Guide to Funeral Directors in Raleigh

Raleigh, the seat of Wake County, is the capital of North Carolina. One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Raleigh has a population in excess of 450,000 people.

There are 14 funeral homes in Raleigh, affording clients a wide choice. Accessibility should not be an issue as 10 of the funeral homes in Raleigh are located within five miles of the city center.

The city has upwards of 15 crematoriums, and there are eight cemeteries and memorial gardens, historical and operational, located throughout the area, including: Oakwood Cemetery on Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh National Cemetery on Rock Quarry Road, and Mount Hope Cemetery on Prospect Avenue.

Raleigh has a broad choice for places of worship, counting among others: Hope Community Church on Buck Jones Road, Millbrook United Methodist Church on East Millbrook Road, Beth Meyer Synagogue on Newton Road, and the Islamic Center of Raleigh on Atwater Street.

North Carolina has certain stipulations which apply to funerals. A death certificate must be filed with the local registrar within five days of death. Although most burials are carried out in established cemeteries, there are no state restrictions specifically prohibiting burial on private land; it is advisable to check rules with local government. Scattering ashes is allowed in most situations.

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