Family members or next of kin are encouraged to claim their deceased loved ones prior to a mass burial scheduled for February 28, 2014 at the Tulare County Potter’s Field, just north of Traver.
Kingsburg Cemetery District Superintendent Carmen Rojas said more than 210 indigent cremains are being held at the Kingsburg Cemetery, located at 12782 E. Clarkson Ave. Kingsburg, CA 93631. The last day to claim the cremains is February 25. If the cremains aren’t claimed, they will be included in a mass burial, with a ceremony to follow at 10 a.m. on February 28 at Potter’s Field. A potter’s field is a term for a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people.
The cremains are being held by the Kingsburg Cemetery District as part of Tulare County’s Indigent Burial Program.
The last time a mass burial was conducted was 2006.
Family members or next of kin are encouraged to visit https://tchhsa.org/eng/index.cfm/human-services/indigent-cremation-program/ to view a list of indigent cremains being held by the Kingsburg Cemetery District. If a person is identified, family members or next of kin should contact Kingsburg Cemetery District Superintendent Carmen Rojas at 559/897-2426.