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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:07:30 -0800

Every culture has its own way of handling death, the same way that every individual person grieves differently for a loved one. We're used to the death rituals that modern American culture practices, whether we've experienced them ourselves or not ...
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:26:15 -0700

Ernestine Adams died March 26, 2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of LakeRidge Chapel, Memorial Designers, and Crematory. Services for Johnny Cavazos, 46, of Lubbock will be 2 p.m. today, March 28, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Tulsa World

Tulsa World
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:07:41 -0800

David Dopp has been with Fitzgerald Funeral Service for 50 years in Tulsa, OK, Feb. 19, 2015. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World. Buy this photo · funeral. STEPHEN PINGRY. funeral. David Dopp has been with Fitzgerald Funeral Service for 50 years in Tulsa, ...

Customs Today Newspaper

Customs Today Newspaper
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:23:19 -0800

JAKARTA: A 73-year-old Japanese man was arrested in western Indonesia for allegedly attempting to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country, an offence punishable by death, Customs official said here the other day. He was detained Saturday ...


Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:13:44 -0700

... it is not an option for most of us. Why? Death customs are fraught, and (legal) change can be excruciatingly slow. Plus, there's a lot of misunderstanding of how alkaline hydrolysis works. It does not mean liquefying grandma and pouring her down ...

Wausau Daily Herald

Wausau Daily Herald
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:53:30 -0700

The 51-year-old death customs expert and curator of artifacts at the Marathon County Historical Society shared those images and other death-related items during a presentation on how funeral and memorial practices have changed since the Victorian era.


Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:11:11 -0700

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, Julie Moore puts a finishing touch to a funerary urn at her home studio in Apex, N.C. Cremations in the United States have tripled since 1985, accounting for about 44 percent of all "dispositions," according to the Cremation ...

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:01:16 -0700

(She still draws from that academic influence; when talking about the importance of ritual in death customs, Doughty draws heavily on Clifford Geertz, a cultural anthropologist who made his name at her alma mater.) Now 30, Doughty is a seasoned mortician.

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