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Homer Duncan
B: 1941-05-12
D: 2016-08-29
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Duncan, Homer
Ronald Baldwin
B: 1977-09-28
D: 2016-08-28
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Baldwin, Ronald
Jose Garcia-Saravia
B: 1977-10-02
D: 2016-08-27
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Garcia-Saravia, Jose
Pamela Miller
B: 1933-06-11
D: 2016-08-26
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Miller, Pamela
Terrence Brown
D: 2016-08-25
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Brown, Terrence
Catherine Taylor
B: 1938-06-27
D: 2016-08-25
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Taylor, Catherine
Robert Gray
B: 1936-04-09
D: 2016-08-24
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Gray, Robert
Marian Birckhead
D: 2016-08-24
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Birckhead, Marian
Jerry Batson
B: 1945-08-16
D: 2016-08-24
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Batson, Jerry
Marian Birkhead
B: 1937-09-18
D: 2016-08-24
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Birkhead, Marian
James Hunley
B: 1945-03-22
D: 2016-08-23
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Hunley, James
Joseph Stevenson
D: 2016-08-23
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Stevenson, Joseph
Delores Strickland
D: 2016-08-23
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Strickland, Delores
Margaret Koss
B: 1946-10-13
D: 2016-08-22
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Koss, Margaret
Shambre Showell
B: 1979-07-10
D: 2016-08-22
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Showell, Shambre
Ethel Gray
B: 1934-04-17
D: 2016-08-21
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Gray, Ethel
Scottie White
B: 1967-09-27
D: 2016-08-21
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White, Scottie
Aaron Cook
B: 1982-01-20
D: 2016-08-20
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Cook, Aaron
Jessica Harrison
B: 1989-03-15
D: 2016-08-19
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Harrison, Jessica
Victoria Wright
B: 1962-05-02
D: 2016-08-18
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Wright, Victoria
Denise Hey
D: 2016-08-17
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Hey, Denise

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1. What is embalming?
 
2. Is embalming necessary?
 

Question #1What is embalming?
Answer:Embalming is the temporary disinfection, preservation, and restoration of the body. During the embalming process, the body is washed and dressed and cosmetics are applied.

Question #2Is embalming necessary?
Answer:If the body has to be transported to a country that requires embalming, then yes, it is necessary. Otherwise the decision is up to you. Some religious traditions forbid embalming. If your religion allows it, we recommend embalming if there is a long wait before burial or cremation.

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