Everything 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 and arrange all the details for your loved one following a funeral service. Any cemetery will be able to provide you help and assistance as you’re planning.
I’m looking into vaults - can they be personalized?
Of course. We have a wide range of personalization choices, including customized nameplates and military insignias, with options available to meet your specific needs. Contact us to find out more about how your loved one’s vault can be personalized to your wishes.
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 the grave. Pinecrest Memorial Gardens does require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink, and to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?
People choose mausoleums because they are both clean and dry. The most common type of mausoleum is designed to inter many loved ones which have cremation niches in the front. There are also private estate mausoleums that provide a large, dedicated space with great flexibility of the mausoleum design.
Are there vaults for cremated remains?
Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. We have a wide selection available, so we are sure we can help you find a beautiful option that is a good fit for your taste and preferences.
Can two cremations be performed at once?
No. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult.
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. Pinecrest Memorial Gardens has sufficient space for generations to come.
I’ve heard of Perpetual Care - what is it?
In short, Perpetual Care (sometimes known as Endowment Care) refers to the funds that keep the cemetery 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 Perpetual Care makes this possible.