History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have only one goal: to create a memorable, yet affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the variety of services and products we offer, as well as provide a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. At Eggers, we strive to design a service that suits our families' needs both now and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
John and Betty Eggers are natives of Boone, North Carolina. Betty is the former Betty Ragan and a daughter of the late James A. and Rose Edna Lewis Ragan. John is the son of Rachel Webster Eggers and the late John Brandon Eggers. Both John and Betty attended Wautauga High School and graduated in 1979.
John began working in the funeral industry while still in high school with Hampton Funeral Service in Boone. It was while working there that he realized that funeral service was his calling in life.
After graduating high school, he enrolled in Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville. After the completion of mortuary school, he then returned to work for Hampton Funeral Service. In 1986, an opportunity to buy a partnership in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Directors (a firm that had been in business since 1933) became a reality. Betty soon began working alongside of John in the funeral home too. They worked there until a new opportunity was given to them to move to Boiling Springs, South Carolina.
In the spring of 1990, John began working for the Forest Lawn Mortuary as a manager. He soon worked his way up to general manager over their three locations. Again, Betty was at his side working in the business office and helping where needed. In September 1995, they resigned from Forest Lawn group to open their own funeral home. On January 2, 1996, Eggers Funeral Home opened its first location at 2610 Boiling Springs Road. Betty and John initially operated with the help of Nancy Sproles and her husband Ron, along with Tim Plummer and in February, 1997 Tommy Harris joined our staff.
In 1998, more staff was added to the growing funeral home. Added were two brothers, Leonard and T.J. “Shorty” Jolley. Leonard had worked at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Chesnee, and both brothers had worked at Forest Lawn Mortuary. In the spring of 1999, work began on the current Boiling Springs facility at 195 Rainbow Lake Road. In July of 2000, Eggers was able to move into the new 14,000 sq. ft. facility. It was also in 2000 that Betty graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College. She became a licensed funeral director in 2003. In 2001 Eggers Funeral Home bought the former Forest Lawn Mortuary of Chesnee from Carriage Funeral Services based out of Houston, TX. changing the name to Eggers Funeral Home of Chesnee. In 2006 we added a crematory at our Chesnee location to better serve our families that request cremation. In 2011 our Chesnee location when through a major renovation and addition doubling it's size. In the Spring of 2014 the Boiling Springs location also went through a major renovation to better serve the families of Boiling Springs.
Eggers Funeral Home is a member of the SC Funeral Directors Association, the Piedmont Group, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Cremation Association of North America. We have recieved the NFDA's Pursuit of Excellence Award (Chesnee Location) since 2003, and were the first funeral home in Spartanburg to earn this award.
You are assured personal, professional and caring service when you enter either of our facilities. John and Betty each have a life-time of experience, a wealth of knowledge, and the compassionate heart to help you make difficult decisions and create a memorable funeral or memorial service for your loved one.
Our Valued Staff
John B. Eggers, CFSP, Co-Owner, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer (Boiling Springs)
John is an active member in the Piedmont Group of the SC Funeral Directors Association, having served as Chairman and also served on the SC State Board of Funeral Service. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is also very active in his community. He has served as a past president and is a member of the Boiling Springs Business Association, the Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge #413, the Boiling Springs Eastern Star, a board member at Limestone College in Gaffney, and a past president and member of the Boiling Springs Lions Club and the Green Point Baptist Church.
Betty R. Eggers, CFSP, Co-Owner, Licensed Funeral Director (Chesnee)
Betty has been in the funeral service full time since 1990 and is co-owner of Eggers Funeral Homes. She is a native of Watauga County, NC and is a licensed South Carolina funeral director. She is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College , with an Associate in Arts degree. She is a member of the Piedmont group of the SC Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Director's Association, The Boiling Springs Business Association, the Boiling Springs Order of the Eastern Star and the Green Point Baptist Church. She and John reside in Boiling Springs, SC.
