Obituaries

Freddie Ramsey
B: 1931-01-04
D: 2019-09-05
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Ramsey, Freddie
Frank Spurlock
B: 1950-10-20
D: 2019-08-26
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Spurlock, Frank
Calvin McGruder
D: 2019-08-24
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McGruder, Calvin
Mary Ragland
B: 1946-11-01
D: 2019-08-21
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Ragland, Mary
Kirk Adkins
B: 1929-03-29
D: 2019-08-16
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Adkins, Kirk
Evelyn Faison
B: 1940-02-02
D: 2019-08-14
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Faison, Evelyn
Diane Hudson
B: 1928-10-29
D: 2019-08-08
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Hudson, Diane
Archie Townsend
B: 1936-10-15
D: 2019-08-06
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Townsend, Archie
Darryl Hallie
B: 1962-07-21
D: 2019-08-05
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Hallie, Darryl
Louis Johnson
B: 1928-09-01
D: 2019-08-04
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Johnson, Louis
Erma Bullock
B: 1928-04-22
D: 2019-08-03
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Bullock, Erma
Samuel Millan
B: 1964-11-18
D: 2019-08-02
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Millan, Samuel
Kazon Allen
B: 1936-06-05
D: 2019-07-30
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Allen, Kazon
Frederick Gordon
B: 1972-04-26
D: 2019-07-30
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Gordon, Frederick
Gloria Walker
B: 1932-08-03
D: 2019-07-26
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Walker, Gloria
Hughletta Bryant
B: 1920-08-30
D: 2019-07-25
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Bryant, Hughletta
Joanne Simmons
B: 1947-09-17
D: 2019-07-23
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Simmons, Joanne
Robert Patton
B: 1933-04-20
D: 2019-07-23
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Patton, Robert
Josephine Moore
B: 1943-01-24
D: 2019-07-20
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Moore, Josephine
Tommie Nelson
B: 1948-08-28
D: 2019-07-17
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Nelson, Tommie
James Johnson
B: 1945-09-01
D: 2019-07-16
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Johnson, James

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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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