The decision to choose cremation is a very personal one and considerations may include convenience, greater flexibility in memorial services, ecology and/or economy. Those who choose cremation have two interment selections at Chapel Hill: by means of Garden Burial or above-ground inurnment. Inurnment is very much like mausoleum entombment but on a smaller scale.
- Garden Burial gives families the opportunity to use any existing or available grave space in the cemetery for the interment of cremated remains. Chapel Hill allows up to two cremation interments in one grave space. Just as with traditional burial, a concrete burial vault or outer burial container is required for interment of cremated remains.
- Inurnment is the placement of cremated remains, often held in a small container called a cremation urn, into a specially designed, above-ground structure for permanent memorializing. Each individual opening for inurnment is called a Cremation Niche. Chapel Hill currently has niche space to accommodate over 700 individual cremation urns.
There are two inspirational gardens at Chapel Hill that have modern cremation niches: the Garden of Peace has 48 newly added niches and the Garden of Memories has over 400 niches. Both areas are professionally constructed with beautiful granite and native stone facades.
In coming years, a second addition will be added to the Garden of Memories to create a peaceful courtyard. Just as with our mausoleums… our affordable cremation niches are tastefully designed and built to withstand time, the elements and remain visually attractive.
Purchase prices on our Cremation Niches are very reasonable and range from $1,800 – $2,150 for one urn, and from $2,300 – $3,900 for two urns. These prices include the Bronze Name Plate, Care, Chapel Committal Service(s) and closing fees.