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Patricia Brown
B: 1946-11-22
D: 2019-10-10
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Brown, Patricia
Crystal Burgess
B: 1941-03-24
D: 2019-10-06
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Burgess, Crystal
Jean-Claude Sakellarios
B: 1943-09-22
D: 2019-10-06
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Sakellarios, Jean-Claude
William Quain
B: 1925-01-28
D: 2019-10-05
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Quain, William
Antonio Guidice
B: 1927-08-30
D: 2019-10-04
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Guidice, Antonio
Lillian Nadeau
B: 1931-01-01
D: 2019-10-01
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Nadeau, Lillian
Beverly Caswell
B: 1925-05-29
D: 2019-09-30
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Caswell, Beverly
Sharon Kempton
B: 1945-10-27
D: 2019-09-29
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Kempton, Sharon
Hilaire Morneau
B: 1943-08-15
D: 2019-09-24
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Morneau, Hilaire
Joan Zenitz
B: 1933-08-25
D: 2019-09-23
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Zenitz, Joan
Harry Richards
B: 1932-07-04
D: 2019-09-19
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Richards, Harry
Salvador Maldonado
B: 1953-10-05
D: 2019-09-18
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Maldonado, Salvador
Richard Bowker
B: 1929-04-04
D: 2019-09-17
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Bowker, Richard
Bette Guay
B: 1944-08-14
D: 2019-09-14
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Guay, Bette
Vivian Moore
B: 1919-07-31
D: 2019-09-13
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Moore, Vivian
Michael Bernier
B: 1982-04-04
D: 2019-09-12
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Bernier, Michael
Richard Pease
B: 1965-06-28
D: 2019-09-09
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Pease, Richard
Maria Candeloro
B: 1930-10-14
D: 2019-09-08
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Candeloro, Maria
William Harris
B: 1917-06-25
D: 2019-09-08
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Harris, William
John Abbott
B: 1938-06-11
D: 2019-09-07
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Abbott, John
Russell Wiseman
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2019-09-06
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Wiseman, Russell

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The Cremation Process

People often have many misconceptions about how cremation actually works. Many people think cremation is done by simply lighting the body on fire and burning it. However, the cremation process is completed with a lot more care and is much more technical in nature.

How Does Cremation Work?

Cremation is the process of reducing a body to ash by exposing it to very high temperatures. First, the family or next of kin must authorize the body to be cremated. The crematorium operator prepares the body and removes any jewelry, medical devices (i.e. pacemakers), prostheses, and implants. The corpse is placed in a container made of wood or heavy cardboard. The container is then placed into the crematory chamber which is essentially a large furnace. The heat ignites the container and the body begins to dry out. The temperature in the chamber can rise to about 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. It usually takes 2 to 3 hours to fully cremate a body. What’s left is a grey coarse material that feels like a fine gravel. On average, 3 to 9 pounds of ash is produced (Kim, 2018).

Steps of Cremation at Davis Funeral Home 

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Online Sources:

Kim, M. (2018). How cremation works. Retrieved from https://science.howstuffworks.com/cremation1.htm


 

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