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

Juanita Marcella Barton Fizer, 93, of Bedford, died November 17, 2018. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, at Hillcrest Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel.

Samuel Wayne Dooley, 72, of Penhook, died Friday, November 9, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at American Legion Post #16, 1301 Greenview Dr., Lynchburg, VA.