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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Scott Brooks

Scott Brooks

Consultant & Funeral Service Licensee

Scott Brooks began working full time in the family business in 1988 after graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA.  He is a 1982 graduate of West Carteret High School and a 1986 graduate of the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.  He holds a Funeral Service License with the State of North Carolina.  Scott, his wife, and their three children are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort where he has served two terms on the vestry.  He is also a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #109 and a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Morehead City – Lookout.  Scott is a former board member of Friends of Hospice of Carteret County, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative Foundation and the Cremation Association of North Carolina. He has been a soccer coach with Seashore Soccer League since 2006.


Weston Porter

Weston Porter

Funeral Service Licensee & Crematory Manager

Weston Porter is a native of Carteret County, and only child of Hugh and Pinky Porter.  He married Kim Temple of Newport and together they have celebrated over thirty years of marriage and have raised two children, Thomas and Ashley. Weston is a 1985 graduate of Campbell University and began working for Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory on December 1,1996.  In 1999, Weston graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College with an Associate Degree of Funeral Science. He currently holds a Funeral Service License with the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Crematory Operator. He has been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort since 1970.  In his spare time, Weston enjoys spending time with his family, loves to surf, hike and paint. 


Hobson Lane

Hobson Lane

Administrative Assistant & Funeral Ambassador

A native of Beaufort, began his employment with Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory in February 2015.  He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in business administration.  Hobson is employed as a bookkeeper and funeral assistant.  He is a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort.  Hobson has two grown children, a son who lives in Beaufort and a daughter who resides in Wilmington.  He and his wife enjoy boating and fishing along the beautiful beaches of the Crystal Coast.


Phyllicia Magyar

Phyllicia Magyar

Funeral Service Licensee and Certified Crematory Operator

Phyllicia was born and raised in a small town in Upstate NY, just outside of Cooperstown, which is known for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Double Day Field. At age 20, she moved to Tampa, Fl where she spent 5 years before returning home to NY and attending school at Hudson Valley Community College. She graduated with special honors in embalming, obtaining her degree in Mortuary Science. 

Phyllicia made the move to NC in December of 2014 and started her career as a funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator at Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, NC where she spent three years. She joined our team here at Brooks Funeral Home in April 2018. She carries a positive, fun loving attitude to make someone smile or laugh every day. She thoroughly enjoys working with families and building lasting relationships with those we serve. 

She currently lives in gorgeous Beaufort, NC with her husband CJ, her six potbelly pigs, and two cats. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, whether it is kayaking, hiking, or even just working around the yard and doing home projects. She also enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her animals, and assisting with potbelly pig rescues across the United States by volunteering, donating, educating, and raising awareness on “mini pigs.” 

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” —Wade Boggs



Erik Eliason

Erik Eliason

Funeral Service Professional

Erik was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Fergus Falls, MN, which is approximately 45 miles SE of Fargo, ND. He graduated High School in 2009 and attended Mortuary School at Worsham College of Mortuary Science near Chicago, IL. Following his graduation from Mortuary School in 2013, he returned to Minnesota and completed his internship with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN, which is the childhood home of famous aviator, Charles Lindberg. In the summer of 2015, he relocated to Ortonville, MN, where he worked for Mundwiler Funeral Homes. He currently holds Funeral Director/Embalming licenses in Minnesota, and South Dakota. Erik will be testing for his North Carolina Funeral Service licenses very soon. 

He met his wife Ailsa in Ortonville in early 2017. They were married at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis, MN, on October 27, 2018. She received orders in the Spring of 2019 to be stationed at MCAS Cherry Point as a Base Chaplain. 

Erik and Ailsa currently live in Morehead City with their plethora of antique furniture! He also enjoys listening to his LP collection, collecting firearms, reloading, traveling, cooking and visiting historical sites.  


Rick Harmon

Rick Harmon

Funeral Ambassador

Richard A. "Rick" Harmon is a native of New England and a resident of Harkers Island.  He has been living in Carteret County since 1993 and began employment at the funeral home in 2014.  He works full time at Carteret Healthcare but serves as a funeral assistant when needed.    He enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his daughter.


James Walker Guthrie

James Walker Guthrie

Funeral Ambassador

I was born and raised on Harkers Island and I now live in Gloucester.  Boating is a family tradition as my great grandparents came from Shackleford Banks many years ago.   My grandfather was the first barber on the island.  In my down time I enjoy being on the water.  I love my family, my church, Graham Memorial Pentecostal and God.   I play bass guitar in our church praise group.   God has blessed me abundantly, giving me my wife, Deirdre, oh and I can't forget about our fur baby Darby.  Never did I think I would be a part of where I am now, working at Brooks Funeral Home.  I work with a group of awesome people that have so much love and compassion to give



Deirdre O'Connor Guthrie

Deirdre O'Connor Guthrie

Funeral Ambassador

I was born and raised in Kircubbin, Ireland.  I now live in Gloucester, NC.  My happy time is shared between my family, my fur baby Darby, and my Graham Memorial Pentecostal Church Family. My ministry there is costume designer for plays and serving in any compactly needed.   Most importantly, God put into my life an amazing godly man, my husband James, who is my forever.  I am so blessed.   I also enjoy my work at Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory.  Brooks Funeral Home provides an awesome, compassionate and caring environment to the families we serve. 


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