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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

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

Elizabeth P. Walker, Owner/Trustee

Jasper  Dixon

Jasper Dixon, General Manager/Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist

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.

R. Jeffrey Walker

R. Jeffrey Walker, Manager of Chapel Hill Location/Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist

Chad Thomas Hefner

Chad Thomas Hefner, Funeral Director/Preneed Specialist

Chad T. Hefner grew up in a small town near Hickory, NC. As a young man, he learned about a local funeral home having to play a tape recording of “Taps” for a graveside funeral service. Since he played trumpet in high school, Chad called the funeral home and offered his assistance. He played for a service and enjoyed the experience of helping a family in their time of need. After some soul searching and prayer, Chad decided to further his education and became a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Pre-need specialist. He graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. Chad has twelve years of experience in the funeral service industry. He is also a Certified Crematory Technician. Chad joined the staff of Walker’s Funeral Home in 2017. At Walker’s, Chad assists families with funeral arrangements, pre-need arrangements, monument sales and service. Chad is married and has one child. He enjoys music, gardening, spending time with his family, friends and Labrador Retriever. He is a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church where he sings in the choir. Chad and his family reside in Chapel Hill.

Nick Bryant

Nick Bryant, Funeral Assistant

Nick is a Durham native with over fifteen years experience working in funeral service. He joined the Walker's staff in 2014.

He is retired from IBM, and is a member of the Quarter Century Club. Nick is also a charter member of the Redwood Fire Department in Durham County and served as their chief for over 25 years. Mr. Bryant is a member of the NC State Fireman's Association and the Durham County Fire Chief's Association.

Nick and his wife Penny have two children and two grandchildren.

Jerry Perry

Jerry Perry, Funeral Assistant

Jerry Perry is certified to perform cremations. He lives in Mebane with his wife and son.

Johnny  Shanklin Jr.

Johnny Shanklin Jr., Funeral Assistant & Equipment Manager

Ralph Braswell

Ralph Braswell, Funeral Assistant & Equipment Manager

Sam Woods

Sam Woods, Funeral Assistant

R.J. Hamlett

R.J. Hamlett, Funeral Assistant

Carl Wall

Carl Wall, Funeral Assistant