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It is important to be comfortable with the owner, the mission, and the way the property is operated and cared for. Cemeteries may be family-owned, part of a for-profit-chain, church-owned, or a non-profit organization. Benton County Memorial Park is a family owned, “Endowed Care” (also called “Perpetual Care”) cemetery. This means that we have set aside a substantial percentage of the purchase price of property over the years to be used exclusively for the care of the cemetery. These funds go into a Trust Fund whose uses are regulated and periodically audited by the State of Arkansas. Only a small number of cemeteries qualify as an “Endowed Care” cemetery. Our mission is to preserve and protect the cemetery, its history, and its landscape. A copy of our Rules and Regulations are available at the cemetery office.
Whether you are looking to establish a multi-grave private lot, or are in need of a single space, Benton County Memorial Park has many options to meet your needs. All areas listed will accommodate both casketed and cremated remains. We encourage you to browse areas in the cemetery available for purchase. If you have not yet made a decision about your interment preferences, we are happy to walk you through your options. I think you will find our prices accommodate most budgets, whether modest or substantial. Should you wish to learn more about specific spaces available, or to set up a guided tour of location options, please let us know.
As the picture in our gallery shows, we are i the process of building a new Columbarium, Ossuary, and Scattering Garden. There will be Pillars to memorialize those who choose to use the Ossuary or the Garden. We will be placing benches to make your visits more comfortable. This will be a beautiful, peaceful option for your final resting place and will be very easily accessible. This will be completed before Christmas of 2018 and will be available to everyone.
Many of these lots were purchased with the intention of creating a legacy, through providing a place for family members to be buried together for generations to come. If you are a descendant of the original lot owner (purchaser) you, your spouse, and your descendants most likely have rights of interment on that lot. If you are interested in learning more about family members that are buried at Benton County Memorial Park contact the cemetery office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with establishing your rights.