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Our Staff

 

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Our staff members 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.

 

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Jamie Boles Owner, Funeral Director jboles@bolesfuneralhome.com

Attended Moore County Public Schools in Aberdeen and a graduate of Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC and graduate of Sandhills Community College. In 1982 graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with degree in Funeral Service.
In 1984 established Boles Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc in Moore County.
-Licensed preneed agent with NC Board of Funeral Service
-Certified Crematory Operator through the Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
-Past member of the North Carolina Board of Mortuary Science State Board
-Member of the North Carolina Crematory Authority
-Member of the N.C. Funeral Directors Association
-Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
-Member of the Professional Car Society
-N.C. Emergency Medical Technician and member of Whispering Pines Fire and Rescue Squad
-Member of Kiwanis
-Member of Chamber of Commerce
-Original member of Malcolm Blue Junior Historians
-Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church

Elected in 2008 to North Carolina House of Representatives to represent Moore County and is currently serving.

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Emily Boles Director of Marketing/Aftercare, Manager (Good Shepherd Pet Crematory) eboles@bolesfuneralhome.com

Emily is a Moore County native and attended Union Pines High School and Sandhills Community College. She is currently attending the Funeral Directors Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She also manages our pet crematory, Good Shepherd located in West End. Emily enjoys kayaking with her dog Noodles, animal rescue, and playing rugby for the Southern Pines Celts.

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Hale Richardson Funeral Associate md@bolesfuneralhome.com

Hale Richardson was born and raised in Moore County. He attended Moore County schools and graduated from West End High School. He began working with Boles Funeral Home and Sandhills Ambulance Service in 1985. He has fond memories of the start-up of Boles Funeral Home and has seen much change and growth in the company in the last thirty years. He served the community as a volunteer on the Pinehurst Rescue Squad and a board member of the Moore County Department of Social Services. He is currently a Deacon at Faith Baptist Church and coordinator of the Greeting Committee. He is passionate about music especially playing the banjo. He can be seen around the area from time to time “making music” with the Ingram Family. He loves to garden and spend time with his family, especially his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Marsha Southers General Manager, Funeral Director msouthers@bolesfuneralhome.com

Marsha is a native of Moore County.  She attended Moore County public schools, Sandhills Community College and received her BA in Business & Economics from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  She is a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  Proudly served on the Pinehurst Volunteer Rescue Squad. Lifelong friends with Jamie Boles through church and school. She joined his staff at Boles as office manager in 1996. At that time she then attended Fayetteville Technical Community College and received her funeral directors license.

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Ben Matthews Funeral Director bmatthews@bolesfuneralhome.com

Ben is a Moore County native, having graduated from Hoke County High School in 1981. He was 1987 honor graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an associate degree in Funeral Service Education and a 1994 graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a BA in Business and Economics. He received his funeral Service License in 1988.

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Denise Grandolfo Funeral Director/Financial Services Manager dgrandolfo@bolesfuneralhome.com

Denise Grandolfo is a native of Moore County.  She graduated from Pinecrest High School and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Sandhills Community College.  She has worked in an administrative capacity in the funeral business for almost 10 years and completed the NC Funeral Directing program at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  She is an active member of Grace Church where she serves along with her daughters in the children’s ministry and also serves as a small group leader in the youth program.  

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Mike St. Onge Funeral Director mstonge@bolesfuneralhome.com

Michael was raised in Moore County and attended Pinecrest High School graduating in 1993.  He went on to earn his Funeral Service Degree from Fayetteville Tech, in 2008.  He currently resides in Seven Lakes West with his wife Ashley of 15 years, and two daughters Taylor, and Annastyn.   Michael is a member of the Eagle Springs Fire Dept. and a Board member of the Moore County Eagle Scout Review Committee.  He attends Grace Church in Seven Lakes and is a member of the Church Production Team. He has worked with Boles Funeral Home since 2006.  

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Heather Escamillia Funeral Director hescamilla@bolesfuneralhome.com

Heather was born and raised in Rye Brook, New York.  She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 16 years and has been licensed in Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with an Associates of Specialized Business Degree in 1997.  After graduation she moved to Maryland where she worked for over ten years in a family owned funeral home.  In 2006, she met her husband, Paul who was serving in the US Army.  After their marriage in 2008 they moved to New Jersey.  Heather worked for several years in NJ before their final military move which brought them to Ft. Bragg, NC.  She has currently been working for Boles Funeral Home as a Funeral Service Licensee since 2010.  Heather and her husband currently reside in Sanford with their son, Lincoln.

