Obituaries

Ercell Manuel
B: 1951-09-27
D: 2017-03-20
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Manuel, Ercell
Roderick Campbell
B: 1952-07-20
D: 2017-03-17
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Campbell, Roderick
Joaquan Jones
B: 2015-04-05
D: 2017-03-16
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Jones, Joaquan
Leroy Collins
B: 1928-05-26
D: 2017-03-15
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Collins, Leroy
Carrie Cheeseboro
B: 1950-01-25
D: 2017-03-15
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Cheeseboro, Carrie
Carrie Cheeseboro
B: 1950-01-25
D: 2017-03-15
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Cheeseboro, Carrie
Wilmer McConnell
B: 1942-02-13
D: 2017-03-14
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McConnell, Wilmer
Gracie Hunt
D: 2017-03-13
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Hunt, Gracie
Hobbs Mary
B: 1929-07-27
D: 2017-03-13
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Mary, Hobbs
Osie Caves
B: 1922-09-16
D: 2017-03-11
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Caves, Osie
Kacey Sims
B: 1966-08-13
D: 2017-03-10
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Sims, Kacey
Lebaron Turner
B: 1947-09-29
D: 2017-03-09
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Turner, Lebaron
Johnny Ikner
B: 1972-01-12
D: 2017-03-09
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Ikner, Johnny
Annie Grace
B: 1924-12-18
D: 2017-03-08
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Grace, Annie
Jerry Seals
B: 1950-08-17
D: 2017-03-08
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Seals, Jerry
Willie Reid
B: 1956-12-02
D: 2017-03-07
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Reid, Willie
Rottira Lacy
B: 1941-03-04
D: 2017-03-06
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Lacy, Rottira
Tamara White
B: 1994-09-27
D: 2017-03-06
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White, Tamara
Joe Coleman
B: 1917-01-01
D: 2017-03-05
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Coleman, Joe
Eleanor McBride
B: 1943-07-29
D: 2017-03-05
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McBride, Eleanor
Dorothy North
B: 1949-08-14
D: 2017-03-05
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North, Dorothy

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What is Cremation?

A part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between burial of the body, or cremation.  One of our cremation specialists will address any of your questions or concerns.

The Cremation Association of North America  (CANA) describes cremation as, "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments".

 

What is Required to Arrange for Cremation?

Once the cremation-over-burial decision has been made, all that's required is authorization. This is provided by the person who is the legally identified or appointed next-of-kin. Once all authorization documents are signed, and service charges are paid; the body can be transported from the place of death to our on site crematory and the cremation process can take place. However, there are some additional things you may wish to consider, such as:

  1. Is there a special set of clothes (such as a military uniform or favorite dress) your loved one would appreciate the thought of wearing? This will be a focus of the cremation arrangement conversation, and you will be advised by your funeral director as to your best options regarding jewelry or other valuable personal items.
  2. Are there any keepsake items you'd like to include in their cremation casket? Perhaps there's a special memento, such as a treasured photograph or letter? We sometimes suggest family members write cards, notes or letters to their deceased loved one, and place them in the casket prior to the cremation.
  3. Would you or other family members like to be present for–or participate to some degree in–your loved one's cremation? Because we know how healing it can be to take part in an act of "letting go", we welcome the opportunity to bring interested family or friends into the crematory. Please discuss your desire to participate with your funeral director.
  4. What will you keep the cremated remains or ashes in after the cremation or the service? Many families are simply unaware that they can purchase a cremation urn to be placed in a special place such as the family home. We offer a large selection of urns that will help memorialize your loved one. Ask one of our caring funeral director's to see the wide variety of urns.