Obituaries

Vincent Mielnicki
B: 1958-10-28
D: 2021-06-13
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Mielnicki, Vincent
Lela Louis
B: 1952-07-27
D: 2021-06-09
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Louis, Lela
Barbara Surles
D: 2021-06-06
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Surles, Barbara
Edward Williams
B: 1965-05-11
D: 2021-06-01
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Williams, Edward
Gussie Burton
B: 1937-09-08
D: 2021-05-31
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Burton, Gussie
Inez Smith
B: 1940-10-10
D: 2021-05-30
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Smith, Inez
Barbara Neukirk
B: 1957-07-22
D: 2021-05-29
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Neukirk, Barbara
Tyreece Johnson
B: 2002-10-26
D: 2021-05-25
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Johnson, Tyreece
Mother Frances Roman
B: 1918-08-10
D: 2021-05-21
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Roman, Mother Frances
Christopher Brock
B: 1998-11-22
D: 2021-05-20
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Brock, Christopher
Senetha Battle
B: 1958-11-21
D: 2021-05-16
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Battle, Senetha
Phennie Edwards
B: 1941-08-23
D: 2021-05-13
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Edwards, Phennie
Angelica Green
B: 1979-05-28
D: 2021-05-13
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Green, Angelica
Leonard Pinckney
B: 1955-10-23
D: 2021-05-12
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Pinckney, Leonard
Johnnie Thomas
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2021-05-11
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Thomas, Johnnie
Darwin Perry
B: 1969-09-13
D: 2021-05-10
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Perry, Darwin
Milton Harris
B: 1937-11-30
D: 2021-05-10
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Harris, Milton
John Thomas
B: 1928-01-24
D: 2021-05-09
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Thomas, John
Willie Brown
B: 1950-12-18
D: 2021-05-08
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Brown, Willie
Deacon Climet Waller
B: 1945-11-22
D: 2021-05-07
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Waller, Deacon Climet
Curtis Brown
B: 1956-02-13
D: 2021-05-02
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Brown, Curtis

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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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