Atlanta

1831 Peachtree Road NE Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30309

Recent Testimonials from Georgia Families Served

My brother, Stephen died unexpectedly on February 8, 2017. He... Read More

My brother, Stephen died unexpectedly on February 8, 2017. He was only 30 years old. My mother was devastated.
I was shocked and overwhelmed with details that needed to be taken care of that my mother could not do. I asked her wishes. She wanted Stephen to be cremated as we had cremated my father almost two years earlier.
I had worked with Neptune Society when my father passed away. He and my mother had pre-purchased plans in order to make their passing easier for their children. We were not disappointed in any way.
With my brother, I was unsure and unfocused. That disappeared from the first conversation I had with Mark Musselwhite. He walked me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I will be eternally grateful.
I was able to make the arrangements needed without pressure and with someone who understood the timing difficulties. Mark walked me through everything, answered questions I didn’t know I had.
I would and do recommend Neptune Society to anyone.

Laura Pass
Atlanta, GA

The recent death of my father seemed so sudden and... Read More

The recent death of my father seemed so sudden and with one call all was taken care of. And it was handled in the most respectful and professional way that added comfort to our family. Thank you to the team in Atlanta.

Roberta Charbonneau
Atlanta, GA

My parents arranged everything with Neptune several years ago My... Read More

My parents arranged everything with Neptune several years ago My mother passed a few years ago and my father recently. In both cases we simply contacted Neptune and everything was handled effortlessly with the upmost professionalism. The Neptune representatives were supportive and respectful which gave us relief during these very difficult times.

Steve Jones
Atlanta, GA

I had a very special situation that was handled in... Read More

I had a very special situation that was handled in the most professional way. I am the guardian of a 90 y.o. brother living in an assisted living facility. He had a prepaid Neptune Society burial plan. He was in hospice and declined rapidly. The day he died, I was having a cardiac pacemaker installed. Mark Musselwhite from Neptune handled ALL of the details related to my brother, including the cremation, until I was ready to take over the memorial and other family related issues. Everything was accomplished in a friendly and most professional manner. Thank you Mark and thank you Neptune Society.

Stephen Margolis
Atlanta, GA

Mark Musselwhite and The Neptune Society in Atlanta were there... Read More

Mark Musselwhite and The Neptune Society in Atlanta were there for me with impeccable professionalism, unerring responsiveness, and genuine warmth.

Richard Dubin
Atlanta, GA

At a time when I didn't know what to do,... Read More

At a time when I didn’t know what to do, the Neptune Society helped a great deal. I would recommend them to anyone.

Ann J.
Atlanta, GA

Very professional! Mark was on point with needed information and... Read More

Very professional! Mark was on point with needed information and keeping the lines of communication open. Our prearranged policies were purchased out of state, there were No challenges and everything went according to plan.
I would recommend Neptune Society without reservation.

Drexell C.
Atlanta, GA

Words cannot express how timely, professionally, personally, and beautifully Neptune... Read More

Words cannot express how timely, professionally, personally, and beautifully Neptune Society responded at the time of my husband’s passing. Two uniformed attendants came quickly and draped him in a burgundy satin blanket and matching pillow. They made his bed and left a long-stemmed red rose on the covers. We were not rushed to say goodbye. Neptune sent obituaries to papers and set up legacy. Neptune responded quickly and kindly to any question or request day or night. Death Certificates came within a week so I could attend to legal matters right away. So happy we both signed up in advance.

Pam Van Patton
Atlanta, GA

I am just a simple country guy from West Virginia,... Read More

I am just a simple country guy from West Virginia, who somehow got lucky and met an amazing girl from Florida. We traveled around and settled in north Georgia, sharing a wonderful life. Then everything went horribly wrong, and after a complicated fight with cancer, she is gone. I was very lost, still am, and my trust in general was shaken. If it wasn’t for my caring mother-in-law, and Mr. Musselwhite helping, I don’t know how I would have gotten through. Thank you all for your compassion.

