|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.