By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Eternal Hills... inspiring the celebration of life
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

Planning for a funeral is not the easiest of topics, but Earnie Poynter, General Manager for Eternal Hills Funeral Home and Memory Gardens finds that providing support for people at a difficult time in their lives gives his work meaning.

It is in the planning of the celebration of a life, that real comfort can be found. 

Part of the Dignity Memorial network of providers, Eternal Hills offers services in a variety of pre-planning and at-need planning for final arrangements. Through free informational seminars, conducted by trained and experienced funeral professionals who present “Your Life, Your Legacy”, options are explained in detail so that the best decisions can be made for the best outcome. “When you choose a Dignity Memorial® provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest network of funeral homes and cemeteries,” says Earnie Poynter. “This includes an array of services that is unmatched by any other funeral provider in North America.” 

Eternal Hills 002190Left: Situated on 39 rolling acres, Eternal Hills provides peace for those who have lost a loved one.

The loss of a loved one is something one can plan for on paper, but the emotional needs are not something one can fully prepare for. With the services of Everlasting Memorial® / Everlasting Moments™, the bereaved are able to share and preserve their loved one’s life story with a tribute movie, photo gallery, online biography, and hardcover book. 

“Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library,” says Earnie. “We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique.”

With a long history in Gwinnett County, Eternal Hills Funeral Home and Memory Gardens is dedicated to providing residents with compassionate, professional, and experienced care. “We are proud to uphold this heritage and commitment to our community,” says Earnie. “For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.” 

Eternal Hills is a peaceful resting place on 39 acres of gently rolling hills. The tranquil park is filled with seasonal color and a variety of mature trees. The American Flag Display and Veterans’ Monument honor those who have served and provide a place of quiet contemplation for loved ones. “We take great pride in providing veterans with respectful, dignified funerals and burials befitting of their service.”

With a 43 year history as a funeral director, Earnie Poynter has learned to listen to families in order to plan the funeral that best suits their vision. “I love helping people in their greatest time of need,” says Earnie. “It is a kind of a ministry to do that for a family.” Supporting Earnie in his ministry is his wife, June, and daughter, Hannah. “Hannah is named for Hannah in the bible,” says Earnie. “Having a family teaches you compassion.” With support for his work and an environment that offers the best options in the industry, Earnie Poynter is able to provide clients with the best celebration of life services. 

Eternal Hills 001190Right: Eternal Hills takes special care of our nation's veterans with a special memory garden.

Eternal Hills Funeral Home and Memory Gardens is locally operated, but enjoys the network of providers throughout North America.  The Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. “We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping families with compassionate, professional and personal service,” says Earnie.  “Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.” 

www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com