History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Burroughs Funeral Home was founded by Ivey R. Burroughs, Elizabeth N. Burroughs and Luther Fowler in August of 1941. The funeral home was located in downtown Walnut Cove in the Burroughs family residence. Ray Burroughs joined the family business in 1962 and bought Mr. Fowler’s interest. The funeral home was relocated to Highway 65 when construction of the building was completed in October 1972. Mr. Burroughs never saw the new building finished due to his death in March of 1972. His son and wife continued the business and were joined by Ray’s daughter Anita in February 1982 and subsequently his son, Bart in 1986. In 1994, Ray and Elizabeth made the decision to retire, and the funeral home was acquired by Forbis and Dick. Mr. Ray Burroughs died January 27, 2000 and Elizabeth Burroughs died on December 4, 2002.

As we approach our seventy-eighth year serving our community and our twenty-fifth year as a member of the Forbis and Dick family, our commitment to the citizens of Walnut Cove and Stokes County remains that as was expressed by our founders; “We will provide service second to none, delivered with compassion and professionalism that exceeds expectations.” 

Our Valued Staff

  • Terry Smith

    Terry Smith Funeral Director/ Manager

    Terry Started his funeral service career in 1998 at a local area funeral home. He obtained his degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2004. Terry is a lifelong resident of Rockingham County. He has 3 children, John, Melissa, and Samantha; as well as 7 grandchildren. He was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. As funeral home manager, Terry is very active in sponsoring and attending many Stokes County activities.

  • Wayne Marion

    Wayne Marion Funeral Service

    Wayne started his career in funeral service at Burroughs Funeral Home in May of 2010. He obtained his degree in funeral service from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2012. Wayne is currently the Pastor at Isom Baptist Church where he has served since 2005. He and his wife, Gwen have been married for more than 40 years and have 2 children, Roger and Rhonda; and 2 grandchildren. Being a local minister, Wayne is involved in numerous community activities.

  • Savanna Mabe Belcher

    Savanna Mabe Belcher Office Manager

    Savanna started her funeral service career as office manager in 2016. She is a graduate of North Forsyth High School, currently residing in Pinnacle, NC with her husband, Jordan, as well as their two daughters, Laetyn and Ivy.

  • Roscoe Bowden

    Roscoe Bowden Funeral Assistant

    Roscoe began in 2018 as a funeral assistant, and is a lifelong resident of Stokes County. Roscoe and his wife, Kathy have been married for 49 years, and have 3 children, James, Angie, and Patrick; and 6 grandchildren. He currently serves as the Pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church where he has been for 19 years.

  • Wesley Bullins

    Wesley Bullins Funeral Assistant

    Wesley began in 2013 as a funeral assistant. He is the son of Dean and Angie Bullins, and is currently attending Calvary Baptist Bible College. Wesley serves as the youth Pastor for Willow Oak Baptist Church.

  • Alex Owens

    Alex Owens Funeral Assistant

    Alex started his funeral career in 2017. He is the son of Barry and Donna Owens and a Stokes County native. He is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in mathematics with a minor in operations and supply chain management.

  • Dustin Neal

    Dustin Neal Funeral Director

    Dustin is a native of Pine Hall and has been in the funeral business for 8 years. Dustin is a member of Pine Hall Presbyterian Church.

  • Tim Southern

    Tim Southern Funeral Assistant

    Tim started his funeral career in 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Stokes County. Tim and his wife, Joan have 2 daughters, Emily and Elizabeth; and 6 grandchildren. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where is serves as Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. Tim is very community oriented, serving on numerous boards and committees.

  • Wanda Tarlton

    Wanda Tarlton Funeral Assistant

    Wanda began her funeral career 2017. She is a Pine Hall native and retired from the Stokes County Board of Education where she spent her 39 years of teaching at Pine Hall Elementary School. Wanda is a member of Pine Hall Presbyterian Church and the Pine Hall Ruritan Club as well as staying busy being involved in community activities.

  • Kole Tilley

    Kole Tilley Funeral Assistant

    Kole became a funeral assistant in 2017. He is the son of Kevin and Dana Tilley. Kole enjoys spending his time playing the guitar and piano, as well as singing and song writing.