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Maggie Smith
D: 2023-02-04
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Smith, Maggie
Virginia Noakes
B: 1951-07-23
D: 2023-01-28
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Noakes, Virginia
Roysie Johnson
B: 1944-11-13
D: 2023-01-27
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Johnson, Roysie
Carolyn Glover
B: 1950-10-08
D: 2023-01-25
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Glover, Carolyn
Juanita Coston
B: 1961-07-24
D: 2023-01-24
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Coston, Juanita
Lamar Adger
B: 1988-01-07
D: 2023-01-20
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Adger, Lamar
Edward Binion
B: 1958-11-09
D: 2023-01-18
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Binion, Edward
Christina Chiles
B: 1976-09-14
D: 2023-01-18
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Chiles, Christina
Annie Jackson
B: 1939-11-16
D: 2023-01-16
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Jackson, Annie
Si'Deic Robinson
B: 1993-08-29
D: 2023-01-14
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Robinson, Si'Deic
Sidney Parris
B: 1952-04-07
D: 2023-01-13
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Parris, Sidney
Ernest Sellers
B: 1938-08-26
D: 2023-01-05
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Sellers, Ernest
William Butler
B: 1948-12-28
D: 2023-01-02
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Butler, William
Geniverteria Turner
B: 1959-09-03
D: 2023-01-01
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Turner, Geniverteria
Zankana Patel
B: 1974-12-21
D: 2022-12-26
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Patel, Zankana
John Davis
B: 1956-08-06
D: 2022-12-24
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Davis, John
Naomi Hill
B: 1935-06-06
D: 2022-12-16
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Hill, Naomi
Leroy McKnight
B: 1936-12-02
D: 2022-12-12
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McKnight, Leroy
Robert Langeson
B: 1943-11-06
D: 2022-12-12
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Langeson, Robert
Kenneth Lamar
B: 1964-10-11
D: 2022-12-10
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Lamar, Kenneth
Beverly Henninger
D: 2022-12-06
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Henninger, Beverly

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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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