Funeral and cremation

H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel


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The professional, experienced and dedicated staff at H.M. Patterson and Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at an emotional time in their lives. We believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honored, and we strive to create meaningful tributes to those who have meant so much to family and friends.







Our Difference

When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.

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Unparalleled service

The mission of our founder, Hyatt M. Patterson, was to provide high-quality funeral services in Atlanta by recruiting a professional and dedicated staff. We are committed to maintaining the same unparalleled level of service today as we provide burial options and cremation services in the greater Atlanta area.

Trusted provider

Reception room at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelWe are proud to offer our families exceptional value and hometown service afforded by our membership in the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, you receive service excellence from a locally operated establishment, coupled with the benefits of one of the most trusted service providers.


Hyatt M. Patterson always knew his life’s work must be directed to helping others. Acting on this desire, he began his apprenticeship in 1872 in Cleveland and worked there for 9 years. In 1881, while on his honeymoon, he traveled with his English-born bride to Atlanta for the Cotton States Exposition. After seeing the town, he told his bride of one year that they would live in Atlanta. Two days later, he started work with George Boaz at the Markham House, a landmark hotel in the city. The following year he purchased the Markham House and founded Patterson’s Funeral Home in 1882.

Chapel at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelThe business that he founded would become a cornerstone of modern funeral service. Notably, he was the first person in the southeastern United States to build a funeral home from the ground up. The H.M. Patterson – Spring Hill location is the longest continuously operating funeral home in the southeast. Hyatt was also responsible for many other innovations in funeral service and would become regarded as one of Georgia’s outstanding citizens. Before his death, he earned the affection of thousands. He was generous to everyone throughout the community. As a result of his vision, the name H.M. Patterson & Son has been a household word in Atlanta ever since.

H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network and continues to embrace the values that Hyatt held so dear. Today, we offer resources and sophisticated innovations that continue to distinguish H.M. Patterson & Son as the premier funeral provider.


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