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Mary Joyner
D: 2017-02-20
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Joyner, Mary
Ann Jones
D: 2017-02-20
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Jones, Ann
Laura Morris
D: 2017-02-20
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Morris, Laura
Jacqeline Sorenson
B: 1956-04-01
D: 2017-02-19
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Sorenson, Jacqeline
Marjorie Wright
D: 2017-02-19
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Wright , Marjorie
Joseph Dashiell
B: 1930-07-03
D: 2017-02-19
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Dashiell, Joseph
Lucille Moore
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2017-02-18
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Moore, Lucille
Robert King
B: 1940-10-20
D: 2017-02-18
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King, Robert
Pearl Lofland
D: 2017-02-17
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Lofland, Pearl
Mary Brummell
D: 2017-02-17
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Brummell, Mary
Arince Belval
D: 2017-02-17
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Belval, Arince
Thomas Cubbage
B: 1952-03-22
D: 2017-02-16
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Cubbage, Thomas
Kathleen Niskey
B: 1943-11-15
D: 2017-02-16
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Niskey, Kathleen
Mary Dennis
B: 1934-01-27
D: 2017-02-15
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Dennis, Mary
Gerald Andrews
B: 1943-06-22
D: 2017-02-15
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Andrews, Gerald
Richard Wade
B: 1944-04-16
D: 2017-02-14
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Wade, Richard
Richard Wade
B: 1944-04-16
D: 2017-02-14
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Wade, Richard
James Foster
B: 1952-04-01
D: 2017-02-13
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Foster, James
Robert Fisher
B: 1930-03-16
D: 2017-02-12
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Fisher, Robert
Sylvia Tinsley
D: 2017-02-12
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Tinsley, Sylvia
Florence Johnson
B: 1946-01-11
D: 2017-02-12
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Johnson, Florence

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1. What is involved in cremation?
 
2. Do I need a casket if I choose cremation?
 
3. Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
 
4. What can be done with the cremated remains?
 

Question #1What is involved in cremation?
Answer:The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber where the temperature reaches 1,400-1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2.5 hours, all organic material is consumed by heat and evaporation, and the bone fragments are left behind. These are known as the cremated remains, which are then carefully removed from the chamber and processed into fine particles to be placed in a container or urn for the family.

Question #2Do I need a casket if I choose cremation?
Answer:No. However for sanitary reasons, many crematories require a combustible, leak-proof, covered container.

Question #3Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
Answer:Absolutely. Many families choose a traditional service before a cremation.

Question #4What can be done with the cremated remains?
Answer:With cremation you have a number of options. The cremated remains can be interred in a cemetery plot or retained by a family member -- usually in an urn, scattered on private property or at a place that was important to the deceased.

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