Providing Burial Arrangements to the Families 
of the Roanoke Valley Since 1890

The Fair View Group

The Fair View Group oversees the development and management of Historic Fair View Cemetery and Cedar Lawn Memorial Park under a not-for-profit 501c-13 organization established to receive tax-deductible memorials, gifts, and contributions for capital improvements and the general care of the cemetery grounds through The Fair View Foundations.

Historic Fair View Cemetery

Fair View Cemetery, established in 1890, is a historic landmark of the area. The final resting place to thousands of veterans, ten mayors, members of the Virginia State Legislature, United States Federal Judiciary, United States Congress and many notable families who built Roanoke, Fair View is a community treasure and a source of genealogical information for citizens of the area and beyond.

The Salem Turnpike entrance into Fair View Cemetery is closed. Please use the Melrose entrance (one block over, use 31st Street). We are sorry for the inconvenience but for safety reasons, we are cutting out the drive through traffic.

Click to learn about Fair View’s Veterans Plaza and free burial spaces for veterans.


Cedar Lawn Memorial Park

Cedar Lawn Memorial Park was established in 1930 by the Webster Family. In the early 1950s, the cemetery was acquired by Cedar Lawn Burial Park, Inc and further developed into a modern memorial park. Fair View Cemetery Company, Inc. assumed ownership in 1965 and the name was changed to Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Offering a Variety of Burial Arrangements

Free Spaces for Veterans - Call (540) 344-4263Both are surrounded by magnificent mountains providing a beautiful setting for both notable cemeteries. Each cemetery is endowed for perpetual care and provides a variety of burial arrangements, including traditional in-ground burial, burial vaults, cremation bench estates and columbariums, and granite and bronze memorials.

The Fair View Group oversees the development and management of Historic Fair View Cemetery and Cedar Lawn Memorial Park under a not-for-profit 501c-13 organization established to receive tax-deductible memorials, gifts, and contributions for capital improvements and the general care of the cemetery grounds through The Fair View Foundations.


Welcome to The Fair View Group

We are proud to announce the hiring of three individuals. All three began working in the Fair View office in 2019. We welcome their enthusiasm and knowledge to serve Fair View and Cedar Lawn families. Also, we are fortunate that each of these new employees has a background in the cemetery and funeral home industry.

Nihkolas TiptonNIHKOLAS LAFAYETTE TIPTON
DIRECTOR OF FAMILY SERVICES

The Fair View Group, owner and operator of Historic Fair View Cemetery and Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nihkolas Tipton as Director of Family Services. “I intend to apply my knowledge and experience to help continue to provide a beautiful place to memorialize our families’ loved ones. Fair View Cemetery has a long-standing heritage that has been servicing our community for well over a century, along with Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. I plan to continue this by offering traditional and new ways to help memorialize our families’ loved ones, and by continuing the beautification of our grounds.” Mr. Tipton joins The Fair View Group with extensive experience serving families throughout the Roanoke Valley since moving here in 2010. Coupled with his knowledge, he has a commitment to providing exceptional service to our families with a true passion that ensures his dedication. Within these roles, Mr. Tipton will help uphold the utmost respect and dignity of the community that we have been helping serve since 1890. Mr. Tipton will also be orchestrating events within the community to help answer questions, and educate on the importance of end-of-life preparation.

Patricia AnnPATRICIA ANNE CRAWFORD
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR

The Fair View Group welcomes Tricia to the office front desk. Tricia is from Franklin County and attended Ferrum College and Virginia Tech. As a horticulturist, she has maintained cemetery grounds and plantings. Her knowledge of work orders, marker orders, and services has made for a smooth transition into customer service. Tricia has exceptional customer service skills and is gaining knowledge of genealogy, products and services. You are welcome to visit or call and she will assist you and answer your questions.

 

Johnathan ShafferJONATHAN SHAFFER
FAMILY SERVICE COUNSELOR

Jonathan joins us as a licensed funeral director. He recently worked with Fairfax Memorial, which is a funeral home and cemetery combination. Jonathan attended Virginia Common-wealth University and the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. He brings experience with a diverse array of funeral customs and services, and has a strong background in pre-need burial arrange-ments. He is the right person to speak with if you are considering cremation arrangements. Jon is also following up on the abandon-lot process that is included in this newsletter.