Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home and Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory have served families in and around Abilene, Texas, since 1933. The funeral home address at Highway 277 South was opened during the Great Depression by Pete and Mittie Elliott.
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- White limousines
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Other Languages Spoken
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Compassionate, creative funeral services
Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home is a modern, warm and welcoming setting to gather with family to plan a funeral or memorial service. Our staff 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 ashes scattered 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 you envision a sweet garden party with favorite flowers nestled in teapots, finger foods for nibbling and guests enjoying the sunshine. Whatever your wishes, we at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home go the extra mile to make it happen.
Though Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory is our sister location, we happily work with any cemeteries in the area.
Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory
Adjacent to the funeral home, Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory is a quiet place of serene beauty. Lushly landscaped grounds, artful statues and a peaceful water feature make the cemetery a reassuring choice for families. We provide a variety of burial options, including traditional ground interment, an upright monument garden, double-depth lawn crypts, cremation gardens and a columbarium.
Contact us, day or night
At Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home and Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory, we consider it an honor to assist with funeral and cemetery arrangements in Abilene. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services.
In 1933, Pete and Mittie Elliott founded Elliott's Funeral Home at North Second and Orange Streets in Abilene. 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 house next to the funeral home. It was not unusual for people needing assistance to knock on the their door at all hours of the day and night.
In 1947, the Elliotts and their daughter Jo Ann moved the business to 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, she married John Hamil, also a funeral director. In an effort to handle the increasing needs of a growing city, they built another funeral home—our funeral home—in 1974 on Highway 277 South.
At that time, they decided to call both locations Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.
An ideal burial in Abilene
John dreamed of establishing a cemetery next to the funeral home on Highway 277. In 1996, that dream became a reality when Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory opened.
Today, the funeral home and cemetery staff continue to be a family of dedicated professionals serving all faiths. Our commitment is still that of Pete and Mittie Elliott: to be sensitive to the needs of West Texas families in every way.
"The entire staff made the devastating experience of losing a loved one just a little bit easier with their professionalism, thoughtfulness and willingness to help in any and every way possible."
"They made every thing so much easier than I expected."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Very professional team who prove that being respectful in handling a loved ones final wishes as well as guiding the family through a difficult time is still their goal. Dedicated folks who have handle)..."See More
Verified Cremation Customer
"THEY DO A GREAT JOB. MY WIFE & I PREPAID FOR THE PACKAGE. I WILL BE USING SAME PLACE."
"VERY HAPPY WITH COST OF TOTAL FUNERAL"