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Chandrashekhar Lele
B: 1934-05-28
D: 2022-11-29
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Lele, Chandrashekhar
Ernest Haynes
B: 1937-07-10
D: 2022-11-29
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Haynes, Ernest
Pabitra Rasaili
B: 1925-12-01
D: 2022-11-28
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Rasaili, Pabitra
James Anderson
B: 1969-04-17
D: 2022-11-28
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Anderson, James
Nathaniel White
B: 1959-12-03
D: 2022-11-22
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White, Nathaniel
Mary Barrettknights
B: 1960-08-11
D: 2022-11-21
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Barrettknights, Mary
Tanganikia Sherman
B: 1976-12-06
D: 2022-11-20
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Sherman, Tanganikia
Gerald Bunton
B: 1948-06-13
D: 2022-11-15
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Bunton, Gerald
Gregory Walker
B: 1956-03-04
D: 2022-11-14
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Walker, Gregory
Jesse Dukes
B: 1941-04-22
D: 2022-11-10
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Dukes, Jesse
Gary Hagan
B: 1957-04-02
D: 2022-11-02
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Hagan, Gary
James Hannah
B: 1955-05-17
D: 2022-10-29
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Hannah, James
Jake Murphy
B: 1950-03-25
D: 2022-10-28
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Murphy, Jake
Emanuel Robinson
B: 1943-07-31
D: 2022-10-27
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Robinson, Emanuel
Carolyn Presley
B: 1952-07-23
D: 2022-10-27
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Presley, Carolyn
Bahtiyah Yisrael
B: 1955-05-30
D: 2022-10-24
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Yisrael, Bahtiyah
Waymond Ivey
B: 1939-11-30
D: 2022-10-21
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Ivey, Waymond
Betty Garner
B: 1941-08-27
D: 2022-10-21
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Garner, Betty
Gladys Santos
B: 1947-04-06
D: 2022-10-19
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Santos, Gladys
Barbara Jones
B: 1930-02-04
D: 2022-10-16
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Jones, Barbara
Charles Mitchell
B: 1942-02-15
D: 2022-10-15
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Mitchell, Charles

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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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