In 1979 the State of Tennessee enacted legislation requiring all public cemeteries to establish a perpetual care endowment fund to help ensure the care of the cemeteries. These care funds are not required by church, community, municipal and private family cemeteries, which is why some of these older cemeteries are unkempt today. Our cemeteries place 20% of each property sale into irrevocable trusts which are currently valued at over $5.5 million dollars. Your family will never have to worry about the maintenance and upkeep of your cemetery.
We are pleased to be able to provide you and your family the peace of mind in knowing that the cemetery will remain beautiful for generations to come.
To uphold this promise, the trust continues to accumulate funds that address the general care and preservation of the cemetery at large, now and in the future. The trust, funded by a portion of the purchase price of burial rights sold, ensures that the cemetery grounds and facilities are properly maintained.