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.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Serving the people of Alamance and Orange counties since 1922, with a tradition of neighborly care. Walker's Funeral Home is dedicated to giving the best and most compassionate service. "Our Family Serving Your Family since 1922" says it all. It is our continued effort to serve our families with a strong commitment here on our website. It is our desire and hope that you will find the website both informative as well as helpful.
We are very proud of our commitment to the community and the outstanding service we have provided throughout the years. Our promise to you is to provide you with the individual attention you deserve with the dignity and respect that our families have come to expect from our professional staff here at Walker's Funeral Home.
Our funeral directors are available 24-hours-a-day to assist you at the time of need. We can explain all the options available to you and your family, answer any questions, understand your needs, and offer outstanding service. Founded in 1922, by Mr. Houston J. Walker and his son, Allen H. Walker, Sr., Walker's Funeral Home has maintained a long history of helping those in their time of need. The business grew from a country store into the funeral home complete with a horse-drawn hearse. During that time the funeral home was located on South Churton Street just across from the old Courthouse. Today, the Hillsborough funeral home is located at 204 North Churton Street. Complete with a new fleet of automotive equipment as well as a newly remodeled chapel, the Hillsborough location carries on the Walker family tradition. With the Walker family name growing in the funeral industry, another location was opened in 1937 at 120 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and was run by Mr. Walker's son, Mr. Joe Walker. Then in 1946 another son, Mr. Marvin Walker, managed the Mebane location at 304 West Center Street. Mr. Allen H. Walker, Jr. succeeded his grandfather and father in the business.
With a rich history in the funeral business, Walker's Funeral Home has become a vital part of the communities it serves. Professional and compassionate staff members make Walker's Funeral Homes a hallmark in the funeral industry.
Our Valued Staff
Elizabeth P. Walker, Owner/Trustee
Jasper Dixon, General Manager/Funeral Director
As a long-standing member of the Walker's Funeral Home staff, Tink has given families the best of care for over 25 years. "I so appreciate the opportunity to attend to their needs during what I know to be one of the most difficult times in their lives. Each day provides me with an opportunity to make a difference, to share my experience and knowledge, and help families find some measure of comfort after loss."
He graduated from Helena High School in 1953, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, to be stationed in Germany. After his discharge, Tink attended Piedmont Technical Business School, and passed the North Carolina Funeral Board Exam in 1988.
Tink is a retired member of the Hurdle Mills Volunteer Fire Department. He is currently an active member of the Masons, the Exchange Club, and Berry's Grove Baptist Church.
Chuck Harker, Funeral Service Licensee / Pre-Need Specialist
Chuck has been a funeral service professional for 27 years. "I enjoy being able to help and guide a family when their loved one passes away in making the funeral arrangements all the way through the funeral or memorial service."
Graduating from Lithia Springs High School in Douglasville, Georgia in 1984, Chuck enrolled in
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service. He received his diploma just one year later, in1985.
He has been with Walker's Funeral Home for 13 years. "The best feeling in the world is when a family says your funeral home did an excellent job after the service is over."
Chuck shares his home with his canine companion,Mitzi, a Maltipoo; and a lovebird named Peanut.
He is a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, in Greensboro, and an active member of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association.
Keith A. Howerton, Funeral Service Licensee/Crematory Manager
Keith has been in funeral service since 1994, and has been a part of the Walker's Funeral Home staff since 2004. "I can't think of any profession that offers the same opportunities to care for families. Every day is richly rewarding."
He graduated from Bluestone Senior High School, in Skipwith, Virginia, in 1987. It was just eight years later that he found himself to be a proud member of the graduating class of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service.
Keith is married, with three children. The family shares their home with two canine companions. He is the past President and Life Member of of the Roxboro Jaycees, and serves as a Volunteer Fireman with Allensville Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, as well as spending time at the Beach and the Farm.
Elbert T House, Funeral Director / Pre-Need Specialist / Manager - Chapel Hill
Elbert has been a licensed funeral director since 2003, however he possesses life experiences and is very personable in all aspects of funeral service.
He is married, has one daughter and three grandchildren.
Elbert is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the American Legion.
"My philosophy in meeting the needs of families is simple - Always obey The Golden Rule and never forget the following: People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."