Here's a piece on a subject I think about quite often but have never seen anyone writing about, till now:
Should We Miss Church Graveyards?
No church I ever attended had a family graveyard, but I do miss them, actually. Maybe there's some law governing internment of the dead these days that precludes churches from maintaining new cemetery grounds, but I think church cemeteries would be good for a variety of reasons.
See the article linked above for a few.
(HT: Trevin Wax)