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Recent Testimonials from Tennessee Families Served

When my father passed away... it fell to me to... Read More

When my father passed away… it fell to me to work with Neptune…enter Coco into my life at a time I needed her most! Her calm manner coupled with her knowledge and expertise kept our family on track during a very difficult time. She handled everything with professionalism, compassion and effciency. She was a rock for me, my sister and my step-mother.

Amber S.
Nashville, TN

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When he died, I went to meet with the funeral home director again and loved her. I told her stories about him and we laughed and I cried. Coco has stayed in touch with me to see how I am doing. I feel that the family members are very very important to her. I cannot recomend Neptune more highly.

Barbara F.
Nashville, TN

Places to Scatter Ashes in Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Tennessee’s biggest state park, spread across the Cumberland Plateau, is filled with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush forests of hardwood timber. It is a beautiful oasis that would be the perfect spot to hold a scattering for a nature lover. Be sure to contact the park officials to obtain permission before arriving.

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Smoky Mountain Scatterings

This service located in Knoxville, Tennessee will scatter your love one’s ashes from a plane. You can choose if you’d like the scattering done over scenic forests, mountains, lakes, or a specific place of importance to you.

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Tennessee Gardens

A beautiful garden right in the middle of the Redlands, this full service facility is a great spot for a memorial and scatterings. They will help you plan the whole event, and this beautiful location would be a memorable and lovely place to say goodbye.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Tennessee

Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in Tennessee?

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.

How many funeral homes are there in Tennessee?

There are 50 funeral homes in 36 cities of Tennessee.

What is the average cost of cremation in Tennessee?

According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $4,500 and a direct cremation averages at $890.

Tennessee State Facts

State Nickname: The Volunteer State

State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce

Population: 6.549 million

State bird: Mockingbird

State tree: Tulip Poplar

State flower: Iris

State animal: Racoon

Bonus fact 1: Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.

Bonus fact 2: Bristol, Tennessee is known as the birthplace of country music.

Bonus fact 3: The exact geological center of Tennessee is the city Murfreesboro.

Bonus fact 4: A replica of The Parthenon, a famous ancient building in Greece, stands in Nashville’s Centennial Park.

Bonus fact 5: Tennesseans are sometimes referred to as Butternuts, a moniker first applied to Tennessee soldiers because of their uniform color in the Civil War.

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