About Us

Our Staff

 

Our professional staff have years of training and experience supporting families after the loss of a beloved pet. Through their sensitivity and creativity, they’re proud to guide you through the creation of services that reflect the individuality of your pet’s life journey, and will assist you in taking your first steps toward healing and recovery. 

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Emily Boles Manager eboles@bolesfuneralhome.com

Emily is a Moore County native and attended Union Pines High School and Sandhills Community College. She is currently attending UNC Pembroke and plans to graduate with her Bachelors in Social Work. She works as the AfterCare Director at Boles Funeral Home as well. Emily enjoys kayaking with her dog, Noodles and volunteers her time to rescue animals in the area.

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Marsha Southers General Manager msouthers@bolesfuneralhome.com

N.C. Funeral Director

Marsha is a native of Moore County.  She attended Moore County public schools, Sandhills Community College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  She is a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  Proudly served on the Pinehurst Volunteer Rescue Squad. Lifelong friends with Jamie Boles through church and school. She joined his staff at Boles as office manager in 1996. At that time she then attended FTCC and received her funeral directors license.

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Glenn Boles Certified Crematory Operator goodshep211@outlook.com

Glenn Boles grew up in Moore County and resides in Southern Pines. He works full time as a certified crematory operator for Boles Funeral Home & Good Shepherd, while volunteering at the local fire departments. He enjoys collecting antique firetrucks, four wheeling, mowing grass, and working on cars in his spare time.

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April Yow Crematory Operator/Pet Care Specialist goodshepherdpets@yahoo.com

April has worked with animals of all shapes and sizes for many years. She was a vet assitant for 2 years and has her Animal Science Diploma. She started her own grooming and dog sitting business over 10 years ago. She was born in Cameron and Graduated from Union Pines High School.

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Buzz Southers General Manager

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Mr. Buzz was born September 25, 1999 and started his management career shortly after. He stayed many late nights in the office with his Mom, Marsha, while enjoying a plain hamburger. His summers consisted of hanging out at his lake house with the occasional boat rides, followed by naps on the screened in porch. Buzz has been and will continue to be missed throughout the office.

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Noodle Boles Manager

Noodles was adopted by Emily in 2007 from the local animal shelter. He's always excited to go to the office and run around. He enjoys kayaking, long walks, napping, car rides, and an occasional glass of milk.

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Woody Boles Office Assistant

Woody was found living in an abandoned jeep with his siblings at a very young age. He was adopted by Emily at only a few months old. He’s very photogenic and enjoys photos of himself. You can find him in the sink bathing in running water from the faucet, or lounging on the bed under a blanket.

Emily Boles

Manager
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Emily is a Moore County native and attended Union Pines High School and Sandhills Community College. She is currently attending UNC Pembroke and plans to graduate with her Bachelors in Social Work. She works as the AfterCare Director at Boles Funeral Home as well. Emily enjoys kayaking with her dog, Noodles and volunteers her time to rescue animals in the area.

Marsha Southers

General Manager
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N.C. Funeral Director

Marsha is a native of Moore County.  She attended Moore County public schools, Sandhills Community College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  She is a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  Proudly served on the Pinehurst Volunteer Rescue Squad. Lifelong friends with Jamie Boles through church and school. She joined his staff at Boles as office manager in 1996. At that time she then attended FTCC and received her funeral directors license.

Glenn Boles

Certified Crematory Operator
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Glenn Boles grew up in Moore County and resides in Southern Pines. He works full time as a certified crematory operator for Boles Funeral Home & Good Shepherd, while volunteering at the local fire departments. He enjoys collecting antique firetrucks, four wheeling, mowing grass, and working on cars in his spare time.

April Yow

Crematory Operator/Pet Care Specialist
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April has worked with animals of all shapes and sizes for many years. She was a vet assitant for 2 years and has her Animal Science Diploma. She started her own grooming and dog sitting business over 10 years ago. She was born in Cameron and Graduated from Union Pines High School.

Buzz Southers

General Manager
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9-25-99  

1-15-16

Mr. Buzz was born September 25, 1999 and started his management career shortly after. He stayed many late nights in the office with his Mom, Marsha, while enjoying a plain hamburger. His summers consisted of hanging out at his lake house with the occasional boat rides, followed by naps on the screened in porch. Buzz has been and will continue to be missed throughout the office.

Noodle Boles

Manager
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Noodles was adopted by Emily in 2007 from the local animal shelter. He's always excited to go to the office and run around. He enjoys kayaking, long walks, napping, car rides, and an occasional glass of milk.

Woody Boles

Office Assistant
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Woody was found living in an abandoned jeep with his siblings at a very young age. He was adopted by Emily at only a few months old. He’s very photogenic and enjoys photos of himself. You can find him in the sink bathing in running water from the faucet, or lounging on the bed under a blanket.