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History

History

Hilliard Funeral Home has been serving Whitakers area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Hilliard Funeral Home is a result of the vision and dream of Theodore “Roosevelt” Hilliard. Roosevelt developed a passion of serving and assisting families as a result of his employment at Richardson Funeral Home, Nashville and Williams Funeral Home, Enfield. His work with the public instilled in him to own a funeral home to meet the needs of the community with dedicated and professional services.

The Allen Hilliard Family offered up much prayer about this business adventure. With the support of his wife, Evelyn W. Hilliard, and the Hilliard Family, the Hilliard Funeral Home opened it doors August 1968. Roosevelt’s idea of the funeral home working as a community business is fulfilled today as his daughter, sisters, nieces, and nephews carry the torch.

Roosevelt served as the first manager and funeral director. Later, Verna Harper served as the manager. After his demise, his sister, Bernice H. Davis moved back home to keep the family business going, along with his brother George Hilliard. During this time, Gloria Richardson, niece, served as manager.

Forty-five years later, the funeral home has been renovated several times to ensure comfortable services for those they serve. Presently, Fannie H. Powers, Roosevelt’s sister, serves as the manager and a licensed funeral director. The professional staff consists of two individuals who are dual licensed as embalmers and funeral directors and three licensed funeral directors, and a caring support staff.

Hilliard Funeral Home is family serving families. The legacy of Roosevelt extends in the counties served: Nash, Edgecombe, and Halifax.

 
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Hilliard Funeral Home | (252) 437-2431
10206 North U.S. Highway 301, P.O. Box 626, Whitakers, NC 27891


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