The Cemetery Department is responsible for three cemeteries - Cedar Grove, Old Hillside and Hillside Memorial Park. Selling of plots, establishing and maintaining records and the usual grounds work are a few duties of the Cemetery Department.
The Cemetery Department has a Memorial Tree Program whereby a loved one or friend can be remembered through the planting of a tree at the cemetery. The cost of participating in this program is $150.00.
The Cemetery has a new baby plot area with reduced size of the plot along with a reduced price.
At this time the only available plots for sale are at Hillside Memorial Park. We have the Estate section pictured above where upright headstones may be placed and we have the Rose Section where the markers must be level with the ground. Prices for cemetery spaces, burial permits and marker/monument permits can be found in the Fee Schedule.
In order for crews to maintain the cemeteries properly, the City Council has adopted an ordinance that allows only flowers in approved vases to be placed on graves. No trinkets, toys, glass jars, flags or flag poles, tin cans or other similar items can be placed on a grave. However, American flags which do not extend upward more than 24 inches and do not touch the ground can be placed on a grave for a period of two weeks (beginning one week before and one ending one week after) the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th) and Veterans’ Day. For more information concerning our cemetery regulations, see Chapter 10 of the City Code. If you have any questions, please contact the Cemetery Department at (910) 276-8257.