Obituaries

Deacon Huiett Felder
B: 1923-10-08
D: 2019-11-04
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Felder, Deacon Huiett
Cornelius Flowers
B: 1973-11-17
D: 2019-11-04
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Flowers, Cornelius
Lashonda Dinkens
B: 1971-10-31
D: 2019-10-29
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Dinkens, Lashonda
Antoinette Black
B: 1967-06-17
D: 2019-10-28
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Black, Antoinette
Martha Spikes
D: 2019-10-24
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Spikes, Martha
Lisa Holmes
B: 1961-04-23
D: 2019-10-22
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Holmes, Lisa
Willie Baxtrum
B: 1948-07-23
D: 2019-10-22
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Baxtrum, Willie
Clyde Coleman
B: 1962-07-14
D: 2019-10-21
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Coleman, Clyde
Marilyn Bellamy
B: 1954-10-01
D: 2019-10-20
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Bellamy, Marilyn
Grace Westby
B: 1925-08-15
D: 2019-10-15
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Westby, Grace
William Holley
B: 1955-09-21
D: 2019-10-10
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Holley, William
Debora Simpson
B: 1957-09-04
D: 2019-10-09
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Simpson, Debora
Dennis Drummond
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2019-10-08
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Drummond, Dennis
Mary Gissendanner
B: 1939-02-25
D: 2019-10-07
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Gissendanner, Mary
William McClendon
B: 1928-11-02
D: 2019-10-04
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McClendon, William
Casharel Chestnut
D: 2019-10-02
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Chestnut, Casharel
John Matthews
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2019-10-02
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Matthews, John
Casharel Chestnut
B: 1973-12-12
D: 2019-10-02
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Chestnut, Casharel
Ray Williams
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2019-09-29
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Williams, Ray
Duane Quamina
B: 1987-10-20
D: 2019-09-29
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Quamina, Duane
Carolyn Hendrix
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2019-09-23
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Hendrix, Carolyn

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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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