Montgomery, located on the Alabama River, is the second largest city in Alabama and its capital city. It is the county seat of Montgomery County and has a population of 201,000.
There are six funeral homes in Montgomery serving the bereaved, which are located across the city.
There are a good number of cemeteries and memorial parks supplementing the funeral homes in Montgomery, including Oakwood Cemetery on Columbus Street, Montgomery Memorial Cemetery on Simmons Drive, and Greenwood Cemetery on Lincoln Road.
Montgomery includes a wide variety of places of worship, counting among others: St. John’s Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue, First Baptist Church on South Perry Street, St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Adams Avenue, Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue on East Audubon Road, and Masjid Qasim B El-Amin Mosque on Lark Drive.
The state law of Alabama requires that a death certificate be filed with the registrar office within five days of death, and that a burial or cremation cannot take place until the certificate has been filed. Embalming is only a legal requirement if your loved one is to be transported across state lines. There are no laws prohibiting burial or scattering of ashes on private land, however it is advisable to check local zoning rules.
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