“Anatomy” of Final Disposition

Posted on April 23rd, 2018
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As we wrote in this space last week, cremations and funerals, while keeping up with the times, in many ways have not really changed. Memorial services may feature less traditional rites, music may be reflective of this time, and willingness to cremate vs. bury have all undergone a metamorphosis — but fundamentally, the meaning of […]

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Coldest Case in History Cracked

Posted on April 5th, 2018
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Like many in the funeral business or funeral related businesses, Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory has followed the publicity around DNA. Identification of loved ones is obviously an overwhelmingly important issue and DNA is a prime key. It’s safe to say that no one ever expected the science of DNA to develop to the point […]

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Rusty Staub, RIP

Posted on March 30th, 2018
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“Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” The words of John Donne came to mind when we heard that Rusty Staub passed away yesterday at the age of 73. One of the features of death that we at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory have observed is that the event […]

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The Life and Cremation of Superstar Artist Agnes Martin

Posted on March 23rd, 2018
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One of America’s greatest artists, Agnes Martin, who was born this month in 1912, marched to a different drummer during her life — a drummer that she could not always control. Even in death, she passed away and was cremated in 2004, Martin’s fate was determined, at least to some extent, by others. We here […]

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Unexpected Death In The Public Eye

Posted on March 15th, 2018
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Many deaths come in a sudden, unexpected fashion. At Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory here in Lewisville, Texas, our experience is that most these untimely passings are accidents, such as car wrecks and the like. Public deaths that occur in front of large audiences sometimes seem to be even more shocking then those that occur […]

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