Dillard Memorial Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Park

2402 Gentry Memorial Hwy Pickens, SC 29671


  • Robert V Pinkston Jr


    For over four decades Robert Pinkston has served families in Pickens County and the surrounding areas. A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert attended The University of South Carolina and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. He has served as president of the Piedmont Group of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association and is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Easley where he serves as a Eucharistic minister. Robert says of his career, “My greatest achievement is helping folks begin the process of grief and to be a resource for them as well as a shoulder to lean on. Funeral service for me is a calling, not just a job.”

  • Robert William Ragan

    Funeral Director

    Robb has served families for almost 30 years. Originally from Seneca, Rob graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, then returned to the Upstate, where he calls Pickens home. In his spare time, Rob enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson and being with friends.
  • Michelle Nicole Helt

    Funeral Director

    Nicole has been serving families at Dillard Funeral Home since June 2016. She attended Piedmont Technical College and graduated in 2012 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in funeral service. She has many years of work experience in the funeral industry. Nicole was raised in Liberty, S.C. and graduated from Liberty High School in 2008. Her family has always entrusted Dillard Funeral Home with making their arrangements. Nicole volunteers for the Pickens County Widow Persons Organization. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends and her two fur-babies.