Nancy C. Sproles, Licensed Funeral Director (Boiling Springs)
Nancy joined the Eggers family on opening day, January 2, 1996 as a South Carolina licensed funeral director. A native of Spartanburg, SC, she is a graduate of Spartanburg Junior College with an Associate degree in Secretarial Science. She is a member of the Piedmont group of the SC Funeral Director Association and the National Funeral Director’s Association. Nancy is an active member of the Boiling Springs Order of the Eastern Star, having served in various positions over the past 40 years. She is also an active member of Inman Mills Baptist Church. Nancy has two sons and two granddaughters. She lives in the Boiling Springs community.
Ms. Katie Tiller, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (Chesnee)
Katie joined Eggers Funeral Home in April of 2008. She has two home towns in that she was born in Nashville, Tennessee and later moved to Shelby, North Carolina. Katie graduated from Chase High School in Forest City, North Carolina with scholastic honors. Her professional studies include an Associate of Arts degree from Cleveland Community College, Shelby, North Carolina where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She graduated from the John A. Gupton College of Funeral Services in Nashville, Tennessee and was nominated for the Dodge Award. She is registered with the International Conference of Funeral Services. She is a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Katie enjoys decorating cakes, playing music, and entertaining the company of her nieces and nephew. Currently Katie resides in Chesnee, South Carolina.
Greg Greene, Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director (Chesnee)
Greg started his career in funeral service at the age of 15 in Landrum, SC. A native of Polk County, NC Greg graduated from Landrum High School in 1985 and then attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1992. He joined the Eggers Funeral Home staff in September of 2010, but is no stranger to the Eggers family having worked with them previously at Forest Lawn Mortuary. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, boating, and going to bluegrass festivals.
Tommy W. Harris, CFSP, Licensed Funeral Director/Crematory Operator (Chesnee)
Tommy began his career in funeral service in 1996 with the Eggers family at the age of 16. After working several years in the Greenville and Spartanburg area, he re-joined the Eggers family in September, 2011. Tommy is a 1999 graduate of Chesnee High School and a 2003 graduate of Piedmont Technical College, also obtaining his Funeral Director Licenses that same year. He is a licensed Funeral Director in both North and South Carolina and also received his certified crematory operator by the Cremation Assocation of North America in 2003. He is a member of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is also part of the office/visual staff for the Chesnee High School Marching Band and is a member of First Baptist Church of Mayo.
He is the son of Thomas and Darlene Robinson Harris of Chesnee and a grandson of Ansel and Freda Robinson and Vivian Harris Wilson and the late Willie Harris, and has one sister, Megan Harris, all of Chesnee.
Brandon C. Roberts, Funeral Director/Embalmer (Boiling Springs)
Brandon is a native of Mountain City, Tennessee and joined Eggers Funeral Home in May 2013 after serving as Manager of one of the funeral homes in his hometown. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina and has been involved in funeral service since the age of 17. He is a funeral director and the embalmer for our Boiling Springs location. He is a graduate of Johnson County High School, graduating in 2003, and also a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2009. Brandon enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with friends.
Paul Oglesby, Licensed Funeral Director / Pre-need Counselor
Paul Oglesby was born in Fort Myers, Florida and lived the bigger part of his life in eastern North Carolina. He and his wife, Gina of 28 years reside in Seneca, SC and have 2 children. He has been active in the funeral business for 37 years and has come on in January 2012 with Eggers Funeral Home as their preneed counselor. Paul is very in active in mission work and the music ministry of Tri-County Worship Center in Seneca, SC. He and his wife enjoy vacationing and traveling.
Janice Moffitt, Administrative Assistant
Jan Moffitt joined the Eggers family as a part-time employee in June of 2005 and became our full-time Financial Secretary, serving both locations, in December of 2005. A native of SpartanburgCounty, she graduated from Dorman High School and attended Spartanburg Technical College. She and her husband, Frank, live in Chesnee and have one daughter, Kayren Swofford, a son-in-law, Matthew, and four grandchildren. Jan is a member of Eden Wesleyan Church where she serves as Pianist. She also serves as treasurer for The Chesnee Area Merchants Association. Her interests include playing the piano, traveling and singing with her family in a Gospel Trio, The Master’s Singers.
