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You can reach us at all hours for immediate guidance and support through making arrangements.


Phone :     (803) 432 - 2511 

Fax :        (803) 432 - 4157


Address :

Nelson-Haile Funeral Home
919 Church Street
PO Box 444
Camden,  South Carolina 29020


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 Recent  Funeral  Services



FEBRUARY        2018



Kathryn McKiever         2/8/18

Johnny Johnson            2/7/18




JANUARY           2018



Arthenia N. Clark        1/31/18

Mary A. McCray          1/31/18

Mittie B. Stradford      1/28/18

James C. Adams          1/28/18

Dorothy M. Engram    1/23/18

Marie J. Dunziellas     1/22/18

Carrie R. Jones            1/20/18

Elisha C. Grant           1/20/18

Elizabeth C. Speights    1/2/18




DECEMBER       2017



Daisy H. Porter          12/28/17

Leslie Forman           12/19/17

Grover Brevard, Jr.   12/17/17

Jake Carter                12/13/17

Johnnie Johnson, Jr.   12/12/17

Christina  Chambers    12/1/17

Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.   12/1/17




NOVEMBER      2017



Lacey B. James          11/10/17

Randi Jones               11/10/17

Pat V. Robinson           11/6/17

Steven R. James          11/4/17

Tilly J. DuBose           11/1/17




OCTOBER         2017



Sarah Marie Smith    10/26/17

Frederick Stuckey     10/17/17

Robert Harris              10/8/17

Annie Adamson           10/4/17

Boykin Moses              10/3/17




























Our History

Serving our communities for five generations with honesty, compassion, and professional services!

Haile's Funeral Home was started in the 1920's under the name of a business naame known as Champion and Haile, which was founded on October 25, 1923.  On January 1, 1929, Richard H. Haile, Sr. purchased the interest of Champion, and renamed the business to Haile's Funeral Home.  

In the early 1930's, the first establishment was located on Broad Street in Camden, South Carolina.  It was known as one of the most modern for offering hearse and ambulance equipment services as a feature for the business.  In the 1940's, a branch office was opened on Timrod Road in Bethune, South Carolina.  Our current business location is 919 Church Street, Camden, South Carolina. Prompt and efficient service was rendered day and night for many miles throughout neighboring counties for many years. Many families placed their confidence in Richard H. Haile, Sr. due to his yeas of training, the service rendered, and the careful attention he provided to comfort the bereaved families.  He served families for many years and later the the business was entrusted to son Richard H. Haile, Jr. who marked the second generation.

The busniess was operated under the direction of Richard Haile, Jr. and his wife, Bessie Pickett Haile, the daughter of Camden first black physician, Dr. John Pickett, M.D in Camden.  In 1958 Richard Haile built a new funeral home located on the corner of Church and Rutledge Streets in Camden, South Carolina.  The establishment became know as "Camden's most newest, most modern and most beautiful funeral home" in the county. 

After the death of R.H. Haile Jr., the business was operated by his wife, Bessie P. Haile with assistance from daughter, Sylvia Haile Nelson and son-in-law, Don H. Nelson which marked the third generation of family ownership.  Together they successfully operated the business in the 1970's.  During their tenure together they trained their grandson's how to run the family business.

In 1994, Richard Haile Nelson attended Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia.  He graduated from school in 1995, Richard and his brother, Ivan Nelson of the fourth generation assisted their mother with the family business.  After the death of their mother Sylvia Haile Nelson in 1996, Haile's Funeral Home continued to be operated by Richard H. Nelson and his brother, Ivan F. Nelson with the guidance of their grandmother, Bessie P. Haile.  After the death of Mrs. Bessie P. Haile, Richard and Ivan continued the legacy of Haile's Funeral Home.

The staff of Haile's Funeral Home continued to be a source of comfort to familes while providing excellent services to families that we are priviledge to serve.  We are committed to tradition. We stand for professionalism, considerate discretion and personal support. We respect both the wishes of the deceased and the bereaved family, and therefore we address every concern as individually as possible.

Paying final respects to the deceased with dignity is just as important to us as offering support to the family and friends they have left behind. We will be there by your side in this difficult situation, to console you and give you the space you need to go through the process of grieving. We never lose sight of our role as an understanding companion to you during your time of mourning. You can turn to us for personal guidance.

In 2014, Haile's Funeral Home closed and  Nelson-Haile Funeral Home was opened with Don H. Nelson as the owner and manager.  We, the staff of Nelson-Haile Funeral Home, continue to follow in the path of forefathers. Our goal, for the past five generations, has been and continues to be to provide excellent services to those families we are privileged to serve.