Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery

How may we help you?

Surrounded by the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains in Waynesville, North Carolina, Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery is here to help your family during the loss of your loved one. Our caring and diverse team understands the challenging decisions you face, and we strive to create a memorable experience that honors your loved one.


  • Cremation Memorials
  • Customized Memorials
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Private Mausoleums


Our Waynesville cemetery services

Front exterior building at Garrett-Hillcrest CemeterySince 1947, Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery has compassionately and professionally fulfilled families’ burial needs. As the only perpetual care cemetery in Waynesville, Garrett-Hillcrest is situated on a hillside with a spectacular view of the mountains. Our cemetery office is conveniently located near the main entrance, providing 2 comfortable arrangement rooms and easy access to records.

Burial options

Landscaped with our well-known majestic oak tree and other colorful trees, foliage and flowers, our cemetery’s burial sites feature flat, flush bronze memorial plaques. We hope to provide all our visitors with quiet serenity so they can reflect and remember their loved ones.

Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery also houses private mausoleums for families and a variety of options for cremated remains, such as mausoleum niches and cremation benches.

On-site chapel

Mausoleum at Garrett-Hillcrest CemeteryThe indoor Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum, crafted with marble and granite crypt fronts, contains a stately chapel that comfortably seats 350 guests. Its 40-foot ceilings with wooden arches allow for brilliant acoustics during services. In addition, our chapel contains a keyboard and features skylights that beautifully illuminate the building. For added comfort, our mausoleum is climate-controlled and contains restrooms for guests.

Create everlasting memories

Our caring team works to personalize services according to your family’s wishes and offers opportunities to honor the memory of your loved one. One of these ways is through the Everlasting Memory program, in which a photo of your loved one is imprinted with a Bible verse and lovely background of your choice.

Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery accepts all funeral home policies and is designed with future generations in mind. Over half of our park’s 26 acres have been developed, so we can grow to meet the needs of the Waynesville community. Plans are in place to establish a scattering garden, while we continue to add to our burial and cremation memorialization properties.

Serving the community

Cemetery grounds at Garrett-Hillcrest CemeteryBecause we believe in caring for our friends and neighbors in the community, Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery is active in community outreach. We host the Memorial Tree program at Christmas, the Christmas Celebration of Remembrance service—when we adorn the park with a gorgeous display of 1,500 luminaries, an Easter sunrise service, a Memorial Day service and monthly birthday parties at a local nursing home.

Garrett’s team members are also active in the community and devote volunteer hours to a variety of service and civic organizations and programs that assist senior and handicapped citizens.

Learn more

Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery considers it an honor to serve residents in Waynesville and Haywood County. Please visit us to learn more about our memorialization options or to tour our cemetery grounds.