Guide to Funeral Directors in Nashville
As the capital and the largest city in Tennessee, the greater Nashville metropolitan area has a population of roughly 1.8 million people. There are around 24 funeral homes in Nashville, located primarily in the central area of metropolitan Nashville.
Nashville has a much higher proportion of Protestant Christians than many other U.S. capital cities, with nearly 75 per cent of the population affiliated with various Protestant denominations. Therefore funeral homes in Nashville will likely be experienced in providing Protestant funeral services, as well as in accordance with other traditions and wishes.
Around a fifth of Nashville residents considered themselves non-religious, while a small number of people identify as Roman Catholic, Jewish or follow Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.
Funeral arrangements in Nashville are governed by Tennessee state law. However, unlike many other U.S. states, there are no state laws requiring embalming. Private home burials may also be possible, but the vast majority of burials in Nashville take place in established cemeteries. Woodlawn Cemetery is located near downtown while Pegram Veterans Cemetery is located on the west side. Your funeral director can advise you further on burial options.
Families who prefer cremation may store the ashes in a container at home, or the ashes can be placed in a grave, niche or crypt. They can also be scattered in a private or public area or on a waterway. It is always advisable to seek permission from the landowner before scattering.
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