Cemetery FAQs

Many things you need to know about cemeteries.


Do I need to contact a cemetery if I’ve already contacted a funeral home?

Yes, we encourage you to also contact a cemetery in addition to the funeral home, as they can help you plan for the purchase of cemetery property, opening and closing of property, memorial markers while Green Hills Mortuary works on a wide range of details to care for your loved one and plan any ceremonies or tributes.  Though we only recommend Green Hills Memorial Park, Green Hills Mortuary can provide funeral and cremations service that bury at any local cemetery.


Do I need to purchase a burial vault?

In most areas of the country, state or local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in a grave. Many cemetery policies require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink, and to ensure the safety of their visitors and staff.


I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?

People choose mausoleum crypts because they are both clean and dry. They offer a good alternative for those who who prefer to not be interred in the ground.


Are there vaults for cremated remains?

Yes, urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. There is a wide selection available, so you can find a beautiful option that is a good fit for the level of protection your preferences desire.


Are cemeteries running out of space?

Just like other open spaces, cemeteries have been impacted by the sheer number of people on our planet. However, funeral homes and local cemeteries can always help you find the space you need, so don’t ever feel that there is not an option to meet your needs. Most cemeteries have sufficient space for generations to come.


I’ve heard of Endowment Care - what is it?

In short, Endowment Care refers to the funds that keep a cemetery's grounds beautiful and well-kept, ensuring that your loved one will be taken care of each and every day over the long term. Once the service is over and those in attendance have left the grounds, we want to ensure that peacefulness and beauty are permanent parts of our grounds and Endowment Care makes this possible.

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