Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations has proudly served North Carolina's New Bern community since 1880. With a reputation for the caring respect shown to families, our commitment to excellence is continually demonstrated through personalized service and attention to detail.

Of the many arrangements made after losing a loved one, the first is the selection of a funeral home. Our staff can help create a beautiful tribute and provide guidance and suggestions on the many decisions made when planning a funeral, cremation, memorial, celebration of life, and/or burial service.

We take pride in meeting the specific, and sometimes unique, needs of each and every family. Please use our website to learn about the funeral, cremation and permanent memorialization services we offer, as well as our pre-planning and grief support resources. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at anytime. We are here to help you!


Please join us this Memorial Day as we honor those who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. Remembrance is an important part of what we do at Pollock-Best, so we encourage you to make it part of your Memorial Day weekend. The first Memorial Day ceremony was observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Today, these special ceremonies bring veterans, families, and communities together, and continue to prove that the bond formed in military service spans generations.

"Memorial Day is a very solemn day of reflection for me and millions of Americans like me.  On Memorial Day, I honor all those brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of the freedoms we often overlook. I honor the heroes who gave their lives so that others would return to sustain and honor their memories. The phrase, "All gave some, Some gave All"...is massive in its poignant indictment honoring all American women and men who stood in harm's way throughout history to protect and defend our Nation. When you meet a Veteran thank him/her for their service... it means more than you can possibly know. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who lost their lives defending our country. It is a day for millions of Americans who salute, with abiding honor and enduring pride, their courageous sacrifices laid upon the altar of freedom." — Bill Knight , Pollock-Best Manager