To Our Community
Carl U. Eggleston
Funeral Establishment of Farmville was started by
the Eggleston Family on November 16, 1983. In 1983
we only occupied 2,278 square feet with only two
rest-rooms, one viewing room, casket selection room,
preparation room and one office, with parking for 20
cars. On November 16, 1983 the funeral service had
no rolling stock.
We had to borrow a hearse to use for the first funeral service.
Today the company owns ten vehicles, and a horse
drawn hearse. Between November 16, 1983 and December
31, 1984, the Eggleston Funeral Establishment
conducted only one funeral service, that was Carl's
grandfather, George C. Eggleston, Sr. of Amelia,
Today the establishment is competitive with other funeral
homes in the area. The facility occupies 6,716
square feet, has seven restrooms—two with showers,
three viewing rooms, two conference rooms, three
offices, preparation room, casket selection room,
community room with seating for 50 people,
multi-purpose room, carriage/viewing room, chapel
with seating for 175, with minister study with
restroom, efficient apartment/office and 75 car
Facilities are handicapped accessible of course.
Carl U. Eggleston became interested in serving local families as a
funeral director and worked for the late E. B.
Allen. He served his mortuary internship with the E.
F. Mimms Funeral Home of Richmond. And he has AAS
Degree from John Tyier Community College majoring in
He worked for the Oliver Funeral Home of Crewe, Virginia; Marshall
Funeral Home of Culpeper, Virginia; the Jeffress
Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House, Virginia; and
managed the Robert Mealy Funeral Home for three
Carl was inspired by such morticians as E. B. Allen, Mark Oliver,
Edward F. Mimms, Sr., Edward F. Mimms, Jr., Bernard
F. Mimms, Robert Mealy, Bennett Jeffress, and
classmates Stanley Jeffress, Jr., and Carl B.
family's Time of need call on us for
We offer professional consultation on
pre-need planning, cremation, and
selection of appropriate memorial gave
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pricing, casket selection and additional
"Progressive, sensitive service -
experience the difference"
Carl U. Eggleston Funeral
914 South Main Street,
P.O. Box 581
(434) 392 7000