NC is proud be part of the Pugh Funeral Home Family. The Pugh Funeral
Home tradition started 170 years ago in 1857, now serving Families from five Piedmont North Carolina locations,
Asheboro, Randleman, Troy, Siler City, and Star. Since our beginning we have always have been a family owned
and operated business we continue to be so now.
To learn more about Phillips Funeral Home go to Our Location page.
Phillips Funeral Home was established in 1907. Hayes Downing Phillips became the founder in an era when wagons served as hearses and caskets were handmade by R. R. Riddle of High Falls. His son, Melvin, took over the operation of the funeral home in 1945 and proved to be an asset to the town of Star by managing the business, operating an emergency ambulance service, and giving back to his community through civic affairs. After Melvin's untimely death in 1967, his wife and son, Mitchell and Riley, continued the operation.
In 1968, Riley became the third generation owner and manager. In 1976, his wife, Marilyn, joined him as funeral director and office manager. They, along with a compassionate staff, strive to stay abreast of changes in the funeral industry while continuing to offer personal service to those in need.
In early 2017 Riley and Marilyn Phillips contacted Pugh Funeral Home, and we joined operations in March 2017.
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