Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County, in the north of Alabama. It is the fourth biggest city in Alabama having a population of about 186,000.
There are approximately five funeral homes in Huntsville, several of which are conveniently located within a distance of five miles from the center of the city.
Huntsville has five cemeteries and memorial gardens which include Maple Hill on Maple Hill Street, the oldest and largest of Huntsville’s cemeteries, Sivley Cemetery in John Hunt Park, and Ragland Cemetery on Martin Road.
Noteworthy places of worship include St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church on Jefferson Street, Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Eustis Avenue, Huntsville Conservative Synagogue on Bailey Cove Road, and Huntsville Islamic Center on Sparkman Drive.
A death must be registered at the office of vital records within five days of death under Alabama state law, and cremation or burial cannot take place until this has happened. Embalming is not required unless your loved one will be transported across state lines. There are no laws which restrict home burial, although most burials occur in established cemeteries, and there are no laws restricting the scattering of ashes.
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