Cremation garden opened in Kennesaw

Kennesaw city officials opened the cremation scattering garden in the Historic Kennesaw Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 17, by interring the cremains of two former Kennesaw Councilmen Ben Robertson and Bill Thrash.

The cremation garden at the intersection of Cemetery Road and School Drive was constructed as a part of the Cemetery Master Plan, containing improvements throughout the cemetery.

They include not only the cremation garden but also a water feature with a bridge, new entrance and walking paths that tie to Camp McDonald and downtown.

The Master Plan design was completed by Public Works Director Earnie Via and Public Works arborist Rod Bowman.

Most of the construction was done by Public Works with oversight by Bowman.

The Cremation Garden offers memorialization where remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, landscaped area.

The deceased also will be remembered with an inscription of his or her name on a plaque that will be placed on the garden wall.

Information: City Clerk Debra Taylor, or 770-424-8274.