Tyler is the seat of Smith County, Texas, with a population in the region of 101,000 people.
There is a choice of funeral homes in Tyler and several are located within a five mile distance of the city center.
Many funeral homes can offer cremation services in Tyler, and the city has a choice of cemeteries and memorial gardens, including: Rose Hill Cemetery on South Donnybrook Avenue, Oakwood Cemetery on West Oakwood Street, and Rose Lawn Cemetery on Blue Mountain Boulevard.
Notable places of worship include: Green Acres Baptist Church on Troup Highway, Sylvania Church on South SE Loop, Congregation Beth El on Charleston Drive, and the East Texas Islamic Society on Highway 64.
In Texas the local registrar requires a death certificate within ten days. Funeral homes in Tyler should be able to assist and supply you with further information. In Texas, people must be embalmed, refrigerated or placed in an approved, sealed container if they are not cremated or buried within 24 hours of their death. Burial may be possible on private property, if arranged for. Texas law permits the scattering of ashes on private property, over water, or over uninhabited public land, always provided no one is inconvenienced.
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