What Does The Ash In Ash Wednesday Mean?

Posted on February 9th, 2018
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We at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery are accustomed to answering all manner of questions about cremation, especially at this time of year. With Ash Wednesday rapidly approaching, we almost always are queried about ashes.

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Understanding Cancer

Posted on February 7th, 2018
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The causes of death we see here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory follow very closely with leading national causes that are reported throughout the United States. Heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, and stroke are the most common, but diabetes, pneumonia, kidney disease, suicide, and Alzheimer’s are also edging up the list.

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Questions That Arise at the Time of Death

Posted on January 26th, 2018
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When a loved one passes, seemingly thousands of questions begin to arise. If a family has no experience with final disposition, these questions can be overwhelming. Additionally, the emotional impact of the passing complicates the situation tenfold. It is hard enough making clear decisions about even the smallest aspects of final disposition without the pressure […]

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Exploring Prayers For The Dead

Posted on November 7th, 2017
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As we have witnessed many times here at Martin Oaks, death is both a personal and communal event. As part of the committed community, most religious beliefs involve the reciting of prayers for the deceased. These prayers go back to time immemorial: they involve a number of different traditions/liturgies which vary greatly.

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Ceremonial Nature of Wine

Posted on October 27th, 2017
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The consumption of wine is so tied to the cultural side of human experience, that it has become part of the fabric of our existence. And yes, here at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery, we have seen how wine has developed into a staple of deathcare.

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