As seen in the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb Business section:
Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, 861 Dallas Highway in Marietta, unveiled its new columbarium building to the community in ceremonies on May 15.
A columbarium has niches that hold the urns of loved ones. When all phases are completed, the Cheatham Hill columbarium will have more than 400 granite front niches on the exterior and 6,000 glass front niches on the inside.
“What most don’t realize is that 50 percent of all deaths are now resulting in cremation,” said Christine Hunsaker, owner and operator of Southern Cremations and Funerals. “(Cremation) is expected to reach upward to 70 percent in the coming decades. Our new columbarium was built to serve those families choosing cremation.”
The building was constructed by Andy Martin and David Springer of Martin Construction. The niches were built by Matthews International using white marble imported from Italy. A stained-glass window was handcrafted by artisans from Pickel Studios, stained-glass artisans to the Vatican and Catholic Church.
The facility is multi-purpose for funerals and any family gathering requested by families to celebrate their loved ones.
Also at the event were former Gov. Roy Barnes, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and Dr. Sam Matthews of Marietta United Methodist Church.
For more information, call 770-424-1111.