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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I purchase a burial site at Rock Creek Cemetery?

Yes, although not all sections of the cemetery have available sites. Contact the office for prices and availability.

How do I purchase a burial site for immediate need?

Make an appointment to meet with a member of our sales staff, who will assist you in the purchase of available sites. The site, interment services, and outer burial container must be paid for at that time.

What are the hours of the Cemetery? Cemetery office?

Rock Creek Cemetery is open daily -- including holidays -- from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Cemetery office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on all holidays.

When should I contact the Cemetery to make interment arrangements?

The Cemetery should be notified three days prior to the scheduled funeral. It is important that you confirm your date of service with someone from our staff before placing the obituary ad in the paper.

Can I pre-plan arrangements?

Yes, however, we cannot accept payment for interment services or outer burial containers until the date of service has been scheduled. A burial site can be purchased prior to immediate need of use.

Can I sell my unused burial site?

The Cemetery reserves the right to repurchase burial privileges at a rate specified in the original sales contract or at the original sales price less 20% for administrative costs, whichever is higher.

Can I donate my unused burial site?

In some instances, owners find it preferable to offer to donate the burial rights back to the Cemetery. Such charitable donations are tax deductible and are acknowledged at the current sales price for similar sites.

Can I purchase a memorial or urn from Rock Creek Cemetery?

Yes, we carry a variety of monuments, markers, and urns. We also purchase granite and bronze from quarries in Georgia and Vermont. Make an appointment to meet with our sales staff to discuss memorialization options.

Do I have to purchase a memorial from Rock Creek Cemetery?

You may purchase a memorial from a dealer of your choice, however, certain fees related to installation and care are payable to Rock Creek Cemetery on all memorials installed here.