Sanderson Funeral Homes offer sales of monuments of all styles as well as grave spaces in three perpetual care cemeteries in Smith County. Our cemeteries in Carthage, Defeated Creek, and Dixon Springs are all state-licensed perpetual-care cemeteries. This means that money has been set aside in order to maintain the final resting place of our loved ones even after this generation is gone. The grounds crew works year-round to keep our cemeteries well groomed and in keeping with the way you would want your own home maintained.
Smith County Memorial Gardens was Smith County’s first state licensed perpetual care cemetery, incorporating in 1964. It was expanded in 1980 from its original three acres to its present twelve acres.
Located at the corner of College Avenue East and Skyline Drive in the City of Carthage, the cemetery has bronze marker sections, granite upright sections and a mausoleum.
Dixon Springs Cemetery is the largest of Smith County’s perpetual care cemeteries. Dixon Springs Cemetery is twenty plus acres and is located at twenty five Dixon Springs Circle in the northwest corner of Smith County.
Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens was incorporated as a State of Tennessee perpetual care cemetery in June 1971 and has over one thousand interments since it was begun by the late Willie Kemp in 1935 as a family cemetery.