Dan Meece
Atlanta, GA

I can't say enough about how pleased I am about... Read More

I can’t say enough about how pleased I am about the service I received from the Neptune Society Cremation Service. My husband died on Christmas Day, 2016. From the gentlemen who picked up his body to Mark Musselwhite, I have to say I could not have been treated with more kindness and dignity. Everything that they said they would do was done with kindness and respect.

Joan Stedman
Atlanta, GA

I was in a state of shock when my mother... Read More

I was in a state of shock when my mother passed, it was so quick. Mark from Neptune Society, handled everything so professionally and caring. He exceeded all of my expectations and more. I was informed at every step of the process and never was I disappointed.

Joyce Kuhn
Atlanta, Ga

Highly recommended! Everyone that I dealt with was caring and... Read More

Highly recommended! Everyone that I dealt with was caring and compassionate from the beginning of the process to the end. They managed to make a very difficult emotional time a little easier to deal with.

Donna M.
Atlanta, GA

Highly recommended! Very responsive and sensitive during a time where... Read More

Highly recommended! Very responsive and sensitive during a time where both were so important. Once I get my affairs in order, I will be prearrange my services with them.

Vicki G.
Atlanta, GA

The contract was pre-need and in place at time of... Read More

The contract was pre-need and in place at time of my Mothers passing. One phone call and all aspects of the needed services went in motion. Mark Musselwhite had all mandatory paperwork ready the following day for signature as well as options on any additional family desired items or arrangements. One of the worse days in my and my family’s life, was made more tolerable by the very gracious, respectful, and compassionate way our Mother and the services for her were handled by Mark and the office Manager Sasha Coglianese. We are grateful to Neptune Society for Mark and Sasha being true professionals, and making a very sad and depressing situation much more manageable.

Charles Thigpen
Atlanta, GA

I want to express to you how impressed I have... Read More

I want to express to you how impressed I have been with your service at Neptune. Everyone involved has been very compassionate and very professional. I have shared my experience with others in hopes they will select Neptune for their needs. It was an extremely smooth and easy process at a very difficult time of need. I did not have to leave my home and go out and make any decisions. It was all taken care of at an earlier date. This makes it easier for my children as it is all paid for and done. Thank you and your staff.

Susan T.
Atlanta, GA

Mark and the receptionist were very concerned and very helpful.... Read More

Mark and the receptionist were very concerned and very helpful. At a stressful time, your receptionist (I wish I could remember her name! ) put me at ease. Thank you for a caring staff.

Barbara A. Kendrick
Atlanta, GA

Mark Musselwhite was very helpful from the beginning of the... Read More

Mark Musselwhite was very helpful from the beginning of the process. We had used the Neptune services for my Mother-in-Law several years ago and when my father was taken ill, we decided to use them again. Mark was very kind and the entire process went smoothly during a very difficult time.

Paula Brandi
Atlanta, GA

Everything came in place with the guidance and assistance of... Read More

Everything came in place with the guidance and assistance of Mark Musselwhite. Our son’s Godmother had purchased the services years ago and it made the planning so much easier. “She” arrived at our home via USPS, and we were able to drive back to Atlanta with “her” for a beautiful service of Mass Communion. Five Stars!

David Sutton
Atlanta, GA

At the worst possible time we were going through with... Read More

At the worst possible time we were going through with my dad’s death this company was incredible. One phone call and everything was handled with care, empathy and dignity. It was not intrusive but very thoughtful and respectful. We never had to worry about anything and were treated so kindly. I would highly recommend the Neptune Society and my mom kept saying how glad she was that she chose them.

Susan
Atlanta, GA

We had a wonderful experience with Neptune Society from day... Read More

We had a wonderful experience with Neptune Society from day one. They were courteous, calm, respectful and timely with their services. We knew our mother was placed in the best hands possible. Several acquaintances recommended Neptune Society which was very helpful when trying to select a company for our mother’s cremation. We feel very blessed to have met the staff at the Atlanta location and would highly recommend them to everyone.

