Graceland Cemetery Association, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt cemetery corporation whose purpose is to operate, maintain, and beautify the historic Graceland Cemetery in Abbeville, Louisiana.
The Board of Directors of Graceland Cemetery Association is comprised of representatives from several community service organizations in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, including the Abbeville Masonic Lodge No. 192, the Vermilion Historical Society, the Abbeville Woman's Club, the Abbeville Lions Club, the Abbeville Rotary Club, the Woodmen of the World, the Vermilion Genealogy Society, and others.
Graceland Cemetery is supported by donations from individuals and families. A management fund has been established to assist in meeting the operating expenses, but private donations are still needed. Graceland Cemetery makes no representation that it is a perpetual care cemetery as that term is defined by Louisiana law.
We welcome you to browse our website by clicking on the the buttons on the left or on the links below.
To determine the location of a particular grave within the cemetery, click first on the "Listing" button, then go to the name of the person to get the Section, Block Number, and Lot Number of the grave. Go to the "Cemetery Map," click on the appropriate Section to enlarge the map, and you will see the Block and Lot Numbers.
We are in the process of collecting pictures of the people buried in Graceland Cemetery, to be displayed on this website. You can see the pictures we have collected so far by clicking on the "Photographs" button. If you have such pictures and want to submit them to us, please click on "How to Send Pictures."
To purchase burial or cremation space, or to obtain a permit for burial, construction, or any other purpose, click on "Contact the Sexton."
This website is provided free of charge to the Graceland Cemetery Association, Inc. None of the donations to the Association are used in any way for the support of this website. All of the donations to the Association support the cemetery. This website was created by Gary E. Theall for the Graceland Cemetery Association, Inc., with the authority of the board of directors and is maintained and supported by him at his own expense.
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