Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened, 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 just a funeral home. We are a close knit family dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

 
 
50
years in business
 
 

Why Us?

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory is the oldest independently-owned funeral home in the Calhoun County area. 

Why Us?

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. Toby purchased Mr. Robinson’s part of the business and officially changed the name to Miller Funeral Home.

In 1983, Miller Florist was founded and in 1992, Miller Monument Company was founded. Miller Funeral Home also has the Event Center. 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 May of 2006 a crematory was added and coming in 2021, Miller Funeral Home will be the first to own, offer, and operate an Aquamation Machine.

Miller Funeral Home Crematory was awarded Calhoun County’s Sustaining Business for 2010 and has been selected as the Best Funeral Home by the readers of the Anniston Star for 11 years in a row.

In December of 2017, Patrick and Shelley Miller, the son and daughter-in-law of Toby and Dianne, became the owners and operators of Miller Funeral Home and Miller Florist. The funeral home, florist, monument shop and the cemetery office for Dogwood Trail Memorial Gardens, all sit on the same property. Having all of these businesses, owned by Patrick and Shelley, has proven to save families time and money when finalizing funeral arrangements.

On April 28, 2020, Mr. Toby Miller passed from this life to his eternal home in Heaven. In his honor, we have dedicated and named our chapel after the man who did so much for the funeral home and the community.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Mr. Patrick Miller

Mr. Patrick Miller

Owner
Mrs. Shelley Miller

Mrs. Shelley Miller

Owner
Mrs. Amber Champion Danelutt

Mrs. Amber Champion Danelutt

Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Cremationist
Mr. Greg Collins

Mr. Greg Collins

Apprentice
Mr. Levi Gamble

Mr. Levi Gamble

Funeral Assistant
Mr. Gary Edwards

Mr. Gary Edwards

Funeral Assistant
Dr. Horace Carson

Dr. Horace Carson

Chaplain and Funeral Assistant
Mr. Terry Entrekin

Mr. Terry Entrekin

Preneed Specialist
Louis Miller

Louis Miller

Comfort Dog
Mrs. Rebecca Barkey

Mrs. Rebecca Barkey

Miller Florist and Gifts Manager

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