Obituaries

Josue Leyva Araoz
B: 1940-11-20
D: 2019-10-17
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Leyva Araoz, Josue
Nancy Bartholomew
B: 1945-08-06
D: 2019-10-16
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Bartholomew, Nancy
Pauline Enoch
B: 1943-02-16
D: 2019-10-13
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Enoch, Pauline
Kim Nosser
B: 1956-09-12
D: 2019-10-09
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Nosser, Kim
Virgil Van Arsdale
B: 1940-07-21
D: 2019-10-07
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Van Arsdale, Virgil
Hermenegilda Nazarioo
B: 1932-05-19
D: 2019-10-05
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Nazarioo, Hermenegilda
Annette Osborn
B: 1964-05-31
D: 2019-10-05
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Osborn, Annette
Joseph Roach
B: 1949-07-25
D: 2019-10-03
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Roach, Joseph
William Lester
B: 1989-06-27
D: 2019-09-27
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Lester, William
David Berden
B: 1936-09-20
D: 2019-09-21
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Berden, David
Charles Suthoff
B: 1953-09-25
D: 2019-09-18
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Suthoff, Charles
Calvin Brooks
B: 1949-04-06
D: 2019-09-12
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Brooks, Calvin
Jayne Fournier
B: 1964-06-10
D: 2019-09-11
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Fournier, Jayne
Alice Lindsey
B: 1938-04-04
D: 2019-09-11
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Lindsey, Alice
Fernando Ferrer-Vivas
B: 1934-11-14
D: 2019-09-11
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Ferrer-Vivas, Fernando
Christopher Mason
B: 1962-04-22
D: 2019-09-06
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Mason, Christopher
Joseph Jerkins
B: 1944-06-01
D: 2019-09-04
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Jerkins, Joseph
Della Warren
B: 1967-04-08
D: 2019-08-31
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Warren, Della
Judy Taylor
B: 1945-01-04
D: 2019-08-30
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Taylor, Judy
Maida Barhonovich
B: 1950-08-25
D: 2019-08-28
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Barhonovich, Maida
Gloria Ouille
B: 1928-12-30
D: 2019-08-25
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Ouille, Gloria

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Traditional Funeral Services

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.

A 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 at (228) 872-3637 to begin.

Online Sources:

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