January 9, 2010


Inurnment: The process of placing cremated remains in an urn.

I have probably read a few thousand obituaries and have to admit that I had never seen this word used before in any of them!  Generally, the clue in an obituary that a body will be cremated is the part that reads "A memorial service will be held later."

One of my "reporting sources" sent this to me this morning.  It is from the website of the Kingsport (TN) Times-News.

Geraldine (Gerry) Elmer Coffey, Kingsport

Published January 8th, 2010 
Geraldine (Gerry) Elmer Coffey, died Jan. 8, 2010, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 213 Colonial Heights Road with Rev. Tom Phillips officiating. Friends will gather to celebrate her life in the church fellowship hall following the service. 

An inurnment service will be held at a later date.

The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Geraldine (Gerry) Coffey.

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