May 23, 2003

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR NAME IS RUBY?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. In life, her children say Marianne Lucas was a sparkling, brilliant woman.

In death, they hope she will be, too.

As diamonds.

Shortly before the Charlotte woman died in January, her youngest child, Allen Lucas of Kitty Hawk, N.C., called an Illinois company that uses purified carbon captured from cremated human remains to make what company officials say are certified diamonds as lasting memorials.

He wanted some ""diamonds made of Mom.''



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