Augusta, situated at the head of the navigable section of the Savannah River It is the second largest city in Georgia after Atlanta, with a population in excess of 197,000 people.
There are 16 funeral homes in Augusta, evenly spread around the city, with eight situated within five miles of the center. The choice of funeral homes in Augusta should assure the bereaved of finding the right funeral services to meet their needs.
There are three crematoriums within easy reach of Augusta residents, some of which incorporate funeral homes within their establishments. The city is well provided with 13 cemeteries and memorial parks including West View Cemetery on Division Street, and Rollersville Cemetery on Hicks Street.
Augusta encompasses a variety of places of worship including: First Presbyterian Church on Telfair Street, Tabernacle Baptist Church on Laney Walker Blvd, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue on Johns Road, Masjid Al-Huda Mosque on Ellis Street, and the Hindu Temple on Luke Road.
The state laws of Georgia require that within 72 hours of the death a death certificate must be filed with the registrar. There are no laws requiring that a body needs to be embalmed, nor that the deceased may not be buried on private property. Ashes may be scattered anywhere within reason, there are no specific state laws regulating this.
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