Obituaries

Jennifer Duke
B: 1954-04-24
D: 2016-08-23
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Duke, Jennifer
Elizabeth Arnold
B: 1952-07-22
D: 2016-08-23
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Arnold, Elizabeth
Weldon Perry
B: 1932-02-27
D: 2016-08-22
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Perry, Weldon
Tracy Webb
B: 1918-12-23
D: 2016-08-16
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Webb, Tracy
Frances Miller
B: 1924-12-23
D: 2016-08-12
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Miller, Frances
Kevin Pickard
B: 1962-04-13
D: 2016-08-11
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Pickard, Kevin
Sherman Selman
B: 1946-10-15
D: 2016-08-08
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Selman, Sherman
Sidney Hopkins
B: 1911-08-25
D: 2016-08-08
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Hopkins, Sidney
James Koeppen
B: 1922-12-17
D: 2016-08-06
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Koeppen, James
Vicky Smith
B: 1948-09-08
D: 2016-08-01
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Smith, Vicky
Betty Little
B: 1929-01-19
D: 2016-07-27
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Little, Betty
Gary Laney
B: 1961-11-12
D: 2016-07-27
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Laney, Gary
Lucy Lee
B: 1923-04-24
D: 2016-07-14
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Lee, Lucy
Patrica Voss
B: 1931-07-22
D: 2016-07-12
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Voss, Patrica
Rosetta Luman
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2016-07-08
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Luman, Rosetta
Juanita Thompson
B: 1930-06-18
D: 2016-07-06
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Thompson, Juanita
Mildred Wessarges
B: 1923-01-13
D: 2016-07-06
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Wessarges, Mildred
Janet Carver
B: 1936-12-28
D: 2016-07-03
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Carver, Janet
Wayne Phillips
B: 1941-03-24
D: 2016-07-02
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Phillips, Wayne
Martha Rogers
B: 1930-08-21
D: 2016-06-28
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Rogers, Martha
Ruth Gray
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2016-06-21
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Gray, Ruth

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"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral home to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.

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  • It can be interred (earth burial)
  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)

Reasons For Choosing Burial

  1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. 
  2. You do not like the idea of the body being cremated.
  3. You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
  4. You want to erect a monument at the grave.
  5. You want to visit the grave in the days to come.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not the body is to be viewed
  • Which kind of casket will house the body
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What type of monument to place