Obituaries

Kenneth DeSpain
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-12-09
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DeSpain, Kenneth
Ivy Carpenter
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Carpenter, Ivy
Charles Struewe
B: 1925-01-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Struewe, Charles
James Goodwin
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Goodwin, James
Patricia Larabee
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2018-12-07
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Larabee, Patricia
Cheryl Kosman
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Kosman, Cheryl
Lawrence Smith
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Lawrence
Priscilla Mershon
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Mershon, Priscilla
Judyth Cook
B: 1950-09-27
D: 2018-12-04
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Cook, Judyth
Mildred Wheaton
B: 1918-05-15
D: 2018-12-03
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Wheaton, Mildred
Gladys Tyree
B: 1929-12-13
D: 2018-12-02
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Tyree, Gladys
Gerald Petersen
B: 1949-09-19
D: 2018-12-02
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Petersen, Gerald
James Bales
B: 1960-07-09
D: 2018-12-01
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Bales, James
Mary Gregg
B: 1937-12-23
D: 2018-12-01
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Gregg, Mary
Jack Liebsch
B: 1928-10-07
D: 2018-12-01
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Liebsch, Jack
Anna Garrett
B: 1925-09-28
D: 2018-12-01
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Garrett, Anna
Emma McFerrin
B: 1927-10-15
D: 2018-11-30
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McFerrin, Emma
DuOnna Butts
B: 1959-10-31
D: 2018-11-28
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Butts, DuOnna
Roy Jones
B: 1920-07-28
D: 2018-11-27
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Jones, Roy
Darlene Davenport
B: 1942-12-24
D: 2018-11-26
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Davenport, Darlene
Mary Starks
B: 1926-01-10
D: 2018-11-26
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Starks, Mary

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Code of Cremation Ethics

We are members of the Cremation Association of North American (CANA) and therefore hold ourselves to an unusually high code of ethics in how we operate our crematory.  We believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life;
  • That a cremation provider should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times;
  • That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute;
  • That cremation should be considered as a preparation for memorialization;
  • And that the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.

We think this Code of Ethics will help you and your family during your time of loss.  We own and operate our own crematory and we guarantee the integrity of every cremation we conduct.  As a family-owned operation, we bring a high level of care and compassion to our work.