Cremating Old Friends

Posted on August 24th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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Lately here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas (a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas), it seems that we have been cremating or burying way too many old friends. It is an expected consequence of our aging that those around us start passing on — but this reality provides little in the way […]

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The Heart Of The Matter

Posted on August 20th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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According to the latest numbers, every year over 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. That’s one in every four deaths — easily the leading killer of both men and women in this country. Our anecdotal experience at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas (we are part of the Dallas, Texas/ Fort Worth, Texas […]

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Important Decisions About Cremation

Posted on August 3rd, 2018
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Once the decision has been made to cremate, other important decisions lie ahead. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we have observed this process endless numbers of times.  So we thought it might be helpful to provide a general review of the decisions consumers will face. Obviously, the funeral home/crematory choices are […]

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Coping With Death

Posted on July 31st, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Memorial, Resources
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A friend of long standing, thirty years long standing, passed away last week after enduring a lengthy battle with cancer. As we have noted in this space many times, we have no special immunity regarding feelings of grief over death just because we own Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. Even though we […]

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The Evolution of Cremation

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Resources
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We recently wrote about the Cremation Association of North America‘s report on the deathcare figures for 2018.  As we noted, the growth of cremation as the preferred method of final disposition is truly staggering — nine states have exceeded the 70 percent level of cremation, while the rest of the country is also turning in […]

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