Lauren Thomas
Atlanta, GA

My father passed away in September after a long courageous... Read More

My father passed away in September after a long courageous battle with vascular dementia. The early planning with Neptune Society made the end of life arrangements very seamless. When you are experiencing the overwhelming grief of losing a loved one, you just need people who will just take care of everything. Mark Musselwhite was so helpful. He focused on the details so we didn’t have to was of monumental help to my Mother and myself. Mark was compassionate and trustworthy. Mom and I were able to just focus on our loved one instead of a checklist of things that needed to be done. Great service and experience all around with Neptune Society and Mark.

Karen Hannon
Atlanta, GA

My mother passed away a month ago and although she... Read More

My mother passed away a month ago and although she suffered through a long illness, her passing was hard on the family. The Neptune Society handled all the final arrangements and fulfilled her wish of cremation. I cannot thanks the Neptune Society enough for their great work.

Don Totten
Atlanta, GA

My dad became a member of the Neptune Society after... Read More

My dad became a member of the Neptune Society after an uncle told us about them. From our first contact with Mark Musselwhite he helped us along with everything we needed. He was a bright spot in what was a very difficult time for me and my sister. He kept us informed and when we had questions he guided us through the unclear situation with kindness. It was a relief knowing he was there for anything we needed. I am also a member of the Neptune Society and it is a relief to know the kind people of Neptune Society will help my family when the time comes. Thank you Mark for your care and concerns during what was the most difficult time in my life.

Syndi Phillips
Atlanta, GA

I recently used the services of Mark Musselwhite and his... Read More

I recently used the services of Mark Musselwhite and his staff with Neptune and it was nothing less than A+ service. They were very thoughtful in a heart breaking time in our lives. I would recommend them to others and actually I have.

Jamie H.
Atlanta, GA

I want to thank the Neptune Society for their excellent... Read More

I want to thank the Neptune Society for their excellent handling of my mother. Especially Mark Musslewhite. He was a constant support and kept me informed of every aspect of my mom’s cremation. I cannot say enough about their experience and helpfulness at this painful time.

Joyce
Atlanta, GA

I had the unfortunate luck of losing my Step Mother... Read More

I had the unfortunate luck of losing my Step Mother 9/9/16 and then my Father 9/14/16. I had to fly down to Georgia to handle their affairs. It was at that time Mark Musselwhite was recommended by another Funeral Director. Mr. Musselwhite worked with me tirelessly on the Saturday I arrived in GA to start the process and continued to follow through to the end. I’m grateful for Mr. Musselwhite for his hospitality, professionalism and kindness. He made a challenging situation manageable. I would recommend the Neptune Society for their professional services. The bonus is also getting folks like Mr. Musselwhite to assist you with the process.

Many thanks! I’m forever grateful for Neptune Society.

Marcia Willis
Atlanta, GA

Neptune Society has been the most professional, yet kind and... Read More

Neptune Society has been the most professional, yet kind and caring, facility in the handling of the death of our loved one. Mark Musselwhite was always available to answer questions, to arrange all the details, and to make recommendations. We could not have done everything so beautifully without Neptune to guide us.

Andrew Bianchini Family
Atlanta, GA

My mother prearranged her services and I wasn't sure of... Read More

My mother prearranged her services and I wasn’t sure of how to contact her information from another state.
Once I was put into the hands of the Neptune Society, they took care of everything. Great service. I plan on following up and using them to prearrange my own services.

Raina Brown
Atlanta, GA

Several years prior to my father passing away, he had... Read More

Several years prior to my father passing away, he had made arrangements with Neptune Society. My dad had left the instructions on the next steps that I would need to take once he did pass. I am forever thankful that he took care of this process with Neptune Society. On the day of my father’s passing, I made just one phone call to the Neptune Society office and within less than one hour a gentleman came and took care of the body with such class and dignity. From that first encounter to the receiving of his ashes it has been such a blessing to have this whole process taken care of by them. Thank you Mark and your staff for this service.

