Eddie Best
B: 1939-04-12
D: 2023-11-27
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Best, Eddie
Rodney Green
B: 1954-12-14
D: 2023-11-20
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Green, Rodney
Zebedee Barnes
B: 1958-07-09
D: 2023-11-19
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Barnes , Zebedee
Lawrence Elsaw
B: 1945-07-18
D: 2023-11-17
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Elsaw, Lawrence
Clinton Person
B: 1940-01-05
D: 2023-11-17
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Person, Clinton
Doyle Rucker
B: 1955-06-17
D: 2023-11-17
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Rucker, Doyle
Ronald Brown
B: 1930-09-06
D: 2023-11-13
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Brown, Ronald
Deidra Potter
B: 1966-05-22
D: 2023-11-10
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Potter, Deidra
Allie Ashford
B: 1931-03-25
D: 2023-11-10
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Ashford, Allie
Yolanda Ivey
B: 1972-03-03
D: 2023-11-02
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Ivey, Yolanda
Larry Young
B: 1960-11-27
D: 2023-11-02
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Young, Larry
Howard Johnson
B: 1934-09-15
D: 2023-10-31
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Johnson, Howard
Pascual Alvarez
B: 1981-01-16
D: 2023-10-29
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Alvarez, Pascual
Sylvia James
B: 1969-09-17
D: 2023-10-29
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James, Sylvia
Michael Stevenson
B: 1974-03-20
D: 2023-10-25
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Stevenson, Michael
Charlene Beasley
B: 1966-12-22
D: 2023-10-24
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Beasley, Charlene
Bettye Wilcox
B: 1955-07-04
D: 2023-10-21
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Wilcox, Bettye
Kenneth Patterson
B: 1944-02-16
D: 2023-10-20
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Patterson, Kenneth
Steneth Haye
D: 2023-10-15
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Haye, Steneth
Infant Leggett-Fossett
B: 2022-10-10
D: 2023-10-11
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Leggett-Fossett, Infant
Minette Brown
B: 1939-09-15
D: 2023-10-11
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Brown, Minette


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Why Choose Burial

One of the most common questions we get asked is “why choose burial over cremation?”. If you are undecided we have provided a list of benefits of choosing burial to help simplify your decision. There is a wide variety of reasons why someone would choose burial, however the reasons listed below are what we have found to be the most common. 

Permanent Gravesite to Visit

One of the main benefits of choosing burial is that it provides a permanent gravesite or mausoleum for families to visit. For many people, having an allotted space at a cemetery where they can physically go to visit their loved one helps with their grieving process. Visiting the grave at the cemetery is considered by some to be a sacred event and allows them to feel a connection to their loved one. For some families, this is a major advantage of burial over cremation.  


Burial services tend to be the more traditional choice, and if you or your loved one are more conventional, then this would likely be the choice for you. It is very common for people to consider burial the default method of saying goodbye, and honoring their loved one. For most people, when they think of a funeral they generally envision a casketed burial service following the ceremony.  

Allows for a Proper Goodbye

For many, a full funeral with a burial service provides the most effective way to mourn the loss of a loved one, get closure, and deal with their grief. Witnessing the coffin being lowered into the ground often gives people the closure they need during that time and is seen by many as a proper goodbye.  

Follows Religious Requirements

Another strong reason why people choose burial over cremation is due to the religious beliefs of their loved one. For example, the Christian concept of resurrection of the body is deeply held by many and makes burial a religious act. Jewish families and those practicing Islamic traditions also have strong religious and social commitments to burial. 

Body is More Respected

Some people get uncomfortable when thinking about cremation. There is a common misconception that the body is put to fire that makes them feel uneasy. Many do not feel the body gets the respect it deserves through cremation. On the other hand, with burial the body is placed in a beautiful casket, the loved one can be dressed in their nicest attire, and family members can add in special mementos into the casket. 

Natural & Peaceful Setting

Many people find cemeteries peaceful, beautiful, and are just a natural fit as a final resting place. What better place to celebrate the life of a loved one than under the open sky, beneath trees, or beside flowers? No matter the cemetery that your loved one's burial service is held at, the emotional and spiritual comforts of the natural surroundings will be keenly felt.  

Being Alongside Your Loved Ones

Another benefit of burial is that it offers the ability to lay to rest alongside your spouse, family members, or other significant loved ones. For example, if a husband passes away and is buried, his wife will likely be buried beside him so they can be alongside each other for eternity.  
Quite often families choose to prepay for a set of plots so they can all be laid to rest beside each other. When purchasing a burial plot in advance, you can purchase a single plot, companion plots, which are typically meant for a married couple, or family plots, which is when a small area of the cemetery is dedicated to one family. This sense of being alongside your loved ones is a strong benefit of choosing burial for some. 

If you have chosen a burial for your loved one, check our page about Planning a Burial Service for tips and advice to help you through the planning process.

Still Unsure About the Benefits of Choosing Burial?

If you remain unsure if burial is the right option for you or your loved one, we are here to help. We have many years of experience in dealing with this situation and we are more than willing to offer more information about the benefits of choosing burial.
We understand how important this decision is and want to help ensure you make the most appropriate choice. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.