Cemetery Information
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Chapel: 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523 | Office/Visitation: 317 West Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

Cemetery and Vault General Information and Guidelines

A lot of people ask us questions about cemeteries and vaults. 

#1 question       Is it a state law that you have to use a vault for burial?

Answer.           No, the state nor local governments require the use of a vault for burial.  Vaults are only required by some cemeteries.  If you have a family cemetery or a church cemetery that does not require a vault, you can bury the casket directly in the ground without purchasing a vault.



Scheduled Services

Thomas Farrar Puckett, Jr., 53, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, passed away on March 6, 2018. A Celebration of his life will be held 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford.

Ann Jayne Mayhue, 67, Boones Mill, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, at Orchard Hills Church, 6032 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, with a reception to follow.