Obituaries

Patricia Daw
B: 1936-04-01
D: 2017-08-02
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Daw, Patricia
Jimmie Ervin
B: 1938-03-24
D: 2017-08-20
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Ervin, Jimmie
Blanche Dobbins
B: 1955-01-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Dobbins, Blanche
Emilia Veloso
B: 1938-05-28
D: 2017-08-16
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Veloso, Emilia
Larry McIntyre
B: 1944-09-07
D: 2017-08-18
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McIntyre, Larry
Ricardo Ruiz
B: 1940-05-26
D: 2017-08-06
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Ruiz, Ricardo
Serenity Kull
B: 2016-02-25
D: 2017-08-12
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Kull, Serenity
Isaac Wilson
B: 1940-06-12
D: 2017-08-10
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Wilson, Isaac
Judith Osburn
B: 1958-06-13
D: 2017-08-12
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Osburn, Judith
Betty Cavanagh
B: 1946-05-06
D: 2017-08-04
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Cavanagh, Betty
Donald Eppoleto
B: 1944-03-06
D: 2017-08-10
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Eppoleto, Donald
Donna Wells
B: 1946-07-09
D: 2017-07-15
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Wells, Donna
Ronald Dodd
B: 1942-08-15
D: 2017-08-11
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Dodd, Ronald
Kitty Klitus
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Klitus, Kitty
Barbara Walker
B: 1943-10-23
D: 2017-08-09
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Walker, Barbara
George Gerszen
B: 1934-01-11
D: 2017-08-12
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Gerszen, George
Thomas Walters
B: 1935-02-05
D: 2017-08-08
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Walters, Thomas
Cindy Biles
B: 1941-05-08
D: 2017-08-04
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Biles, Cindy
Major Harry Burns
B: 1925-11-21
D: 2017-08-06
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Burns, Major Harry
Christie Osborn
B: 1951-02-09
D: 2017-08-01
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Osborn, Christie
Deborah Canterberry
B: 1960-06-22
D: 2017-08-02
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Canterberry, Deborah

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Ash Scattering

Cremation provides families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes. While there is no policing agency overseeing scattering, there are some basics you should know:

  • If you plan on scattering ashes on private property, it's smart to receive written permission from the owner.
  • Public parks require that you obtain a scattering permit.
  • There are no regulations regarding ash scattering on uncontrolled public lands; you need to use your own judgment.
  • You should not scatter ashes within 100 yards of public roads or trails.
  • The cremation container must be disposed of separately and in an environmentally-safe manner.
  • Scattering ashes in inland waters is governed by the Clean Water Act so it's important to obtain a permit from the agency that oversees waterways.
  • Ash scattering at sea must be done at a minimum of three nautical miles from the coastline.
  • Any flowers or wreaths used in the ash scattering ceremony held at sea must decompose. No plastic flowers or other non-decomposable items should be left behind.
  • For ash scattering done at sea, the Environmental Protection Agency requires that you notify the regional office in writing within 30 days after the event.

How to Scatter Ashes

Cremated remains bear little resemblance to ashes; they look and behave a lot like small-grained gravel. However, there are some fine-grains mixed in so be sure to check the wind direction before scattering into the air or a body of water.

The technique of trenching is another option. Dig a small trench in the location of your choice, place the remains (or a biodegradable urn containing the ashes) within, and cover with soil.

Raking is another technique used. Pour the remains on the surface of the soil and use a rake to mix the ashes.

You may also wish to check out our selection of scattering urns prior to making plans for your ceremony. Should you need advice on how to design a meaningful ceremony, feel free to call us at 281-441-2171.