Magnolia Cemetery


Welcome to Magnolia Cemetery

We welcome you to consider the Friends of Magnolia Cemetery in the City of DeFuniak Springs as the final resting place for you and your loved ones. 
Why Friends of Magnolia Cemetery? We have the lowest fees of active cemeteries in the area, and one of the benefits included in our fee is perpetual care. Perpetual care is regular upkeep of the cemetery and area surrounding your plot. This is an active cemetery with fulltime city staff members assigned to maintain the grounds and provide caring customer service. 
Purchasing your burial plot can help to ease the financial burden of your loved ones, as well as secure your preferred burial location. Pre-payment also protects you from the rising costs of service.

  • Owned and maintained by the City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
  • Cemetery lot Pricing:
    • Blocks A-I (5’ x 10’):  $1,750.  Coping and chipping allowed.
    • Blocks K-S (4’ x 10’):  $1,750
  • Columbarium (niches for funeral urns to be stored):  $515/niche
  • Headstones limited to 3’ tall x 3’ wide
  • Niche plaques for columbarium 8" x 4’'
  • Call the cemetery coordinator at (850) 520-8169 to secure a lot or niche.

How to secure a plot or niche:

  1. Call Cemetery Coordinator Christopher Mitchell at (850) 520-8169 to inquire about purchasing a lot or to inquire about a previously secured family lot.
  2. If you wish to review available plots and locations within the cemetery first, please contact the cemetery coordinator to make arrangements at

There is a $350.00 charge for Magnolia Cemetery work permits. Permits can be obtained at the Magnolia Cemetery office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All scheduled work must have an approved permit and must be submitted and approved by the cemetery coordinator at least 24 hours prior to starting any work. 


Lots:  $1,750.00 per lot
Columbarium: $515.00 per niche


Established in 1884,  Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place of the 20th Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts and other notable American figures as former U.S. Consul to Edinburgh Scotland Wallace Bruce (appointed by President Benjamin Harrison) and "The Human Flag" Perry Biddle made famous by Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!   Throughout the year and by special request, we conduct educational and historical tours of the cemetery. 

** The DeFuniak Springs cemetery staff is currently in the process of updating page and related subpages with a new cemetery list and map overview of Magnolia Cemetery. **