The Coincidental Nature of Death

Posted on January 15th, 2018
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When death strikes two people in any kind of relationship in relatively short order, the combination of shock, grief and incredibly unfortunate circumstance can be overwhelming.  Although we have no definitive scientific data on this, we at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory suspect that this close sequential passing occurs more frequently than is suspected. On […]

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Jerry Van Dyke Always Came Home to Danville, Illinois

Posted on January 12th, 2018
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Pictured above: Bobby Short, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald O’Connor, Dick Van Dyke, Gene Hackman. When we meet with clients at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas to discuss burial plots, we are often struck by how off the mark the late author Thomas Wolfe was in his novel “You Can’t Go Home Again.” […]

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The Difficult Side of Being Don Meredith

Posted on January 9th, 2018
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In a piece we wrote earlier this week, we noted that owning Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory taught us about the relevance of final disposition. Those choices people make about the methods of disposition, the selection of grave markers, and the general approach they have to leaving some commemorative property all help define their character. […]

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Don Meredith’s Journey Back Home to Mount Vernon

Posted on January 8th, 2018
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As you may expect, the final arrangements a client makes prior to passing are often times as defining as any particular event or episode in their lives.  At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory here in Lewisville Texas, we have often noted that the choice of a grave marker, the inscription on that marker, the care with […]

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Great Expectations and the Morgan Library

Posted on December 29th, 2017
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Talk about scary moments in cemeteries. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, we have some stories, but perhaps the most frightening cemetery moment of all for us occurs at the beginning of David Lean’s magnificent film of Charles Dickens “Great Expectations.” This being the end of December, the unofficial Dickensian month of the year (especially […]

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