Obituaries

Etta Smith
B: 1941-10-03
D: 2020-11-28
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Smith, Etta
Charlie Fyffe
B: 1943-07-29
D: 2020-11-24
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Fyffe, Charlie
Erma Lee Ward
B: 1921-10-01
D: 2020-11-21
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Ward, Erma Lee
Kenneth Smith
B: 1941-01-21
D: 2020-11-18
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Smith, Kenneth
James Smith
B: 1945-06-17
D: 2020-11-17
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Smith, James
Ruth Baldridge
B: 1956-03-10
D: 2020-11-14
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Baldridge, Ruth
James Morgan
B: 1960-02-20
D: 2020-11-13
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Morgan, James
Oneida McKenzie
B: 1924-11-17
D: 2020-11-11
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McKenzie, Oneida
Eugene Daniel
B: 1929-12-19
D: 2020-11-07
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Daniel, Eugene
George McKenzie
B: 1931-12-06
D: 2020-11-04
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McKenzie, George
Larry Crum
B: 1947-09-11
D: 2020-11-03
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Crum, Larry
Lavada Pennington
B: 1944-02-21
D: 2020-11-01
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Pennington, Lavada
Michael Kenneth "Hippie" Bundren
B: 1953-04-14
D: 2020-10-31
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Bundren, Michael Kenneth "Hippie"
Roger Huff
B: 1943-01-14
D: 2020-10-22
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Huff, Roger
Roger Owen Grim
B: 1953-05-25
D: 2020-10-10
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Grim, Roger Owen
Betty Macgill
B: 1937-02-20
D: 2020-10-02
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Macgill, Betty
Kevin Tackett
B: 1972-03-11
D: 2020-10-01
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Tackett, Kevin
Deloris Brickley
B: 1941-04-05
D: 2020-09-26
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Brickley, Deloris
Jeffery Lee Spriggs
B: 1967-03-15
D: 2020-09-25
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Spriggs, Jeffery Lee
James Roger Vanhoose
B: 1943-08-26
D: 2020-09-23
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Vanhoose, James Roger
Margaret Stroud
B: 1943-02-28
D: 2020-09-21
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Stroud, Margaret

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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