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Picking the Right Cemetery is Easier with these Helpful Tips

Published: November 28, 2022
by Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service

Whether the individual chose traditional burial or wanted to be laid to rest in a cemetery after the cremation services in Maryville, TN, it's crucial to pick the right location. Every cemetery has different benefits, and the regulations can fluctuate, so we have a list of things to consider when it's time to pick out the final resting place for the loved one.

Decide on a General Location

One of the best starting places is to pick a generalized location because if you or your family are planning on visiting the grave site, you want to ensure that it is in a convenient location. Having a few different areas could be a good idea because it can give you more variety to choose from.

Look at Cemeteries in the Preferred Area

Once you have decided on a specific area, you would like the individual to be laid to rest, and it is recommended to visit the locations. You want to get as much information about them as possible to ensure that they will fit your needs and any last wishes your loved one may have.

How are the Cemeteries Maintained?

Maintenance is just part of the process, and you want to have a location that keeps up on the grounds ensuring that they are maintained and well-kept. Maintenance can include:

  • Keeping the grave sites accessible during the winter months 
  • How the landscaping looks throughout the rest of the year  
  •  If the grounds are clean and cared for

Are there any Specific Rules? 

Every cemetery is different, and they all have specific rules and regulations that are encouraged to be followed by visitors. Some of the most common are:

  • Specific opening and closing hours 
  • Speed limits that need to be followed for people driving through the cemetery 
  • What type of decorations are allowed 
  •  Keeping pets on leashes

Other stipulations may be required to bury the individual in this space, so be sure to visit the property and speak with the director to better understand. 

What are the Prices? 

The last consideration is what the prices are. When it is necessary to purchase a plot, it is also going to require a vault or grave liner, a headstone, and Interment fees for the burial. And it will all depend on if the plot is in a public or private cemetery or another specialized option like military or religious properties, so understand your budget before making a decision. 

When You Only Want the Best Services Around, we are Your Local Source 

Choosing the proper cemetery is a big decision, and it can be helpful to do additional research to ensure you make the right choice for your loved ones' final resting place. And if you have just recently suffered a loss and are looking for professional cremation services in Maryville, TN, we are here to help. We are a locally owned company that offers integrity and honesty for all our clients, so contact us today if you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment. 

 
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