Obituaries

Vaughnie Cantrill
B: 1937-07-05
D: 2020-02-24
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Cantrill, Vaughnie
Edward Kimbler
B: 1965-02-26
D: 2020-02-23
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Kimbler, Edward
Charles Donald Young
B: 1951-04-02
D: 2020-02-23
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Young, Charles Donald
James D. (Jim) Cox
B: 1932-02-07
D: 2020-02-22
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Cox, James D. (Jim)
Virgie Brown
B: 1930-10-08
D: 2020-02-17
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Brown, Virgie
Donna Stambaugh
B: 1962-09-03
D: 2020-02-12
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Stambaugh, Donna
Paul Gullett
B: 1935-10-29
D: 2020-02-07
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Gullett, Paul
Orville Lee Hamilton III
B: 1968-04-20
D: 2020-02-06
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Hamilton III, Orville Lee
Jamie Nicole Helton
B: 1974-11-13
D: 2020-01-31
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Helton, Jamie Nicole
Vincent Cancro
B: 1969-03-29
D: 2020-01-28
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Cancro, Vincent
Minnie Baldridge
B: 1944-10-13
D: 2020-01-22
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Baldridge, Minnie
Glenda Morgan
B: 1959-10-24
D: 2020-01-19
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Morgan, Glenda
Arthur W. "Art" Seles
B: 1963-06-14
D: 2020-01-14
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Seles, Arthur W. "Art"
Lafe Daniels
B: 1948-09-07
D: 2020-01-01
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Daniels, Lafe
Jay Parker
B: 1936-12-14
D: 2019-12-30
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Parker , Jay
Rita Baldridge
B: 1957-11-03
D: 2019-12-28
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Baldridge, Rita
Betsy Jo Melnick VanHoose
B: 1925-08-03
D: 2019-12-21
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VanHoose, Betsy Jo Melnick
Minnie Roberta Fairchild Castle
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2019-12-18
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Castle, Minnie Roberta Fairchild
Minnie Cavins
B: 1950-06-24
D: 2019-12-15
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Cavins, Minnie
Larry Dickerson
B: 1951-05-19
D: 2019-12-09
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Dickerson, Larry
Earl Daniel
B: 1951-03-30
D: 2019-12-04
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Daniel, Earl

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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