Obituaries

Standford Ingram
B: 1965-10-01
D: 2019-09-17
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Ingram, Standford
Narayan Deshpande
B: 1938-05-04
D: 2019-09-10
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Deshpande, Narayan
Henton Jones
B: 1942-03-01
D: 2019-09-08
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Jones, Henton
Rosa Rawls
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2019-09-08
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Rawls, Rosa
Augustin Gaston
B: 1963-08-29
D: 2019-09-03
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Gaston, Augustin
Christine Wedlaw
D: 2019-09-01
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Wedlaw, Christine
John LeFlore
B: 1977-10-02
D: 2019-08-30
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LeFlore, John
Daryl Spotford
B: 1983-08-05
D: 2019-08-30
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Spotford, Daryl
Tony Smith
B: 1958-06-02
D: 2019-08-28
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Smith, Tony
Parvathy Chockalingam
B: 1933-10-02
D: 2019-08-05
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Chockalingam, Parvathy
Ruben Clark
B: 1929-08-03
D: 2019-07-31
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Clark, Ruben
Henry Montes De Oca Resto
B: 1966-06-07
D: 2019-07-30
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Montes De Oca Resto, Henry
Juanita Brand
B: 1934-04-17
D: 2019-07-10
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Brand, Juanita
Duane Adams
B: 1939-11-01
D: 2019-07-07
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Adams, Duane
Loveill Matthews
B: 1948-11-07
D: 2019-07-06
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Matthews, Loveill
Cynthia Williams
B: 1951-05-01
D: 2019-07-04
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Williams, Cynthia
Michael McInnis
B: 1967-02-07
D: 2019-07-02
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McInnis, Michael
Alton Carelock
B: 1988-03-09
D: 2019-06-30
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Carelock, Alton
Sharla & Karen Davenport
D: 2019-06-30
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Davenport, Sharla & Karen
Harry Epps
B: 1940-07-08
D: 2019-06-29
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Epps, Harry
Martha Williams
B: 1942-01-06
D: 2019-06-28
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Williams, Martha

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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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