WHO WE ARE

closeup on water lilyDillard Funeral Home staff are trained in the sensitivity and detail-oriented planning of funeral directing, anatomy, dressing, cosmetology, embalming and the technical and legal aspects of Southeast Arkansas funeral home operations. Like you, we’re simple people – no pretenses. We care about your family as if it were our own. No matter what time of day or night a call comes, we promptly send a professionally appointed staff member to bring your deceased loved one into our care.

jw-dillard-rOur Principles

Dillard mortuary service believes in providing professional prompt and dignified service. We understand what you are experiencing and we care. Our job is to make things easier for you.

Our Funeral Directors concentrate 100% of their focus on listening and assisting families prepare meaningful tributes. They are trained beyond state requirements on sensitivity, ethics and ways to create meaningful, personal services.

Embalming and Body Preparation

Our Embalming and Body Preparation Specialists take care of embalming and preparation. They concentrate on restoring loved ones to look as natural as possible by continuously staying abreast of the most technologically advanced techniques.

Our Pre-need Consultants listen and record the clients’ wishes. They also explain the benefits, options and funding vehicles available for pre-planning funerals. Staff members can help you put your wishes in writing to ease the stress of the remaining loved ones.

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Our History

Dillard Funeral Home

Joy, John, Marvin, Bettye, Johniece, Johnetta

Dillard Funeral Home was founded in Eudora, AR  in 1973 by the late Maude Etta Davis-Dillard and John W. Dillard. Today, Dillard remains a family business under John W. Dillard & wife Bettye Dillard.

The business was an offshoot of Davis Funeral Home in Dermott, where John and Maude Etta, lovingly known by all as “Doll,” began careers in funeral service under her parents M.E. Davis and Conneliaus Davis in the 1950s.  John Dillard served as embalmer more than 20 years until the young couple opened Dillard Funeral Home in Eudora. Three generations since M.E. Davis, the family continues to offer Southeast Arkansas funeral services.

Dillard loves helping families. A former coach, principle and superintendent, he understands families are as diverse as they come, so Dillard customizes services to suite the need. He is a true and honest leader known across the state and in many regions. John also held state and national offices on the Funeral Directors boards.

Like its founder, many Dillard Funeral Home staff members take on community leadership roles from volunteering in churches to serving on community boards. Staff members have also served as officers and committee members in the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and the Arkansas Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (AFDMA).  John Dillard is the Arkansas AFDMA president, helping set policies and standards to govern facilities across the state.

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