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


Josephine Carmella Caprio DeSimone, 95, of Bedford, died Sunday, October 15, 2017. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, at Burch-Messier Walnut St. Chapel., with a burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.


Robert Lee Baker, Jr., 68, of Bedford, died Saturday, October 14, 2017. A Memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Burch-Messier Walnut St. Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.


Robert Kenneth Smith, 94, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, October 14, 2017. No services will be held.