54 McFarland Drive Hwy. 108 Tryon, NC 28782

Celebrating Our 108th Anniversary of Service

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Our Team


Staff members of McFarland Funeral Chapel are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to everyone at McFarland Funeral Chapel.

Brian Metcalf

Brian Metcalf

General Manager/Certified Crematory Operator

Brian is a native of Saluda and started his career in funeral service at McFarland Funeral Chapel in 1998. He is a graduate of East Henderson High Class of 1989 and Fayetteville Technical Community College Funeral Service Education.

Brian is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in North Carolina and South Carolina and a Certified Crematory Operator. At McFarland Funeral Chapel and Crematory, he is responsible for overseeing the staff, day-to-day operations and crematory manager. Brian also coordinates services and arrangements with families.

Brian is a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Columbus and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tryon.

He and his wife, Kim, have four children: Brandon, Grayson, Matthew, and Megan.

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Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Cert. Crematory Operator

Megan is a native of Columbus, NC. In her role at McFarland, Megan performs essential administrative duties including customer service, accounting, billing and writing obituaries.

A former nurse for 13 years, Megan completed her funeral service education at Fayetteville Community College Funeral Service Program and has attained her Funeral Director and Embalmers License in North Carolina and crematory certification.

Megan is married with three boys and lives on a large cattle farm.

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W. H. Foster

W. H. Foster

Funeral Assistant

William H. “Hop” Foster “Hop” was born in Saluda, NC and has been active in the Community for his entire life! He has been involved in organizing and acting as the Master of Ceremonies for the Coon Dog Parade for many years.

As a Saluda Volunteer Fire Fighter, Hop has worked in many different positions. In December of 2008, Hop was was awarded Lifetime Honorary Chief. He now serves on the Board of Directors of SVFR. He retired from Cranston Print Works, Fletcher, NC after 39 years where he was the supervisor of the print department. He is a member of the Saluda United Methodist Church where he is Chairman of the Trustees.

Hop has been employed by McFarland’s since 1998. Hop is married to the former Rheta Johnson and they have three children.

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Dr. Chris Osborn

Dr. Chris Osborn

Chaplain and Funeral Assistant

Chris was born in Memphis, TN, grew up in Gaffney, SC and graduated from Gaffney High School. Rev. Osborn received his Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary in Rossville, GA in 1988.

He retired in 2012 from Silver Creek Baptist Church in Mill Spring after 25 years as a pastor. He currently serves as pastor of Faith Temple Baptist Church, Chaplain for the Mill Spring Volunteer Fire Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

Dr. Osborn and his wife, Judy, have three children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Fred M. Foy

Fred M. Foy

Funeral Assistant

Fred is a native of Polk County and recently retired from IGA in Tryon as Produce Manager.

At McFarland, Fred uses his friendly and outgoing personality to help families with anything they might need. When he’s not working, Fred enjoys gardening and watching sports.

He and his wife, Julie, live in Mill Spring, NC.

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William Mills

William Mills

Funeral Assistant

William Mills is a Funeral Assistant with McFarland Funeral Chapel and has been with our funeral home since December 2014.

William is retired military and one of the reasons he began working at McFarland is because he feels he is well-qualified to relate to people and comfort them since he has seen a lot through his years in the service.

He enjoys helping people in trying situations. William’s responsibilities include providing whatever assistance is needed during visitations and funeral services. Outside of work, he is a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at a local church. In his free time, William also enjoys watching NASCAR racing.

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Linda Mills

Linda Mills

Hospitality Specialist


Telephone: 1-828-859-9341


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