Established in 1925, Ridgelawn Memorial Park is situated on a former plantation that encompasses 47 acres on Route 60 between Huntington and Barboursville, West Virginia.
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Waterside views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
Traditional, upright grave markers
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Reserved veteran parking
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Cemetery flower delivery
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Beautiful grounds, compassionate care
Ridgelawn Memorial Park provides a tranquil place to honor the memory of your loved ones. Our peaceful cemetery grounds are covered with a variety of mature trees, ponds and fountains. Adding to the appeal are gardens dedicated to upright monuments and flat bronze memorials. We also have a modern mausoleum that was constructed in the 70s, plus private estates and cremation niches.
Please contact us if you would like a tour of our grounds or want to hear more about our cemetery services.
The Ridgelawn Cemetery Association was organized on May 5, 1925. The initial purchase was a 5 acre tract of land off of Pea Ridge Road in Huntington, West Virginia, which was known as the Garvin Estate. This location was a historical site that was once a trading post on the old James Kanawha Turnpike. The purchase also included the Garvin Mansion, erected in the early 1830s.
The first officers of the company were Stuart H. Bowman, president; H.M. BonDurant of Columbus, Ohio, an experienced cemetery developer, secretary; and T.E. Agee of the Bowman Agee Company, a well known real estate appraiser, treasurer. The directors included W.E. Deegans, coal operator; L N. Cook of the Raleigh Wholesale Grocery Company of Beckley; A. B. Farley, merchant of Beckley; J.D. Agee of the Agee Coal Company of Beckley; and a number of other businessmen.
The American Park Builders, one of the largest and most well-known firms engaged in landscape and city planning, was employed as the landscape architect. The initial charter wanted the cemetery to conform to the grounds of the Guyan Country Club, which was located across the street on the Midland Trail.
Expansion and distinction
In the mid-30s, Ridgelawn Memorial Park was acquired and re-chartered under the name of Woodmere Inc. The corporation was operated by R.M. Bagby, president, and Harry S. Shivel, vice president. During this period of growth and prosperity, Woodmere Inc. expanded its operations to include Woodmere and Ridgelawn Memorial Park on the Pea Ridge Road and the Huntington Vault Company. In 1953, Harry became president, and Don Shivel was appointed vice president of the corporation. During Harry’s administration, Woodmere Inc. gained a tremendous reputation in the Huntington community. Upon his retirement in 1983, the company was operated by Lucille Shivel, president, and Harry S. Shivel Jr., vice president.
Continuing the legacy
Today, Ridgelawn Memorial Park is a part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery providers. We continue to offer a wide array of services and benefits while preserving the goals of our founding fathers.