Carl U. Eggleston, President

Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment

"Services That's Distinctive  -- Experience The Difference" 


The Oliver and Eggleston Funeral Establishment is owned an operated by Carl U. Eggleston. Oliver and Eggleston Funeral Establishment is located  in South Main Street Farmville across from the Robert R. Moton Museum (from which Mr. Eggleston graduated in June, 1969).
In August, 1977, Mr. Eggleston passed the National Funeral Service and Embalmers board, and in May 1978 he passed the Virginia Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board. 

He then went on to serve in a managerial capacity with three established funeral homes before opening his own business in 1983.

    Carl, (pictured above), is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, as well as a notary public. 

    In 1984 he received recognition as an Outstanding Young Man of America. In that same year, he was awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Listed below are all of his many affiliations.


  • President and CEO, Carl U. Eggleston and Company, Farmville, Virginia

  • Manager, Oliver and Eggleston Funeral Establishment, Farmville, Virginia

  • Manager, Oliver and Eggleston Funeral Home, Crewe, Virginia

  • Member, Farmville Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Crewe - Burkeville Chamber of Commerce

  • AAS Degree, John Tyler Community College

  • Former President of Southside Funeral Directors

  • Member, Virginia Mortician Association

  • 1997 "Mortician" of the Year, Southside Virginia Funeral Directors

  • Member, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association

  • Member of Virginia Independent Funeral Directors Association

  Carl Eggleston comments that ...."the funeral directors below have inspired my life as a mortician, and are responsible for any success that I might have."

   E. B. Allen; "Who got me started in the funeral service."
   Edward F. Mimms. Sr.;  "Allowed me to serve my apprenticeship in the funeral service."
   Edward T. F. Mimms, Jr. "Funeral service training supervisor."
   Mark H. Oliver; "Gave me additional training in the funeral service."

[Picture of Ruth S. Eggleston][Picture of Carl U. Eggleston, Jr.][Picture of Barbara Ann Eggleston]
   Carl is married to former Barbara Nunnally of Burkeville, Va, (pictured above left), a teacher in the Prince Edward County school system. They are parents to one son, Carl U. Eggleston, Jr. (pictured above center). Vice President of the company is Ruth S. Eggleston pictured (above right).
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