Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery
Located on Highway 20 just east of Highway 169
WHO WE ARE
The cemetery opened in 1994. In 1998, local attorney and businessman, David Charney, purchased the cemetery from John Mowery. Today, Carol Eddington manages the day-to-day operation of the cemetery.
Markers - Headstones
WHEN TO SET
During the first year, a new grave site can settle substantially. Heavy rains hasten the process. To prevent damage to markers, it is advised to wait at least 6 months to a full year. Additional fees can be charged to level a marker or a headstone.
Simply put, perpetual care funds are used for the general maintenance of cemetery grounds. This includes: mowing and the upkeep of roads, buildings, paths and signs.
Perpetual care does not repair damaged markers or fallen headstones. However, sink holes are filled when possible. The family is responsible for headstone maintenance and keeping the gravesite clean and neat.
Cemetery management, in its sole discretion, will remove any decorations that are unsightly, unsafe or interfere with routine maintenance.
WHAT ARE THE
RULES & REGULATIONS?
When lots are purchased, the person signing the contract acknowledges and agrees to follow the rules and regulations of Graceland cemetery. Extended family and friends may not be aware of these rules. For easy reference, a sign providing a summary of the flower regulations is posted at the cemetery entrance. To see a full copy of all the current rules and regulations, please click on the MENU tab at the top of the page.
TREES AND BENCHES
Memorial benches, with engraving, can be purchased. Contact the office for the current list of approved bench suppliers. Spaces for benches are limited. At this time, Memorial trees are no longer available.