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The Martin Oaks Family Is Growing!

Posted on October 25th, 2016
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We would like to congratulate Victor and DeQuandra Thompson on the newest addition to their family: Victor Jerrod Thompson, Jr. This little bundle of joy was born October 21, 2016 at 11:58 am, coming into this world at a whopping 7 lbs. /10 oz. /20 inches long.               Victor […]

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What You Really Leave Behind

Posted on October 24th, 2016
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In the timeless musical “Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim composed a beautiful, thoughtful song titled “Children Will Listen.” One of the lyrics reads: “children will look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be.” Although Sondheim’s intention was to encompass many ideas, the truth is that what family members leave behind […]

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Burials, Gravestones and Terror in the Night

Posted on October 21st, 2016
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On my fifth birthday my parents gave me a copy of the classic Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The ninth chapter in the book is called “Terror in the Graveyard.” Reading this chilling account for the first time is an experience I will never forget. Muff Potter, Doctor Robinson and company grave robbing in front […]

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All About Urns

Posted on October 17th, 2016
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Cremation dates back to the Stone Age, as do cremation urns. The urn, of course, being the decorative vessel which contains the cremains. Granted, the Stone Age pottery, which served as urns, is very primitive: today, our selection is more varied and custom oriented than it has ever been. The urn pictured above is called […]

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What You Leave Behind

Posted on October 12th, 2016
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                Thank you for the tremendous response to our previous blog about how death care professionals deal with the loss of a loved one. Some additional comments are worthy of attention. Part of the painful experience of dealing with loss is what is left behind – I am […]

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