Obituaries

Meera Lele
B: 1937-01-19
D: 2019-02-14
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Lele, Meera
Charlene Harrison
B: 1954-07-29
D: 2019-02-10
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Harrison, Charlene
Estella Pettway
B: 1951-10-23
D: 2019-02-09
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Pettway, Estella
Yvette Hughes
B: 1941-06-11
D: 2019-02-04
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Hughes, Yvette
Eric Jones
B: 1989-10-02
D: 2019-02-03
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Jones, Eric
Emmett Peters
B: 1947-08-01
D: 2019-01-28
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Peters, Emmett
Joanne Smith
B: 1956-12-01
D: 2019-01-25
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Smith, Joanne
Samuel Thomas
B: 1964-09-16
D: 2019-01-17
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Thomas, Samuel
Jerry McKinley
B: 1956-10-27
D: 2019-01-17
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McKinley, Jerry
Joseph Mincey
B: 1956-02-10
D: 2019-01-13
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Mincey, Joseph
Goldie Morris
B: 1948-10-23
D: 2019-01-04
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Morris, Goldie
James Dilly
B: 1943-10-05
D: 2018-12-20
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Dilly, James
Joseph Mason
B: 1949-01-31
D: 2018-12-16
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Mason, Joseph
Linda Rigole
B: 1973-11-09
D: 2018-12-15
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Rigole, Linda
Patricia Atkins
B: 1951-10-15
D: 2018-12-13
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Atkins, Patricia
James Smith
B: 1958-11-27
D: 2018-12-12
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Smith, James
Henry Middleton
B: 1940-06-25
D: 2018-12-12
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Middleton, Henry
Marva Corbin
B: 1949-07-24
D: 2018-12-11
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Corbin, Marva
Margaret Markle
B: 1937-10-11
D: 2018-12-09
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Markle, Margaret
Aaita Tamang
B: 1940-09-30
D: 2018-12-07
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Tamang, Aaita
Mother Alberta Habern
B: 1921-10-20
D: 2018-12-06
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Alberta Habern, Mother

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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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