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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | December 15, 2008
When Dorothy Anderson died in late September at age 87, her grandson would have preferred burying her at Woodlawn Cemetery. But money was tight for Edward Rucker, so he opted to save money by having her cremated. Anderson's final disposition cost $2,500, most of it covered by her life insurance. A traditional burial would have run at least twice that amount, a burden Rucker said he was unable to manage. "I couldn't afford to spend $5,000, $6,000," said Rucker, 44, an independent truck driver who struggled amid high gas prices.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2010
A Prince George's County funeral home has lost its license after a state inspector discovered what appeared to be 40 bodies intended for cremation haphazardly piled in body bags stacked in its garage. The Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors summarily suspended the license of the Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium in Riverdale on Monday. The emergency suspension affects two morticians as well as their business license. "I saw the photos," said Hari P. Close, the state funeral board's president.
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By New York Times News Service | May 30, 2008
At least part of the mystery of Stonehenge may have now been solved: It was from the beginning a monument to the dead. New radiocarbon dates from human cremation burials in and around the brooding stones on Salisbury Plain in England indicate that the site was used as a cemetery from 3000 B.C. well into its zenith around 2500 B.C., British archaeologists reported yesterday. What appeared to be the head of a stone mace, a symbol of authority, was found with one of the burials, the archaeologists said, indicating that this was probably a cemetery for the ruling dynasty responsible for erecting Stonehenge.
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October 13, 2009
Michael David Pastore, Cremation followed his death. A service will be held at a later date in Ocean City. MD.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | October 9, 1990
At least a dozen human bodies that could have been used for scientific study or medical training have been sent for cremation while the Maryland Anatomy Board waits for state permission to hire an embalmer.Board administrator Ronald Wade said the bodies had deteriorated too badly to be useful.Wade was prevented from hiring a replacement embalmer because of the state freeze on hiring, imposed Aug. 31 due to what was then estimated to be a $150 million budget deficit."By not having the manpower to adequately treat the bodies shortly after their arrival, we have a lingering problem," Wade said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2010
A Prince George's County funeral home has lost its license after a state inspector discovered what appeared to be 40 bodies intended for cremation haphazardly piled in body bags stacked in its garage. The Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors summarily suspended the license of the Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium in Riverdale on Monday. The emergency suspension affects two morticians as well as their business license. "I saw the photos," said Hari P. Close, the state funeral board's president.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 4, 1997
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In an unobtrusive patch of ground at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Charlotte, the daylilies have pushed through the soggy ground, a chartreuse promise of summer.Jessie Garner nourished those daylilies in life. Now, in a sense, she nourishes them in death.When Jessie Garner died last fall after a long illness, her body was cremated. Her husband, David Morris, and their 7-year-old daughter, Garner Morris, took her ashes and sprinkled them over her favorite place - the daylily garden.
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By Richard Boudreaux and Richard Boudreaux,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 11, 1999
ATHENS, Greece -- The bureaucratic notice came by mail, reminding the family that its three-year lease on the burial plot was expiring. The family was advised to contact the Athens First Cemetery to arrange for exhumation of the deceased.Lucas Zamanos, a retired banker, answered the summons expecting something more dignified for his late father-in-law than the scene that ensued -- a scene still etched in his mind seven years later.A cemetery worker wearing a surgical mask dug up the grave and, finding the body not fully decomposed, stood on it and pried it from the coffin piece by piece.
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June 26, 2009
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, Mrs. Bonnie L. D A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation.
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October 13, 2009
Michael David Pastore, Cremation followed his death. A service will be held at a later date in Ocean City. MD.
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August 2, 2009
On July 30, 2009, LEWIS M. BISH SR.,passed away after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Mildred Koch, of 44 years, a son, Lewis M. Bish Jr. and a daughter, Susan Collett. Preceded in death by a daughter, Katharine. Also survived by five grandchildren. A cremation will be followed by Open House on July 1 and 2 at 43278 Cooper Road, Whiteford, MD 21160 from 3-5 p.m.
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June 26, 2009
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, Mrs. Bonnie L. D A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | December 15, 2008
When Dorothy Anderson died in late September at age 87, her grandson would have preferred burying her at Woodlawn Cemetery. But money was tight for Edward Rucker, so he opted to save money by having her cremated. Anderson's final disposition cost $2,500, most of it covered by her life insurance. A traditional burial would have run at least twice that amount, a burden Rucker said he was unable to manage. "I couldn't afford to spend $5,000, $6,000," said Rucker, 44, an independent truck driver who struggled amid high gas prices.
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October 13, 2008
On October 8, 2008 N. Lynn Buckingham Following cremation there will be no other services. Arrangements are by J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc. New Freedom, PA
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June 6, 2008
On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Mr. Ralph Everett Sawyer, R At the request of Mr Sawyer, no formal funeral services will be held. Cremation will take place at a later date.
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By New York Times News Service | May 30, 2008
At least part of the mystery of Stonehenge may have now been solved: It was from the beginning a monument to the dead. New radiocarbon dates from human cremation burials in and around the brooding stones on Salisbury Plain in England indicate that the site was used as a cemetery from 3000 B.C. well into its zenith around 2500 B.C., British archaeologists reported yesterday. What appeared to be the head of a stone mace, a symbol of authority, was found with one of the burials, the archaeologists said, indicating that this was probably a cemetery for the ruling dynasty responsible for erecting Stonehenge.
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April 1, 2005
On March 22, 2005, DORIS M. ODENWALT, mother of Sandra L. Russell, of Pasco, WA, Gloria Catterton and Robert Catterton; dear sister of Eileene Flusher, Michael Francis Wheeler, the late Mary Jane Pollard, Audrey Russell, and Lorraine Olchewski. Cremation by Cremation & Funeral Alternatives, Baltimore, MD.
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January 14, 2007
E velyn After cremation her ashes will be interred in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, MT. A memorial will be held at a date to be announced.
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June 17, 2007
On June 13, 2007, G isela H. Vorke, Arrangements are by the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services -Bel Air, 3 Newport Dr. (Rts. 23 & 24 - Forest Hill). Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Dr., Baltimore, MD 21236. Memory tributes may be sent to www.evansfuneralchapel.com
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January 14, 2007
E velyn After cremation her ashes will be interred in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, MT. A memorial will be held at a date to be announced.
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