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Funeral Director, Owner
Jim has been a licensed funeral director since 1974. He is a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and is a graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service. Jim is a former President of the Rotary Club of New City, New York and Past President of the Amelia Ruritan Club having serviced two terms. In addition, he is the Past President of the Central District Funeral Directors Association, Past President of the Amelia County Business Association and is active in Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Amelia.
Anthony has been a licensed funeral director since 2002. He is a graduate of Amelia Academy, Hampden Sydney College, and John Tyler Community College Mortuary Program. He is a past President of the Central District Funeral Directors' Association.
Carol has been a licensed funeral director since 1998. She is a graduate of Kean College, Montclair State College, and John Tyler Community College Mortuary Program. In addition to being a funeral director, she manages Hillsman-Hix Florist. Carol is a Past President of the Amelia Garden Club and the Amelia County Business Association She currently serves on the Board of James L. Hamner Library and is also active in Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Amelia.
Jennifer is currently enrolled in the Mortuary Program at John Tyler Community College. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Averett University. Jennifer taught high school mathematics for nine years.
Tom is currently enrolled in the Mortuary Program at John Tyler Community College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy on submarines.
Kenneth has served Hillsman-Hix for over 15 years. He and his wife Shirley are members of Arbor Baptist Church. Kenneth is a charter member of the Amelia Emergency Squad and has served with the Squad for over 43 years. He is retired from the Virginia Dept. of Transportation.
James earned his degree in Funeral Service from John Tyler Community College and joined an independent funeral home in Virginia as a Licensed Funeral Director in 1998. His motivation to serve families honestly and ethically, while keeping their financial well being in mind led him to pursue a specialization in advance planning in 2002. In addition to assisting families with their advance planning needs he now assists funeral homes with the design and implementation of their advance planning programs.
Mattoax Cemetery is located off Chula Road and 616 in Amelia County and offers gravesites for purchase to those needing a space or spaces for their family burials. It is called the Mattoax Cemetery Association which means when you purchase graves or a grave there you become part of the Association and basically own a part of the property. You may contact Jim Hix at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home 804-561-2521 or Steve Arthur at 804-561-2416 to visit and purchase a lot there. The cost presently for each grave is $500, and the cemetery does require the use of a concrete liner or concrete vault for an interment. This is required for maintenance as the grave will sink and will require constant attention if one is not used. If you wish to visit the cemetery the address is the 14500 block of Mason Lane, Amelia, VA 23002. The cemetery is on your left soon after you turn onto Mason Lane from Genito Road.