History & Staff
At Lambeth-Troxler Funeral & Cremation Services, we have provided customizable memorial services for over 60 years. Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life in Greensboro and the surrounding areas, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
Serving the needs of today's families
If you have never planned for a burial or cremation, or it has been a while since you have, you may not realize just how much is involved. During the arrangement process you select everything from the type of service or Tribute, merchandise, scheduling, plus much more. We know you and your family are unique, it only makes sense that planning for a life commemoration should be unique as well. Whatever you desire, we will offer suggestions and assist you with making your ideas work.
Today, many people have concerns and questions about costs. Lambeth-Troxler Funeral & Cremation Services has consistently offered a variety of options so that every family can plan a tribute that is appropriate, meaningful and affordable.
It is our philosophy to bring our years of dedication and compassion to those we serve. We know each life is unique and we want to make a difference to the families whose lives we touch before, during and after each service. At any point, we are ready to help you sort through the options and answer your questions. We serve people from all backgrounds, so you can have confidence and trust that our years of experience are available to you, walking in step with you. We want to make a difference in your life, to provide comfort and care and provide direction and guidance when you need it most.
Most importantly, we are committed to:
- offering a wide range of services to fit every budget
- answering questions and providing options
- respecting all faiths, customs, traditions and lifestyles
- providing a highly qualified staff of trained professionals to handle every detail flawlessly
- and providing the very best in professional service and personal care to you, your family and loved one
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Lambeth-Troxler, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Managing Partner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Steve is a native of Elon College and a graduate of Western Alamance High School. He began his funeral service career in 1980 in Burlington. After completion of his apprenticeship, he attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA and graduated with honors in 1983, served as treasurer of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, received the Scholastic Achievement Award and was awarded the National Board of Funeral Service Examiners Certificate. During his 34 year career he has worked for various funeral homes in the Piedmont Triad until he began his service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2003. He was a former member and Past President of the Sedgefield Lions Club, a member of the Greensboro Elk’s Lodge #602 and served as a volunteer and part time firefighter for nearly twenty years, lastly with Guilford College and Summerfield Fire Departments. He is very active in community outreach projects and fundraisers to help benefit local charities, organizations and schools. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their two daughters and Steve’s son camping and hiking at Hanging Rock, wonderful times at the beach fishing, hunting, playing guitar and drums in the great love of music and attending Trinity Worship Center. “It is with great honor to assist families in their walk and experience with loss of a dear loved one. Celebrating the significance and the impact of ones life with dignity, honor and praise is our mission and the very focus of our funeral home.”
Alva L. Fair
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Alva L. Fair, Jr., “Al” is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, with years of experience as a preneed counselor. He obtained his funeral service license after graduating from Fayetteville Technical Community College in their funeral service program where he earned an associates degree in applied science of funeral service in 1996. He then passed his national board of funeral service exam and acquired his North Carolina Funeral Service license in 1998. During his 24 year career in the funeral industry he has also been constantly involved in community activities. He is past president of the Eden, NC Jaycees, 2002 – 2003, with membership from 2000 – 2004, a past member of the Eden Kiwanis during 2006 and 2007, a past member of the cemetery board for Overlook Cemetery in Eden, NC, and a past member of the Eden Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Al has also served membership in the Rotary Club of Greensboro from 2016 - 2017. A native of Eden, Al graduated from Morehead Senior High School class of 1992. He spent 11 years in the Boy Scouts of America from 1984 until 1995, serving as a leader and as an assistant scoutmaster where he earned the award of Eagle Scout. He is currently associated with Scout Troop 567 with plans to become a certified leader. Al has also been in many bands playing music for years in local festivals and gatherings throughout Rockingham County and the Greensboro Triad area, along with playing in local church praise bands. He has been a drummer/musician for 34 years. He is married to Amanda Wilson Fair, and has three sons, Aidan, Nathan and Michael Fair.
Merle W. Neal
Licensed Funeral Director/Advanced Planning Advisor
Merle has lived in Greensboro for over 35 years and has been in the funeral profession for over 33 years. She is a strong, compassionate person dedicated to supporting families through their time of loss. She believes each person is different so each funeral should reflect that difference. Merle has four grown children, three step-sons and 16 grandchildren. She loves sewing, embroidery, and crocheting. She and her husband Clyde enjoy camping and spoiling their many grandchildren. She has been a member of the Hamilton Lakes Lions Club where she has served as secretary for several years. A member of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church and active in Circle One.
