Obituaries

Mark Wilson
B: 1945-04-02
D: 2018-09-18
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Wilson, Mark
Bobby Collvins
B: 1937-01-30
D: 2018-09-16
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Collvins, Bobby
Jimmy Lackey
B: 1946-03-06
D: 2018-09-16
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Lackey, Jimmy
Alan Alcorn
B: 1943-12-01
D: 2018-09-16
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Alcorn, Alan
Nettie Lambert
B: 1948-01-11
D: 2018-09-16
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Lambert, Nettie
Doris Smiley-Grayson
B: 1923-07-20
D: 2018-09-12
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Smiley-Grayson, Doris
LaVerne Hicks
B: 1917-08-08
D: 2018-09-12
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Hicks, LaVerne
Tim DeWeese
B: 1943-07-06
D: 2018-09-10
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DeWeese, Tim
Harry Sangster
B: 1956-06-15
D: 2018-09-10
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Sangster, Harry
Bobbie Robins
B: 1931-03-09
D: 2018-09-09
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Robins, Bobbie
Filberto Martinez
B: 1933-08-20
D: 2018-09-07
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Martinez, Filberto
Bonnie Witamyer
B: 1935-03-30
D: 2018-09-07
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Witamyer, Bonnie
Leah Pena
B: 2018-09-06
D: 2018-09-06
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Pena, Leah
Kenneth Baldwin
B: 1928-10-05
D: 2018-09-04
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Baldwin, Kenneth
Steve Newman
B: 1955-09-01
D: 2018-09-03
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Newman, Steve
Karen Williamson
B: 1954-11-11
D: 2018-09-02
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Williamson, Karen
Janice Miller
B: 1943-07-21
D: 2018-09-02
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Miller, Janice
Sue Kirkpatrick
B: 1936-11-23
D: 2018-08-31
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Kirkpatrick, Sue
Dessie Ross
B: 1922-09-26
D: 2018-08-28
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Ross, Dessie
Richard Kirkland
B: 1945-08-24
D: 2018-08-28
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Kirkland, Richard
Elaine Reiter
B: 1946-03-13
D: 2018-08-26
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Reiter, Elaine

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
     
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
     
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
     
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us to begin.


Source:
Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014 

 

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