City Cemeteries

The City owns and maintains seven (7) cemeteries including: Armstrong, Firestone, Hollywood, North Oakland, Oakwood, Rosehill, and Shiloh.
Grave spaces are available to City residents at Armstrong, Hollywood, Rosehill and N. Oakland Cemeteries. Contact Beth Helton below for any questions/concerns.
Purchase a Grave Space or Niche for Cremains
Grave sites are available at the Armstrong, Hollywood, Rosehill and N. Oakland Cemeteries. The City will locate available sites and once selected, will provide a form with the section, lot, and grave number. The cost of a grave site is $1200 for City Residents and $1500 for Non-City Residents and payment is made at the Utility Customer Service office located at the Garland Building, S. South Street on the first floor or to the Cemetery Administrator.  If a funeral home is handling the arrangements, they will pay for the site and bill the resident. 
The Columbarium and Cremains Garden at Hollywood Cemetery.  Columbarium Niches sell for $900 and are suitable for two cremains and burial of cremains in the Garden is $500 and the scattering of ashes in the Scattering Garden is $200. The Columbarium at Armstrong Cemetery sells for the same price.
For more information on purchasing a grave site or niche please contact the Cemetery office Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
General Cemetery Cleanup Schedule & Report Problems
In order to keep the City cemeteries well cared for and attractive, there are two general clean-ups where ALL flowers (including artificial) and decorative ornaments are removed. The clean-ups are held the last FULL week in February and the last FULL week in July.  Families should remove any items that they would like to keep before the clean-up week.
City crews routinely inspect all cemeteries, mowing grass and trimming shrubbery. Please report problems, including damaged fences or monuments, to the city at the contact information below.
Locat Past Burial Records
Records are maintained for all City cemeteries at Hollywood Cemetery located at 540 N. Broad Street.  For inquiries you may call 704-866-6769 which is the Hollywood office number or Beth Helton, Cemetery Administrator at 704-866-6857.
Contact Information
Beth Helton
Administrative Support / Cemetery Administrator
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704-866-6857 (office)


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