Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home has provided funeral services to families in and around Abilene, Texas, since 1933. Our Hickory Street address is the second site for the original funeral home opened by Pete and Mittie Elliott during the Great Depression. We began offering cemetery service in 1996, when the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery opened.
Our beautiful funeral home
Our gracious 2-story funeral home sits on a well-manicured lot. It is a warm and welcoming setting to gather with family to plan a funeral or memorial service. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way. We can arrange everything from a traditional church funeral and cemetery burial, to simple cremation with a scattering in a personally meaningful spot, to a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one.
Imagine a true West Texas tribute with country tunes, barbecue and a backdrop of big sky and longhorn cattle. Or perhaps what you want is a sweet garden party with favorite flowers nestled in teapots, finger foods for nibbling and guests in pretty hats. Whatever your vision or your loved one's wishes, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, we go the extra mile to make it happen.
Though we are affiliated with Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, we will work with any other cemetery in the area.
Care and value
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers, Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home provides not only the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve. Please contact us if you need immediate help planning a funeral or would like more information about our services.
Pete and Mittie Elliott founded Elliott's Funeral Home at North Second and Orange streets in Abilene, Texas, in 1933. Many considered it a bold move: Skeptics had a difficult time believing a new business could survive during the Great Depression. In order to be available to the community at all times, Pete and Mittie built their own house next to the funeral home. It was not unusual for people needing assistance to knock on the Elliotts' door at all hours of the day and night.
In 1947, the Elliotts and their daughter, Jo Ann, moved the business to our current location at 542 Hickory St. After Jo Ann graduated from Abilene High School, she followed in her parents' professional footsteps. She attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, where she was 1 of only 2 women in her class. In 1958, Jo Ann married John Hamil, who was also a funeral director. In an effort to handle the increasing needs of a growing city, they built another funeral home in 1974 on Highway 277 South. At that time, they decided to call both locations Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.
The cemetery opens
John dreamed of establishing a cemetery next to the funeral home on Highway 277. That dream became a reality in 1996, when the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery opened.
Today, the team at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home and Garden of Memories Cemetery continues to be a family of dedicated professionals serving all faiths. Their commitment is still that of Pete and Mittie Elliott: to be sensitive to the needs of West Texas families in every way.
As part of the Dignity Memorial® network, we are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100% guaranteed.