Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Serving Ocala, Belleview, & The Villages

A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.  The staff members of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

Upcoming Events

Our Community Events

  • Scrappy Angels Quilt Group - Every Thursday
    Friday, January 1, 2016

    Are you a Quilter? If not, have you ever wanted to try? Consider joining the Scrappy Angel Quilters! The Scrappy Angels is a free community club that promotes an interest in Quilting and related topics. Everyone is invited, regardless of your skill level. Enjoy the chat and the advice that everyone shares. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 9:30 am until noon. Meeting place is the Community Room at Memorial Baptist Church located at 3693 SE 95th St, Ocala. Hope to see you there! For additional information, please contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net.   Read more

  • Field Of Flags, Remembering 9/11 - The Villages
    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    In honor of the victims and heroes of September 11th, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will host the Field of Flags Memorial Display from September 10 through September 17 at The Villages Public Safety Department located at 3035 Morse Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163. This exhibit is a free community event. The display will feature a field of American flags; 2,996 of them, to be precise - one for every victim, emergency responder and military member who lost their life on September 11, 2001. Beginning September 10th and running through September 17th, the public can receive a free 9/11 memorial lapel pin by visiting Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd, The Villages, FL. For more information, please contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net . Read more

  • Field Of Flags, Remembering 9/11 - Highland Memorial Park
    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual Field Of Flags remembrance on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Field Of Flags is a free event for the entire family. Highland Memorial Park is located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For more information, contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • LifeSteps™… Stepping Forward, Remembering Always – Ocala
    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    LifeSteps™ is a set of five weekly workshops designed to encourage healing for those who have lost a loved one. In this small group setting, we will share practical tips and expert advice from local professionals in areas such as home and personal safety, legal matters, financial transition and health & wellness. Though this is not a group therapy session, participants have found these workshops to be therapeutic and helpful on their journey to a “new normal.” A new series of LifeSteps™ outreach workshops begin on Thursday, October 13, at 3:00 pm at The Monarch Center for Hope and Healing, 3233 SW 33rd Road, Suite 201, Ocala, FL 34474. Though this is a free event, limited seating is available. Please register using one of the following: Online http://lifestepsocala.eventbrite.com Email Kristeena.Richardson@Hiers-Baxley.net Or call 352.369.1020 Read more

  • Always In My Heart Remembrance Walk & Bubble Release
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    On Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 A.M., Highland Memorial Park and Every Little Miracle - "The Kyleigh Faith Foundation” will host a remembrance walk in recognition of national “Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.” This event is free and open to the public. Each participant in the walk will receive a ribbon on which to write their child’s name. Upon finishing the ½ mile route through beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, walkers will attach ribbons to a designated memorial wreath. To make the remembrance a positive experience for any children who attend, Highland Memorial Park will provide a variety of bubble wands and bubble blowers for the children to use to honor their loved ones, as well. For additional information about events sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Students to honor veterans with "Flag Placement Project"
    Friday, November 11, 2016

    On Friday, November 11, at beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, Marion County students - with maps and flags in hand, will pay their respects by placing American flags on grave sites - one for each of the Veterans buried at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For additional information about events to honor veterans, contact Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance - Highland Memorial Park
    Friday, December 2, 2016

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance. The event takes place on Friday evening, December 2nd at 7:00 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St in Ocala. Admission is FREE and open to the public. The remembrance will feature beautiful music performed by the Ocala Chime Ensemble, an inspirational message, a special memorial to our loved ones, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one. For more information, contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance - The Villages
    Friday, December 2, 2016

    The public is invited to share in an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance on Friday, December 2nd, at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd in The Villages. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The remembrance will feature an inspirational message, beautiful music, a special memorial to our loved ones, and an interactive candle lighting; all followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social! Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one. For more information, contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • National Wreaths Across America Day - Highland Memorial Park
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    In honor and tribute to our Veterans and Military; Highland Memorial Park, along with American Legion Post 284, and a host of local Veteran organizations will place live balsam wreaths on Veteran's grave sites at the beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE Third St in Ocala on Saturday, December 17; formal program at 11:45 am. Help spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who have served, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. For more information or to purchase a wreath, please contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Mother's Day Memorial Butterfly Release
    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Honor the life of someone you love and have lost at the “2016 Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release” on Sunday, May 8th at 4:00 P.M. in Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St, Ocala. This is a free community event. The remembrance will feature live butterflies for individual release. To register your attendance by May 7th or for more information, please contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Father's Day Remembrance
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Highland Memorial Park will host a special remembrance to honor fathers on Sunday, June 18th at 4:00 P.M. in the beautiful Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St, Ocala. This will be a free community event where individuals who have experienced loss may come together in memory of a loved one. To register or for more information, please contact our Community Outreach Manager, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

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A Letter to My Community Family

Justin Baxley

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To the families we care for and the communities we love,

Serving is all about putting others first. It’s about meeting real needs and being a trusted source of help when it matters most. In 129 years, we have never forgotten that serving is our greatest calling and privilege.

I am so proud of our team. Each and every day, our Funeral and Cremation Specialists put their hearts and souls into celebrating life and honoring memories. Our Community Outreach group provides healing experiences throughout the year to help those that are grieving get back to living well again. Our Advance Planning advisors help people make informed choices before a death occurs, so that their families will have peace-of-mind on the toughest day of their lives. At Highland Memorial Park, we provide the area’s most beautiful cemetery, with custom choices for burial and cremation. All of our facilities are designed with the technology and functionality that put you, your family and your guests first.

We’re here for you, whenever you need us.

Please take time to explore our website. Read about our amazing team members. Discover the many ways in which we capture, acknowledge and share life’s purpose. I know you will agree that no other Funeral Home, Cemetery or Cremation provider is able to serve your family the way that our family can.

Gratefully,

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