History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

On September 20, 2016, our dream of providing quality funeral service at an affordable price became a reality. Between owners, Steven J. Nadeau and Tommy W. Harris, both licensed funeral directors, we have well over 60 years combined experienced in providing what we feel is the finest that funeral service has to offer. In our short time, we have built a reputation that is distinct to our firm. Respectability, personalization and quality is what we are all about and what we provide each family we are privileged to serve.

What our families are finding out is we strive to provide the finest, staying within the affordable means of each and every family.

Funeral Services, regardless of traditional with burial or cremation are made to be personal, representing the life of that loved one with long lasting beautiful memories. We strive in our personalized planning of the service to incorporate those survivors who have been touched by the life of the deceased. Family and friends would find a lasting DVD slideshow prepared by one of our trained staff following the storyline of the deceased as told by family members. They might also find personal items representing that loved one’s life that can be directly related.  One might find a beautiful knitted blanket or a set of golf clubs or perhaps a form of art as created by the deceased.

Through visiting with our families and conversations with them, and building on our trust and service, we can and do provide your family with a long lasting treasured memory that for years will serve as a comforting remembrance. We have many years of service caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in funeral service profession dedicating ourselves to superior service and sincerity.

Our Valued Staff

Mr. Steven J. Nadeau

Mr. Steven J. Nadeau, President/CEO/Funeral Director

Steve was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Command Sgt/Major and Mrs. Guy & Augusta "Gussie" Nadeau. Thereafter, he was raised at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California. He did his formal years of education and graduated with a double major in Humanities and History from California State University, Sacramento, California. He then furthered his course of studies at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California, where he successfully completed and achieved his Master's in Divinity and Theology as well as his PhD. He began his formal career in funeral service in 1981. In 1997, he opened his first independently owned funeral home, Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville, California. He then sold intending on retiring to the upstate of South Carolina. However, Steve was not ready to retire. In 2014, the decision was made with his two business partners to purchase and open mortuary in Northern Spartanburg County in the community of Chesnee. Between his years of experience and Tommy Harris', they collectively bring close to 60 years serving families with dignity and respect.

In his off time, Steve enjoys playing piano for the Chapman Cultural Center, many of the assisted, skilled and independent care centers as well as a church organist for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Liberty United Methodist Church in Spartanburg. He recently became pianist of Worship Care, a specialized ministry for those suffering with Alzheimer's and their care givers. He has an interest in Classic Cadillac Collecting and to currently has three 1970 Cadillac's. He is a member of the South Carolina Funeral Director's Association, Northern Solano Lodge, #2534, Order of Son's of Italy in American and Italian Social Organization of Spartanburg,

Mr Tommy W. Harris, CFSP

Mr Tommy W. Harris, CFSP, Vice President/Co-Owner/Funeral Director

Tommy is a native of Chesnee, SC and began his career at the young age of 16. Now 35 that gives him 18 years in funeral service. He is a 1999 graduate of Chesnee High School and a 2003 graduate of Piedmont Technical College where he received his Funeral Directors Licenses that same year. He is licensed in both North and South Carolina and is also a Certified Crematory Operator . He was formerly a lead Funeral Director with Eggers Funeral Home and Crematory of Chesnee. He is a member of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, The National Funeral Directors Association, The Association of Professional Funeral Service Practice and the Cremation Association of North America. Tommy is a member of First Baptist Church of Mayo where he is a member of the Praise Team and Choir and also serves on the Budget and Finance and The Planning Committees. He is the son of Thomas "Dooley" and Darlene Robinson Harris and the grandson of Ansel and Freda Robinson and Vivian Harris Wilson. He has one sister Megan Harris Hines and husband Mark all of Chesnee. Tommy is proud to have to opportunity to serve his hometown and surrounding areas in providing another option in funeral service providing the finest at an affordable rate.

