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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations in Hickory, North Carolina, provides funeral and memorial options that place your family's needs and desires above all else. Working together, the funeral home and memorial park have served the Catawba County community in a tradition dating back to 1948.

Spacious funeral home

Chapel at Catawba Memorial ParkCatawba Funeral Home was established in 1987 with your comfort in mind. Our funeral home features softly lit, elegant décor and boasts a large visitation room that leads to a peaceful outdoor courtyard. The courtyard is beautifully landscaped with colorful flower gardens, benches and birdbaths, and enclosed by a brick façade. The chapel comfortably seats 186 guests, and the visitation room and hallway of the funeral home contain television screens for family and friends to view video memorials during visitation services.

Our funeral home also includes 2 arrangement rooms, each with plenty of space for family members to meet. One of the arrangement rooms displays numerous options for cremation and personalization of funeral services.

Personalized funerals in Hickory

Front exterior building at Catawba Memorial ParkAs more and more Catawba County families choose to personalize funeral services, we at Catawba Funeral Home have made it our priority to help create unique and memorable events for their loved ones. From keepsakes and photos to music and festive gatherings, explore endless possibilities for celebrating your loved one’s life.

We serve a community of diverse cultures and religious beliefs. Our experienced associates are happy to accommodate all types of funeral requests, traditions and customs from all faiths and backgrounds.

Catawba Memorial Park cemetery

Special landscaping feature at Catawba Memorial ParkCatawba Memorial Park resides on 100 acres of picturesque land. The cemetery offers a variety of burial, cremation memorialization and entombment options, including private estate mausoleums, community mausoleums, traditional ground burial, lawn crypts and cremation niches.

Our memorial park has 2 mausoleums: the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum and the Garden Mausoleum. If you or your loved one is a veteran, you can elect burial in the VA Garden of the Crosses, a ground burial area adorned with a military flag display.

Professional guidance you can trust

Mausoleum at Catawba Memorial ParkWe invite you to visit Catawba Funeral Home and Catawba Memorial Park at 3060 U.S. Highway 70 SE to meet our knowledgeable associates, tour the funeral home and walk the cemetery grounds. Please contact us, day or night, if you have an immediate need for our services in Hickory or would like more information.


Catawba Memorial Park was established in 1948 by C.G. Fox as the first perpetual care cemetery in Catawba County, North Carolina. In 1978, William E. Rowe purchased the cemetery from Mr. Fox’s 3 daughters, Margie Furlong, Rachel Adams and Mildred Greer.


Mausoleum at Catawba Memorial ParkIn 1978, the Garden Mausoleum opened as the first mausoleum in Catawba County to offer above-ground entombment and niches. In 1979, Brent Heffron purchased Catawba Memorial Park from Mr. Rowe. In 1982, the Garden Mausoleum was completed, making it the largest mausoleum in Western North Carolina at the time.

Funeral home addition

A few years later in 1987, Catawba Funeral Home opened on the cemetery grounds, adding vital convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements.

Your dedicated provider

Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations joined the Dignity Memorial® network in 2014. When you choose our funeral home and cemetery, you'll receive the compassionate care you expect from locally operated establishments and the benefits and value you deserve from the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.





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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"My entire experience with meaningful, and well done from beginning to end. Exceptional service in every way."

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January 2021

"I would highly recommend Dignity. They were so genuine, heart felt, and considerate throughout the entire process."

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October 2020

"The experience was AWESOME! Billie and her staff are among the most caring and professional that I have met. I would highly recommend this funeral establishment to anyone looking for pre planning or needing assistance with a current death."

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August 2020

"All staff was extremely empathic and insured that our needs were met."

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July 2020

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