Obituaries

Elizabeth Mosley
B: 1949-10-29
D: 2017-11-12
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Mosley, Elizabeth
Birdie Crosby
D: 2017-11-10
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Crosby, Birdie
Rose Rodgers
B: 1950-11-08
D: 2017-10-31
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Rodgers, Rose
HOLLAND WILLIAMS
B: 1941-12-23
D: 2017-10-29
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WILLIAMS, HOLLAND
Laura Armstrong
B: 1926-05-12
D: 2017-10-26
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Armstrong, Laura
Beatrice Love
B: 1930-09-22
D: 2017-10-26
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Love, Beatrice
Jessie Wills
B: 1923-10-12
D: 2017-10-23
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Wills, Jessie
William Armstrong
B: 1925-04-05
D: 2017-10-23
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Armstrong, William
Jayne Greene
B: 1925-09-28
D: 2017-10-20
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Greene, Jayne
Virgil Washington
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2017-10-18
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Washington, Virgil
Ruth Houston
B: 1944-09-16
D: 2017-10-15
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Houston, Ruth
Claudia Radcliff
B: 1912-10-20
D: 2017-10-09
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Radcliff, Claudia
Charles Devine
B: 1923-05-04
D: 2017-10-09
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Devine, Charles
Donnie Shay
B: 1950-08-05
D: 2017-10-09
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Shay, Donnie
Louise Frazer
B: 1924-09-04
D: 2017-10-04
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Frazer, Louise
Balencia Motton
B: 1960-11-16
D: 2017-10-03
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Motton, Balencia
Elbert Nollie
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2017-10-02
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Nollie, Elbert
Gladys Jacques
B: 1931-12-04
D: 2017-09-30
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Jacques, Gladys
Arlethia Craig
B: 1929-08-01
D: 2017-09-23
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Craig, Arlethia
Richard Snowden
B: 1932-05-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Snowden, Richard
Atty. Robert Redford
B: 1932-08-20
D: 2017-09-06
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Redford, Atty. Robert

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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

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