Cathy Coulter
Atlanta, GA

OMG!!! The Neptune Society is the BEST purchase we have... Read More

OMG!!! The Neptune Society is the BEST purchase we have ever made! Richard came to our home, explained the plan and process, we asked 1000 questions, he assured us the plan was as simple as it sounded (buy the plan, family member passes, you make the call, family is picked up, returned to you in a timely manner), we made the purchase. Gram passed at 11:30 pm on a Fri night. We made the call, the representative was extremely kind when getting our information. Within 1 hour we received a call stating the van was on its way, that gram would be picked up by 2 am. Saturday, midday we received a call from Mark, with the funeral home, he explained the process to us, that he would email the paperwork to us and if we returned it Monday morning we could have gram back on Wed. Monday morning came, we looked over the paperwork and Mark called us to walk us thru the (self explanatory) paperwork. We faxed it back and when gram was ready to be returned to us, Mark called to make arrangements. This was Wed the same week!!! I cannot begin to explain how this service has blown our family away. I have never in my life witnessed a smoother process than the Neptune Society has offered. I highly encourage you, if you are on the fence regarding cremation, to look into the Neptune Society and listen/look into what they have to offer.
This company, and it’s employees, especially, Richard and Mark in the Atlanta area, went above and beyond anything i could have hoped for or expected. Thank you, Richard and Mark.

Jamie Jarrett
Atlanta, GA

Being my first encounter with the Neptune Society and especially... Read More

Being my first encounter with the Neptune Society and especially Mark Musselwhite my experience was exceptionally very pleasant. From the first call asking for information to dealing with Mark to the conclusion of the service they are without any doubt very caring, professional and understanding of what one is going through with their loss of a loved one and makes the process comfortable. The first call should always be to the Neptune Society.
Don De Mello

Donald De Mello
Atlanta, GA

My husband and I both chose the Neptune Society for... Read More

My husband and I both chose the Neptune Society for our final needs a couple of years ago. We knew what we wanted and didn’t want our children imposing their wishes. Three weeks ago, my husband passed away. I was and am devastated. If I had to do any thinking during this period about funeral arrangements, I would have been incapable. Fortunately, because we had preplanned, two wonderful gentlemen came out to the house within an hour of his passing. They handled his body and my emotions in an extremely respectful fashion and allowed me as much time with him as I wanted before they left with him. My grandparents, father and now my husband have all used the Neptune Society, and I would recommend them to anyone. The financial and emotional savings have been very important, too.

Lindsey Walker
Atlanta, GA

Places to Scatter Ashes in Georgia

Lullwater Park

Lullwater Park is a quiet retreat nestled in the middle of Atlanta. It is a peaceful and beautiful piece of land that has open fields, a river, and gardens. It’s perfect if you live in the city and still want to find a quiet and picturesque place for your scattering.

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Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens cover 14,000 acres near Pine Mountain. The kaleidoscopic flower gardens and mountain views provide an unbeatable view, and a very memorable place for you or your loved ones to say goodbye.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Georgia

The general rule of thumb is that scatterings are allowed around Georgia so long as you have written consent from property owners if you’re on private land, or a permit if you are on public or federal land. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Georgia Cremation FAQs

What happens when you can't afford funeral services in Georgia?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Georgia Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have to estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.

What is the average cost of cremation in Georgia?

The average cost of cremation in Georgia ranges from $700 (for a direct cremation) to $3,000 for a cremation with a service.

How many funeral homes are there in Georgia?

There are 682 funeral homes in 241 cities of Georgia.

Georgia State Facts

State Nickname: The Peach State

State Motto: “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation”

Population: 10,214,680

State bird: Brown Thrasher

State tree: Live Oak

State flower: Cherokee Rose

Bonus fact 1: Georgia has gone through 4 other state capitals: Savannah in 1733, Augusta in 1786, Louisville in 1796, Milledgeville in 1807, and finally Atlanta in 1868

Bonus fact 2: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world.

Bonus fact 3: The state of Georgia was originally founded by a British Member of Parliament to be used as a place for prisoners who couldn’t pay their debts.

Bonus fact 4: Atlanta is home to the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, The Varsity!

Bonus fact 5: Georgia was the first state in the country to lower the voting age to 18.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.