Several years ago, members of Roberts Presbyterian Church and David King of Sullivan-King Mortuary combined their thoughts and ideas to develop the 227 year old Roberts Cemetery into a cemetery to serve current and future generations. Through the collaborative efforts of a cemetery management company and Roberts Presbyterian Church, this site is now open to anyone desiring to be buried or entombed within this cemetery. The concept of opening a church cemetery to the public, providing endowed care for the grounds and revenue sharing with the Church is truly unique. The leadership at Roberts Presbyterian Church, both past and present, is committed to community outreach. Over the years, leaders have acquired land around the Church, now totaling around 50 acres, allowing for future cemetery expansion and the recent development of a community walking trail.
Phase I Complete!
Established in 1789, Roberts Cemetery is one of Anderson County's oldest cemeteries, rich with historic charm and natural beauty and is the final resting place for many veterans of who bravely served our country. Graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War to as recent as the war in Vietnam are located in this cemetery. One notable grave is that of Ann Anderson Hunter, daughter of Revolutionary War veteran and namesake for Anderson County, General Robert Anderson.
Working together with the Church, the management company has initiated Cemetery improvements including the completion of Phase I of the Pavilion Mausoleum. This phase contains 189 crypts and 150 cremation niches. Phase II will include 147 additional crypts, 150 additional niches and a covered, brick arched pavilion. The mausoleum is constructed of steel-reinforced, poured-in-place concrete with exterior surfaces of polished, ageless granite. Phase I discounts are available for preneed purchases.
In addition to the newly constructed Phase I mausoleum, ground burial spaces are available in sections of the cemetery allowing either flat bronze markers or upright stone monuments. There are also landscaped Family Estate lots that include private mausoleums combined with ground burial spaces and could be designed to accommodate and memorialize large or small families. Roberts Cemetery welcomes the opportunity to meet with anyone interested in this community cemetery conveniently located in the Western Anderson County near the shores of Lake Hartwell.
For more information, contact a cemetery consultant at 864-225-5431