Going Green

Our Staff recognizes that preservation of our earth is extremely important. With so many of us using reusable grocery bags, buying organic and doing all we can to reduce our carbon foot print, why not make an eco-friendly choice that will benefit the earth forever by choosing Green Burial? Green Burial offerings are exclusively available through Lasting Tributes - Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam and our privately owned cemetery Bestgate Memorial Park.

In order to provide the families we serve the availability of natural (“Green”) burial, we have tailored a specialized green funeral option in our privately owned Green Burial section of Bestgate Memorial Park.

The caskets used to enclose and transport your loved one are made of bio-degradable materials and are available in such materials as wicker and wood. Outer enclosures are not permitted in our Green Burial Section of Bestgate Memorial Park.

Green Burial does not employ any chemical treatment (embalming) of the body. Due to the availability of onsite refrigeration, we are able to hold the remains to provide time for family and friends to gather for a service.

We provide families with a hand dug grave to reduce damage to the earth that heavy equipment could cause. We will provide a GPS coordinate along with a river rock memorial where your loved one is buried to assist in locating the grave.

Burial of cremated remains is also an option in our Green Burial section of Bestgate Memorial Park. We have a wide variety of biodegradable pressed cotton, wood and other eco-friendly urns available if you prefer cremation.

Visit: http://www.mdgreenburial.com/ for more information.

Traditional Green Burial Tribute - $8,295

Basic services of the funeral director and staff (including posting of newspaper notices, social security and filing of the death certificate)

All natural graveside services at Bestgate Memorial Park Green Burial Section

Motor equipment (local transfer of remains to funeral home & transport to gravesite)

Eco-friendly Burial Receptacle

Single grave in Bestgate Memorial Park Green Burial Section

River rock memorial stone with engraving

Opening and closing of grave performed by hand

Funeral Organizer© with a personal funeral concierge

Green Burial Service Tribute - $10,195

Basic services of the funeral director and staff (including posting of newspaper notices, social security and filing of the death certificate)

Sanitary care & dressing of unembalmed remains

One hour private family viewing

All natural graveside services at Bestgate Memorial Park Green Burial Section

Motor equipment (local transfer of remains to funeral home & use of hearse)

Closed casket funeral service at funeral home or other facility

Eco-friendly casket

1 dozen roses or loose flowers

Single grave in Bestgate Memorial Park Green Burial Section

River rock memorial stone with engraving

Opening and closing of grave performed by hand

Funeral Organizer© with a personal funeral concierge