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Steve Marshall
B: 1942-05-22
D: 2022-05-11
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Marshall, Steve
Rev. Vonda Fossitt
B: 1965-10-05
D: 2022-05-11
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Fossitt, Rev. Vonda
Harold Pough
B: 1941-03-01
D: 2022-05-03
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Pough, Harold
Brandon Calloway
B: 1976-03-29
D: 2022-04-27
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Calloway, Brandon
Gary Moorehead
B: 1956-01-18
D: 2022-04-27
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Moorehead, Gary
Augustus Ladd
B: 1957-10-05
D: 2022-04-23
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Ladd, Augustus
Frank Dow
B: 1939-06-01
D: 2022-04-21
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Dow, Frank
John Pritchard
B: 1946-12-08
D: 2022-04-20
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Pritchard, John
Claudette Grant
B: 1951-10-26
D: 2022-04-19
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Grant, Claudette
Thomasena Tisdale
B: 1936-01-03
D: 2022-04-18
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Tisdale, Thomasena
Kevin Jordan
B: 1957-09-19
D: 2022-04-17
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Jordan, Kevin
Annie Smoak
B: 1940-04-30
D: 2022-04-15
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Smoak, Annie
Rasheen Griffin
B: 1983-07-02
D: 2022-04-15
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Griffin, Rasheen
Laura Chatman
D: 2022-04-12
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Chatman, Laura
Franchester Richardson
B: 1948-12-08
D: 2022-04-09
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Richardson, Franchester
James Noonan
B: 1948-02-15
D: 2022-04-08
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Noonan, James
Dennis Perry
B: 1982-05-25
D: 2022-04-07
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Perry, Dennis
Zelda Cunningham
B: 1960-06-14
D: 2022-04-07
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Cunningham, Zelda
Michael Hendrix
B: 1958-12-30
D: 2022-04-05
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Hendrix, Michael
Willie Barnwell
B: 1948-11-25
D: 2022-04-01
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Barnwell, Willie
Edward Reeves
B: 1958-10-03
D: 2022-04-01
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Reeves, Edward

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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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