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Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people
Memorial Park addition set to open in March
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Jack Frost, president of Memorial Park Funeral Home, talks Tuesday about a window used to watch cremations if families request that option. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville. After hundreds of requests from the community, Memorial Park owner Jack Frost decided to add the service as the funeral home expanded its cremation capabilities in a new 3,200-square-foot building. Pets can be remembered in the 1,000 niches visible from the outside of the building, and people can be remembered in 800 indoor backlit, glass-front niches.