Our staff's commitment to you

Staff members of Kenly Funeral and Cremation Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.

Please take some time to click on each person's name below and read the information provided. Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service is lucky to have a dedicated staff that is well known in the community.

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Brian and Lynn Taylor Owners
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Brantley Gurley Manager
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Jimmy Waddell Funeral Attendant
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Bruce Edwards Funeral Attendant
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Pat Jones Secretary

Brian and Lynn Taylor

Owners
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Brian Taylor lives in the Nahunta Community of Wayne County with his wife, Renee and two children, Reagan and Ethan. Brian and his family are active members of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro. He is currently a member of the Goldsboro Rotary Club, Chairman of the United Way Board of Wayne County and serves on the Advisory Board of Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Brian loves being involved in his community and believes in Rotary's motto of Service Above Self.

Lynn Taylor lives in La Grange with his wife, Tammy and two children, Lynsey and Jared. Lynn and his family are active members of the La Grange First Missionary Baptist Church. He is currently a member of the La Grange Rotary Club and serves on several community boards. Lynn believes in the small town community of LaGrange and strives to improve the quality of service that this community deserves.

Brantley Gurley

Manager
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Brantley Gurley lives in Princeton. He is an active member of The Bridge Church in Princeton. He is currently a member of the Kenly Chamber of Commerce board and serves in several other community organizations. Brantley believes in the small town business and that small town business is the key to success for a community.

Jimmy Waddell

Funeral Attendant
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Jimmy joined the funeral home in July of 2009. He provides a wide variety of services for Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service including working on many visitations, funerals, and house calls.

Jimmy was born and raised here in Kenly. He is married to Emily, has two sons, Stevie and Sandy, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Garrett. He is a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and enjoys fishing in his spare time.

Bruce Edwards

Funeral Attendant
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Bruce joined our staff in the Fall of 2014. He helps with Funerals, Visitations, and other aspects of the funeral home.

Pat Jones

Secretary
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Pat joined our staff in July of 2011. She is married to Ronnie Jones, has one son, Ted Jones, and lives near Pine Level, NC.

Pat was born in Smithfield, NC and has lived in Johnston County for all of her life. When Pat is out of the office, she enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with her family.

Pat works in the office here at the Funeral Home and handles many tasks, including answering the phones, typing obituaries, insurance paperwork, and many other details.