Southern Memorial Association, Inc. DBA Southern Memorial Gardens:
Southern Memorial Gardens was purchased by its new owners, Southern Memorial Association, Inc. on
September 19, 2013. The permit to operate the cemetery was issued by the Office of Cemetery Oversight
on October 1, 2013. Should there be any questions concerning the cemetery, please feel free to contact
the OCO or Southern Memorial Association, Inc. at (410) 257-4300.
On July 25, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court granted the Trustee’s Motion and signed an
Order permitting the proposed sale of
Badtec, Inc., T/A Southern Memorial Gardens (PDF document, 67KB,
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On June 13, 2013, the Bankruptcy Trustee filed a
Notice (PDF document, 56KB,
Adobe Acrobat for free) with the Bankruptcy Court
specifying that he had entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for the purchase of the Southern Memorial
Gardens Cemetery . The Trustee also filed a motion (PDF document,
Adobe Acrobat for free) with the Court to approve
the sale of the cemetery and requested that the Court issue an Order approving the Asset Purchase Agreement.
The Agreement further provides that, although they are not assets of the
bankruptcy estate, the trust funds held on account of perpetual care and preneed sales shall be transferred
into appropriate perpetual care and preneed trust accounts pursuant to trust agreements to be created. The
new owner will also honor existing preneed contracts.
A hearing has been scheduled before the Bankruptcy Court on July 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 3-E,
U. S. Court House, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. At that hearing, the Court will consider
any objections filed to the Trustee’s proposed sale of the cemetery as well as any higher or better offers
for purchase of that property. If there aren't any timely objections or higher or better offers, the hearing
will be canceled and the Trustee may proceed to consummate the sale as proposed. The Trustee has scheduled a
meeting with interested parties on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. to address concerns regarding the
proposed sale. The meeting will take place on the grounds of Southern Memorial Gardens, 10155 Ward Road,
Dunkirk, Maryland 20754.
After the cemetery property has been transferred and the bankruptcy case has been closed, the Office of
Cemetery Oversight will work with the purchaser of the cemetery to facilitate an expeditious review of the
permit and registration applications which must be filed with the Office prior to the issuance of the permit
and registrations necessary for the legal operation of the cemetery.
As stated in the Trustees’ Notice of Sale, “A hearing has been scheduled before the court on July 22, 2013 at
11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 3-E, U.S. Court House, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. At the hearing, the
Court will proceed to consider any Objections filed as above-contemplated as well as any higher or better offers
for the purchase of the Property. In the event no such timely Objections are filed nor higher or better offers submitted,
the hearing will not be held and the undersigned Trustee may proceed to consummate the sale above-contemplated.”
No objections nor higher or better offers for the purchase of the personal and real property of Badtec,
Inc. t/a Southern Memorial Gardens, were filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland at
Greenbelt (Case No. 11-33795-TJC) prior to the filing deadline of the close of business on July 8, 2013. As stated in
the trustees notice of Sale of Real and Personal Property of Badtec, Inc., t/a Southern Memorial Gardens.
Southern Memorial Gardens History