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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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
- Veterans cemetery section
- Mountain views
- Waterside views
- Multiple chapels
- 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
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
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
As 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.
We honor veterans
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.
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.
Dillard 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.
"We had a great experience as a family during such difficult time."
"I was so pleased with everything, my husband looked like he was never sick."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"Totally pleased with everything! Every request met. Mom was beautiful. Appreciate the staff respect, compassion & professionalism."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
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