Mr. Michael W. Graham

Mr. Michael W. Graham, CFO/Corporate Secretary

Mr Gene Moorhead

Mr Gene Moorhead, Funeral Associate

Gene Moorhead previously served with Shuford-Hatcher and Eggers Funeral Homes and is a certified crematory operator. He has had a passion for mortuary science since he was a young boy. He is a Gaffney native, was graduated from Gaffney High School with honors, is a member of the Clemson University Class of 1961 where he studied Ceramic Engineering and the Limestone College Class of 1962 where he received a liberal arts degree in Mathematics and Chemistry. His father, the late R. Claude Moorhead, was co-owner of Shuford & LeMaster Co. which was the first white funeral home in Gaffney. In 1925 Mr. J. B. Hatcher bought into the mortuary portion of the business, moved one block down E. Frederick St. and became Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
He retired from the Dow Chemical Co. after 20 years service with sales and marketing management assignments in Pharmaceuticals & Biologicals, Consumer Products and Organic Chemicals.
During his service with Consumer Products, he was Brand Mgr. for 2 national brands – Saran Wrap™ and Dow Bathroom Cleaner. His extensive career in chemical engineering saw heavy travel to 49 states and 20 countries.
He is heavily involved in community service and strongly believes in giving back to the community.
Gene served 3 years as Assistant Governor for Rotary International District 7750, is Past President of the Rotary Club of Gaffney, currently serves as Western Carolinas Regional Coordinator and faculty member for Mid-Atlantic Division Rotary Leadership Institute, is a member of the Limestone College Board of Trustees where he is Secretary and Chairman of the Committee to build a new library and student center and serves on the Limestone College Business Advisory Council. He also serves on the Cherokee County Airport Committee and Advisory Board for United Way of the Piedmont. In the past he has served as Executive Director of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Clemson University Alumni Council, Limestone College President’s Advisory Council, Upstate Workforce Investment Board, Spartanburg Community College Advisory Board, South Carolina Peach Festival Board of Governors, Crime Stoppers Board, the Cherokee County Community Care Board, Cherokee Technology Center Advisory Board and Leadership Cherokee Board. He is married to the former Barbara Hamrick and they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Gene is an ordained Elder, a member of Gaffney First Baptist Church where he teaches a senior men’s Sunday School class.

Mr Max Hyde Sr.

Mr Max Hyde Sr., Funeral Associate

Max Hyde joined the Harris-Nadeau family on May 25, 2017. Max is a former funeral associate with Eggers Funeral Homes and also with the former Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney. Max is a graduate of Western Carolina University, Emory Business School, Columbia University and Crosby Quality College. He is retired from Milliken and Company in Spartanburg. He is a member of The Episcopal Church of The Incarnation in Gaffney. His community involvement includes, Meals on Wheels, Bread from Heaven, Harbor of Hope and Election Manager. His hobbies include playing golf and gardening.

Mr Jimmy Blackwell

Mr Jimmy Blackwell, Funeral Associate

Ms. Diane Blackwell

Ms. Diane Blackwell, Visitation Staff

In Memory Rev. Doug Thrift

In Memory Rev. Doug Thrift, Funeral Associate/Chapalin

Doug was born in Mayo, South Carolina, and is a 1964 graduate of Chesnee High School. After high school he attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and graduated in 1971. He pastored churches in North and South Carolina. Doug is no stranger to the funeral ministry. He has previously worked for the former Johnson Mortuary in Chesnee, Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg, Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney and most recently for Eggers Funeral Home of Chesnee. He is married to the former Deborah Robinson and together they have one daughter, Angela. Doug is happy to be a part of the Harris-Nadeau team and looks forward to helping the families who call upon us for their funeral service needs.

Mrs Deborah Thrift

Mrs Deborah Thrift, Office Assistant

Mr Ridge Garland

Mr Ridge Garland, Funeral Associate

Ridge was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and currently lives in the Chesnee. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College. He worked for over 38 years in textiles at Montgomery Mills. While there he worked in the supply room, printing department and as Purchasing Agent until the mills closed. Currently, Ridge is employed at the Chesnee location for Spartanburg Parks and Recreation having worked as Director of Seniors for over 13 years. He also attends Chesnee First Baptist Church.

Mrs Jewell Garland

Mrs Jewell Garland, Visitation Staff/Musician

Jewell was born, raised, and currently lives in Chesnee. She is a fifth grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at Mayo Elementary School. Currently,she serves at Chesnee First Baptist Church as organist and pianist for over 30 years. She is also children’s choir director. Jewell graduated from Chesnee High School and Spartanburg Methodist, earning a BA degree from Limestone College and a Master’s in Administration from Converse College.

Pamela Smithey

Pamela Smithey, Pianist/Organist

Mr Gerald Jones

Mr Gerald Jones, Funeral Associate

Mr Kyle Yarborough

Mr Kyle Yarborough, Funeral Associate

Mr Jon Richey

Mr Jon Richey, Director of Facilities Maintenance