Trish has been involved in funeral service for eighteen years and began her service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2006. She is a graduate of High Point Central High School and Randolph Community College. Her favorite place is the beach and spending time with her family. “In the 1990’s I was working on the surgical floor at a local hospital. I decided I needed a change in my career. That’s when I choose funeral service. I would still be serving people, but in a different capacity. I want every family we serve to know that it’s our privilege each and every time to honor their loved one.”
Amanda Micaela Cook
Funeral Service Apprentice
Micaela is a funeral service apprentice from Browns Summit, NC. She will finish her funeral service program, at FTCC, in the summer of 2018 and plans to then acquire her funeral service license. After graduating with honors from Northeast Guilford High School in 2012, she spent a few years at UNCG working on a bachelors degree in human development and family studies with a concentration in child, youth, and family development, and was a mentor and member of the community volunteer organization, Make a Difference House Living Learning Community of UNCG. Later, she began her funeral service career and started the funeral service and mortuary science program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Being a native of Browns Summit, she enjoys working on the farm, and is very active in helping her parents with the family dog business, Cook Farm Kennels.
Linda began her service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2001. She graduated from Seagrove High School, obtained an Associate Degree in Accounting from Asheboro Business College and attended Guilford Technical Community College. A native of Asheboro, Linda has lived in Greensboro most of her adult life. She worked in education for twenty-two years and retired early to care for her parents. After their deaths, she came to work for Lambeth-Troxler. She attends Charity Baptist Church, a supporter of Covenant International Evangelistic Association and has participated in their mission trips. "As a teenager, I always had a great interest in funeral service. My job is a very rewarding experience. I consider my position as a calling to be there for our families as they grieve and cope with the most difficult time in their lives.”
Helen began her service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2007. She is a high school graduate and furthered her education in business. Helen is the mother of four children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, a Charter Member of Sharpe Road Baptist Church and former secretary. Helen enjoys spending her time mowing and keeping her yard, walking, riding bicycle and visiting shut-ins. She has a great love of the beach and Pigeon Forge, TN.
Bruce began his service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2010. Bruce has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a retired financial institution executive who enjoys photography, gardening, playing with his great grandson and is a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. “The ability to help individuals and families going through grief is extremely gratifying to me personally. Everyone deserves a professional service and I enjoy providing that level of service in a difficult time.”
Larry began his service with Lambeth-Troxler in 2011. Larry received his GED from Guilford Technical Community College. He and his wife have five children one which is now deceased, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church. “I think a funeral service is a time that brings families together in one place. We honor the deceased, but we need to focus on the family. Hoping that we can show them how much they need to support and love each other in their time of grief.”
Jim was born and raised in Massachusetts. Graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. He is married to Ginny Dunigan and is the father of three children, seven grandchildren and one great grand daughter. He worked in the floor covering and furniture business as Vice President on national and international accounts traveling to over 72 countries. Jim is a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and very active in the church's various ministries. Jim brings a great wealth and passion for his service to our families and a very valued asset to our firm.
Dr. Don Clement
Don was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida and was a sales and marketing professional in Tennessee and Georgia for 14 years before accepting God’s call to church ministry in 1992. He and his wife Dawn moved to Wake Forest, NC to begin his Master’s degree in Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon completion of that degree, he began church pastorates in Alamance, Caswell and Guilford county churches. Don is locally known for his counseling expertise, especially in the areas of family life and personal finances. With his pastoral care experience, he has been assisting families with planning funeral services for the past 20 years and is gratified when he can help people through one of the toughest times of their lives. He was awarded his Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling from Luther Rice University in 2007. He also holds an active North Carolina life insurance license and has assisted individuals and couples in retirement planning for the past 13 years. Along with currently serving as Pastor of Palm Street Christian Church and Lead Teaching Elder of Fellowship Greensboro, Don serves as Triad Network Coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Church and is on the Board of Directors for Simple Matters, a Honduras-based missions organization that serves needy children there. He has been married to wife Dawn for 35 years. She is the owner of Sew Heavenly, a specialty sewing business located in Old Irving Park Business Center. They are proud to be grandparents to Fiona and Lochlin.
Allen is a native of Alamance County, North Carolina and began with our firm in April 2017.