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La'Tori Curry
B: 1999-10-15
D: 2022-09-28
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Curry, La'Tori
Geneva Cunningham
B: 1939-07-03
D: 2022-09-22
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Cunningham, Geneva
Mary Others
B: 1974-05-14
D: 2022-09-22
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Others, Mary
Mae Sample
B: 1945-09-29
D: 2022-09-19
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Sample, Mae
Aaron Jay-Lynn
B: 2018-08-16
D: 2022-09-18
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Jay-Lynn, Aaron
Eric Small
B: 1970-09-23
D: 2022-09-09
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Small, Eric
Kenneth Davis
B: 1964-09-14
D: 2022-09-08
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Davis, Kenneth
Maglin Clay
B: 1974-09-19
D: 2022-09-06
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Clay, Maglin
Nathan Jones
B: 1968-04-19
D: 2022-09-05
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Jones, Nathan
Clara Buckman
B: 1943-02-22
D: 2022-08-31
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Buckman, Clara
Larry Gibson
B: 1957-11-20
D: 2022-08-29
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Gibson, Larry
Ronald Thomas
B: 1932-05-28
D: 2022-08-26
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Thomas, Ronald
Marie Perdue
B: 1954-03-18
D: 2022-08-16
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Perdue, Marie
Vera Shaw
B: 1953-07-18
D: 2022-08-11
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Shaw, Vera
Kevin Holley
B: 1976-05-05
D: 2022-08-11
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Holley, Kevin
Patti Lamar
B: 1940-12-02
D: 2022-08-11
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Lamar, Patti
Kapilaben Patel
B: 1952-06-01
D: 2022-08-09
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Patel, Kapilaben
Kenneth Johnson
B: 1996-05-07
D: 2022-08-09
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Johnson, Kenneth
Andrew Carter
B: 1968-10-15
D: 2022-08-07
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Carter, Andrew
Geneva Brown
B: 1951-09-25
D: 2022-08-02
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Brown, Geneva
A'isha Ajayi
B: 1957-06-03
D: 2022-07-29
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Ajayi, A'isha

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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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