Our Directors

Our people make the difference!

We are a closely knit family organization with a motto of “service first.”  Each member of our staff is dedicated to providing families with the finest in funeral service – with dignity, compassion and concern.

When you choose us, we consider this to be a sacred trust between your family and ours.

Jimmie K. Crowder

Jimmie K. Crowder

President & Co-Owner

Jimmie is our President and General Manager and has been in funeral service since 1971. He was born and raised in South Hill. Jimmie has served in various capacities with many of the local civic clubs, including the Chamber of Commerce and as past chairman of the Southside Virginia Community College Board. He is also a past president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Southside Funeral Directors Association, South Hill Rotary Club, South Hill Lions Club and the South Hill Shrine Club. He also was a past assistant Governor of Rotary District 7600, a charter and life member of the Southside Rescue Squad, a charter member and past treasurer of the Friends of the library board and the co-founder along with his wife Becky of the Mecklenburg County Public Schools “Lunch Buddy” program. Jimmie currently serves on the County Highway Safety Commission and is a board member of the local Industrial Development Authority. He holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

W. Randolph Hite

W. Randolph Hite

Secretary/Treasurer & Co-Owner

Randolph has been in funeral service since 1971, having served his apprenticeship at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights and worked in Richmond at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes from 1972 until 1982. Moving back to South Hill in January 1982 and partnering with Jimmie Crowder in 1984.

He is a former president of the Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association, former president of Tanglewood Shores Homeowners Association, former vice-chair of Mecklenburg Co. Visionary Board, former director of Friends of the R.T. Arnold Library, former board member of South Hill Chamber of Commerce, former organizational member of the Community Memorial Hospice, and coached twelve years of South Hill Dixie Youth Baseball. He currently is Vice President of the Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative Board, member of the Mecklenburg County Highway Safety Council,  president of the Bracey Community Center, trustee for Kingswood United Methodist Church, serves on the Virginia Funeral Directors Association sponsorship committee, member of both South Hill and Lake Gaston Chambers, and is a Notary Public.

Randolph has been married to his wife Kaye since 1976 and they have two children and four grandchildren and reside in his hometown of Bracey.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Vice President/General Manager & Co-Owner

Jimmie, Jr. is Vice President of our funeral home and has been with our firm since 1993. He is the organist at the South Hill United Methodist Church. He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, is a certified crematory operator and a Notary Public for the state of Virginia.

D. Frank Blaylock

D. Frank Blaylock

Funeral Service Licensee

Frank lives in Warrenton, North Carolina, and entered funeral service with his father in Warrenton at a very early age.

He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Camden Lawson

Camden Lawson

Funeral Service Intern

Camden Lawson is a certified crematory operator, and a Notary public for the state of Virginia. Camden is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science at John Tyler.

Camden assisted the business for over a year before starting his degree and joining as an intern. He was born and raised in South Hill, Virginia and has worked in law enforcement for 12 years, and also has been in the fire service since 2002. Camden is a Lieutenant at the South Hill Fire Volunteer Department.

Jimmie K. Crowder

Jimmie K. Crowder

President & Co-Owner

Jimmie is our President and General Manager and has been in funeral service since 1971. He was born and raised in South Hill. Jimmie has served in various capacities with many of the local civic clubs, including the Chamber of Commerce and as past chairman of the Southside Virginia Community College Board. He is also a past president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Southside Funeral Directors Association, South Hill Rotary Club, South Hill Lions Club and the South Hill Shrine Club. He also was a past assistant Governor of Rotary District 7600, a charter and life member of the Southside Rescue Squad, a charter member and past treasurer of the Friends of the library board and the co-founder along with his wife Becky of the Mecklenburg County Public Schools “Lunch Buddy” program. Jimmie currently serves on the County Highway Safety Commission and is a board member of the local Industrial Development Authority. He holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

W. Randolph Hite

W. Randolph Hite

Secretary/Treasurer & Co-Owner

Randolph has been in funeral service since 1971, having served his apprenticeship at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights and worked in Richmond at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes from 1972 until 1982. Moving back to South Hill in January 1982 and partnering with Jimmie Crowder in 1984.

