Obituaries

Robert Padgett
B: 1929-12-27
D: 2018-02-16
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Padgett, Robert
Anthony Minney
B: 1961-09-17
D: 2018-02-15
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Minney, Anthony
Sally Plank
B: 1935-06-11
D: 2018-02-14
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Plank, Sally
Robert Schild
B: 1951-06-22
D: 2018-02-13
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Schild, Robert
Larry Johnson
B: 1957-03-19
D: 2018-02-13
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Johnson, Larry
Francis Walker
B: 1947-01-22
D: 2018-02-12
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Walker, Francis
Patricia McDonough
B: 1929-01-21
D: 2018-02-11
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McDonough, Patricia
Marcia Wissbaum
B: 1936-02-07
D: 2018-02-07
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Wissbaum, Marcia
Larry Vincent
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2018-02-07
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Vincent, Larry
Preston Bacon
B: 1940-11-03
D: 2018-02-06
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Bacon, Preston
Patricia Oliver
B: 1953-04-30
D: 2018-02-04
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Oliver, Patricia
Jon Teague
B: 1964-04-22
D: 2018-02-03
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Teague, Jon
Dora "Murlene" Minson Shearholdt
B: 1932-11-01
D: 2018-02-02
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Shearholdt, Dora "Murlene" Minson
Christine Olson
B: 1952-11-20
D: 2018-02-01
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Olson, Christine
Charles Harman
B: 1930-09-30
D: 2018-02-01
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Harman, Charles
John Basham
B: 1952-06-28
D: 2018-01-31
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Basham, John
Mary Blair
B: 1952-06-01
D: 2018-01-30
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Blair, Mary
Patty Burrow
B: 1936-11-27
D: 2018-01-29
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Burrow, Patty
Juanita Bear
B: 1950-01-24
D: 2018-01-26
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Bear, Juanita
Philip Van Camp
B: 1941-08-25
D: 2018-01-26
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Van Camp, Philip
Paula Ray
B: 1953-02-19
D: 2018-01-26
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Ray, Paula

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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