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More personalized arrangements are gaining popularity. For instance, one heavily tattooed man wanted to have his body stuffed.
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So far, a Georgia undertaker has no takers on the special New Year's Eve offer. Meanwhile, Colorado offers a free app for iPhone drunks.
The retail behemoth follows Costco's lead by offering a selection of caskets and urns online.
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