Miller Winston: Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Celebrates 50th Years of Service

Miller Winston reports how the company started and how the company has grown into a multi-location funeral service provider, serving the families of Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. In 1961, W. Paul Hayworth and Robert F. Miller saw an opportunity and purchased Manuel Funeral Home, located at 619 East Fifth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, renaming it Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home. After four years at this location, Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home relocated to 3315 Silas Creek Parkway. This location has proven to be a success for the business and a convenience for the residents of Winston-Salem. In 1996 a crematory was built at this location to better serve families of all locations requesting cremation. Hayworth-Miller prides itself in being family owned, currently in its second generation of owners with Frank Miller serving as Chief Operating Officer. The Silas Creek Chapel is currently under the management of Stan Garraghty, a long time resident of the Winston-Salem and Clemmons area. In 1970, another opportunity to expand arose and Hayworth-Miller decided to extend their services to the Rural Hall community with the construction of a new funeral home located at 305 Highway 65 West. The Rural Hall Chapel continues to grow and provide trusted services to the residents of this area, under the management of Scott Morris. In 1984, Hayworth-Miller was presented with the opportunity to purchase a well established funeral home in Kernersville, Lain Funeral Home. Larry Cain, manager of Lain Funeral Home, decided to take part on this venture creating Hayworth-Miller-Cain. In 1990, a new building was constructed to better serve the Kernersville community, located at the intersection of North Main Street and Smith Edwards Road. After the retirement of Larry Cain in 2007, Jeff Gunter, former manager of the Silas Creek Chapel, became manager. A fourth location opened in November 1999 in Davie County to serve Advance, Clemmons, and other parts of Western Forsyth County as well as Eastern Davie County. After the retirement of Terry M. Hayworth in 2008, Terry Funderburk took over managements duties of our Kinderton Chapel. Employees of Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home have always been very active in their communities and within the industry. W. Paul Hayworth served as President to the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association in 1979-80. Paul's son Terry M. Hayworth served as President of the NCFDA in 1999-2000 and has served as the State Chairman of the Order of the Golden Rule. Keith M. Green, current Vice President of Operations, served as President of the Cremation Association of North Carolina 2001-2002 and past chairman of the North Carolina Crematory Authority. Dorman Caudle, long-time funeral director at Hayworth-Miller, served as President of the North Carolina Funeral Director's Association 2005 -2006.

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This location has proven to be a success for the business and a convenience for the residents of Winston-Salem. In 1996 a crematory was built at this location to better serve families of all locations requesting cremation. Hayworth-Miller prides itself in being family owned, currently in its second generation of owners with Frank Miller serving as Chief Operating Officer. The Silas Creek Chapel is currently under the management of Stan Garraghty, a long time resident of the Winston-Salem