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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
- Veterans cemetery section
- Waterside views
- 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
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- 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
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Jewish cemetery section
- Incense burning
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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Spacious funeral home
Catawba 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
As 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
Catawba 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
We 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.
In 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.
"All staff was extremely empathic and insured that our needs were met."
"Their care and sympathy was very sincere, they were professional and compassionate."
"Everything was handled in a professional and caring manner."
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