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Sterling Jones
B: 1982-07-07
D: 2017-04-14
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Jones, Sterling
Alberto Chavira
B: 1968-12-06
D: 2017-04-13
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Chavira, Alberto
Terri Huestis
B: 1971-10-07
D: 2017-04-12
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Huestis, Terri
Nelda Smith
B: 1941-06-25
D: 2017-04-11
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Smith, Nelda
Bert Harris
B: 1928-01-28
D: 2017-04-05
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Harris, Bert
Charlotte Carey
B: 1945-04-13
D: 2017-04-01
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Carey, Charlotte
Lavelle Gregory
B: 1924-01-06
D: 2017-03-23
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Gregory, Lavelle
Robert Reed
B: 1929-10-11
D: 2017-03-12
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Reed, Robert
Charles Reddin
B: 1932-02-15
D: 2017-03-06
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Reddin, Charles
Daniel Moreno
B: 1954-08-12
D: 2017-03-04
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Moreno, Daniel
Robert Williams
B: 1967-07-04
D: 2017-02-01
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Williams, Robert
Susie Rister
B: 1916-10-12
D: 2017-01-20
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Rister, Susie
Gayle Harness
B: 1953-09-06
D: 2017-01-05
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Harness, Gayle
Daniel Lerma
B: 1951-03-01
D: 2016-12-26
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Lerma, Daniel
Billie Malone
B: 1920-11-14
D: 2016-12-25
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Malone, Billie
Amber Arnold
B: 1985-02-06
D: 2016-12-19
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Arnold, Amber
Donald Melton
B: 1944-01-13
D: 2016-12-18
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Melton, Donald
Ricky Pena
B: 1964-05-11
D: 2016-12-17
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Pena, Ricky
Edwin Elmore
B: 1934-02-14
D: 2016-12-15
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Elmore, Edwin
Ruth Harris
B: 1931-05-15
D: 2016-12-09
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Harris, Ruth
Carlos Melendez
B: 1954-03-06
D: 2016-12-09
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Melendez, Carlos

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Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

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Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".