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LEXINGTON ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY, INC. (“LOFC”)

(Revised April 19, 2021)

A. GENERAL REGULATIONS

  1. No interment shall be permitted, or memorial placed in or on any property that has not been fully paid for either by the funeral home or the family of the decedent.
  2. Cemetery property conveyed to any grantee may only be used for the interment of human remains and cremains only with the associated family marker.
  3. Not more than one body, or the cremains of two bodies, shall be interred in one grave, vault or crypt.
  4. No interment of a body, or the cremains of a body, other than those of a human being, are allowed.
  5. A minimum of two (2)-days notice before a funeral must be given to LOFC to allow adequate time for LOFC to properly locate the grave.
  6. Any person or entity transferring a lot or an interest in a lot shall notify LOFC of the transfer by sending a copy of the instrument of conveyance to LOFC at P. O. Box 1213, Lexington, MS 39095-1213.
  7. No firearms or alcoholic beverages are allowed in LOFC.
  8. Operating hours of LOFC are: Central Standard Time – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Daylight Savings Time – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any unauthorized entry after closing is prohibited.
  9. No children under the age of fifteen are allowed in LOFC unless accompanied by an adult.
  10. No dogs are allowed in LOFC.
  11. No funeral arrangements shall be made for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day.
  12. No vehicle of any description shall be driven off the pavement without specific permission of LOFC.
  13. The funeral home opening or closing a grave, or the family or person or persons responsible for the interment, if no funeral home is involved, are required to push all dirt remaining after the grave is filled onto the top of the grave so that it will settle over the next six months. Six (6) months after closing the grave, all excess dirt shall be moved to the LOFC designated dirt pile.
  14. If the decedent’s family or person or persons responsible for the interment retains the services of a funeral home, and if the funeral home or its contractor causes damage to the cemetery in connection with the interment, then the funeral home is liable to LOFC for that damage. If, however, the family or other representative responsible for the interment does not retain the services of a funeral home, and there is damage to the cemetery in connection with the interment, then the family or representative is liable to LOFC for the damage.
  15. For each interment or disinterment at LOFC a fee of two hundred dollars ($200) is due and payable to LOFC from the funeral home representing the family. In the event the family is not represented by a funeral home, the family is responsible for payment of the interment or disinterment fee.
  16. Any request for disinterment must be made in writing to LOFC, and the party performing a disinterment must return the grave site to the same condition that existed before disinterment
  17. For each interment, the funeral home representing the family or the family or representative if no funeral home is retained, must advise LOFC of the date of birth and date of death of the deceased, as well as the section number, lot number and plot or grave space number used in the interment.

B. FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS

  1. LOFC retains the authority, in its sole discretion, to remove objects, including but not limited to, flowers, wreaths, potted plants, artificial and cut flowers and any other objects placed on graves (the “objects”)when the objects become unsightly or if those objects are offensive, vulgar or inappropriate in the sole opinion of LOFC.
  2. Flower vases of the style that mount at ground level will be permitted.
  3. No coping, low stone borders, or fencing around entire graves or plots, other than those existing on July 1, 2018, are allowed at LOFC.
  4. No ground covers, including rocks, pine straw, mulch or plantings around graves or plots are allowed at LOFC.

C. MONUMENTS AND MARKERS

  1. Temporary markers, such as may be furnished by a funeral home, are permitted until a permanent marker is installed.
  2. All markers shall be made of granite, marble, bronze or stainless steel.
  3. All bronze plaques must be mounted on a natural stone base.
  4. All unused materials must be removed from the cemetery upon completion of the erection of any stone.
  5. All monuments shall be mounted on a base of natural stone, and the margins of the base on the outside of the bottom of the monument must be at least six (6) inches. No monument or headstone shall exceed ten (10) feet in height, notwithstanding any monumens or headstones already sited within the premmises of LOFC as of April 19, 2021, which will be considered grandfathered in. A concrete foundation is required under every monument.

ALL CONTACTS WITH LOFC MAY BE MADE BY WRITING TO LOFC AT P. O. BOX 1213, LEXINGTON, MS 39095 OR BY TELPHONE TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS:

Ed Thurmond, President, 601-946-8065 Chris Hammett, Vice-President, 662-230-1626 Betsy Padgett, Secretary, 662-458-3847 Amanda Povall Tailyour, Treasurer, 662-801-1293