527 E. 6th Street Washington, NC 27889

Phone: 252-945-1958 / Fax: 252-623-1676

Our Staff


Joseph B. Paul Jr. Owner / Funeral Director

Joe is the son of the late J. Bonner Paul and Marjorie “Albritton” Paul. He has two sons; Joshua B. Paul  and Bryan C. Harris. Joe brings 40 years of tradition, experience and knowledge in the funeral profession with him. He is a third generation Funeral Director and completely understands the need for affordable and professional funeral services. Joe is a graduate of Washington High School and later attended Beaufort Community College. As a native of Washington, he has been involved in the community and coached both baseball and basketball in youth and adult leagues for over 30 years with the Washington Recreation Department. He was a certified coach through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, a past Secretary of the Bunyan Ruritan Club and a member of the First Christian Church. Joe has been honored to serve hundreds of families in and around Beaufort County throughout his career.

Jack Arliss Mason Jr "Jay"

Jay is the son of Jack Arliss Mason and Barbara Brinn Mason. He is married to Michelle Everett Mason and has two sons and a daughter in law, Ryan Scott Mason and his wife Stephanie Williams Mason and Colby Perrion Mason. Jay has been helping Joe for the past 15 years. He is President of Mason's Computer Repair & Web Design, Inc. He brings with him 14 years of experience in the computer and web design business. He is also a member of the St. Clair's Church of Christ where he serves as church treasurer. Jay has also coached high school football for the past 13 years for Northside High School. 

Joshua B. Paul "Josh"

Josh is the son of Joseph B. Paul Jr and Jane Harden O'Neal and lives in Washington, NC. Josh has helped his father for the past 10 years assisting in setting up tents and equipment along with working funeral services. He enjoys cooking, reading, stand-up comedy and traveling whenever possible.

Daniel Haskett

Daniel serves as the Senior Pastor of Washington Assembly of God here in Washington, NC. He moved here from the Charlotte area in 2016. Daniel is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries. He and his wife Jinjer have two little girls, Julia Layne and Josephine Elizabeth. Daniel has worked alongside Joe Paul for several years assisting families who needed a minister to help them during their time of loss.

Glenn Waters

Glenn is originally from Hyde County near Belhaven, N.C. He is a graduate from Mid-Atlantic Christian University (formerly Roanoke Bible College. Glenn has more than fifty years in pulpit ministry either full-time or part-time with his wife Cheryl. He has worked with Joe for the past 7 years as a funeral assistant and chaplain. Glenn also has certifications in the field of social work, mental health and counselling. He was certified as a Hospice Chaplain working with families in preparing them for the ultimate approaching the death of their loved ones and continued to provide support following their loss. Mr. Waters has a blend of training, experience and personal help with families moving through the difficult time of the funeral process.

Gloria Ormond

Gloria Ormond is the widow of Thomas B. Ormond Sr. She is a graduate of Washington High School. Gloria has one son, two daughters, four grandsons, and two granddaughters. She is a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ. Gloria resides in Bath.

John M. Pishnock "Jack"

Jack has been a resident of Beaufort County for 54 years. He married the former Ann Credle his wife of 59 years Jack is a U.S. Veteran of the U. S Army, he served from 1957 - 1962. as a army Security Military Policeman. He retired from PCS Phosphate where he worked for 33 years. Jack is a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ where he is currently serves as a Deacon there on the Leadership Team. Joe recognizes the love Jack has for people and welcomes him to our staff.

Cheryl Rhodes Waters 

Cheryl is the wife of Glenn Waters and also a graduate of Roanoke Bible College. She is originally from Elizabeth City, NC. Cheryl has worked with her husband in their ministry as well as a volunteer with hospice while he was chaplain. They are also the Disaster Relief Coordinators for St Clair's Church of Christ and have helped many in their community and elsewhere when there was a need. She brings a compassionate and caring spirit to those who are hurting.

Our Mission

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Tony McGowan


Tony is the son of the late Julian and Malvina McGowan. He has two children Robin and Scott. Tony has four grandchildren. He is married to Ginny Pegram McGowan. He is a graduate of Bath High School, and Wilson Industrial Edcuation Center. He retired from Tony's Auto Repair in Belhaven, NC which he owned and operated for 25 years until his retirement in 2002. Tony is semiretired and has been raising catfish on the family farm. Tony is a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ.

J. Scott Clark "Scott"

Scott is the son of Ava Paul and the nephew of Joseph B. Paul, Jr. He lives in Washington and works primarily as a technical trainer for Microsoft SharePoint. Scott has just joined his uncle's staff and will serve as a funeral assistant helping with services and visitations. Joe is proud to welcome his nephew to his staff.





Juan Alvarez, Director of Sales

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