H argett Funeral Service greatly honors its founders who have served the state of North Carolina since 1871. The Hargetts have continued to strive for excellence in providing families the best in service and personal care during their time of bereavement.
The first Hargett Funeral Service was established in 1871 in Kinston, NC by Joseph C. Hargett. As an enterprising black businessman in Kinston, J.C. Hargett, along with his son, Nathaniel Everett Hargett, Sr., would build the coffins themselves. Whenever people in the community could not afford to bury their loved one, J.C. Hargett would bury them at no charge.