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Harry Lawrence
D: 2016-06-23
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Lawrence, Harry
Okerlia Graham
B: 1926-04-25
D: 2016-06-20
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Graham, Okerlia
Marjarine Summers
B: 1931-12-31
D: 2016-06-20
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Summers, Marjarine
Sharon Rappold
D: 2016-06-18
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Rappold, Sharon
James Powell
B: 1996-07-03
D: 2016-06-18
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Powell, James
Alice Gibbs
B: 1924-08-01
D: 2016-06-17
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Gibbs, Alice
Norman Morgan
D: 2016-06-16
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Morgan, Norman
Mary Townsend
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2016-06-16
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Townsend, Mary
Ernestine Bell
B: 1947-10-08
D: 2016-06-16
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Bell, Ernestine
Anna Christopher
B: 1950-05-06
D: 2016-06-16
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Christopher, Anna
Esther Mitchell
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2016-06-15
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Mitchell, Esther
Carol Thomas
B: 1974-03-19
D: 2016-06-15
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Thomas, Carol
Velma Gibbs
B: 1936-05-23
D: 2016-06-14
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Gibbs, Velma
Laura Waters
B: 1919-11-01
D: 2016-06-13
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Waters, Laura
Frederick Fonville
B: 1969-05-31
D: 2016-06-13
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Fonville, Frederick
Dorothy Isaacs
B: 1929-11-01
D: 2016-06-11
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Isaacs, Dorothy
David Waddler
B: 1976-11-14
D: 2016-06-11
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Waddler, David
James Hudson
B: 1956-06-10
D: 2016-06-11
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Hudson , James
Susie Handy
B: 1929-12-17
D: 2016-06-10
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Handy, Susie
Elijah Cannon
B: 1926-06-04
D: 2016-06-10
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Cannon, Elijah
Rolf Schmid
B: 1924-12-03
D: 2016-06-09
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Schmid, Rolf

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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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