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Andrew Earl Funeral Director aearl@bolesfuneralhome.com

Andrew was born raised in the Empire state. He graduated from High School in 1992 and moved to the suburbs of Boston, MA where he attended the New England School of Funeral Service. In the Summer of 1993 he started working for a prominent Funeral Home in the heart of Boston where every religion, faith, belief, rite observed. In 1996 he moved out of assisting people in Boston, and focused on a families closer to his own town. Andrew strives to do anything that he can do to either ease the pain or give peace of mind to the families, friends, co-workers and everyone who knows the pain of losing someone they love. Andrew now resides in Pinehurst and works full time as a funeral director with us.

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Cathy Davis CFSP, CPC Funeral Director cdavis@bolesfuneralhome.com

Cathy grew up in the geographical center of North Carolina, a little town called Star. She obtained her N.C. Funeral Director’s license in 2009, completed her CFSP certification in 2014 and obtained her CPC certification in 2015. Cathy is also the organist/pianist and handbell director at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst. In the community, she volunteers at several nursing homes and is also a member of the Moore County Choral Society as a participant and a member of the board.

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Trey Herring Funeral Director/Manager, Miller-Boles therring@bolesfuneralhome.com

Trey was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After high school, he attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. Trey has been working in the funeral service industry since November 2014, but has been around the business his entire life. Currently, Trey is serving his one-year apprenticeship while taking classes at FTCC’s Mortuary Science program. He will receive a Funeral Service License in May of 2016.

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Lee Summerset Funeral Director biggs@bolesfuneralhome.com

Lee Summersett is a Whiteville, Columbus County native. Lee entered the funeral service profession in 1978, completing his studies at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service located in Atlanta, GA in 1981. Lee is dedicated to his family, Church, and career.

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John Kinney Funeral Director jkinney@bolesfuneralhome.com

John is a native of Burlington, NC, in 1966 he moved to Raleigh where he served in law enforcement. In 1968 he joined Mitchell Funeral Home and was licensed as a funeral director the same year. In 1982 he joined Brown-Wynne Funeral Home as manager of the Millbrook Road Chapel.

John graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in March of 1972.

He is a Mason and Shriner as well as Past President of the NC District Exchange Clubs, is a Past Chairman of the Diaconate at the First Baptist Church in Southern Pines and is a member of the sanctuary choir.

John has served as a funeral director and pre-need counselor with Boles Funeral Homes since 2013.

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Lee Setzer Funeral Associate millerboles@bolesfuneralhome.com

Lee was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. He is a very active member of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and participates in many community events including the Lee County Enrichment Center. He is married to Pat Setzer, and they have one son and seven grandchildren. Lee has been working in the funeral service industry since October of 2005.

Jamie Boles

Owner, Funeral Director
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Attended Moore County Public Schools in Aberdeen and a graduate of Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC and graduate of Sandhills Community College. In 1982 graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with degree in Funeral Service.
In 1984 established Boles Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc in Moore County.
-Licensed preneed agent with NC Board of Funeral Service
-Certified Crematory Operator through the Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
-Past member of the North Carolina Board of Mortuary Science State Board
-Member of the North Carolina Crematory Authority
-Member of the N.C. Funeral Directors Association
-Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
-Member of the Professional Car Society
-N.C. Emergency Medical Technician and member of Whispering Pines Fire and Rescue Squad
-Member of Kiwanis
-Member of Chamber of Commerce
-Original member of Malcolm Blue Junior Historians
-Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church

Elected in 2008 to North Carolina House of Representatives to represent Moore County and is currently serving.

Emily Boles

Director of Marketing/Aftercare, Manager (Good Shepherd Pet Crematory)
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Emily is a Moore County native and attended Union Pines High School and Sandhills Community College. She is currently attending the Funeral Directors Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She also manages our pet crematory, Good Shepherd located in West End. Emily enjoys kayaking with her dog Noodles, animal rescue, and playing rugby for the Southern Pines Celts.

Hale Richardson

Funeral Associate
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Hale Richardson was born and raised in Moore County. He attended Moore County schools and graduated from West End High School. He began working with Boles Funeral Home and Sandhills Ambulance Service in 1985. He has fond memories of the start-up of Boles Funeral Home and has seen much change and growth in the company in the last thirty years. He served the community as a volunteer on the Pinehurst Rescue Squad and a board member of the Moore County Department of Social Services. He is currently a Deacon at Faith Baptist Church and coordinator of the Greeting Committee. He is passionate about music especially playing the banjo. He can be seen around the area from time to time “making music” with the Ingram Family. He loves to garden and spend time with his family, especially his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Marsha Southers

General Manager, Funeral Director
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Marsha is a native of Moore County.  She attended Moore County public schools, Sandhills Community College and received her BA in Business & Economics from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  She is a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  Proudly served on the Pinehurst Volunteer Rescue Squad. Lifelong friends with Jamie Boles through church and school. She joined his staff at Boles as office manager in 1996. At that time she then attended Fayetteville Technical Community College and received her funeral directors license.

