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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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (228) 872-3637 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.