Donald O’Connor — Preserve Your Memories

Posted on August 30th, 2017
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In the song “Bookends,” Paul Simon encourages us to “preserve your memories – they’re all that’s left you.” We at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory completely agree with this sentiment. As time goes by, family narratives, events that seem of small importance but later turn out to be more relevant, tend to fade. It’s easier […]

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Flowers in Funerals

Posted on July 26th, 2017
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We frequently receive questions about flowers and funerals – how did flowers ever become associated with funerals, what flowers are appropriate, how much should someone spend on flowers, etc. It appears that flowers have been associated with burial from time immemorial. In ancient eras, flowers provided a very practical benefit: they were used to mask […]

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Martin Oaks Cemetery and Some Paranormal Thoughts

Posted on July 21st, 2017
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Martin Oaks Cemetery has been a fixture in Lewisville, Texas since the mid 1800’s. Starting off as a family plot on the Martin Cattle Ranch, graves date back to 1874. Just to put this in perspective, in the 1870’s there were only around 13,000 people in all of Dallas County. Within 20 miles of Martin […]

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Dead Hand Control

Posted on July 6th, 2017
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Through the years, Martin Oaks has seen a number of unfortunate disagreements between family members following the demise of a loved one. Frequently, these fissures developed because of the way family member interpreted the wishes of the deceased. Last week renowned playwright, Edward Albee, who passed away on September 16, 2016 (and who was cremated […]

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A Real Hero from Farmersville, Texas

Posted on June 30th, 2017
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Recently one of the funeral directors who works with Martin Oaks had a case in Farmersville, Texas, a tiny Collin County, Texas town with a population around 3,000. When the director and his assistant returned to Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory in Lewisville, Texas the assistant noted that the deceased lived near Audie Murphy Blvd. […]

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