Remembering Columbia, Challenger

Posted on February 5th, 2018
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We have written many times in this space about the difficulty that sudden, tragic passings create. Loved ones lost in a senseless, unpredictable and abrupt accidents seem to produce a grief that is multiplied by the swiftness of events.

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The Coincidental Nature of Death

Posted on January 15th, 2018
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When death strikes two people in any kind of relationship in relatively short order, the combination of shock, grief and incredibly unfortunate circumstance can be overwhelming.  Although we have no definitive scientific data on this, we at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory suspect that this close sequential passing occurs more frequently than is suspected.

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Jerry Van Dyke Always Came Home to Danville, Illinois

Posted on January 12th, 2018
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When we meet with clients at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas to discuss burial plots, we are often struck by how off the mark the late author Thomas Wolfe was in his novel “You Can’t Go Home Again.”

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The Difficult Side of Being Don Meredith

Posted on January 9th, 2018
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In a piece we wrote earlier this week, we noted that owning Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory taught us about the relevance of final disposition. Those choices people make about the methods of disposition, the selection of grave markers, and the general approach they have to leaving some commemorative property all help define their character. […]

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Are We Running Out of Burial Space?

Posted on December 5th, 2017
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Warnings have been surfacing for the last decade or so. Given a variety of factors – including everything from the baby boomer population surge to the theory that the Earth’s surface is contracting – scientists and other experts have been warning that we are running out of burial space. On a personal level, let us […]

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