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Our Staff


AJ Daoud

AJ Daoud

President, Funeral Director & Embalmer

AJ started his career in law enforcement and working part-time at a funeral home. As a police officer AJ served as State President and National Vice President of non-profit police youth organization (PAL).   

In 1986 he entered funeral service full time and became nationally known in the industry for writing articles and speaking to several organizations about his progressive ideas about funeral service. Having served various leadership roles in Pilot Mountain/Surry County including past chairman of United Way, past vice chairman for Habit for Humanity, past president of the Pilot Mountain Merchants Association. AJ currently serves as vice chairman for the town planning and zoning board. 

AJ is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida & Texas. His expertise in funeral service has led him to become appointed to serve on several national committees in funeral service organizations. In his career he has guided and served thousands of families during their time of need. 

Email: ajdaoud@aol.com


Steve Snow

Steve Snow

Vice President & Funeral Director

Steve is a 1970 graduate of Surry Central High School and a 1974 graduate of Pfeiffer University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Before entering the funeral profession , Steve worked as Department Supervisor at RJR Tobacco. 

In 1990 Steve became a partner and began his career with Cox-Needham. He currently serves as Vice President and Funeral Director with the company and has been a board member of the Fulton Family YMCA in Winston-Salem for 12 years. He was a charter member of the Pilot Mountain Jaycees and a past member of the board of directors of Pilot Knob Fire Department. 

He is married to Lin and has one daughter Anna Katherine.


Wes George

Wes George

Operations Manager

Wes is a 1980 graduate of East Surry High School and has been with Cox Needham since 1992. He serves as Operations Manager and is responsible for staffing all funeral and memorial services. He is Licensed Crematory Operator for Carolina Cremations, an affiliate of Cox Needham. Wes serves as our purchasing agent and is in charge of our funeral support staff. 

He is the proud father of Sara and Rebecca whom are also East Surry graduates.


Amber Webster

Office Manager


Telephone: 1-336-368-2233

Email: coxneedham@afpfuneral.com


Jeff Stager

Jeff Stager

Certified Crematory Operator & Funeral Assistant

Jeff is a 1993 graduate of East Surry High School and attended Surry Community College. He is a North Carolina Certified Crematory Operator and serves as Operations Manager of Carolina Cremations. 

He is married to Amanda Leigh Stager and is the proud father of three girls Madyson, Hailey & Kamryn, and one son, Eythan.  He and his family make their home in Mt. Airy. 


Mary Ann Freeman

Mary Ann Freeman

Funeral Assistant

Mary Ann is a 1981 graduate of Mount Airy High School. 
She is married to Mitchell Freeman and they have two wonderful children together, Michael Brandon Freeman and Candice Michelle Freeman.
In 2010 she joined the funeral home staff as a funeral assistant.

Telephone: 1-336-368-2233


Stephen Trent

Stephen Trent

Funeral Director Trainee


Telephone: 1-336-368-2233

Email: stephentrent@afpfuneral.com


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