Our cemetery guidelines ensure peace and respect for all.
At Athens Memory Gardens and Oconee Memorial Park, we want to honor and respect all of the families that have chosen us as the final resting place for their loved ones. We also want to ensure that our cemeteries are a place where any family member or friend can come to cherish the life of a loved one. After all, a cemetery is truly a sacred place.
With that in mind, here are some guidelines below as well as a PDF link for ensuring that everyone who visits has the experience they desire.
Each and every person who attends a funeral service deserves privacy, respect and the freedom to reflect as they wish. Please remain away from areas where services are in progress to provide those service attendees with the privacy and respect they need and deserve.
Flowers can be a wonderful way to honor a loved one when you come and visit our cemetery. However, please refrain from placing flower receptacles on any plot, or in the mausoleum or columbariums, unless they are approved by the Cemetery Authority. The cemetery provides a range of different receptacles to meet your needs so inquire with us to find a solution that honors and beautifies the resting place of your loved one. For more information about the rules and regulations surrounding cemetery flowers, contact our office at [email protected] or 706-543-1076.
We love seeing children at Athens Memory Gardens. However, we ask that children under the age of fifteen years be accompanied by an adult while within the cemetery. We also ask parents to please take care of accompanying children and be responsible for their well-being and actions.
We ask that you respect our guidelines that automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery grounds at a speed greater than fifteen miles per hour. This is for the safety and well-being of all. Automobiles are also not allowed to park or to come to a full stop in front of an open grave unless they are in attendance at the funeral.
Additionally, no bicycles or motorcycles shall be admitted to the cemetery except those that may be in attendance at funerals or on business.
Unfortunately, pets shall not be allowed on the cemetery grounds or in any of the buildings. Service animals are permitted, of course.