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Velva Lindsey
B: 1923-04-30
D: 2018-11-16
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Lindsey, Velva
Edward Zygmontowicz, Jr.
B: 1945-05-18
D: 2018-11-12
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Zygmontowicz, Jr., Edward
Shirley Spencer
B: 1936-02-24
D: 2018-11-05
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Spencer, Shirley
John Edson
B: 1946-10-26
D: 2018-11-04
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Edson, John
Richard Hall, Sr.
B: 1947-11-07
D: 2018-10-25
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Hall, Sr., Richard
Edward Poncavage
B: 1944-01-24
D: 2018-10-25
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Poncavage, Edward
Rodney Berry, Sr.
B: 1952-06-06
D: 2018-10-25
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Berry, Sr., Rodney
William Mason
B: 1964-03-29
D: 2018-10-04
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Mason, William
Hazel Reed
B: 1919-01-25
D: 2018-10-02
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Reed, Hazel
Carol Hansen
B: 1943-09-17
D: 2018-09-30
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Hansen, Carol
Darlene Branum
B: 1934-04-21
D: 2018-09-18
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Branum, Darlene
Leota Hibbs
B: 1921-11-30
D: 2018-09-15
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Hibbs, Leota
Mary Ode
B: 1930-07-16
D: 2018-09-10
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Ode, Mary
Patricia Bundy
B: 1960-06-22
D: 2018-09-09
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Bundy, Patricia
Jean Novotny
B: 1948-11-07
D: 2018-09-01
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Novotny, Jean
Evelyn Hamm
B: 1922-06-05
D: 2018-08-24
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Hamm, Evelyn
Raymond Sedlock
B: 1960-08-02
D: 2018-08-11
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Sedlock, Raymond
Kenneth McSherry
B: 1945-05-01
D: 2018-08-06
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McSherry, Kenneth
Leslie Jenks
B: 1955-01-18
D: 2018-08-05
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Jenks, Leslie
Carol Kossen
B: 1957-10-10
D: 2018-07-27
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Kossen, Carol
Jerry McQuitty
B: 1932-10-05
D: 2018-07-25
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McQuitty, Jerry

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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