Early records show that the present Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel in Pilot Mountain was incorporated in the year 1913, over the years the business has had many families as owner and operators. It has gone by the different names of Cox Funeral Home, Cox-Nelson Funeral Home, Cox-Swanson Funeral Home, Needham Funeral Home and at the present time Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel. The original founders were Mr. Will Cox, Mr. James Edgar ( Ed ) Needham and his sister Mrs. Mae Needham Owens who was the first Lady Embalmer and Funeral Director in the State of North Carolina. The original Cox Funeral Home started in a small home on East Main Street near the old post office in Pilot Mountain.
The original Needham Funeral Home started in what is now the Mt. Pilot Drug Building, it later moved to the old Dr. Bob Flippin Home which is now The Flippin Bed and Breakfast in Pilot Mountain. In 1984 the two funeral homes Cox and Needham were combined in to one facility at 822 West Main Street, Pilot Mountain, across from East Surry High School.
The present Cox-Needham Facility is owned and operated by A. J. Daoud. We are a locally owned business that has a proud tradition of serving each family as if they were our own. Cox-Neeham is full service funeral, celebration of life and cremation provider. We offer traditional funeral service, cremation, shipping, and embalming services, anywhere in the United States or the World while maintaining our hometown heritage and personal service that our families have come to appreciate over nearly 100 years. We are proud to say that as the world has changed over the last 100 years we have adapted our business to meet those changes and challenges. We will continue to adapt and change to better serve our families and their ever changing needs for memorialization in the years to come.