Obituaries

Ina Clarke
B: 1923-04-15
D: 2018-09-19
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Clarke, Ina
Marilyn Deberry
B: 1926-06-11
D: 2018-09-18
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Deberry, Marilyn
James Fountain
B: 1942-10-26
D: 2018-09-16
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Fountain, James
Selena Thomas
B: 1953-05-12
D: 2018-09-13
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Thomas, Selena
Judy Weissrock
B: 1950-12-15
D: 2018-09-11
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Weissrock, Judy
Elwood Fergonise
B: 1941-09-15
D: 2018-09-09
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Fergonise, Elwood
Stephen Mathis
B: 1955-09-21
D: 2018-09-09
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Mathis, Stephen
Clifford Cartwright
B: 1947-04-19
D: 2018-09-08
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Cartwright, Clifford
John Nutefall
B: 1944-01-17
D: 2018-09-07
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Nutefall, John
Norvin Riette
B: 1937-09-05
D: 2018-09-04
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Riette, Norvin
Melvin Quitt
B: 1937-02-27
D: 2018-09-04
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Quitt, Melvin
Lois Dawson
B: 1946-09-23
D: 2018-08-31
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Dawson, Lois
Brandy DeBusk
B: 1980-11-28
D: 2018-08-31
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DeBusk, Brandy
Mary Fagan
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2018-08-26
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Fagan, Mary
Laurie Emmons
B: 1961-11-09
D: 2018-08-26
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Emmons, Laurie
Linda Warden
B: 1959-08-14
D: 2018-08-24
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Warden, Linda
Tyree Jimerson
B: 1961-01-12
D: 2018-08-24
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Jimerson, Tyree
Voncey Moran
B: 1941-12-09
D: 2018-08-20
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Moran, Voncey
Jonathan Genna
B: 1945-12-25
D: 2018-08-15
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Genna, Jonathan
Brian West
B: 1966-03-30
D: 2018-08-13
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West, Brian
Richard Skipper
B: 1957-02-20
D: 2018-08-09
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Skipper, Richard

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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