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Robert McDavid
B: 1958-01-23
D: 2018-02-20
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McDavid, Robert
Robert Johnson
B: 1929-05-15
D: 2018-02-18
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Johnson , Robert
Jewelene Gillenwater
B: 1945-04-23
D: 2018-02-17
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Gillenwater , Jewelene
Mary Ellen Steele
B: 1932-09-10
D: 2018-02-16
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Steele, Mary Ellen
Jeanette Millsap
B: 1928-09-17
D: 2018-02-09
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Millsap, Jeanette
Raymond Thompson
B: 1935-09-24
D: 2018-02-05
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Thompson, Raymond
Rosa Lee "Rose" Riffey
B: 1943-09-19
D: 2018-02-02
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Riffey, Rosa Lee "Rose"
Darel "Homegrown" Hall
B: 1959-02-18
D: 2018-01-31
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Hall, Darel "Homegrown"
Willie Belisle
B: 1932-04-24
D: 2018-01-31
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Belisle, Willie
Frances Thompson
D: 2018-01-27
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Thompson, Frances
Joseph Carl Bryant
B: 1947-07-17
D: 2018-01-26
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Bryant, Joseph Carl
Ronnie Lee Johnson
B: 1944-03-10
D: 2018-01-26
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Johnson, Ronnie Lee
Jack Wallace
B: 1937-03-16
D: 2018-01-25
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Wallace, Jack
Evelyn Browning
B: 1926-06-10
D: 2018-01-10
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Browning, Evelyn
Delphine Stevens
B: 1928-05-31
D: 2018-01-06
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Stevens , Delphine
Arthur Boyd
B: 1931-10-06
D: 2018-01-01
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Boyd, Arthur
Hazel Virginia Terry
B: 1936-02-27
D: 2017-12-24
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Terry, Hazel Virginia
Sharon Deel Murray
B: 1948-06-08
D: 2017-12-24
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Deel Murray, Sharon
Nancy Luse Johnson
B: 1929-07-25
D: 2017-12-24
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Johnson, Nancy Luse
William O. Booker
B: 1958-12-20
D: 2017-12-22
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Booker, William O.
Roy Wayne "Sam" Blevins
B: 1946-10-07
D: 2017-12-20
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Blevins, Roy Wayne "Sam"

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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 276.628.2131 to begin.

Online Sources:

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