Obituaries

Jack Ward
B: 1935-02-11
D: 2017-10-15
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Ward, Jack
Johnnie Schmidt
B: 1945-09-19
D: 2017-10-10
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Schmidt, Johnnie
Martha Williams
B: 1924-08-21
D: 2017-10-06
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Williams, Martha
Bobby Rogers
B: 1950-04-02
D: 2017-10-06
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Rogers, Bobby
Violet Holley
B: 1922-02-19
D: 2017-10-05
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Holley, Violet
Eric Pedroza
B: 1977-09-07
D: 2017-09-19
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Pedroza, Eric
Evelyn Rounsavall
B: 1935-06-30
D: 2017-09-19
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Rounsavall, Evelyn
Lundy Khom
B: 1949-03-24
D: 2017-09-18
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Khom, Lundy
Dorothy MacKenzie
B: 1924-01-30
D: 2017-09-17
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MacKenzie, Dorothy
William Riley
B: 1932-01-31
D: 2017-09-15
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Riley, William
HASKELL CROSSLEY
B: 1929-11-29
D: 2017-09-06
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CROSSLEY, HASKELL
Arthur Hudnall
B: 1941-03-28
D: 2017-08-30
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Hudnall, Arthur
Shelia Hall
B: 1952-12-28
D: 2017-08-29
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Hall, Shelia
Kerry Mills
B: 1953-06-26
D: 2017-08-22
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Mills, Kerry
Neyland Bass
B: 1924-07-30
D: 2017-08-18
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Bass, Neyland
Velta Baker
B: 1942-12-07
D: 2017-08-17
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Baker, Velta
Linda Cotten
B: 1944-07-19
D: 2017-08-12
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Cotten, Linda
Rex Browning
B: 1933-03-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Browning, Rex
Shane Trammell
B: 1963-10-17
D: 2017-08-06
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Trammell, Shane
Arcella White
B: 1936-02-26
D: 2017-07-26
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White, Arcella
Meda Dickerson
B: 1928-06-25
D: 2017-07-23
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Dickerson, Meda

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Cremation or Burial

This is one of the major decisions that needs to be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things.  If the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they may decide to choose earth burial as the family might own plots together in a local cemetery.  Furthermore, a family may not like the idea of cremation and opt for burial.  There are certain costs associated with burial.  Some of them include casket and outer burial container selection, plot within the cemetery and headstone in the cemetery.  Each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral industry to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.

Burial Choices

  • It can be interred (earth burial)
  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)
  • It can be buried at sea

Reasons For Choosing Burial

  1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. 
  2. You do not like the idea of cremation.
  3. You prefer to have your loved one slowly return to the elements.
  4. You want to erect a monument on the grave
  5. Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come, and you find a graveyard more appealing than say, a columbarium.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not your loved one is to be embalmed
  • Which kind of casket(or coffin) will house your loved one
  • Whether to buy a casket or to rent one
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What kind of plot
  • What to put on the gravestone

 

 

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