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Richard H. Nelson

Richard H. Nelson

Funeral Director and Embalmer - CEO Operations

Richard H. Nelson is a graduate of Gupton Jones Mortuary College in Decatur, Georgia.  Rick is one of four sons born to the late Sylvia Haile Nelson and Don Nelson.  He is currently the firms managing director and embalmer.   Rick is member of Camden First/ Trinity United Methodist Church.  Rick is active in the community coaching little league sports and he is a member of the Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).  Rick is also a member of both St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Camden, SC where he serves as a member of the senior choir and Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden, SC where he serves as a member of the finance committee.


Ivan F. Nelson

Ivan F. Nelson

Business Financial Operations - CFO

Ivan F. Nelson is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Ivan is one of four sons born to the late Sylvia Haile Nelson and Don Henly Nelson. Ivan currently serves as the funeral home financial business manager. Ivan holds membership with Camden First/Trinity United Methodist Church and also attends services at Catoee's Chapel in Bethune, SC. Ivan coaches little league sports in Camden with his rother Rick. Ivan is also a member of Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).


Don H. Nelson, II

Don H. Nelson, II

Senior Funeral Home Advisor

Don Nelson serves the funeral home as a senior associate, Don earned his BS Degree from Hampton University in Business Marketing Administration.  He serves as the senior advisor for the funeral home.  Don attends services at both St. Matthew United Methodist Church and Camden First United Methodist Church.  Don is responsible for marketing amd advertising promotions throughout the year.  His responsibilities include website development, marketing and other advertising promotions during the year.


Anthony L. Nelson

Anthony L. Nelson

Sr. Funeral Associate Operations Coordinator

Tony oversees general operations pertaining to graveside setups and fleet arrangements.  He also provides support in making arrangements for human remains from death locations anywhere throughout the United States.


Don H. Nelson, Sr

Don H. Nelson, Sr

Funeral Director and Embalmer Senior Business Consultant



Rev. Ryan S. Warren

Staff Chaplain and Funeral Associate

Warren is currently a senior at Morris College in Sumter, SC.  Ryan currently works as a chaplain on staff at Haile's Funeral home and he also assist on funeral services as an attendant.  Ryan plans to complete his seminary training until graduation while continuing to work with the funeral home.  Ryan is the Youth Pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, a leader in Kershaw County Branch of the NAACP and a member of Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).


Gregory V. Smith

Sr. Funeral Associate Operations Coordinator

Greg Smith has served Haile's Funeral Home for over twenty years.  Greg assist with funeral services and other responsibilities of the firm.  Greg is currently a deacon at Sanders Creek Baptist Church in the Kirkwood Community of  Camden.  Greg is a member of the Focus Social Club and Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).


Reggie T. Truesdale

Sr. Funeral Associate

Reggie Truesdale has served Haile's Funeral Home for over twenty years.  Reggie assist in many aspects of the business.  Reggie is currently a trustee at Sanders Creek Baptist Church in the Kirkwood Community of Camden. Reggie is a referee for the Kershaw County Recreation League and he is also an active member of the Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).


A. Maurice Jackson

Funeral Associate/Greeter

Maurice Jackson serves Haile's Funeral Home as a funeral attendant and he also assist in other needs of the business.  Maurice is a graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School and is a volunteer firefighter.  Maurice attends High Hills Baptist Church and is a member of Composite Lodge #372 (Prince Hall Free and Accepted).


Dave Haggins Jr.

Funeral Associate/Greeter

Dave Haggins Jr. serves Haile's Funeral Home as a funeral attendant and he also assist in other needs of the business.  Dave is a graduate of Bethune High School and also earned an associate degree in Business from Central Carolina Technical College.  He is active member and trustee at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Bethune, South Caroliona. 


Lamont Holiday

Funeral Associate/Greeter

Lamont Holiday has served the funeral home in several compacities as a limo driver, assisting with death removals, and other duities regarding funeral procedures.  He is a active member of Piney Grove A.M.E. Church in Rembert, South Carolina.


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