Obituaries

Nestor Santos
B: 1947-12-15
D: 2018-08-15
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Santos, Nestor
William Pitts
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2018-08-13
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Pitts, William
Michael Mnahoncak
B: 1945-03-12
D: 2018-08-12
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Mnahoncak, Michael
John Coetzee
B: 1940-08-26
D: 2018-08-08
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Coetzee, John
Marcella Wreyford
B: 1925-12-22
D: 2018-08-06
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Wreyford, Marcella
Famous Jackson
B: 1989-02-18
D: 2018-08-04
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Jackson, Famous
Michael Keeton
B: 1968-01-20
D: 2018-07-27
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Keeton, Michael
Martin Trevino
B: 1968-07-09
D: 2018-07-27
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Trevino, Martin
Latrisha Lyons
B: 1984-02-22
D: 2018-07-23
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Lyons, Latrisha
Clifford Cosper
B: 1930-04-10
D: 2018-07-22
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Cosper, Clifford
Rita Remmy
B: 1957-12-01
D: 2018-07-18
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Remmy, Rita
Joseph Holman
B: 1956-11-04
D: 2018-07-13
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Holman, Joseph
Christopher Marmon
B: 1998-06-02
D: 2018-07-08
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Marmon, Christopher
Walter Nance
B: 1933-07-09
D: 2018-07-07
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Nance, Walter
Mildred Paschall
B: 1937-04-27
D: 2018-07-04
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Paschall, Mildred
Charles Mullins
B: 1923-01-26
D: 2018-06-28
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Mullins, Charles
Kimberly Cameron
B: 1957-11-05
D: 2018-06-27
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Cameron, Kimberly
Mary Rodriguez
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2018-06-23
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Rodriguez, Mary
Evelyn Henson
B: 1925-04-30
D: 2018-06-22
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Henson, Evelyn
Audy Love
B: 1938-01-28
D: 2018-06-21
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Love, Audy
Brenda Webster
B: 1955-03-10
D: 2018-06-17
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Webster, Brenda

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What can I do with the ashes?

What can be done with the cremated remains?

With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place.) Cremation is just one step in the commemorative process-- the preparation of the human remains for memorialization. Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.

 

Can I scatter the remains on private property?

Yes, with permission of the owner.

 

What is memorialization for a cremation?

You might choose ground burial of the urn. Also available at many cemeteries are cremation niches in a columbarium. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.

 

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum or chapel, sometimes freestanding, either indoors or outdoors, is constructed of numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.

 

If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?

Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of your casketed spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her. Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremains to be interred in a single grave space.

 

Can I take the cremated remains home?

Yes. The remains are normally placed in an urn. Most families select an urn that is suitable for placement on a mantle or shelf. Urns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.