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Dennis Drummond
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2019-10-08
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Drummond, Dennis
Mary Gissendanner
B: 1939-02-25
D: 2019-10-07
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Gissendanner, Mary
William McClendon
B: 1928-11-02
D: 2019-10-04
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McClendon, William
Casharel Chestnut
D: 2019-10-02
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Chestnut, Casharel
John Matthews
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2019-10-02
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Matthews, John
Ray Williams
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2019-09-29
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Williams, Ray
Duane Quamina
B: 1987-10-20
D: 2019-09-29
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Quamina, Duane
Carolyn Hendrix
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2019-09-23
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Hendrix, Carolyn
Jesse Harrison
B: 1983-03-10
D: 2019-09-22
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Harrison, Jesse
Johnnie Harris
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2019-09-19
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Harris, Johnnie
Gloria Norris
B: 1947-09-23
D: 2019-09-19
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Norris, Gloria
Julia Dow
D: 2019-09-18
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Dow, Julia
Standford Ingram
B: 1965-10-01
D: 2019-09-17
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Ingram, Standford
Lee Washington
D: 2019-09-17
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Washington, Lee
Edith Thornton
B: 1937-01-16
D: 2019-09-17
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Thornton, Edith
Narayan Deshpande
B: 1938-05-04
D: 2019-09-10
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Deshpande, Narayan
Henton Jones
B: 1942-03-01
D: 2019-09-08
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Jones, Henton
Rosa Rawls
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2019-09-08
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Rawls, Rosa
Augustin Gaston
B: 1963-08-29
D: 2019-09-03
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Gaston, Augustin
Christine Wedlaw
D: 2019-09-01
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Wedlaw, Christine
John LeFlore
B: 1977-10-02
D: 2019-08-30
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LeFlore, John

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The History of Cremation

Cremation has been a popular mehtod of disposition for many centuries, all across the world. Cremation started as far back as 20,000 years ago. There is evidence of cremation beginning in Europe around 2,000 B.C. Many scholars believe the practice became quite popular around this time for Europeans. 
 
Over time, popularity of cremation began to wane. By the Middle Ages, cremation became a form of punishment and was not viewed as a compassionate way to care for the deceased. Cremation reclaimed popularity by the late 1800’s. The first crematory in the United States was constructed in 1876. By 1913, there were 52 crematories across North America and more than 10,000 cremations occurring annually.
 
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