July 2008
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Dignified Percheron Provides Unique Service to Troy Families

  Krissy Pinckard, co-owner of Green Hills Funeral Home, feeds Dickerson some Horizon Excel horse feed, which helps keep him in shape to pull the carriage hearse.

By Kellie Henderson

The new Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy is the epitome of polished elegance.

From the lofty arches of its 250-person capacity chapel down to the beauty of the natural stonework and fine antique furnishings throughout the 10,000 square-foot facility, no detail is overlooked. Amid such refinement, people might be surprised to find one of the staff members of Green Hills is a 16-hand Percheron gelding named Dickerson. But owners Benny and Krissy Pinckard said the horse-drawn hearse is just one more stately touch they wanted to offer families bidding the final farewell to a loved one.