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


Ralph Wilson Manspile, Sr., 81, of Bedford, died Friday, September 21, 2018. A visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford.


Roger Gene Fulton, 66, of Bedford, died Monday, September 17, 2018. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 23, at Greenwood Cemetery.


Mildred J. Weaver, 99, of Altavista, died Friday, September 21, 2018. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Penuel Baptist Church. A burial will follow in Altavista Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church and other times at the home of Patsy Bailey, 402 Peerman School Road, Altavista.