The late Ray Pinckard became the owner of Green Hills Memorial Cemetery shortly after it was established in 1955. Ray’s dream was to eventually build a funeral home on the property to serve the residents of Pike County and the surrounding area. His dream was realized in 2007 when his son, Benny Pinckard, constructed Green Hills Funeral Home.
Before the first plans were ever drawn for Green Hills, Benny and his wife, Krissy, visited several funeral homes across the southeast. Benny wanted to know what other funeral home owners would have done differently in order to better serve families if they could build anew.
The result of this research was a funeral home designed so that families could celebrate the life of a loved one in a warm, pleasant, and comfortable setting. The furniture is a combination of antique and modern, elegant pieces. The chapel features old-time slat-back benches with covered seats, stained glass windows, and a baby grand piano.
Green Hills offers a horse-drawn hearse and has the equipment to allow families to have slide-show and video tributes to their loved ones. In the back foyer, family and friends can enjoy a variety of refreshments, much like someone would find in a typical southern home visitation. Green Hills truly lives up to its promise of being one of the most beautiful and functional funeral homes in the southeast.
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