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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
Mary Hunt
B: 1932-04-29
D: 2016-06-18
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Hunt, Mary
Rayfus Wady
B: 1939-08-23
D: 2016-06-16
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Wady, Rayfus
Rachel Hudson
B: 1990-02-09
D: 2016-06-15
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Hudson, Rachel
Ludwig Yap
B: 1954-02-02
D: 2016-06-13
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Yap, Ludwig
Helen Carter
B: 1926-02-12
D: 2016-06-12
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Carter, Helen
Judson Bolls
B: 1948-02-09
D: 2016-06-12
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Bolls, Judson
Sanjuana Gutierrez
B: 1945-06-03
D: 2016-06-10
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Gutierrez, Sanjuana
Margaret Visage
B: 1927-04-24
D: 2016-06-10
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Visage, Margaret
Ricky Taylor
B: 1956-07-05
D: 2016-06-10
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Taylor, Ricky
Effie Latham
B: 1945-03-28
D: 2016-06-10
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Latham, Effie
Ricky Taylor
B: 1956-07-05
D: 2016-06-10
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Taylor, Ricky
Lauren Elrod
B: 1999-11-05
D: 2016-06-08
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Elrod, Lauren
Doyle Hollis
B: 1955-01-21
D: 2016-06-03
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Hollis, Doyle
Joy Peebles
B: 1931-11-27
D: 2016-05-31
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Peebles, Joy
Lois 'Sissy' Smith
B: 1921-09-19
D: 2016-05-31
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Smith, Lois 'Sissy'
Sarah Wady
B: 1948-12-12
D: 2016-05-31
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Wady, Sarah
Doretha Taylor
B: 1925-05-29
D: 2016-05-27
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Taylor, Doretha
Gilbert Price
B: 1945-09-22
D: 2016-05-27
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Price, Gilbert
Bill Baldridge
B: 1936-10-29
D: 2016-05-25
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Baldridge, Bill

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Question #1What is involved in cremation?
Answer:The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber where the temperature reaches 1,400-1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2.5 hours, all organic material is consumed by heat and evaporation, and the bone fragments are left behind. These are known as the cremated remains, which are then carefully removed from the chamber and processed into fine particles to be placed in a container or urn for the family.

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