What Does The Ash In Ash Wednesday Mean?

Posted on February 9th, 2018
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We at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery are accustomed to answering all manner of questions about cremation, especially at this time of year. With Ash Wednesday rapidly approaching, we almost always are queried about ashes.

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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
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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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