Obituaries

Arthur Rideout
D: 2020-07-06
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Rideout, Arthur
Velma Purchase
B: 1961-01-25
D: 2020-07-05
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Purchase, Velma
Pius Brennan
B: 1934-05-08
D: 2020-06-25
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Brennan, Pius
Donald Russell Gosse
B: 1937-11-27
D: 2020-06-23
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Gosse, Donald Russell
Karen Helen Eichler
B: 1975-05-26
D: 2020-06-22
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Eichler, Karen Helen
Coleen Gillis
B: 1960-06-09
D: 2020-06-22
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Gillis , Coleen
Gerald Richardson
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2020-06-20
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Richardson, Gerald
Claude Elgar
B: 1938-03-02
D: 2020-06-17
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Elgar, Claude
Jeffrey Pittman
B: 1971-03-02
D: 2020-06-10
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Pittman, Jeffrey
Hollis Thompson
B: 1942-09-05
D: 2020-06-08
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Thompson, Hollis
Brandon Terry Hurley
B: 1996-04-19
D: 2020-06-06
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Hurley, Brandon Terry
Dalton Gillingham
B: 1934-04-24
D: 2020-06-04
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Gillingham, Dalton
Charles Stewart
B: 1931-02-04
D: 2020-05-31
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Stewart, Charles
Mary White
B: 1932-07-02
D: 2020-05-26
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White, Mary
Ivy West
B: 1930-06-10
D: 2020-05-24
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West, Ivy
Frederick Dawson
B: 1922-10-29
D: 2020-05-23
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Dawson, Frederick
Trixie Smith
B: 1930-10-01
D: 2020-05-21
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Smith , Trixie
Randolph Coles
B: 1928-01-26
D: 2020-05-20
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Coles, Randolph
Sylvia Forsey
B: 1941-04-06
D: 2020-05-19
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Forsey, Sylvia
Joseph Wicks
B: 1949-09-24
D: 2020-05-17
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Wicks, Joseph
Jimmy Lush
B: 1952-02-15
D: 2020-05-17
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Lush, Jimmy

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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 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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