Rose & Graham Funeral Home is a local, independently owned funeral service establishment that has been in operation since 1905. Our professional and caring staff is committed to serving the families in the Benson and Coats areas by providing quality and affordable services in a comfortable, homelike atmosphere. We are grateful for the confidence that the public has placed in us and we pledge that we will work diligently to keep that trust.
Our funeral home offers a full range of funeral and memorial services, as well as preplanning. On our staff, we have six funeral service licensees who will assist you through each aspect of the funeral service. In addition, we have funeral assistants, receptionists, and office staff to help with your needs.
We understand that what served families over 100 years ago may not be what serves them well today. That is why we remain at the forefront of innovations that provide real comfort and practical solutions at a most difficult time. Providing things like personalized memorial folders, online obituaries and condolences, displays, monuments, and tribute videos are some examples.
We are thankful for the support and friendship of the communities and we pledge to continue to strive for new and better ways to serve you.
In the summer of 1905, James Hiram Rose, Sr., and William T. Woodall formed a partnership of Rose & Woodall Furniture and Funeral Service. During this time, the company provided manufactured caskets, cakset supplies, and funeral services. The two partners ran the business and James "Hiram" Rose, Jr., joined the company in 1939 and the name was changed to Rose and Company. James Hiram Rose, Sr., died in 1941 and Hiram operated the furniture store and funeral business for his family. In 1948, the funeral business moved to its present locaation at 301 West Main Street.
James W. "Jimmie" Rose, Hiram's son, joined the firm in 1954 after receiving his funeral service degree from Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, TN. In order to concentrate solely in the funeral home business, the company sold its furniture store to Heileg Myers in 1969 and the name of the company was then known as Rose Funeral Home. A second funeral home was constructed and opened in Coats in 1971..
John A. "Winn" Graham joined the firm in 1978 and later that year, Hiram Rose died. Winn received his funeral service degree from Fayetteville Technical Institute in 1979. He became a partner in 1982 and the name of the firm was changed to Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Inc.
In 1992, Jimmie Rose retried and Winn Graham became President of the firm. Justin Powell and Allen Roberts began work at the firm in 2001 and received their funeral service licenses in 2005 and became business partners in 2008(?). The funeral home continued to grow and in 2012, it acquired Minshew Funeral Home in Four Oaks for its third location. Later that year, Jimmie Rose died at the age of 82.
In February of 2019, Winn Graham retired after 42 years of funeral service and Justin Powell and Allen Roberts assumed the control of the business to continue the legacy of Rose & Graham Funeral Home and to continue to its pledge to offer the highest quality funeral services to the families which we have proudly served for over 116 years.