Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 336-889-5045 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


James Cumby

James Cumby

President

James Cumby was born into the funeral business. He worked part-time with his parents while in high school and after graduation, he attended the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. James later went on to receive his degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama. He has been a licensed funeral service professional since 1962. On May 12, 2011, James celebrated 50 years of working with Cumby Family Funeral Service.

Andrew Cumby

Andrew Cumby

Managing Partner

Andrew Cumby received his Funeral Service Degree in 2000, from Fayetteville Technical Community College. After graduating, he moved back to High Point, and joined Cumby Family Funeral Service on a full time basis. Andrew spent a year in Atlanta, Georgia working for Wages & Sons Funeral Service, where he learned about crematory operations and crematory management. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator.

William Michael Cumby

William Michael Cumby

Michael Cumby joined the business in 2005 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Financial Management and Economics. He received his North Carolina Funeral Directors degree in 2007 and his Funeral Directors license in 2009. Michael is also a trained crematory operator and a former board member with the Cremation Association of North Carolina.

Cy Brooks

Cy Brooks

Funeral Director

Cy Books also grew up in the funeral business. He received his license in 1985 and his degree from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Prior to joining Cumby Family Funeral Service, Cy lived in the Charlotte area, where he managed a funeral home.

Deana Kelly

Deana Kelly

Funeral Director

Deana joined Cumby Family Funeral Service in May 2015, when she relocated to the area from Florida, and brings with her over 18 years of experience in the funeral industry, having served as a funeral director in Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Deana is a member of the Furnitureland Rotary Club in High Point, The Junior League of High Point, The Triad Women's Forum, The Guild of Family Service of High Point and is a graduate of the Leadership High Point Class of 2016. She and her husband, Mike, reside in the Emerywood neighborhood of High Point, with their two basset hounds, Asher and Grace.

Mickey Peeler

Mickey Peeler

Funeral Director

A native of High Point, Mickey joined our company in 2002 as a licensed funeral director.

Bob Whetstone

Bob Whetstone

Funeral Director

Bob joined our staff in September 2014 and brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the funeral industry. He attended Anderson College in Anderson, IN and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA.  He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator, and serves as our Crematory Manager.  Bob is very active in Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, where he attends.  He is also an active member and former president of the Kernersville Civitan Club.


Tommy Southern

Tommy Southern

Funeral Director

Tommy joined Cumby Family Funeral Service in December 2015.  He received his diploma (honors) in funeral service in 1990 from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA, and in 1995 received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Religion from Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC.  He received his North Carolina Funeral Service license in October 1990 and became a certified crematory operator in March 2016.  He has previously served funeral homes in Greensboro and Statesville.  Tommy attends Hayworth Wesleyan Church and his hobbies include stamp collecting, reading and visiting presidential gravesites.  He has three children – Caleb (22), Abbey (16) and Josiah (13), and currently lives in Archdale with his dachshund, Isabel.


Jonathan Ritter

Jonathan Ritter

Funeral Director

Jonathan received his Funeral Service Education degree in 1994 and his Funeral Service License in 1995.  He had worked with Cumby Family Funeral Service from 1997 until 2011, and returned in 2014.  He and his wife, Krista, have four children, Wesley, Grace, Seth and Faith.





E. Ray Cecil

E. Ray Cecil

Funeral Director

Ray has been with Cumby Family Funeral Service since 1955, longer than any other employee. He has been active in the Archdale community his entire life and is a licensed funeral director.

Makeba Gregg

Makeba Gregg

Funeral Director / Administration



David Emery

David Emery

Aftercare Director

Rev. David Emery is our Aftercare Director, and part of his ministry is to direct the services that we provide for our families following the funeral. He comes to us with a wealth of experience in pastoral ministry, having served congregations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina during his 38 years of pastoral ministry. Having lived in the High Point area for 30 years, he has walked through the "valley of death" with hundreds of local families.

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Administration

Lisa is native of Archdale and has been with the company since 1990. She is in charge of the administrative operations in our Archdale office.

Susan Young

Susan Young

Administration



Eddie Oakley

Eddie Oakley

Ambassador

Eddie is a funeral director's assistant at our funeral home in High Point. He's very active in the Jamestown, High Point and Archdale area and is an avid Duke fan.

Donnie Finch

Donnie Finch

Ambassador

Donnie has been working part-time for several years. He currently serves as a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our Archdale facility.

Dale Hall

Dale Hall

Ambassador

Dale is a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our High Point facility. He and his wife Edith are members of Community Bible Church in High Point.

Barney Heath

Barney Heath

In Loving Memory
November 2, 1943 - April 18, 2016

Barney was an active member of the Archdale community most of his life, mostly working in sales. He was a greeter at our Archdale facility and a funeral director's assistant. He was a member of Colonial Baptist Church in Trinity. Barney loved his Lord, his family and helping people.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle and will be deeply missed.

Mark Hyde

Mark Hyde

Ambassador

Mark is the son of Bob and also a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our Archdale facility. He is a teacher at Wheatmore High School in Trinity.

Ted Isaacs

Ted Isaacs

Ambassador

Ted Isaacs joined our company in 2011. He serves as a greeter and funeral service assistant. He and his wife Audrey are members of Green Street Baptist Church.

Barry Hill

Barry Hill

Ambassador



Bill Womack

Bill Womack

Ambassador



Duane Church

Duane Church

Ambassador



Larry Burr

Larry Burr

Ambassador



Roger Carmichael

Roger Carmichael

Ambassador



Richard McNabb

Richard McNabb

Ambassador



Vernon Chandler

Vernon Chandler

Ambassador



Wayne Perdue

Wayne Perdue

Ambassador



Benjamin 'Benny'

Benjamin "Benny"

Therapy Dog

Born in Mississippi, Benny, an English Cream Golden Retriever, joined the Cumby team in September 2016, at the age of three months old. He received his therapy dog certification in March 2017.  In addition to bringing comfort to grieving families and friends that have lost a loved one,  Benny enjoys visiting many organizations and facilities in our community to share some joy.

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