Obituaries

Elmer Lindsey
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2018-02-19
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Lindsey, Elmer
Gretchen Hillis
B: 1974-11-13
D: 2018-02-17
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Hillis, Gretchen
Weldon Renken
B: 1939-01-17
D: 2018-02-15
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Renken, Weldon
Amanda Freshour
B: 1998-02-10
D: 2018-02-15
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Freshour, Amanda
Santiago Leija
B: 1936-07-25
D: 2018-02-13
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Leija, Santiago
Linda Southerland
B: 1944-11-15
D: 2018-02-12
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Southerland, Linda
Eli Gauna
B: 1994-02-07
D: 2018-02-04
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Gauna, Eli
Clayton Deibert
B: 1950-03-02
D: 2018-02-01
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Deibert, Clayton
Nicholas Gandy
B: 1927-09-06
D: 2018-01-31
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Gandy, Nicholas
Maria Gasaway
B: 1935-09-03
D: 2018-01-31
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Gasaway, Maria
Charles Butler
B: 1936-03-12
D: 2018-01-25
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Butler, Charles
Gladys Lajes-Burke
B: 1948-05-09
D: 2018-01-21
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Lajes-Burke, Gladys
Gaylon Lowrey
B: 1955-05-08
D: 2018-01-20
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Lowrey, Gaylon
William Edmondston
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2018-01-19
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Edmondston , William
Francis Seidling
B: 1931-10-07
D: 2018-01-17
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Seidling, Francis
Samuel Goings
B: 1942-05-06
D: 2018-01-15
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Goings, Samuel
Pamela Matthews
B: 1957-04-18
D: 2018-01-14
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Matthews, Pamela
Myranda Bottoms
B: 2001-09-12
D: 2018-01-13
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Bottoms, Myranda
Florentino Hernandez
B: 1933-06-19
D: 2018-01-05
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Hernandez, Florentino
Conner Schilling
B: 2006-07-27
D: 2018-01-04
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Schilling, Conner
Roy Easterwood
B: 1931-02-04
D: 2018-01-04
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Easterwood, Roy

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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.