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Farmer Funeral Service

Because Life Matters...

As of August 1, 2019, Farmer Funeral Service has joined the Wilkerson Family of Companies.  We look forward to enhancing funeral service in the Ayden Community.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this change in ownership.


If you are looking for Farmer obituary postings, please visit our Obituary Page, and you can sort by location for convenience.  All previous obituaries have been ported over.



Farmer BuildingFarmer Funeral Service began in 1918 in downtown Ayden as Ayden Funeral Service by Mr. Ed Britt and Mr. Taylor.  After several years Mr. Taylor retired and the funeral home became Britt Funeral Service.  In 1963 the funeral home changed its name once again to Britt and Farmer Funeral Service after Jimmy Farmer joined the firm.  Over the next few years they relocated from the original downtown location to a new building on Second Street in 1969 and the business was renamed Farmer Funeral Service. Tragically In March of 1984, the funeral home building was totally destroyed by a tornado and the current building was constructed on the same sight where it stands today.  In 1989 Mr. Farmer sold his interest in the funeral home to a friend, Ken Poe.  Ken, along with his wife, Joy, owned the company for 30 years.  In August of 2019, Farmer Funeral Service became a part of Wilkerson Funeral Home, and is now, once again, truly locally owned and operated.  





Farmer Lobby

Our Farmer chapel in Ayden features a spacious chapel, visitation/viewing rooms, arrangement and display rooms, and a large parking lot to accommodate numerous family members and guests.  The chapel features a piano and organ, as well as a sound system to accommodate live musicians and pre-recorded music.  We also offer family room seating for those desiring privacy during the funeral service.  The visitation rooms offer tables and pedestals to display flowers, pictures, and other memorabilia, as well as a television for memorial videos and slideshows.


Farmer Chapel Farmer Visitation Room
 Farmer Arrangement Office  Farmer Display Room



Office Hours


Our Farmer office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  While we do conduct services, meet with families, and respond to deaths on weekends and holidays, our office does not have regular business hours during those times.


Directions & Contact Info


Farmer Chapel Contact Info:

109 Second St.
Ayden, NC 28513

Telephone: (252) 746-3510

Facsimile: (252) 746-2135


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