A Real Hero from Farmersville, Texas

Posted on June 30th, 2017
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Recently one of the funeral directors who works with Martin Oaks had a case in Farmersville, Texas, a tiny Collin County, Texas town with a population around 3,000. When the director and his assistant returned to Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory in Lewisville, Texas the assistant noted that the deceased lived near Audie Murphy Blvd. […]

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How Long Does It Take to Cremate A Body?

Posted on June 27th, 2017
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In order for a body to be cremated, the proper forms must be signed by certain officials. These include having a doctor sign the death certificate, written permission from family members if the cremation was not planned beforehand, and a coroner cremation authorization.

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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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Death in Sports

Posted on June 19th, 2017
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This week the New York Times ran a feature piece on Jeff Charles, a high school football coach who left the game after one of his players was killed during an October 2011 Friday night game. The player, Ridge Barden, was a defensive tackle for Homer High School in Homer, New York – a cerebral […]

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The Beauty in Cemeteries

Posted on June 15th, 2017
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We here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory realize that many people find cemeteries to be anything but attractive pieces of property – frequently they are seen as creepy, unnerving places to be avoided at all costs. Those of us in the industry have a different view. Cemeterians are always comparing their properties to more […]

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