History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service was founded in 1997 by Harris High and Carolyn Williams with a vision to provide to our local communities funeral and cremation services with dignity, respect, compassion and personal care all at a sensible price.
In 2001, the Weddington Chapel became the second chapel for Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service. This chapel is conveniently located directly across the street from Forest Lawn East Cemetery.
In 2007 Peaceful Pets, a full service cremation and funeral company was added. Because we own our own pet crematory, we are able to get pets ashes back to their owners within as little as 24 hours. Special requests permit us to cremate a pet while the family waits.
Our most recent location opened in early 2008 and is located in the Ballantyne/Sun City area of Charlotte at Hunter's Crossing. This location, Simply Cremations of Charlotte, while a full service funeral home, is a non-intimidating alternative funeral arrangement center.
Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service has had the honor of serving families for over 12 years, and we pledge to continue providing superior service within our communities.
Our Valued Staff
Harris High, Owner/Founder, Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator
Harris is co-owner and co-founder of Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service, which was started in 1997 with the first of the three locations opening in Indian Trail. Harris has been in funeral service since 1987, and is a native of Union County and a life long resident of Union and Mecklenburg Counties. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is active in Union West Rotary where he serves as Treasurer, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union County Council on Aging, is active in supporting his profession by serving on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association, and proudly supports local Hospice organizations in bringing end of life care to families in the area. He and his family reside in Charlotte and he serves his church faithfully.
Terry Hough, Crematory Operator
Terry Hough has been with Simply Cremations since it opened coming from Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service and Peaceful Pets Funeral and Cremation Service. Terry lives in Charlotte and is a retired medical professional.