Obituaries

David Terry
B: 1963-04-10
D: 2019-04-16
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Terry, David
Lauria Mitchell
D: 2019-04-14
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Mitchell, Lauria
Walter Drake
B: 1935-06-09
D: 2019-04-11
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Drake, Walter
Antoinette Towson
B: 1928-01-30
D: 2019-04-09
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Towson, Antoinette
Carol Rose
B: 1936-11-04
D: 2019-04-08
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Rose, Carol
William Boucher
B: 1946-07-10
D: 2019-04-07
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Boucher, William
Wendy LaRocque
B: 1946-09-05
D: 2019-04-05
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LaRocque, Wendy
Americo Belli
B: 1931-05-28
D: 2019-04-03
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Belli, Americo
Timothy Herring
B: 1982-02-06
D: 2019-04-01
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Herring, Timothy
Joan DeLoria
B: 1931-07-30
D: 2019-03-31
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DeLoria, Joan
Marjorie Wilson
B: 1931-05-20
D: 2019-03-31
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Wilson, Marjorie
Yvon Richard
B: 1938-04-14
D: 2019-03-31
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Richard, Yvon
Barbara Keyes
B: 1936-05-30
D: 2019-03-30
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Keyes, Barbara
Robert Walter
B: 1930-11-10
D: 2019-03-29
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Walter, Robert
Matthew Hillard
B: 1989-08-19
D: 2019-03-28
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Hillard, Matthew
Jeanine Lyon
B: 1934-05-17
D: 2019-03-27
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Lyon, Jeanine
Edward Mottor
B: 1929-01-15
D: 2019-03-27
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Mottor, Edward
Donna Best
B: 1948-12-17
D: 2019-03-24
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Best, Donna
Marshall Stores
B: 1947-02-21
D: 2019-03-23
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Stores, Marshall
Eileen Eberhard
B: 1925-02-04
D: 2019-03-21
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Eberhard, Eileen
Sally Cooper
B: 1956-08-16
D: 2019-03-20
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Cooper, Sally

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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