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What's Happening?

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is pleased to offer a wide variety of both ongoing and seasonal events.  Find out what's going on locally and at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala's Premier Memorial Park.  Additionally, we invite you to share your special event with us on our community event listing.  Return often to see what’s upcoming.  If you’d like to keep up-to-date via the web, we invite you to visit our social media pages.  You can find us on Facebook.  

January Events

  • HONORING OLD GLORY...Flag Retirement Program
    Wednesday, January 01, 2014 : 12:00 AM to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : 12:00 AM

    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
    >1301 N Young Blvd - Chiefland, 32626

    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 Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352.671-6466.

August Events

  • SCRAPPY ANGEL QUILTERS Quilt Group
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 : 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    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 Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352.671.6466.
     

September Events

  • FIELD OF FLAGS....Honoring & Remembering 9/11, THE VILLAGES. FL
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 : 12:00 AM

    In honor of the victims and heroes of September 11th, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will host the Field of Flags Memorial Display from September 7 through September 14 at The Villages Public Safety Department located at 3035 Morse Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163.
    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 7th and running through September 14, 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, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

  • FIELD OF FLAGS….Honoring & Remembering 9/11, OCALA, FL
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual FIELD OF FLAGS remembrance on Thursday, September 11 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 additional info, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466

October Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at CTAE-Ocala
    Monday, October 06, 2014 : 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Monday, Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm at CTAE (Community Technical & Adult Education) Center in Ocala @ 1014 SW 7th Rd.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Oct 6 to Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at The Villages Lifelong Learning College
    Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Wednesday, Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm. Meeting place is The Villages Lifelong Learning College located @251 Buffalo Trail.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Oct 8 to Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

December Events

  • Hope Illuminates 2014 at The Villages
    Friday, December 05, 2014 : 12:00 AM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2014 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday, December 5th 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 beautiful, an inspirational speaker, memorial video tribute and interactive candle lighting followed by a cookie & hot chocolate social. For additional info, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.

  • Hope Illuminates 2014 at Chiefland
    Friday, December 05, 2014 : 12:00 AM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2014 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1301 North Young Blvd in Chiefland. The event is free and open to the public. The remembrance will feature a memorial video tribute and interactive candle lighting followed by a cookie & hot chocolate social. To RSVP, submit a photograph for the memorial video or for additional info, contact Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050.

  • Hope Illuminates 2014 at Highland Memorial Park
    Friday, December 05, 2014 : 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2014 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday, December 5th 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 Oakcrest Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir an inspirational speaker, memorial video tribute, interactive candle lighting followed by a cookie & hot chocolate social. To RSVP, submit a photograph for the memorial video or for additional info, contact Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.