Obituaries

Gregory Smith
B: 1967-12-23
D: 2021-05-11
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Smith, Gregory
Jeffery Skaggs
B: 1961-07-23
D: 2021-05-06
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Skaggs, Jeffery
Arnold Dickerson
B: 1943-03-06
D: 2021-05-03
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Dickerson, Arnold
Mary Sites
B: 1941-03-16
D: 2021-04-29
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Sites, Mary
Opal Butcher
B: 1924-09-27
D: 2021-04-26
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Butcher, Opal
Charles Castle
B: 1975-04-05
D: 2021-04-26
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Castle, Charles
Jake Salyers
B: 1929-06-09
D: 2021-04-22
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Salyers, Jake
Bobby Cantrell
B: 1931-05-22
D: 2021-04-15
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Cantrell, Bobby
Jessica Wilder
B: 1983-04-14
D: 2021-04-11
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Wilder, Jessica
Johnathan Tyler Lee Perry
B: 1999-09-20
D: 2021-04-01
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Perry, Johnathan Tyler Lee
David Brooks
B: 1972-10-09
D: 2021-03-31
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Brooks, David
Mary Mollett
B: 1953-06-06
D: 2021-03-30
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Mollett, Mary
Betty Nylene Cantrell
B: 1953-05-25
D: 2021-03-26
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Cantrell, Betty Nylene
Jackie Jayne
B: 1948-06-07
D: 2021-03-26
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Jayne, Jackie
Janet Butcher
B: 1936-01-11
D: 2021-03-24
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Butcher, Janet
Sherry Renee Todd
B: 1958-06-24
D: 2021-03-23
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Todd, Sherry Renee
Gary Franklin
B: 1950-12-17
D: 2021-03-21
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Franklin, Gary
Sarah Beth McKenzie
B: 1984-10-02
D: 2021-03-21
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McKenzie, Sarah Beth
Oscar Wallen
B: 1949-08-20
D: 2021-03-16
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Wallen, Oscar
William Baber
B: 1949-01-06
D: 2021-02-26
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Baber, William
Linda Jarvis
B: 1950-06-11
D: 2021-02-24
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Jarvis, Linda

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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