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Donald Abbrat
B: 1941-10-13
D: 2018-10-14
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Abbrat, Donald
Anderson Catron
B: 1939-05-20
D: 2018-10-10
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Catron, Anderson
James Thompson
B: 1920-07-10
D: 2018-10-03
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Thompson, James
Betty Scurlock
B: 1930-11-05
D: 2018-10-01
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Scurlock, Betty
Robbie Kelley
B: 1947-08-23
D: 2018-09-28
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Kelley, Robbie
Patrick Furr
B: 1947-07-08
D: 2018-09-24
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Furr, Patrick
Hubert Hagg
B: 1920-10-28
D: 2018-09-22
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Hagg, Hubert
Carolyn Green
B: 1942-03-22
D: 2018-09-20
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Green, Carolyn
LOUGENE FEARS
B: 1932-05-25
D: 2018-09-19
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FEARS, LOUGENE
Carolyn Hunt
B: 1950-06-24
D: 2018-09-18
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Hunt, Carolyn
Thad Free
B: 1951-01-03
D: 2018-09-18
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Free, Thad
Val Painter
B: 1933-07-20
D: 2018-09-16
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Painter, Val
Durward Johnson
B: 1932-01-02
D: 2018-09-15
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Johnson, Durward
Danuta Moryson
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2018-09-12
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Moryson, Danuta
Jeanette Bello
B: 1944-09-11
D: 2018-09-12
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Bello, Jeanette
Helen Spriggs
B: 1925-10-23
D: 2018-09-08
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Spriggs, Helen
Justus HIll
B: 1928-04-18
D: 2018-09-04
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HIll, Justus
Thelma Shaw
B: 1931-07-24
D: 2018-08-29
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Shaw, Thelma
Rudolph "Rudy" Eugene Spitzenberger
B: 1935-06-05
D: 2018-08-24
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Spitzenberger, Rudolph "Rudy" Eugene
Arlen Reese
B: 1930-06-14
D: 2018-08-21
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Reese, Arlen
Lorene Hope
B: 1923-07-30
D: 2018-08-21
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Hope, Lorene

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Everyone has his or her own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

The Cost of Cremation Is Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations and cremation services performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries—until 1963, in fact—the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

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