Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
Miller Funeral Home and Crematory is the oldest independently-owned funeral home in the Calhoun County area.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Miller 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 the Event Center capable of seating 100 people. The center can be utilized as a place for meals, or for those family's who wish to have a reception in lieu of the traditional visitation.
In 2000, Toby Miller joined eight other businessmen in the organization of Cheaha Bank. Cheaha Bank has grown to serve in four 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 for 5 straight years.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Amber Champion Danelutt
Funeral Director and Cremationist