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Cemetery Manager

Linda R. Davis
(704) 638-5250

About Memorial Park Cemetery

Established 1931, but was acquired by the City through foreclosure proceedings in 1941. Memorial Park is located at 1310 W. Innes Street, consists of 33 acres and is still open for burials and purchase of cemetery plots. A citizen can purchase a single lot or plots consisting of 4 or 6 graves.

First of its kind in a City Cemetery, two 48 niche columbaria were installed in Memorial Park in January 2017. This gives citizens an alternative burial option who wish to be cremated and placed in a City Cemetery. The columbaria takes up less space than regular graves and are cost-effective in that they are less expensive than a traditional burial.

Famous Internment:

Elam, Cleveland

b. April 5, 1952 d. July 12, 2012

Professional Football Player. For five seasons (1975 to 1979), he played at the defensive tackle and defensive end positions in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions. He attended Lester High School in Memphis and played collegiate football at Memphis State University. Selected by San Francisco during the 4th round of the 1975 NFL Draft, Elam's impact on the league was immediate and along with Tommy Hart, Cedrick Hardman and Jimmy Webb he became a component of the 49ers' famed "Gold Rush" defensive line. Individually, he earned Pro Bowl honors twice (1976 and 1977) and All-Pro status in 1977. He appeared in 62 regular season games. After his football career, Elam was the proprietor of a cleaning service.

Cemetery Policies



The City of Salisbury Cemetery Division reserves the right to regulate the method of decorating graves so that a safe and historical uniform beauty may be maintained.

  • Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. They will remain there for approximately one week, at which time the Cemetery staff will remove and discard them. If the family wants to keep any of the grave arrangements, they should be removed before that one week is up. If circumstances prevent the family from removing any flowers, etc. from the grave site, please call the Cemetery office at 704-638-5250 before the one week time frame has passed to make other arrangements.
  • The City of Salisbury is not responsible for any floral or tributes placed on a grave plot. If missing or stolen, you may file a police report by calling the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.
  • Glass, statues, rocks, metal or wood products, toys, life-size decorations, solar lights, Christmas lights, bricks, benches and other potential projectiles are not permitted on cemetery plots at any time. The Management reserves the right to remove any items that do not conform to these limitations. This is for the safety of our crews since lawn mowers and weed eaters may come into contact with items placed on graves. If so placed and damage does occur, the Cemetery shall not be held responsible.
  • All floral arrangements must be in a permanent vase, on a saddle or in a hard plastic cone vase that sticks into the ground. If placed otherwise, and your flowers are damaged due to contact with our equipment, the Cemetery shall not be held responsible.
  • An "Annual Cemetery Cleanup" is performed once a year. You can call the Cemetery office at (704) 638-5250 to find out the definite date. Signage will be placed on large blue signs at each entrance of each cemetery approximately two months prior to the cleanup to alert lot owners of the beginning and end date of the cleanup. During cleanup week, any items located on grave plots including flowers, decorations, etc. will be removed and discarded. If you wish to retain any items, please remove them before the cleanup week. After the end date of the cleanup, you can place your flowers back on your plot.
  • The City maintains 7 cemeteries and takes pride in keeping them looking neat. The mowing schedule allows each cemetery to be mowed every other week which is usually sufficient for each cemetery to look good until we get back to it. Please bear with us at times as rain and the crew having to stop to open and close graves plays a major role in keeping the schedule on time.

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