D & A Funeral Services, Inc., was the brainchild of Sarah Lee Davis, Founder. With the encouragement and support from the community for the need of a funeral home in Chadbourn, the funeral home was established at its present site. The funeral home was originally incorporated as D & L Funeral Home, Inc.
In 1997 D & L Funeral Service, Inc. was reestablished as D & A Funeral Service, Inc. D & A was chosen as the name of the corporation because it represented Chadbourn and surrounding communities. Judson Dukes served as the Funeral Services Director and Embalmer until he retired in 2004. Margaret H. Davis, daughter-in-law of Sarah Lee Davis, served as Manager and Funeral Director. Avala L. Nealy, the granddaughter of Sarah Lee Davis, joined the staff as a licensed Funeral Director years later. Avala is currently serving as General Manager, North Carolina and South Carolina Funeral Director, and North Carolina and South Carolina Life Insurance Agent.