Questions That Arise at the Time of Death

Posted on January 26th, 2018
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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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Formal Procedures with Cremation

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
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At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory we get a number of questions about the formal terms that are involved in the cremation process – types of death, documents needed to complete a cremation, and specific requests that may be unusual.

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Exploring Prayers For The Dead

Posted on November 7th, 2017
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As we have witnessed many times here at Martin Oaks, death is both a personal and communal event. As part of the committed community, most religious beliefs involve the reciting of prayers for the deceased. These prayers go back to time immemorial: they involve a number of different traditions/liturgies which vary greatly.

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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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