About Us | Hunter's Funeral Home

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

Hunter’s Funeral Home, a family-owned business, serves the Roanoke-Chowan area from three locations: Ahoskie, Gates and Murfreesboro. Founded in 1949 by the late Howard Hunter Sr. and the late Madge Hunter, the company also operated as an ambulance service. After Howard Hunter Sr. retired in 1990, he was succeeded by his two sons, Howard Jr. and Andrew Sr. Both brothers graduated from North Carolina Central University and were very active community leaders. Andrew served on the Ahoskie Town Council and Howard Jr. served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Howard Jr. departed this life in January, 2007. Andrew also departed this life on December 2007.

The areas served by Hunter’s Funeral Home includes: Hertford, Bertie, Northampton, Gates, Chowan and Perquimans counties in North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia.

The business is now operated by the third generation, Howard Hunter III.  Howard III is a graduate of Chowan University where he majored in elementary education. He also holds a degree in Funeral Services from Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is married to Dr. Wanda Hunter who also holds a Funeral Services Degree.  He has four children. Howard III is currently serving his 1st term in the NC House of Representatives representing the 5th District; He is on the Agriculture, Appropriations, Appropriations Health and Human Services, Commerce and Job Development, Elections, Judiciary IV and Transportation Committees.  Rep. Hunter previously served on the Hertford County Board of Commissioners and as the President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners;  Mid-East Commission; Workforce Development; served on Economic Development Board; and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is also the chairman of the Hertford County Public Health Authority.  He is a member of Soul Saving Station Church in Ahoskie. Hunter’s Funeral Home is made up of modern equipment and a genuine interest in helping people in their time of need.

Thoughtful, Caring and Dignity has characterized our services for over 66 years.


Our Valued Staff

Howard  Hunter III

Howard Hunter III, Owner


Dr. Wanda L. Hunter

Dr. Wanda L. Hunter, Co-Owner & Licensed Insurance Agent


F. Garry  Lewter

F. Garry Lewter, Manager


Carla C.  Harrell

Carla C. Harrell, Manager


William  Newsome

William Newsome, Male Attendent


Cindy L Ruffin

Cindy L Ruffin, Secretary


Montario Hunter

Montario Hunter, Male Attendent


Cynthia Earley

Cynthia Earley, Lady Attendent


Linda Gilliam

Linda Gilliam, Lady Attendent / Secretary


Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright, Male Attendent


Rev. Lycurgus Harrell

Rev. Lycurgus Harrell, Pastor / Male Attendent


Daisy Brunson

Daisy Brunson, Lady Attendent / Secretary


Selena Eason

Selena Eason, Lady Attendent


Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson, Male Attendent


Peggy Beale

Peggy Beale, Secretary / Lady Attendent


Judy Boone

Judy Boone, Lady Attendent


Joan Brooks

Joan Brooks, Lady Attendent


Milton  Parker

Milton Parker, Licensed Insurance Agent