We ask for your cooperation in placing decorations on graves in our cemetery. Realizing your great love for those you have buried there we request that you not place an overabundance of flowers or other items around the graves. Suggestion is one flower arrangement per grave close to the headstone. Please respect the following:


No glass, ceramic or other breakable containers, no large concrete planters, no glass beads, small stones or pebbles, no candles or open flames are allowed. No illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages or containers are allowed in the cemetery. No standing easels with wreaths, no metal posts with signs, bells, chimes or decorations, or other tall items. Balloons are discouraged since wind carries them into trees.


Be aware of fire danger when smoking.


Floral and other decorations should be in unbreakable containers and placed on or near the headstone to allow for service vehicles, leveling and to avoid damage to our mowers. All other items will be taken away. Kindly remove all fresh or silk flowers, wreaths, decorations, etc. when they become withered or unsightly or they will be taken away by maintenance. Please anchor decorations so they do not blow away. Take away trash (water bottles, tissues, etc.) left in or near the area you visit. Trash receptacles are provided for your convenience.


No digging or planting is allowed. Cemetery water outlets are not for public use.


Placement of benches is limited and requires approval by cemetery board. Contact our office if you wish to place a concrete bench. Existing benches are the property of the cemetery and are not to be moved.


No concrete, metal, wood fencing or plastic borders may be placed around headstones or graves.


Remove containers that hold standing water.


Please have your funeral director to identify the grave of your loved one with a temporary marker until a permanent stone marker is set.


A concrete grave liner is required for all burials. Headstones must be set by a professional monument company. Appointments are required at least three days in advance to locate and place stones.


Lettering on gravestones on the east side of the cemetery should face west, lettering on gravestones on the west side should face east.


Scattering of cremation remains is not allowed. Green burials are not allowed.


All items placed in our cemetery become the property of the cemetery. Hawkins Cemetery provides ongoing maintenance to the grounds.

Please consider the overall appearance of the cemetery when placing decorations.


                  Thanks for helping us preserve the beauty of our “little country cemetery”

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