Obituaries

Doris Alexander
B: 1917-11-21
D: 2018-10-15
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Alexander, Doris
Marta Bailey
B: 1960-05-31
D: 2018-10-14
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Bailey, Marta
Dovie Barnes
B: 1921-03-08
D: 2018-10-13
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Barnes, Dovie
Marjorie Bennett
B: 1929-08-08
D: 2018-10-12
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Bennett, Marjorie
Lloyd Breaux
B: 1954-03-08
D: 2018-10-12
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Breaux, Lloyd
Lillie Chambers
B: 1936-02-26
D: 2018-10-12
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Chambers, Lillie
Frances King
B: 1924-08-20
D: 2018-10-03
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King, Frances
Carl Gibson
B: 1951-04-02
D: 2018-10-03
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Gibson, Carl
Corene Cox
B: 1915-05-10
D: 2018-10-03
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Cox, Corene
Avonne Dumas
B: 1933-05-16
D: 2018-10-02
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Dumas, Avonne
Mike Ross
B: 1945-11-13
D: 2018-10-02
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Ross, Mike
Donnie Reider
B: 1944-12-12
D: 2018-10-01
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Reider, Donnie
Richard Laye
B: 1937-08-10
D: 2018-09-29
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Laye, Richard
Joni Hobbs
B: 1964-10-12
D: 2018-09-28
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Hobbs, Joni
Roy Worthy
B: 1929-12-26
D: 2018-09-25
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Worthy, Roy
Rosemary Stearns
B: 1936-04-04
D: 2018-09-23
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Stearns, Rosemary
Kasonga Kumuamba
B: 1960-09-01
D: 2018-09-21
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Kumuamba, Kasonga
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

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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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