Obituaries

Bennie Coleman
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2019-07-22
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Coleman, Bennie
Norman Davis
B: 1919-04-03
D: 2019-07-19
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Davis, Norman
Hosea Davis
B: 1971-04-30
D: 2019-07-15
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Davis, Hosea
Paulette Doughty
B: 1956-06-11
D: 2019-07-13
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Doughty, Paulette
Harriet Griffin
B: 1923-11-19
D: 2019-07-05
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Griffin, Harriet
James Rich
B: 1949-06-01
D: 2019-07-03
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Rich, James
Rachel Byrd
B: 1924-07-07
D: 2019-07-02
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Byrd, Rachel
Ola Jubilee
B: 1946-09-09
D: 2019-06-25
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Jubilee, Ola
Joseph Davis
B: 1935-05-31
D: 2019-06-25
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Davis, Joseph
Ronnie Finney
B: 1950-08-13
D: 2019-06-18
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Finney, Ronnie
Grace Hill
B: 1942-09-07
D: 2019-06-16
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Hill, Grace
Margaret Nedab
B: 1926-04-07
D: 2019-06-16
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Nedab, Margaret
Doris Dowdy
B: 1932-10-09
D: 2019-06-12
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Dowdy, Doris
Grant Wallop
B: 1952-12-16
D: 2019-06-11
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Wallop, Grant
Lester Hinmon
B: 1950-12-20
D: 2019-06-08
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Hinmon, Lester
James Dennis
B: 1962-11-22
D: 2019-06-05
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Dennis, James
Dorothy Handy
B: 1929-06-20
D: 2019-05-22
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Handy, Dorothy
Lawrence Nottingham
B: 1944-01-16
D: 2019-05-05
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Nottingham, Lawrence
Bessie White
B: 1930-06-11
D: 2019-05-04
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White, Bessie
George Chandler
B: 1939-07-05
D: 2019-05-01
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Chandler, George
Doris Blake
B: 1934-10-28
D: 2019-04-28
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Blake, Doris

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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