He is a former president of the Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association, former president of Tanglewood Shores Homeowners Association, former vice-chair of Mecklenburg Co. Visionary Board, former director of Friends of the R.T. Arnold Library, former board member of South Hill Chamber of Commerce, former organizational member of the Community Memorial Hospice, and coached twelve years of South Hill Dixie Youth Baseball. He currently is Vice President of the Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative Board, member of the Mecklenburg County Highway Safety Council,  president of the Bracey Community Center, trustee for Kingswood United Methodist Church, serves on the Virginia Funeral Directors Association sponsorship committee, member of both South Hill and Lake Gaston Chambers, and is a Notary Public.

Randolph has been married to his wife Kaye since 1976 and they have two children and four grandchildren and reside in his hometown of Bracey.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Vice President/General Manager & Co-Owner

Jimmie, Jr. is Vice President of our funeral home and has been with our firm since 1993. He is the organist at the South Hill United Methodist Church. He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, is a certified crematory operator and a Notary Public for the state of Virginia.

D. Frank Blaylock

D. Frank Blaylock

Funeral Service Licensee

Frank lives in Warrenton, North Carolina, and entered funeral service with his father in Warrenton at a very early age.

He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Camden Lawson

Camden Lawson

Funeral Service Intern

Camden Lawson is a certified crematory operator, and a Notary public for the state of Virginia. Camden is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science at John Tyler.

Camden assisted the business for over a year before starting his degree and joining as an intern. He was born and raised in South Hill, Virginia and has worked in law enforcement for 12 years, and also has been in the fire service since 2002. Camden is a Lieutenant at the South Hill Fire Volunteer Department.

Jimmie K. Crowder

Jimmie K. Crowder

President & Co-Owner

Jimmie is our President and General Manager and has been in funeral service since 1971. He was born and raised in South Hill. Jimmie has served in various capacities with many of the local civic clubs, including the Chamber of Commerce and as past chairman of the Southside Virginia Community College Board. He is also a past president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Southside Funeral Directors Association, South Hill Rotary Club, South Hill Lions Club and the South Hill Shrine Club. He also was a past assistant Governor of Rotary District 7600, a charter and life member of the Southside Rescue Squad, a charter member and past treasurer of the Friends of the library board and the co-founder along with his wife Becky of the Mecklenburg County Public Schools “Lunch Buddy” program. Jimmie currently serves on the County Highway Safety Commission and is a board member of the local Industrial Development Authority. He holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

W. Randolph Hite

W. Randolph Hite

Secretary/Treasurer & Co-Owner

Randolph has been in funeral service since 1971, having served his apprenticeship at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights and worked in Richmond at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes from 1972 until 1982. Moving back to South Hill in January 1982 and partnering with Jimmie Crowder in 1984.

He is a former president of the Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association, former president of Tanglewood Shores Homeowners Association, former vice-chair of Mecklenburg Co. Visionary Board, former director of Friends of the R.T. Arnold Library, former board member of South Hill Chamber of Commerce, former organizational member of the Community Memorial Hospice, and coached twelve years of South Hill Dixie Youth Baseball. He currently is Vice President of the Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative Board, member of the Mecklenburg County Highway Safety Council,  president of the Bracey Community Center, trustee for Kingswood United Methodist Church, serves on the Virginia Funeral Directors Association sponsorship committee, member of both South Hill and Lake Gaston Chambers, and is a Notary Public.

Randolph has been married to his wife Kaye since 1976 and they have two children and four grandchildren and reside in his hometown of Bracey.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Jimmie K. Crowder, Jr.

Vice President/General Manager & Co-Owner

Jimmie, Jr. is Vice President of our funeral home and has been with our firm since 1993. He is the organist at the South Hill United Methodist Church. He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina, is a certified crematory operator and a Notary Public for the state of Virginia.

D. Frank Blaylock

D. Frank Blaylock

Funeral Service Licensee

Frank lives in Warrenton, North Carolina, and entered funeral service with his father in Warrenton at a very early age.

He also holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Camden Lawson

Camden Lawson

Funeral Service Intern

Camden Lawson is a certified crematory operator, and a Notary public for the state of Virginia. Camden is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science at John Tyler.

Camden assisted the business for over a year before starting his degree and joining as an intern. He was born and raised in South Hill, Virginia and has worked in law enforcement for 12 years, and also has been in the fire service since 2002. Camden is a Lieutenant at the South Hill Fire Volunteer Department.

Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home & Crematory

PO Box 422
1504 N. Mecklenburg Ave.
South Hill, VA 23970
Local (434) 447-7171
Fax (434) 447-3212 

chcfh@crowderhitecrews.com

 

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