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Mae King
B: 1932-03-12
D: 2020-08-04
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King, Mae
Melvin Nock
B: 1949-09-04
D: 2020-08-01
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Nock, Melvin
Bruce Wharton
B: 1955-05-08
D: 2020-07-27
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Wharton, Bruce
Mable Rogers
B: 1938-12-01
D: 2020-07-25
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Rogers, Mable
William Brown
B: 1959-04-06
D: 2020-07-24
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Brown, William
Nancy Topping
B: 1935-08-05
D: 2020-07-20
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Topping, Nancy
Edith Watson
B: 1937-06-25
D: 2020-07-18
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Watson, Edith
Jesse Poulson
B: 1942-08-10
D: 2020-07-13
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Poulson, Jesse
Lena Scarborough
B: 1923-02-09
D: 2020-07-09
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Scarborough, Lena
Herbert Anderson
B: 1953-08-12
D: 2020-07-07
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Anderson, Herbert
Clifton Milbourne
B: 1950-06-18
D: 2020-07-04
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Milbourne, Clifton
Lillie Davis
B: 1930-01-24
D: 2020-07-02
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Davis, Lillie
Andrea Carter
B: 1968-11-25
D: 2020-07-01
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Carter, Andrea
Earlie Powell
B: 1928-05-02
D: 2020-06-25
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Powell, Earlie
Linda Watts-Giddins
B: 1957-03-15
D: 2020-06-24
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Watts-Giddins, Linda
Dianne Dickerson
B: 1952-01-10
D: 2020-06-19
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Dickerson, Dianne
George Parker
B: 1965-07-25
D: 2020-06-18
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Parker, George
Earnest Chandler
B: 1942-09-04
D: 2020-06-12
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Chandler, Earnest
Mildred Morris
B: 1933-06-28
D: 2020-06-05
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Morris, Mildred
Mary Reed
B: 1944-12-21
D: 2020-06-03
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Reed, Mary
Aron Price
B: 1952-10-27
D: 2020-05-29
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Price, Aron

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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