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Rick Wilhide

Rick Wilhide

General Manager, Funeral Director

Rick is the Son-In-Law of Frank and Dayne Crumpler of Raeford. After retiring from singing with the Southern Gospel Group, The Anchormen, he attended the Funeral Service Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He received his Funeral Service License in 2001.  Rick is the General Manager at LaFayette Funeral Home. Rick also works at Crumpler Funeral Homes.

Telephone: 1-910-867-1500

Email: rick@lafayettefh.com


Kalen Crumpler Wilhide

Kalen Crumpler Wilhide

Funeral Director/Office Manager

Kalen is the Daughter of Frank and Dayne Crumpler. Kalen has been around Funeral Service all her life. She received her Funeral Directors License in 2014 and is the Office Manager at LaFayette Funeral Home and also works with our firm Crumpler Funeral Home.

Telephone: 1-910-867-1500


Sean Clark

Sean Clark

Assistant Manager/ Funeral Service Apprentice

Sean is originally from Raeford, and is now a resident of Fayetteville. He has over 15 years experience in funeral service, and is currently serving his apprenticeship with our firm. Sean graduated from Sandhills Community College in May 2016 with a degree in Small Business Administration and also graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in July 2016 with a degree in Funeral Service Education. Sean is also a Certified Crematory Operator and a North Carolina Notary. Mr. Clark served with the North Carolina Army National Guard and is a member of Philippi Presbyterian Church in Raeford.

Telephone: 1-910-867-1500

Email: Sean@lafayettefh.com


Robert Staples

Robert Staples

Funeral Director - Pre-Need Counselor


Telephone: 1-910-867-1500

Email: Robert@lafayettefh.com


Gerald Myrick

Gerald Myrick

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Gerald was born and raised in east Tennessee. He served 20 years in the Military, 8 in the Marine Corps and 12 in the Air Force. Gerald retired from the Military in 2013.

Gerald graduated from FTCC in 2012 with his Associates in Applied Science - Funeral Service Education. He is a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director.

Music is his passion. He teaches Drums and Bass Guitar lessons at Guitar Center in Fayetteville. Gerald and his wife Tracy are members of First Church Fayetteville. 

Telephone: 1-910-867-1500


Alex Holifield

Alex Holifield

Funeral Service Trainee

Alex was born in Salisbury, NC and raised in Ararat, NC. He is a current student at Fayetteville Technical Community College where he is studying for his Funeral Service Education Degree. Alex is a Navy Veteran who served on both the USS Laboon and the USS Gonzalez. He loves to cook and travel, and lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands before returning to North Carolina for School.

Telephone: 1-910-867-1500


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