Rev. Bob Buhl, Chaplain
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Robert E. Buhl, Sr. was born January 9, 1941. He attended Rule High School and is married to Jean. They have three sons. On March 10, 1969, Bob and Jean moved to Spartanburg, SC.
Rev. Buhl is a graduate of Casey Creek Baptist Bible Institute. He has served as Pastor of Pacolet Hill Baptist Church and Hicks Chapel Baptist Church. Presently, he is the Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. Rev. Buhl joined the Eggers family in March of 2008 as a Funeral Associate.
Mr. Frank Moffitt, Funeral Assistant/Crematory Operater
Frank joined the Eggers family in 2002. He is a native of Chesnee and a graduate of Chesnee High School and Jeweler School in Selma, Alabama. He is a member of Eden Wesleyan Church. Frank was licensed as a Crematory Operator in 2006 and is a member of CANA. Also, known as “Fuzzy” he is an active part of the community and is a member of Chesnee Lions’ Club. He is a retired Jeweler having owned Karat Korner Jewelry Stores. He and his wife Jan have one daughter and four grandchildren and a dog named Spencer. In his free time he and his family minister to others though the gift of music. Their group, the Master’s Singers, have shared God’s love with others for over 39 years now.
Mr. Tim Plummer, Funeral Assistant
Tim joined the Eggers family on opening day, January 2, 1996 as a funeral assistant. Tim is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School and Spartanburg Methodist College. He is married to the former Rita Elliott and they have one son, Matthew. They are members of Inman Mills Baptist Church where Tim serves as a deacon and is active with the RA’s.
Mr. Franky Suttles, Funeral Assistant
Franky joined the Eggers in November 2002. He is a native of Spartanburg County and a graduate of Boiling Springs High School. He is employed at Milliken and he joined the Masonic brotherhood in 2007. He was inducted as a Shriner in 2009. He and his wife Susan have two children and one granddaughter who is the apple of his eye. When he has some free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle for fun and to benefit charities that are dear to his heart.
Mrs. Phoebe Davis
Phoebe joined Eggers Funeral Home on November 1, 2007 with the intent of providing families with the ministry of music during the services. She quickly became very involved in many more facets of the work. She is a native of Spartanburg and attended Furman University and is a graduate of Palmer College. She was an Administrative Assistant with Southern Electric and Spartanburg Area Mental Health. She has served as Organist for Arcadia First Baptist Church for many years. Her son is a 3 Star General who serves proudly in the US Air Force, and her daughter is a Special Education teacher. Phoebe has two grandchildren and enjoys entertaining her family, refinishing furniture and reading.
Mr. Henry Blackwell, Funeral Assistant
Henry joined the Eggers Family in December 2007. He is a native of Spartanburg County and is a lifelong resident of Boiling Springs. He is retired from Kohler Company and enjoys gardening and attending auctions. He and his wife Martha attend Green Point Baptist Church. They have one daughter and two granddaughters who are Henry’s pride and joy.
Mr. Dennis Gosnell, Funeral Assistant
Dennis joined the Eggers team in June 2010. As a native of Spartanburg and a member of Green Point Baptist Church he knows a great deal about the Boiling Springs community and its citizens. He is a graduate of Boiling Springs High Schoo land is a truck driver for AFL. He and his wife LuAnn have one child and two granddaughters. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys keeping the company of his church friends through fellowship activities and drives the bus for Green Point. He likes to hunt, fish, and spend time in God’s creation.
Rev. Doug Thrift, Funeral Assistant
Doug is a Retired Baptist Minister. He started working in the funeral business in his mid 20’s at the former Johnson Mortuary in Chesnee. After his retirement, he has worked for Gordon Mortuary, the former Graceland Mortuary at Springhill and he comes to us from Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney. Doug joined the Eggers family in February 2013. He is married to the former Deborah Robinson and they have one daughter Angela. Doug and his wife are members of Piedmont Baptist Church in Chesnee.
Mrs. Dodie Alverson, Visitation Staff
Dodie joined the staff of Eggers Funeral Home in July, 2011 as part of our visitation staff. She was married to the late Joe Lee Alverson II and they were the former owners of Alverson's Accounting Firm in Chesnee. Dodie is a member of Arrowwood Baptist Church.