Our Staff

Staff members of Worley Funeral Home, Inc. are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors. 

Harold F. Worley

Harold F. Worley

Co-Owner / Funeral Service Licensee

Harold is the co-owner and president of Worley Funeral Home. He is a 1960 graduate of American Academy of Funeral Service, New York, and has been in the funeral service industry for more than 40 years. "Worley", affectionately called by everyone, is well known in the state and considered one of the best embalmers in the profession. 

A U.S. Army veteran, he also maintains membership in Epsilon Nu Delta Fraternity, Silver Square Lodge #43, Cape Fear Consistory #263, Kindah Temple #62, as well as life membership in the NAACP. He has been married for over 50 years and is the father of two sons, and the grandfather of six.

Harold is a member of First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC where he serves as a Trustee.


Marzella D. Worley

Marzella D. Worley

Co-Owner /Secretary / Funeral Director

Marzella joined the staff full time in 1992 after retiring from the Cumberland Co. School System. She is co-owner of Worley Funeral Home as well as a licensed funeral director and notary.

Marzella received her BS and MS degrees in Business Education and Counselor Education respectively from NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. She has served her community in various capacities in both civic and social organizations. Among them are member of board of directors of the Sampson County Chamber of Commerce and Hammocks Beach Corporation, past President and life member of the Fayetteville chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., life member of NAACP, life member of National Education Association, member of NC Retired School Personnel and Cumberland Co. Retired School Personnel.

Marzella is a member of First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC where she has served in many capacities such as a Sunday School teacher, usher board and Floral Club.

Marzella has been married to Harold for over 50 years and is the mother of two sons, and the proud grandmother of six children.

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Anthony F. Worley, CFSP

Anthony F. Worley, CFSP

General Manager / Funeral Service Licensee

Anthony hails from Fayetteville, NC and joined the staff at Worley Funeral Home, Inc. in 1994, serving as the office manager. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, and an Associate degree in Funeral Service Education from Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC. 

Anthony is also an insurance agent, preneed consultant, and notary. In addition to his work in the funeral business, he is a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and musician at both FBC and Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. He is a former board member of the Sampson County Health Department (past board chairman), life member of both Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and NAACP, member of Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Inc. and serves on the Advisory Board Committee at Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC.

Anthony is currently District 3 Governor of NFD&MA, Inc. and previously served as the 55th State President of the Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina, Incorporated.  He is an adjunct instructor in the Funeral Service Department at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

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Cornell Whitehead

Cornell Whitehead

Funeral Service Licensee

Cornell Whitehead is a native of Fayetteville, NC.  He was reared in Clinton, NC, graduating from Clinton High School in 2001.  While in high school, Cornell served as a funeral attendant at Worley Funeral Home.  

Upon graduating from high school , Cornell attended and graduated in 2005 from NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC with a B.S. degree in Electronic Technology.  He also received an Associates Degree in Funeral Service from Fayetteville Technical Community College.  


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Apostle Marcus Becton

Apostle Marcus Becton

Clergy / Funeral Attendant

Apostle Marcus Becton joined the staff full time in 1996. He serves as the staff clergy, notary public and funeral attendant.

"Bec", as he is affectionately called by his peers, is senior pastor of the Way Of The Cross Church Ministries in Turkey, NC. He is also a City Councilman for the city of Clinton and serves as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Clinton.

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Veronica Watson

Veronica Watson

Funeral Service Apprentice

Veronica is a native of Clinton, NC.  She is a recent graduate from Fayetteville Technical Community College where she received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education.

Veronica is a mother of three daughters and a member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton, NC.


Charles Dexter Wilson

Funeral Attendant



Larry Deaver

Funeral Attendant



Ernest Manual

Funeral Attendant



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