Our Experiences with Cremation

Posted on April 30th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Memorial, Resources
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Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory has been in business since the mid-1980’s.  During that time, we have cremated and/or buried thousands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Because of the long-term nature of the Oaks, we have experienced all manner of issues surrounding death — we thought it might be helpful to share some thoughts we […]

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Cremations and Funerals Never Really Change

Posted on April 19th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Resources
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So, are cremation procedures changing with the times?  Are funeral services, memorial services and burials keeping pace with societal evolution? The answer to those questions is paradoxical — yes, the times are changing in deathcare.  And no, the basics are still the same. Let us explain. Keep in mind we are talking about rites that […]

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Cremation and Steve Holcomb

Posted on February 26th, 2018
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Once the decision has been made to cremate a loved one, the next question that frequently comes to mind is what to do with the cremains. This may seem like a simple matter, but at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas (we are 12 miles south of Denton, Texas and approximately 20 miles […]

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What Does a Funeral Cost?

Posted on February 21st, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Cremation, Resources
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As we have stated many times in this blog, Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas is not a funeral home. We do, however, have a full complement of funeral homes and directors in the community who work with us — as we point out elsewhere on this website, these directors use Martin Oaks […]

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Preventable Death Behind The Wheel

Posted on February 19th, 2018
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Although death is inevitable, it seems to us here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory in Lewisville, Texas that Americans are authoring their own deaths more quickly than need be. Whether its obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, or unwillingness to stop smoking, it seems that we are, as a people, doing ourselves in faster than what […]

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