Green Burials

The Greater Dothan Burial and Cremation Society was formed as a group of like minded individuals who are increasingly concerned with the environment and who understand that pollution in it's many forms has truly become one of the greatest plagues mankind has ever faced. We can no longer continue to polute as we have done in the past if we want to leave a tomorrow to our children and grandchildren. We must not only become environmentally responsible, we must become environmentally proactive.

We are also concerned about the high costs associated with a modern day burial or cremation. The Greater Dothan Burial and Cremation Society is able to address both concerns by offering an environmentally responsible alternative that is also economically friendly. Membership in the society is the first step you can take to show your concern about the planet as well as concern for an obligation that began the day you were born.

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Green Plans

  • In keeping with the concept of environmental responsibility, we have designed a burial plan that embraces traditional ceremony and is totally non-polluting. This plan includes the following:

    • Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral homefacility (25 miles).
    • Non-Embalming alternative care of the deceased.
    • Filing necessary forms and needed permits to include assisting with Social Security/VA benefits/Insurance benefits as needed.
    • Biodegradable burial container.
    • Grave space in the Garden of Hope at Sunset Memorial Park.
    • Direction of services in our Chapel or at the graveside.
    • Temporary use of Oak Casket Surround for services.
  • In keeping with the concept of environmental responsibility, we have designed a burial plan that embraces traditional ceremony and quasi-ecology. This plan includes the following:

    • Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home facility (25 miles).
    • Embalming and preparation of the deceased.
    • Filing necessary forms and needed permits to include assisting with Social Security/VA benefits/Insurance benefits as needed.
    • Biodegradable burial container.
    • Grave space in the Azalea Garden at Sunset Memorial Park.
    • Direction of viewing/visitation and services in our Chapel or at the graveside.
    • Temporary use of Oak Casket Surround for services.
  • In keeping with the concept of environmental responsibility, we have designed a cremation niche plan that embraces memorialization with the affordability normally associated with cre­ma­tion. This plan includes the following:

    • Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home facility (25 miles).
    • Non-Embalming alternative care of the deceased.
    • Filing necessary forms and needed permits to include assisting with Social Security/VA benefits/Insurance benefits as needed.
    • Standard cremation container and cre­ma­tion process.
    • Cremation niche space in the Harmony Niches at Sunset Memorial Park.
    • Direction of services in our Chapel or at the graveside.
    • Temporary use of Cherry Ark for services.
  • In keeping with the concept of environmental responsibility, we have designed a cremation burial plan that embraces memorialization with the ecology normally associated with cre­ma­tion. This plan includes the following:

    • Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home facility (25 miles).
    • Non-Embalming alternative care of the deceased.
    • Filing necessary forms and needed permits to include assisting with Social Security/VA benefits/Insurance benefits as needed.
    • Standard cremation container and cre­ma­tion process.
    • Cremation grave space in the Garden of Hope at Sunset Memorial Park.
    • Direction of services in our Chapel or at the graveside.
    • Temporary use of Cherry Ark for services.
  • These plans do not include cemetery services or cash advance items (i.e. certified copies of death certificate, newspaper obituary notices, opening & closing of the grave or niche, etc.). Offer subject to change without notice.

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