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The Gardens at Olive Branch
30 acres at 1605 S. State Road 135 at Olive Branch Road with
space for more than 3,000 graves and crypts
Features: Sidewalks across the property, a stormwater sewer system, 10 to 15 30-foot-wide roads, upright monuments, radial-style mausoleums, 2-acre lake, 5-acre burial garden
Technology: Every family will have an online guest book for people to visit and write comments. Family and friends will be able to view and listen to funeral services on handheld wireless devices. A GPS setup will let people find specific graves.
Phase 2: The next phase of the project is a veterans section called Ronald Reagan Plaza, which the cemetery should be able to start building next year. It will have a 1,500-person mausoleum with a plaza area and a 20-by-40 foot reflecting pool.
The cemetery was opened in the spring of 2010.