Obituaries

Sabrina Rogers
B: 1964-03-23
D: 2020-09-14
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Rogers, Sabrina
Phyllis Sale
B: 1944-03-23
D: 2020-09-11
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Sale, Phyllis
Issaiah Mathis
B: 1999-12-06
D: 2020-09-11
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Mathis, Issaiah
Aszia Grimes
B: 1995-01-29
D: 2020-09-10
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Grimes, Aszia
Shelly Bass
B: 1967-08-04
D: 2020-09-09
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Bass, Shelly
Phul Sarki
B: 1943-01-01
D: 2020-09-08
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Sarki, Phul
Priscilla Beveritt
B: 1954-06-26
D: 2020-09-08
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Beveritt, Priscilla
Bennie Ivey
B: 1938-12-23
D: 2020-09-06
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Ivey, Bennie
Herbert Radcliffe
B: 1959-06-04
D: 2020-09-01
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Radcliffe, Herbert
William Johnson
B: 1973-06-02
D: 2020-08-28
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Johnson, William
Rickey Sherman
B: 1967-03-02
D: 2020-08-25
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Sherman, Rickey
Theresa Hamer
D: 2020-08-25
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Hamer, Theresa
Rena Glenn
D: 2020-08-23
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Glenn, Rena
Eugene Samuel
B: 1960-01-01
D: 2020-08-21
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Samuel, Eugene
Pate Smith
D: 2020-08-15
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Smith, Pate
Elcar Simmonds
B: 1930-07-16
D: 2020-08-07
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Simmonds, Elcar
Domingo Zorrilla
B: 1940-11-15
D: 2020-08-03
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Zorrilla, Domingo
Juan Brinson
B: 1978-10-28
D: 2020-07-25
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Brinson, Juan
Ira Bonham
B: 1962-05-26
D: 2020-07-23
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Bonham, Ira
Bolden Griffin
B: 1931-02-12
D: 2020-07-22
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Griffin, Bolden
Tamika Brown
B: 1977-06-05
D: 2020-07-21
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Brown, Tamika

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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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