FREE HOME CEMETERY IS LOCATED AT
4505 COLUMBUS CITY ROAD
GRANT, ALABAMA 

OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS P. O. BOX 442 GRANT, AL   35747

 

Purchasing a Plot

Grave plots are currently available for sale in Section E. Each plot is 9’ by 12’ and can accommodate two standard graves. The price of each plot (2 graves) is $500.00. Contact number for inquiries or to purchase is 256.728.4780 (Jimmy Keller).


Plot Ownership

Plots in cemeteries are not governed by laws that apply to real property or corporations due to their inherently different nature. The purchaser of a plot in a cemetery is generally regarded as having only a limited property right. He or she acquires a privilege, easement, or license to make burials in the purchased plot, exclusive of all other people. The owner’s rights are subject to the police power of the state as well as the rules of the cemetery board and any restrictions made in the contract of the sale.

A gravestone placed on a plot is the personal property of the one that purchases it and its ownership is passed to the person’s heirs.

SETTING MONUMENTS, ETC.

It is very important that anytime patrons contract with companies or individuals to set monuments or provide other services within the cemetery that it be coordinated with the Cemetery Board. This will help ensure proper placement of monuments and compliance with guidelines established for Free Home Cemetery. This can also help to limit ones liability when having monuments placed on the graves or other services done to individual plots. It is virtually impossible to provide services in a cemetery without some encroachment on other graves due to the size and proximity of the plots. The Cemetery Board works to keep encroachments to a minimum and maintain records of those companies or individuals providing services in the cemetery for accountability purposes. Good communication is very important to help protect everyone’s property and in preventing hardships or misunderstandings.

The Board does not make any monument repairs. This is the responsibility of the individual family. If you find your monument in disrepair, contact a monument company or an individual to repair it.

 

                                       BURIALS IN THE COMMUNITY AREA


ALL BURIALS IN THE COMMUNITY AREA OF THE CEMETERY MUST BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD.
 

BOARD MEETINGS

The Annual Business Meeting is held in April of each year AT 8:00 A.M. IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT GRANT TOWN HALL.

Regular board meetings are held at 8:00 A.M. IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT Grant Town Hall ON THE SECOND FRIDAY OF  FEBRUARY, APRIL, MAY, AUGUST AND NOVEMBER.

MAINTENANCE/MOWING ISSUES

The Board asks that families please refrain from placing flowers on the ground during the mowing season with the exception of funerals and decoration.  please remove old flowers from graves as they become out of season, discolored and brittle.

We are still having problems with glass, metal and small trinkets being placed on the graves which create a dangerous situation for the mowing crew and patrons visiting the cemetery.

We ask that anyone doing maintenance in the cemetery to please dispose of debris, dirt or anything removed from graves in the proper place. We have a fill area behind the dumpster for excess dirt from graves and a dumpster for old flowers and debris. All maintenance in the cemetery, with the exception of mowing is done by volunteers. Please respect other patrons of the cemetery by not relocating refuse from your loved ones grave to others.

The dumpster located in Free Home Cemetery is not for public household and construction garbage. Anyone witnessing illegal dumping in the cemetery dumpster please contact SUSAN Owens, Solid Waste Enforcement Officer at 256-264-5219.

Contact a Board member with any questions, concerns or needs regarding the cemetery.

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REMEMBER: IT TAKES EVERYONE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE FREE HOME CEMETERY THE BEST IT CAN BE.

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   The Directory is  available for  purchase ($20.00) at First State Bank Monday-Friday. 
    To order by mail, send your  request along with $25.00 to Free Home Cemetery Foundation, P. O. Box 442, Grant, AL   35747. 

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