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Non-Licensed Staff

Although they are not licensed funeral directors, these staff members are vitally important to the operation of our firm.  These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.


Linda Harwood, Owner/Operator
Office Phone: 828-669-2977
Fax: 828-669-4185

Linda is a native and lifelong resident of Swannanoa/Black Mountain.  She graduated from CD Owen High School in 1977 and attended American Business and Fashion Institute in Charlotte. She is currently working part time at Harwood Home for Funerals.
She is the daughter of Charles and Pansy Greer of Swannanoa.  Linda is a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.  
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Gavin, Gabriella, and Annabelle, family and friends; reading, traveling and shopping.

Evelyn Harwood, Business Administrator
Email: evelynharwood@bellsouth.net
Office Phone: 828-669-2977
Fax: 828-669-4185

Evelyn was born in Spartanburg, SC to the late Rev. Johnny and Georgia Franks who moved to Black Mountain when Evelyn was 11 years old.  She graduated from Black Mountain High School and attended  Blanton's Business College and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.  Evelyn was married to Emory Harwood who passed away in 1997.  They have three children, Ricky, Brenda and Steve.  
After retiring from N.C. Department of Human Resources as Accountant I in 1990 and Mountain View Baptist Church as Business Administrator in 2006, she went to work with her son, Rick at the funeral home.
She is a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and is active in the church's Senior Ministry.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.

Aaron Harwood, Funeral Service Assistant
Office Phone: 828-669-2977
Fax: 828-669-4185

Aaron was born and raised in Swannanoa; he is the son of Rick and Linda Greer Harwood; graduating from CD Owen High School in 2005.  He is a full time EMT with Buncombe County EMS and part time firefighter/engineer with Enka Candler Fire & Rescue. He was named Fireman of the Year in 2007.  
He is married to the former Whitney Cogburn, and they have one daughter, Annabelle. When he is not busy at the fire stations, he is assisting with visitations and funerals at the funeral home.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hunting and the outdoors.

Charles Greer, Funeral Service Assistant
Office Phone: 828-669-2977
Fax: 828-669-4185

Charles is a resident of Swannanoa.  He is married to Pansy Watson Greer and they have two daughters, Linda Greer Harwood and Brenda Wilkie.  He is a member of Grove Stone Baptist Church.  
Charles retired from Steelcase and began work in the funeral industry in 1998.  He assists in working visitations and funerals.  
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially, his grandchildren, Amber and Aaron and great grandchildren, Gavin and Gabriella.

Bud Lewis, Funeral Service Assistant
Office Phone: 828-669-2977
Fax: 828-669-4185

Bud is native of Buncombe County having lived in the Black Mountain area most of his life.  He is married to Lillian Goins Lewis and they have 3 children.  He is a member of First Baptist Church, Black Mountain where he serves as an active Deacon.  Bud has been in the funeral industry since 2002.  He assists in working visitations and funerals.    

Worth Frink

IN MEMORIUM
September 17, 1922-October 31, 2013

Mr. Frink resided at Highland Farms and had been in the funeral industry for 18 years.  Worth has two sons and five grandchildren.  Worth previously was employed with Williams Funeral Service.  He assisted in working visitations and funerals.  He was a member of Beverly Hills Baptist Church and was a Veteran of WWII with 3 1/2 years in the Army Air Corp.

Jeff Burleson, Funeral Service Assistant

Jeff is a native of Swannanoa.  He graduated from CD Owen High School  and Appalachian State University.  He is a chemistry teacher at Enka High School.  Jeff is married to Kim McEntire Burleson and they have two daughters, Whitley and Avery.  He is a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.  He assists in working visitations and funerals.  
In his spare time, he enjoys coaching girls softball, playing golf and going to the beach.