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.

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  • HONORING OLD GLORY...Flag Retirement Program
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Community members who would like to donate their tattered, torn or faded American flag(s) to the "Honoring Old Glory" Flag Retirement Program can bring their flag(s) to any one of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services’ five locations as well as Highland Memorial Park. The flag(s) will be registered for the program and great care will be taken to ensure that “Old Glory” is decommissioned honorably. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services: >910 E Silver Springs Blvd - Ocala, 34470 >9695 SW 110th Street - Ocala, 34481 >5946 SE Robinson Road - Belleview, 34420 >1511 Buenos Aires Blvd - The Villages, 32159 Highland Memorial Park: >1515 NE Third Street - Ocala, 34470 Justin Baxley with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, “Our flag, like each of us, has a life span. It is exceeding important that when an American flag becomes worn and tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display; it should be decommissioned with solemnity and respect. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Highland Memorial Park have partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #72 to retire American flags in a dignified way.” For additional information, call Community Outreach Coordinator, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • SCRAPPY ANGELS Quilt Group
    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Are you a Quilter? If not, have you ever wanted to try? Consider joining the Scrappy Angel Quilters!...a FREE community club that promotes an interest in Quilting and related topics. Everyone is invited, regardless of your skill. 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, contact Community Outreach Specialist, call Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net..   Read more

  • FIELD OF FLAGS....Honoring & Remembering 9/11, THE VILLAGES. FL
    Sunday, September 11, 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. The exhibit is FREE and open to the public. The display will feature a field of American flags, 2,996 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, community 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, contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net . Read more

  • FIELD OF FLAGS….Honoring & Remembering 9/11, OCALA, FL
    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual FIELD OF FLAGS remembrance on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 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 Coordinator, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net . Read more

  • ALWAYS IN MY HEART...a Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    On Saturday, October 15 at 10 am, Highland Memorial Park…a Place for Remembering, 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 on and carry with them. Upon finishing the ½ mile route through beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, walkers will file up to attach ribbons to a 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 and siblings. Children need to know that grieving is acceptable. For additional information about events sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Outreach Specialist, 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 will place flags on the graves of hundreds, remembering each Veteran, their service, and their lives. With maps and flags in hand, the group will pay their respects by placing American flags on gravesites - 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 sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala, FL
    Friday, December 2, 2016

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 2nd at 7:00 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St in Ocala. The event is FREE and open to the public. The remembrance will feature beautiful music performed by the Ocala Chime Ensemble, inspirational message, 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 Coordinator, Barbara Carbaugh at barbara.carbaugh@hiers-baxley.net. Read more

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

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 2nd at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd in The Villages. The event is FREE and open to the public. The remembrance will feature an inspirational message, beautiful music; 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 Coordinator, 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...a Place for Remembering, along with American Legion Post 284, and a host of local Veteran organizations will place live balsam wreaths on Veteran's grave sites at 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 served, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. For information or to purchase a wreath, call 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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