Remembering Columbia, Challenger

Posted on February 5th, 2018
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We have written many times in this space about the difficulty that sudden, tragic passings create. Loved ones lost in a senseless, unpredictable and abrupt accidents seem to produce a grief that is multiplied by the swiftness of events.

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Funerals Are A-Changin

Posted on February 1st, 2018
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In a recent post, we noted that times are a changing in the funeral industry.  At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, just down the road from Richardson, Texas, we are really at ground zero in one of the most sweeping movements to ever come to final disposition — the prodigious growth and […]

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Questions That Arise at the Time of Death

Posted on January 26th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Resources
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When a loved one passes, seemingly thousands of questions begin to arise. If a family has no experience with final disposition, these questions can be overwhelming. Additionally, the emotional impact of the passing complicates the situation tenfold. It is hard enough making clear decisions about even the smallest aspects of final disposition without the pressure […]

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Why Cremate?

Posted on January 23rd, 2018
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Years ago, cremation was virtually a nonexistent option. Growing up in central Illinois, we would never had considered it an option. Organized religion was firmly entrenched in opposition: social mores absolutely dictated burial.

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The Exorcist, Martin Oaks and More Ghosts

Posted on January 19th, 2018
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This is part three or our series of blogs on the supernatural.  As we have pointed out, Martin Oaks Cemetery is in Lewisville, Texas, some 15 miles south of Denton, Texas and approximately 20 miles from downtown Dallas, Texas.  Our cemetery has been in existence since Civil War times.

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