Ben Matthews

Funeral Director
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Ben is a Moore County native, having graduated from Hoke County High School in 1981. He was 1987 honor graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an associate degree in Funeral Service Education and a 1994 graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a BA in Business and Economics. He received his funeral Service License in 1988.

Denise Grandolfo

Funeral Director/Financial Services Manager
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Denise Grandolfo is a native of Moore County.  She graduated from Pinecrest High School and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Sandhills Community College.  She has worked in an administrative capacity in the funeral business for almost 10 years and completed the NC Funeral Directing program at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  She is an active member of Grace Church where she serves along with her daughters in the children’s ministry and also serves as a small group leader in the youth program.  

Mike St. Onge

Funeral Director
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Michael was raised in Moore County and attended Pinecrest High School graduating in 1993.  He went on to earn his Funeral Service Degree from Fayetteville Tech, in 2008.  He currently resides in Seven Lakes West with his wife Ashley of 15 years, and two daughters Taylor, and Annastyn.   Michael is a member of the Eagle Springs Fire Dept. and a Board member of the Moore County Eagle Scout Review Committee.  He attends Grace Church in Seven Lakes and is a member of the Church Production Team. He has worked with Boles Funeral Home since 2006.  

Heather Escamillia

Funeral Director
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Heather was born and raised in Rye Brook, New York.  She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 16 years and has been licensed in Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with an Associates of Specialized Business Degree in 1997.  After graduation she moved to Maryland where she worked for over ten years in a family owned funeral home.  In 2006, she met her husband, Paul who was serving in the US Army.  After their marriage in 2008 they moved to New Jersey.  Heather worked for several years in NJ before their final military move which brought them to Ft. Bragg, NC.  She has currently been working for Boles Funeral Home as a Funeral Service Licensee since 2010.  Heather and her husband currently reside in Sanford with their son, Lincoln.

Andrew Earl

Funeral Director
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Andrew was born raised in the Empire state. He graduated from High School in 1992 and moved to the suburbs of Boston, MA where he attended the New England School of Funeral Service. In the Summer of 1993 he started working for a prominent Funeral Home in the heart of Boston where every religion, faith, belief, rite observed. In 1996 he moved out of assisting people in Boston, and focused on a families closer to his own town. Andrew strives to do anything that he can do to either ease the pain or give peace of mind to the families, friends, co-workers and everyone who knows the pain of losing someone they love. Andrew now resides in Pinehurst and works full time as a funeral director with us.

Cathy Davis CFSP, CPC

Funeral Director
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Cathy grew up in the geographical center of North Carolina, a little town called Star. She obtained her N.C. Funeral Director’s license in 2009, completed her CFSP certification in 2014 and obtained her CPC certification in 2015. Cathy is also the organist/pianist and handbell director at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst. In the community, she volunteers at several nursing homes and is also a member of the Moore County Choral Society as a participant and a member of the board.

Trey Herring

Funeral Director/Manager, Miller-Boles
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Trey was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After high school, he attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. Trey has been working in the funeral service industry since November 2014, but has been around the business his entire life. Currently, Trey is serving his one-year apprenticeship while taking classes at FTCC’s Mortuary Science program. He will receive a Funeral Service License in May of 2016.

Lee Summerset

Funeral Director
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Lee Summersett is a Whiteville, Columbus County native. Lee entered the funeral service profession in 1978, completing his studies at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service located in Atlanta, GA in 1981. Lee is dedicated to his family, Church, and career.

John Kinney

Funeral Director
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John is a native of Burlington, NC, in 1966 he moved to Raleigh where he served in law enforcement. In 1968 he joined Mitchell Funeral Home and was licensed as a funeral director the same year. In 1982 he joined Brown-Wynne Funeral Home as manager of the Millbrook Road Chapel.

John graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in March of 1972.

He is a Mason and Shriner as well as Past President of the NC District Exchange Clubs, is a Past Chairman of the Diaconate at the First Baptist Church in Southern Pines and is a member of the sanctuary choir.

John has served as a funeral director and pre-need counselor with Boles Funeral Homes since 2013.

Lee Setzer

Funeral Associate
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Lee was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. He is a very active member of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and participates in many community events including the Lee County Enrichment Center. He is married to Pat Setzer, and they have one son and seven grandchildren. Lee has been working in the funeral service industry since October of 2005.