Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Athens Memory Gardens was established in the 1970s, with Oconee Memorial Park being established in the 1980s. We are currently expanding both perpetual care cemeteries to offer more options for traditional burial, entombment, and cremation. When the inevitable happens, we would count it an honor to serve your family.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond with kindness, calmness, and expertise.
Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Athens Memory Gardens is a 36 acre cemetery located on the eastside of Athens. Recently, a cemetery office has been added to the location and we are proud to offer on-site assistance with cemetery and memorialization sales.
Within the cemetery, we offer several traditional burial sections specifically for flat bronze markers or upright granite monuments. A statuesque mausoleum overlooking a small courtyard offers spaces for entombment as well as cremation niches. A cremation scattering garden is beautifully nestled amongst a colorfully landscaped garden. We also boast a small columbarium that provides a resting place for cremation urns.
The cemetery’s beautiful grounds boast manicured lawns, young and mature trees throughout, and the natural beauty of woods bordering the edges. Private places of meditation are tucked throughout the cemetery, making it a place to be enjoyed by those visiting loved ones.
Athens Memory Gardens offers numerous options for
graveside services, including public or private committal services. We are also
proud to offer services to veterans and others who have served their community
Oconee Memorial Park, established in the late 1980s, is a registered perpetual care cemetery located in bustling Oconee County. The cemetery is bordered on one side with an historic pecan grove, providing peace and tranquility to visitors.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Tom is a 1977 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service. He served 6 years on the Board of Georgia Funeral Directors Association, 3 years on NFDA Policy Board, and 6 years on the Georgia Board of Funeral Service. Tom currently serves on the Georgia State Board of Cemeterians. He and his wife, Melissa reside in Oconee County. They have five children and two grandchildren and are members of Beech Haven Baptist Church.
A native of Virginia, Ivy graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a Masters in Historic Preservation. Ivy is currently serving on the Georgia Cemetery Association board. With over fifteen years of experience in the funeral service industry, Ivy enjoys working with families and loved ones to provide a respectful and compassionate experience.
With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, Roger has spent the last 25 years working with Lord & Stephens Funeral Home and its sister properties. He currently resides in Madison County with his wife, Susan, and children, Dalton and Calina. He enjoys country music and fishing on Lake Oconee.
Nicole has lived in the Athens area since 2001, and considers it home. She is a long-time member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys photography and spending time with her husband, Cliff, and her dog, Bailey. She may be new to the industry, but above all, Nicole is committed to providing the best experience possible to families in one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Explore Our Locations
See where we are and find the place that best meet your needs.
Athens Memory Gardens
5195 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Oconee Memorial Park
2370 Highway 53, Watkinsville, GA 30677