Obituaries

John Kellam
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2019-02-20
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Kellam, John
William Parker
B: 1928-03-06
D: 2019-02-14
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Parker, William
Lillie Turner
B: 1946-06-17
D: 2019-02-05
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Turner, Lillie
Frances Bailey
B: 1938-08-06
D: 2019-01-29
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Bailey, Frances
Josephine Fosque
B: 1939-09-29
D: 2019-01-27
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Fosque, Josephine
Hythia Doughty
B: 1929-08-21
D: 2019-01-25
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Doughty, Hythia
Rodney Lewis
B: 1966-07-25
D: 2019-01-23
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Lewis, Rodney
Felix Denson
B: 1951-10-17
D: 2019-01-18
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Denson, Felix
King Murray
B: 1938-07-01
D: 2019-01-17
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Murray, King
Kaiden Logan
B: 2012-12-17
D: 2019-01-11
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Logan, Kaiden
Dietrich Davis
B: 1973-01-13
D: 2018-12-31
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Davis, Dietrich
Monique Davis
B: 1979-04-25
D: 2018-12-30
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Davis, Monique
Ruth Daniels
B: 1945-05-07
D: 2018-12-29
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Daniels, Ruth
Benjamin Collins
B: 1943-08-02
D: 2018-12-20
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Collins, Benjamin
Fred Parker
B: 1953-11-07
D: 2018-12-15
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Parker, Fred
Alton Conner
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2018-12-14
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Conner, Alton
Steve Harmon
B: 1959-08-13
D: 2018-12-12
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Harmon, Steve
Barbara Harmon
B: 1953-02-01
D: 2018-12-12
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Harmon, Barbara
Annie Waters
B: 1936-04-30
D: 2018-12-11
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Waters, Annie
Mary Savage
B: 1945-05-30
D: 2018-12-10
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Savage, Mary
Essie White
B: 1960-09-29
D: 2018-12-04
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White, Essie

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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