M iller Funeral Home and Crematory was established in April 1970 by Toby and Dianne Miller under the name of Miller-Robinson Funeral Home.
The Robinson name belonged to James H. Robinson, a licensed embalmer who agreed to partner with
Toby Miller until the time he completed Embalming School and earned his embalmers license.
Toby Miller enrolled into the funeral service program and Jefferson State Junior College in 1970 and commuted four nights a week for two years earning his degree.
Initially, the business operated with Toby Miller being the only full time person and a couple of part time people.
After receiving his degree in Mortuary Science the business was relocated in 1972 to its present site at 50 Hamric Dr East. The initial building was a modest 6000 square foot facility. In the same year, Congressman Bill Nichols selected him to be Oxford’s Outstanding Young Man of the Year. He purchased Mr. Robinson’s part of the business and officially changed the name to Miller Funeral Home.
In 1974 Toby Miller was appointed to The Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors to represent the City of Oxford serving six five-year terms.
During those 30 years of service, he served on many committees and was chairman on several committees.
When he retired in 2005, he was serving as Vice Chairman of the Board.
In 2009, he once again was asked by RMC to serve on another of its boards. He has the distinguished honor of serving more time than any other appointee. RMC is Calhoun County’s second largest employer.
Toby Miller was a charter member 0f the Oxford Quarterback Club, the
Rotary Club, and organized the Oxford Rescue Squad which operated out of the funeral home for a few years.
Currently the campus of Miller Funeral Home and Crematory houses a 17,000 square foot facility,the largest in the area.
1983 Miller Florist was founded. In 1992, Miller Monument Company was founded; and in 1995, Kids First Day Care Center was founded on the same property.
In May of 2006 a crematory was added. Recently, Miller Funeral Home and Crematory opened a food service area that accommodates Over 60 people for their families use.
In 2000, Toby Miller joined eight other businessmen in the organization of Cheaha Bank.
Cheaha Bank has grown to serve in cour locations in Calhoun County.
Miller Funeral Home Crematory was recently awarded Calhoun County’s Sustaining Business for 2010.
Miller Funeral Home has been selected as the Best Funeral Home by the readers of the Anniston Star in 2011 and in 2012
Miller Funeral Home and Crematory is the oldest independently-owned
funeral home in the Calhoun County area.