Charlotte

303 E Woodlawn Road Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28217

Recent Testimonials from North Carolina Families Served

Our cremation kits came yesterday and they are indeed beautiful. Thank you again for all your help. Your professionalism and patience with us is very appreciated. We hope the folks that you work know how valuable you are to the organization.

D.D.
Charlotte, NC

Places to Scatter Ashes in North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, this lush forest is filled with an abundance of year-round wildflowers. The park includes streams, rivers, waterfalls, and hiking trails that connect to part of the Appalachian Trail. The observation tower at Clingmans Dome offers scenic views of mist-covered mountains. This is an incredibly unique and memorable place to scatter the ashes of a nature lover, just be sure to contact the park officials before you arrive.

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Burial at Sea North Carolina Memorial Services

This service is available all along the coast of North Carolina in Moore Head City, Topsail, Cape Hatteras, Nags Head, Emerald Else, and Atlantic Beach. You can choose the craft, time and place of the ceremony, and invite as many guests as you desire. Sea Services is happy to work closely with you to create the most special memorial possible.

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North Carolina Botanical Garden

The Conservation Garden is a beautiful plot operated by the University of North Carolina.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in North Carolina

North Carolina law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. 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 must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. 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.

North Carolina Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in North Carolina?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

What is the average cost of cremation in North Carolina?

According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $4,000 and a direct cremation averages at $1,065.

How many funeral homes are there in North Carolina?

There are 710 funeral homes in 266 cities of North Carolina.

North Carolina State Facts

State Nickname: Old North State and Tar Heel State

State Motto: To be, rather than to seem

Population: 9.944 million

State bird: Cardinal

State tree: Southern Pine

State flower: Dogwood

Bonus fact 1: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest state university in the country.

Bonus fact 2: The very first English colony in America was established on Roanoke Island, but the colony vanished without a trace except for “Croatoan” carved into a tree.

Bonus fact 3: North Carolina leads the nation in furniture, tobacco, and textile production.

Bonus fact 4: Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, was born on Roanoke Island.

Bonus fact 5: Milk is North Carolina’s official state beverage.

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