About Us

Founded over 70 years ago by L. Lee McSwain, the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home has worked through the years to provide Newberry and the surrounding communities with a caring and convenient funeral facility.

From its extensive facility, anchored by the old Ramage Home (circa 1850) in historic downtown Newberry, McSwain-Evans offers a variety of services and products that can be tailored to meet your needs.

Whether you are planning ahead or have an immediate need, we want to help. And helping is what we do best.

To find out more regarding us, please review one of the articles below.



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Benjamin F. Cromer is a Pomaria native. He began his employment with the firm in 1987 while a student at Mid-Carolina High School. He attended Clemson University and Midlands Technical College. He is an avid sports fan especially for Clemson football, and enjoys playing golf in his spare time. Benjie is married to the former Shannon Johnston of Belmont, NC and is the father sons, Connor and Blair. Benjie and his family reside in Little Mountain, SC. They are members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. You may contact Ben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
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Raymond E. Smith was born and reared in the Mt. Pleasant Community of Newberry County where he continues to reside. He is a graduate of Pomaria High School and attended Columbia Business College. He retired after 30 years of service from the S.C. Department of Revenue as an individual state tax examiner. Raymond has been employed with the firm since 1988. He is a very active member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where he is a member of the church choir, the 55+ Group, the Methodist Men, a Sunday School Teacher and serves on numerous boards and committees. He is also a member of the Newberry Community Choir.

 

 
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Betty Baker Carter is a life-long resident of Newberry, and is a graduate of Newberry High School and Converse College. She was married to the late Dr. Sydney Carter. Betty retired as a public school teacher and has been employed with the firm since 1991. She is an active member of Central United Methodist Church and is the mother of a son, Richard and a granddaughter, Elizabeth.

 

 
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Heath "Pete" Simpson, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, has been employed with the firm since 1986. He is also a licensed pre-need life insurance agent. Pete is a graduate of Newberry College and the Fayetteville Community College. He is a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church where he is an ordained deacon and church treasurer. He is a member of the Newberry Lions Club. Pete has been employed part-time since 1995 as the office administrator of the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. You may contact Pete at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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Gregory E. Evans was born in Newberry, and is a graduate of Newberry High School and the Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service of Atlanta. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of First Baptist Church and the Rotary Club of Newberry. He is married to the former Denise Wicker and the father of three children, Hampton, Graham and Anna Grace. He is National Board licensed funeral director, embalmer and S.C. licensed pre-need life insurance agent. Greg is the President of the firm and is a sports enthusiast. You may contact Greg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
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