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Sarah Bailey
D: 2016-12-08
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Bailey, Sarah
Thomas Bradley
D: 2016-12-08
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Bradley, Thomas
Darin James
B: 1982-07-28
D: 2016-12-07
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James, Darin
Amy Mathis
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2016-12-07
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Mathis, Amy
Bettye Smith
B: 1953-04-04
D: 2016-12-06
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Smith, Bettye
Kenneth Barry
B: 1943-10-16
D: 2016-12-05
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Barry, Kenneth
William McCann
B: 1922-10-25
D: 2016-12-05
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McCann, William
Lawrence Carter
D: 2016-12-04
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Carter, Lawrence
Cecil Ashworth
D: 2016-12-02
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Ashworth, Cecil
Gail Borden
B: 1928-10-31
D: 2016-12-02
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Borden, Gail
Ted Hansford
B: 1954-03-10
D: 2016-11-29
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Hansford, Ted
Clyde Wagoner
B: 1928-01-31
D: 2016-11-28
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Wagoner, Clyde
Rose Ann Presley
B: 1943-09-25
D: 2016-11-28
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Presley, Rose Ann
Robert Tyner
B: 1973-07-10
D: 2016-11-28
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Tyner, Robert
Megan Twist
B: 1993-07-16
D: 2016-11-28
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Twist, Megan
Alexandra Mettler
D: 2016-11-27
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Mettler, Alexandra
W. Lance Thomason
B: 1918-07-22
D: 2016-11-27
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Thomason, W. Lance
Kay Bennett
B: 1947-09-16
D: 2016-11-27
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Bennett, Kay
Daulton Kitchens
B: 1998-06-02
D: 2016-11-27
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Kitchens, Daulton
Roberta Sorrow
B: 1926-01-28
D: 2016-11-26
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Sorrow, Roberta
Bessie Jackson
B: 1920-01-13
D: 2016-11-25
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Jackson, Bessie

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This is one of the major decisions which must be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things.  For example, if the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they may again decide to choose earth burial, simply because the family owns plots together in a local cemetery.

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Cremation, as you may well know, is the accelerated reduction of the remains to ash, traditionally through the process of heat and fire. If you’re considering cremation, we suggest you take the time to learn more here.

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