Obituaries

Thomas Speckhals
B: 1945-01-14
D: 2017-10-09
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Speckhals, Thomas
Rose Chivers
B: 1930-08-09
D: 2017-10-09
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Chivers, Rose
Robert Roper
B: 1962-01-18
D: 2017-10-09
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Roper, Robert
Cynthia Taylor
B: 1942-03-29
D: 2017-09-28
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Taylor, Cynthia
Crystal Brackett (McAdoo)
B: 1977-04-29
D: 2017-09-27
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Brackett (McAdoo), Crystal
Ruben Martinez
B: 1950-10-05
D: 2017-09-26
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Martinez, Ruben
Angel Fultz-Meyer
B: 1972-08-25
D: 2017-09-24
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Fultz-Meyer, Angel
Opal Lee
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2017-09-18
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Lee, Opal
Loma Kendricks
B: 1927-11-25
D: 2017-09-16
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Kendricks, Loma
William Johnson
B: 1955-10-03
D: 2017-09-15
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Johnson, William
Stanley Gunn
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2017-09-13
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Gunn, Stanley
Willie Wheeless
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2017-09-12
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Wheeless, Willie
Eldridge Payne
B: 1919-02-14
D: 2017-09-08
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Payne, Eldridge
Emma Ortiz
B: 1992-11-15
D: 2017-09-05
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Ortiz, Emma
Bobbie Weeks
B: 1940-01-03
D: 2017-09-02
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Weeks, Bobbie
Ira Southerland
B: 1934-07-15
D: 2017-09-01
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Southerland, Ira
Brenda Farrar
B: 1956-05-16
D: 2017-08-31
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Farrar, Brenda
Dallas Eckman
B: 1987-10-22
D: 2017-08-26
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Eckman, Dallas
Donald Heisch
B: 1960-03-12
D: 2017-08-24
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Heisch, Donald
Alice Pointon
B: 1924-10-13
D: 2017-08-21
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Pointon, Alice
Edward Ackerman
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2017-08-10
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Ackerman, Edward

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What can I do with the ashes?

What can be done with the cremated remains?

With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place.) Cremation is just one step in the commemorative process-- the preparation of the human remains for memorialization. Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.

 

Can I scatter the remains on private property?

Yes, with permission of the owner.

 

What is memorialization for a cremation?

You might choose ground burial of the urn. Also available at many cemeteries are cremation niches in a columbarium. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.

 

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum or chapel, sometimes freestanding, either indoors or outdoors, is constructed of numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.

 

If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?

Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of your casketed spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her. Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremains to be interred in a single grave space.

 

Can I take the cremated remains home?

Yes. The remains are normally placed in an urn. Most families select an urn that is suitable for placement on a mantle or shelf. Urns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.