Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service | Kernersville NC funeral home and cremation

Our Staff

Danny Jefferson

Danny Jefferson

Location Leader

Danny is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science where he earned a Scholastic Achievement Award. He also was on the dean's list through all semesters. Danny came to Kernersville with 34 years funeral experience. He is a National licensed funeral director/embalmer and also a licensed life insurance agent. Danny is a member of First Christian Church.

Danny has serves as Chairperson for the Korners Folly Foundation Board, Board of Care Net Counseling Center, and is a member of the Board for the Natural Science Center in Greensboro. He is also a member of the Kernersville Lions Club and is a past District Governor for Lions District 31-D. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and has also served on numerous state committees as well.

Danny served on the board for Hospice, the Music Academy of North Carolina, The Shepherd's Center of Kernersville, Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, the former Downtown Council, and CrimeStoppers. He has chaired numerous fund raising committees and has helped raise over $1,000,000 for various charities around the Triad. Danny is a 2005 Graduate of Leadership Kernersville and is also an after dinner and motivational speaker. Danny is married to the former Rosette Ambrose. They have four children Jonathan, Nikki, Joshua, and Jordan. They also have three grandsons Jack, Ramsey, and Noah. 

Danny's email address is: danny.jefferson@pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com

Telephone: 1-336-993-2121

Phil Bauguess

After-Care Counselor

Phil was raised in the Kernersville area and after college graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary.  He is an ordained minister and has served numerous churches.

Phil leads our family care ministry and is a licensed life insurance agent for our various Advance Planning Opportunities.

Phil is a member of the Kernersville Kiwanis and along with his wife, the former Paula Ross, is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.  Phil and Paula have two daughters, Melissa and Allison, and three granddaughters, Emerson, Kinleigh, and Olivia.a

Leigh Hunnicutt Armentrout

Jefferson Crematory Manager

Leigh Hunnicutt Armentrout is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Leigh is a licensed Funeral Director with over 10 years experience in the funeral industry.  Leigh is also a NC licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent. She is married to Charles Armentrout, IV and they have two children Charlie and Shelby.

Bob Miller

Funeral Associate

Bob resides in Thomasville and has three children; Cindi Staton, daughter Lindzie Grace, Ross Friesinger, wife Dana, and son Logan, Christi Spangle, husband Allen, daughter Madison, and son Adam. Bob is a member of Deep River Friends Meeting in High Point. Bob enjoys singing Southern Gospel music and playing golf.

Jimmie Pegram

Funeral Associate

Jimmy is a long-time resident of Kernersville. His wife is Brenda and they attend Kernersville Wesleyan Church.

Patrick Harlow

Funeral Service Apprentice

Patrick Harlow is a graduate of Grimsley High School in Greensboro. He attended Caldwell Community College and had worked for ten years in a managerial role with Papa John's. He is married to the former Samantha Leonard Harlow and they are proud parents of a beautiful daughter Rose Harlow. Patrick, Sam, and Rose are members of Christ United Methodist Church.

Email: infopiercejefferson@triadbiz.rr.com

Ron Beeson

Funeral Associate

Ron is a native of Colfax. He and his wife Jo are former owners of Beeson Sign Company in Kernersville. He has two sons Brian and Randy. 

Tabitha Coyle

Floral Designer

Tabitha "Tabby" has lived her entire life in the Kernersville/Oak Ridge area. She is passionate about art/design/creations, and truly is a welcome addition to the Floral Design staff. She is married to Brandon Short and she has a son Tytan Coyle and step-daughter Daylin Short. 

Telephone: 1-336-993-2121

Katie Puckett

Funeral Service

Katherine "Katie" Puckett is from a long list of Funeral Service licensees. Her Dad has been in the industry for over 30 years and she has two brothers in Funeral Service as well. She has a young daughter, Henley, and is a true professional in all she does. Katie is originally from the Stuart, Virginia area. She is new to the Kernersville area, so if you see her out or on a service say "hello".

Tuck Corvinus


Tuck Corvinus has been a staff member since March of 2016. He brings a wealth of business experience and as a retired US Air Force Veteran he understands our Veterans needs very well. He is married to Beth Corvinus and they have two children, and three grandchildren. He is a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, enjoys boating, golf, and especially time with his grandchildren. 

Telephone: 1-336-993-2121

Email: tuck.corvinus@pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.

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