Our History


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The James H. Hunt Funeral Home, located on 126 Ridge Ave in Asbury Park, NJ, was founded in 1959 by James Henry Hunt, Sr. We are a family owned business with a legacy of providing fairly priced funeral and memorial services with compassion, dignity, and professionalism.

James H. Hunt, Sr. always had a dream of owning his own business. Born in 1923 in Chester, PA to a family including three funeral directors, he became inspired to follow the same career path.  He upgraded and expanded the establishment several times over the years. Caring, intelligent, and extremely hard working; Jim Hunt successfully increased his mortuary business through the consistent delivery of funeral services with kindness, exceptional quality and attention to detail.

When Jim passed away in July 1999 the ownership of the funeral home was transferred to his wife, Mildred Hunt. Daily management of the business was entrusted to long time funeral director and employee, Hubie Pierce.  After Hubie Pierce passed away in July 2008 Mildred Hunt employed Nathaniel Small, Sr. as Funeral Director and Manager, and her daughter, Xenia Ware, as the Business Manager to run the day to day operations.

Sadly, Nathaniel Small, Sr. passed away in October 2014. His son, Kevin L. Small, former Assistant Manager of the funeral home, assumed the position of manager.  The new management has continued to employ the same business traditions utilized by James Hunt, Sr., while strategically integrating new ideas and technology to improve overall services.

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Our History

Why Us

Our Staff

Hunt's Around Town

Virtual Tour

Privacy Policy

Our Staff

Mildred E. Hunt, Owner
Kevin L. Small, Manager
Xenia K. Ware, Business Manager
Catherine Ford, Office Manager
Bill Smith, Network Administrator
Frances Gray, Cosmetologist

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