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Center Valley Memorial Gardens - An Overview

Nestled at the foot of Crow Mountain in southern Pope County is a beautiful stretch of land that has been in the Humphrey Family for over a century. Herman Humphrey and his brothers grew up within a mile down Center Valley Road from the cemetery, and both attended Center Valley School. Herman Humphrey entered the funeral business as a partner with Garner Funeral Home in 1933, eventually assuming full ownership of the business. The Humphrey Family continues to serve the families of our community today with Jim Bob Humphrey and his son, James Humphrey.

More than a decade ago, Jim Bob Humphrey captured a vision for this family land becoming a cemetery. Having served our community as the owner of a funeral home more than 40 years, and having visited more than 260 surrounding cemeteries, Jim Bob dreamed of taking the best attributes of especially rural cemeteries and integrating them into his own. These include historical elements, monument stones and perpetual care provisions.

With its first interment in 2018 and Grand Opening Event in the summer of 2021, it has emerged as more than just a cemetery. This place of rest presents a multi-dimensional concept, one in which memory, reflection, honor and dignity are experienced in every section and at every turn. Center Valley Memorial Gardens offers individual plots and monument stones intricately landscaped with a uniformed look. Family sections offer multiple plots with private shrubbery and granite benches for quiet reflection. Individual upright monuments accommodate the interment of cremains urns, and yet another section for "green burials."

A special section of Center Valley Memorial Gardens, our “Field of Honor,” is reserved for the interment of veterans and their spouses (or other designated family member) who are eligible under provisions established by the National Cemetery Scheduling Office of the United States Veterans Administration. Traditional white marble markers characteristic of those in national cemeteries honor & recognize each loved one's rank and era of service to our county. These great men and women who have served in the branches of our military are laid to rest under the American flag flying majestically over their graves.

Center Valley Memorial Gardens is more than just a cemetery. It is a place for family gatherings and celebration of life & legacy. A natural walking trail alongside a tributary to Baker's Creek and our adjacent pond provides a serene setting for remembrance & reflection.

The beauty and setting of Center Valley Memorial Gardens offers individuals and families an option for final rest not found in any other local cemetery. Contact our office at (479) 968-4411 for information about purchasing your lots.
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