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Dillard Memorial Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park serve families in and around Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Greenville counties. We stand ready to help your family during the loss of a loved one. Our compassionate, professional funeral directors and cemetery team understand the difficult decisions that families face when planning funerals and burials, and we will help you create a memorable tribute for yourself or someone you love.

Your trusted Pickens funeral provider

We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and are committed to providing compassionate care and professional and personal service. At Dillard Memorial Funeral Home, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Our funeral home

Our funeral home features 14,000 square feet of space and a separate building which houses an on-site crematory and crematory chapel. Other amenities available at our funeral home include 4 visitation rooms, 2 arrangement rooms and a large chapel with seating for 300 guests.

We also have space and options available for those who wish to have a catered event as a part of their personalized funeral services. In addition, we offer celebrant-led services.

Neighbors helping neighbors

Service room at Dillard Memorial Funeral HomeAs a locally operated funeral home and memorial park in Pickens, it's our responsibility and honor to support our community. We host community and holiday events throughout the year, beginning with an Easter sunrise service. In honor of Memorial Day, we place American flags on the graves of our veterans as well as recognize veterans on Veterans Day. During the holidays each year we hold a candlelight ceremony and decorate live trees in each mausoleum with ornaments decorated by families. We also host an annual service of remembrance.

In addition, we sponsor the Pickens County Widowed Persons Organization, which provides an opportunity for widows and widowers to come together and make new friends. WPO gatherings include going to restaurants and entertainment outings. The group is open to the whole community; contact us at 864-878-6371 to be included in future mailings.

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At Dillard Memorial Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Hillcrest Memorial Park

Chartered in 1951, Hillcrest Memorial Park retains sufficient undeveloped property to ensure development for future generations. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Pickens cemetery has a reputation for providing beautiful burial options, estates and mausoleums.

Discover your ideal burial option

At Hillcrest Memorial Park, you will find a range of burial options available within our lovely landscaped cemetery grounds, including traditional ground burial, chapel and garden mausoleum entombment and lawn crypts, as well as private burial estates and family mausoleums. For those who choose cremation, we offer ground interment, mausoleum niches, an ossuary and cremation benches.

Veterans garden

For military families, Hillcrest Memorial Park includes our Garden of Honor, a unique way of paying tribute to those who have served our country. We consider it an honor to assist veterans and military families with their funeral and burial needs.

Here to help, day or night

We at Dillard Memorial Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park make it our top priority to provide compassionate, personalized care. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour the funeral home or cemetery grounds, or would like more information about our services.


Cemetery grounds at Hillcrest Memorial ParkDillard Funeral Home was established as Clayton-Dillard Funeral Home in 1933 by F. Van Clayton and J. Austin Dillard. In 1962, the Dillard family became the sole owners of the funeral home and renamed it Dillard Funeral Home.

At that time, Austin's son Jim joined the family business. In the early 1970s, the funeral home moved from its original Pendleton Street location to North Catherine Street, and in 1987, Jim's daughter, Ginger Dillard Selby, became part of the funeral home team.

Dillard relocated again in 1991, this time to 2402 Gentry Memorial Highway, adjacent to Hillcrest Memorial Park, where you can conveniently plan all your final arrangements.

Today, Dillard Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 864-878-6371 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"There was one problem at the service. No one told us we would need pall bearers. Since it was a private service, we barely had proper force to take my husband's body from the road to the site. The gentlemen from Hillcrest were elder and I do not know if they helped or not. The casket was heavy and my son has many back problems and it was unexpected to be asked if there were those available to help. My grandson age 13 did try to help. Please take caution for this to be worked out ahead of the service."

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October 2020

"Austin did an excellent job and really made me comfortable."

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September 2020

"Everyone was so pleasant, expressed their condolences and explained the process during the entire process. This was all new to me and it was definitely a good experience!"

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September 2020

"So they are friendly and clean funeral home"

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September 2020

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  • PICKENS Funeral Home Manager -  Dillard Memorial Funeral Home

    Robert V Pinkston Jr

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    Michelle Nicole Helt

    Funeral Director
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