Obituaries

Shaquille Turner
B: 1992-10-30
D: 2017-12-12
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Turner, Shaquille
Nancy Harris
B: 1957-03-10
D: 2017-12-04
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Harris, Nancy
Gloria Handy
B: 1957-10-17
D: 2017-11-27
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Handy, Gloria
George Kellam
B: 1937-04-19
D: 2017-11-26
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Kellam, George
Alfred Anderson
B: 1953-11-17
D: 2017-11-21
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Anderson, Alfred
Stella Elmandorf
B: 1929-10-17
D: 2017-11-19
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Elmandorf, Stella
Roland Taylor
B: 1926-05-26
D: 2017-11-16
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Taylor, Roland
Nellie Godwin
B: 1946-05-19
D: 2017-11-15
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Godwin, Nellie
Shorn Nock
B: 1970-09-09
D: 2017-11-08
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Nock, Shorn
James Savage
B: 1946-05-13
D: 2017-11-05
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Savage, James
David Griffin
B: 1959-11-02
D: 2017-10-26
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Griffin, David
Willie Harmon
B: 1957-10-13
D: 2017-10-22
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Harmon, Willie
Edwin Chambliss
B: 1965-05-26
D: 2017-10-21
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Chambliss, Edwin
Myles Sherfield
B: 1930-06-10
D: 2017-10-20
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Sherfield, Myles
Lawrence Byrd
B: 1959-08-08
D: 2017-10-16
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Byrd, Lawrence
William Mapp
B: 1959-12-09
D: 2017-10-16
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Mapp, William
Ray Doughty
B: 1943-02-28
D: 2017-10-14
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Doughty, Ray
Maria Cajuste Morilus
B: 1995-08-15
D: 2017-10-12
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Cajuste Morilus, Maria
Robbie Dennis
B: 1971-07-10
D: 2017-10-11
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Dennis, Robbie
Emanuel Parks
B: 1954-04-11
D: 2017-10-10
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Parks, Emanuel
Sadie Pettit
B: 1945-08-20
D: 2017-10-09
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Pettit, Sadie

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America