Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

6026 North Us Highway 1 Fort Pierce, FL


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    Julius Barany

    Funeral Director

    Julius (Jay) Barany has provided compassionate care to families in Stuart since 2012. Jay earned his degree in mortuary science from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1975. Jay is extremely proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. Jay often volunteers at his church, helping the homeless. When Jay is not serving families, he enjoys going to the beach, taking cruises and spending time with his grandchildren.

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    Laura Ruth Barbone

    Funeral Director

    Since 2008, Laura has provided compassionate care to families in the Martin and St. Lucie County areas. Laura earned her associate degree in funeral science from St. Petersburg College and is passionate about taking care of each family she serves with utmost dignity. She is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    When she is not serving families, you can catch Laura at the beach with her family or tubing down the Ichetucknee River. She also enjoys barbecuing with her family and friends and is a huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins, loyal in the most of trying times.

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    Ana J Byrd

    Funeral Director

    Since 1998, Ana J. Byrd has provided compassionate care to families in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Ana earned her degree in mortuary science from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1998. She is proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

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    Gary N Maxwell

    Funeral Director

    Gary has been a funeral director with the Dignity Memorial® team since December 1986. He graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with a degree in mortuary science. Gary has served families of the Treasure Coast with the utmost professionalism and compassion for over 30 years. During his tenure with Dignity Memorial, Gary has been honored to serve as a funeral director, location manager and general manager at our various locations. 

    In August of 2015, Gary retired from active management and funeral directing to spend time with friends and family. Gary remains available to offer assistance to the staff and the families they serve.

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    Eric S Varner

    Funeral Director

    Eric graduated summa cum laude from John Tyler Community College in 1999 with an associate degree in mortuary services and has always been motivated to serve his community with compassion. He served in various Virginia funeral homes in Richmond and Williamsburg before moving to Florida in 2008 and joining the Dignity Memorial® team in 2009.

    After working with many retirees who lacked the social network of close friends and family, Eric founded Surviving Spouses, a support group for widows and widowers. In his spare time, Eric enjoys reading, writing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and amateur photography.