New Feature at Martin Oaks!

Posted on June 8th, 2017
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Today we officially launched a much requested service here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. If you click on our Urns, Pendants, & Headstones page, you will find that we are now offering cremation jewelry in the form of glass work, pendants, and rings. We are doing this because of a multitude of requests: it […]

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How Much Do Ashes Weigh After Cremation?

Posted on May 11th, 2017
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If you are planning to use cremation services, it’s important to have a general idea of the weight and amount of ashes remaining after human remains are cremated. The expected volume and weight of the ashes can help you choose an appropriate urn for your loved one and make plans with family members, such as […]

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What to Do With Cremated Remains

Posted on May 4th, 2017
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As we have discussed before in this blog, the final appropriate disposition of cremains is a highly personal matter. There is only one golden rule about what to do with cremains: there is no golden rule.

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The Case of the Missing Cremains

Posted on April 21st, 2017
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The late Bill Curtis was a legendary fly fishing guide in Florida, chiefly around Biscayne Bay. Celebrities and superior fisherman flocked to him: Jimmy Buffett, Thomas McGuane, Carl Hiaasen, and numerous others booked him as their guide. Even Ernest Hemingway knew who he was and respected him. Curtis’s career dated back to the 1940’s: along […]

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How Cremation Has Become Widely Accepted

Posted on April 12th, 2017
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Today, nearly half of all mourning families choose cremation for their loved ones. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, this will rise to nearly 70% by 2030. Cremation rates have risen steadily since the 1960s. But why exactly is cremation becoming so popular?

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