Obituaries

Sam Martin
B: 1952-03-02
D: 2021-01-09
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Martin, Sam
Danzell Chatman
B: 1968-01-20
D: 2021-01-07
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Chatman, Danzell
Deacon James Johnson
B: 1944-02-28
D: 2021-01-06
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Johnson, Deacon James
Samuel Strong
B: 1955-04-28
D: 2021-01-06
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Strong, Samuel
Virginia Singleton
D: 2021-01-04
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Singleton, Virginia
Samuel Haygood
B: 1932-02-03
D: 2020-12-31
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Haygood, Samuel
Mervin Brown
B: 1954-02-23
D: 2020-12-28
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Brown, Mervin
Frank Taylor
B: 1961-03-26
D: 2020-12-24
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Taylor, Frank
Pastor Phillip Reynolds
B: 1940-09-15
D: 2020-12-24
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Reynolds, Pastor Phillip
Rachel Austin-Glasgow
B: 1972-02-27
D: 2020-12-22
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Austin-Glasgow, Rachel
Gloria Reid
B: 1949-12-27
D: 2020-12-22
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Reid, Gloria
Johnathan Walker
B: 1988-11-22
D: 2020-12-19
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Walker, Johnathan
Bobby Campbell
B: 1953-08-10
D: 2020-12-19
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Campbell, Bobby
Revaben Patel
B: 1914-06-01
D: 2020-12-18
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Patel, Revaben
Katherine Moore
B: 1926-01-21
D: 2020-12-18
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Moore, Katherine
Sybil Doucette
B: 1944-09-20
D: 2020-12-17
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Doucette, Sybil
Ruth Parris
B: 1942-06-06
D: 2020-12-14
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Parris, Ruth
Authur Peters
B: 1944-12-31
D: 2020-12-13
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Peters, Authur
Henry Greer
B: 1941-08-15
D: 2020-12-12
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Greer, Henry
Jacara Lyman
B: 2002-12-04
D: 2020-12-11
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Lyman, Jacara
Nixon Cox
B: 1960-02-20
D: 2020-12-11
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Cox, Nixon

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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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