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 Steve and Vicki Staton

Steve and Vicki Staton

Steve is a native of Marshville, NC; He moved to Rockwell in 1968 when his parents, Roy and Geraldine Staton purchased Powles Funeral Home from Council and Reba Powles.  Steve is a 1970 graduate of East Rowan High School, a 1974 graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology and a 1977 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science.  He joined the family owned funeral home in 1977 and is currently owner and president.  Steve is active in many civic affairs and is a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church.  He is married to Vicki Hess Staton, having two sons, Matt P. Staton,  Will F. Staton and granddaughter Kenzie Tate Staton.

Vicki is a Rowan County native, having grown up in Faith. She is also a 1970 graduate of East Rowan High School and a 1974 graduate of Western Carolina University with a  B.S. degree in Speech and Language Pathology.  After retiring from the Rowan Salisbury School System in 2005, she has joined the staff on a part-time basis.

 

 Matt P. Staton

Matt P. Staton

Matt is a native of Rockwell having graduated from East Rowan High School in 2000.  Matt is a 2004 graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a 2006 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Indiana. Matt has worked at the funeral home since high school, but officially joined the staff as a Funeral Service Licensee in September 2006. Matt is married to Adrian Stevens Staton and is the proud father of daughter Kenzie Tate Staton.  Matt is active in his church, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge # 657, and the East Rowan YMCA. He and his family reside in Rockwell.

 

 Will F. Staton

Will is a Rowan County native, growing up in Rockwell. He graduated from East Rowan High School in 2004, a 2008 cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting and a 2009 graduate of ASU with a masters degree in Accounting. Will is a licensed CPA, he worked at Cherry Baekert and Holland before joining the staff of Powles Funeral Home in March 2011. Will has worked at the funeral home through high school and college and is now happy to be our accountant while also working on his funeral director license. Will is married to Charlotte Smith Staton and lives in Charlotte.

 

 William T. "Tom" Baucom

William T. Tom Baucom

Tom Baucom is a native of Albemarle, NC and a resident of Rockwell since 1980.  A graduate of Wingate College and a 1971 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Tom joined Powles Funeral Home in 1979.  He is a member and former Deacon of the First baptist Church of Rockwell, member and past President of the Faith Civitan Club and a member of the Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge # 657.  He is married to Donna Smith Baucom and has two children, Tracy B. Heglar and Kelly T. Baucom, and two grandsons, Dalton and Max Heglar.

 

 P. Doug Bare

P. Doug Bare

Doug is a native of China Grove and has lived in Rockwell since 1991. He is a 1981 graduate of South Rowan High School and a 1988 graduate of Salisbury Business College. Doug joined Powles Funeral Home in 1991. He is married to Julie Hoover Bare and they have two sons, Joshua and Nick. An avid deer hunter, he enjoys fishing and camping with his family.

 

 Russ Roakes

Russ Roakes

Russ has been with Powles Funeral Home since 2003. He is a graduate of Salisbury High School, Rowan Cabarrus Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Salisbury. Russ is married to Dakeita Kluttz Roakes and they enjoy volunteering their time with the Piedmont Players Theatre and the Rowan County Fair. Russ and Dakeita also enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

 

 Terry Dale Jones and Cindy Basinger Jones

Terry Dale Jones and Cindy Basinger Jones

Terry is a life-long resident of Rockwell, a graduate of East Rowan High School.  He joined Powles Funeral Home in March of 1982, he is very active at First Baptist Church of Rockwell where he is a life member.  He serves as a Deacon, Sunday School Director and AWANA Trek Director.  Terry has been with Rockwell Rural Fire Department for 37 years, serving 26 years as a medical responder.  Terry was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year by the Rowan County Fire & Rescue Association, he currently serves as Deputy chief and President of the Board of Directors for Rockwell Rural.  Terry is a past President, Chaplain and Sergeant of Arms for Faith Civitan Club, having been awarded Civitan of the Year in 1994.  In 1996 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Faith Jaycees Club.

Cindy is a life-long Rockwell resident, a graduate of East Rowan High School.  Cindy has been with Powles Funeral Home since 1987, she is a member of First Baptist Church of Rockwell where she is very active, serving as Secretary/Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher and AWANA T & T Director.

 

 Travis Gobble

Travis Gobble

Travis is a Rowan County resident, having always lived in Granite Quarry, N.C.   He is a 2010 graduate of East Rowan High School and is currently a student at Fayetteville Technical Community College enrolled in the Funeral Service Education Program.  Travis is an active member of Liberty United Methodist Church and Flat Woods Hunting Club.  He enjoys hunting, fishing and water sports.

 

 

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