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Madhura Pradakshine
B: 1996-09-13
D: 2022-06-15
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Pradakshine, Madhura
James Allen
B: 1966-11-28
D: 2022-06-14
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Allen, James
Jennifer King
B: 1977-09-14
D: 2022-06-13
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King, Jennifer
Memzel Stewart
B: 1945-02-04
D: 2022-06-12
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Stewart, Memzel
Richard Pickett
B: 1937-09-23
D: 2022-06-11
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Pickett, Richard
Larry Cummings
B: 1961-01-17
D: 2022-06-10
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Cummings, Larry
Steve Clark
B: 1962-09-13
D: 2022-05-31
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Clark, Steve
President Scott
B: 1996-06-07
D: 2022-05-31
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Scott, President
Cynthia Williams
B: 1964-11-23
D: 2022-05-28
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Williams, Cynthia
Dorothy Green
B: 1945-07-22
D: 2022-05-23
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Green, Dorothy
Leon Wright
B: 1943-06-07
D: 2022-05-21
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Wright, Leon
James Travis
B: 1931-09-07
D: 2022-05-14
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Travis, James
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
Linda Green
B: 1958-07-25
D: 2022-05-10
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Green, Linda
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

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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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