From Burial to Cremation, Pere Lachaise Has It All

Posted on July 10th, 2017
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Recently returning from Paris, France, a family friend reported that he had a chance to tour the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery. As we have noted in previous blogs, this cemetery is considered to be interesting from a number of viewpoints: its incredible history, the garden-like nature of the surroundings, and the unending list of notables […]

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We Are Living Longer: Does That Mean We Are Living Better?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017
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Life expectancy in the United States, and even in the world, is definitely on the rise. Here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory, located just north of Dallas, Texas we can attest to this fact: we certainly are cremating older and older people. The facts speak for themselves: on average, women live to be 81.2 years, […]

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New Feature at Martin Oaks!

Posted on June 8th, 2017
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Today we officially launched a much requested service here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. If you click on our Urns, Pendants, & Headstones page, you will find that we are now offering cremation jewelry in the form of glass work, pendants, and rings. We are doing this because of a multitude of requests: it […]

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What to Do With Cremated Remains

Posted on May 4th, 2017
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As we have discussed before in this blog, the final appropriate disposition of cremains is a highly personal matter. There is only one golden rule about what to do with cremains: there is no golden rule.

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how cremation has become widely accepted

How Cremation Has Become Widely Accepted

Posted on April 12th, 2017
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Today, nearly half of all mourning families choose cremation for their loved ones. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, this will rise to nearly 70% by 2030. Cremation rates have risen steadily since the 1960s. But why exactly is cremation becoming so popular?

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