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Helen Burton
B: 1954-04-21
D: 2020-01-12
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Burton, Helen
Lewis F. Pearce
B: 1944-12-03
D: 2020-01-11
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Pearce, Lewis F.
Wilson Hoyles
B: 1950-12-19
D: 2020-01-08
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Hoyles, Wilson
Donald Dooley
B: 1954-07-25
D: 2020-01-05
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Dooley, Donald
Eva Elizabeth Parsons
B: 1946-08-04
D: 2020-01-01
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Parsons, Eva Elizabeth
Jerry Parsons
B: 1941-03-20
D: 2020-01-01
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Parsons, Jerry
Mae Foley
B: 1931-01-22
D: 2019-12-30
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Foley, Mae
Violet Freake
B: 1925-09-28
D: 2019-12-29
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Freake, Violet
John Edgar Budden
B: 1943-02-02
D: 2019-12-28
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Budden, John Edgar
Louise Curtis
B: 1939-05-10
D: 2019-12-28
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Curtis, Louise
Leonard Prince Cross
B: 1971-04-21
D: 2019-12-27
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Cross, Leonard Prince
Christopher Mark Booth
B: 1969-10-16
D: 2019-12-25
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Booth, Christopher Mark
Sheila A. Woolfrey
B: 1952-03-05
D: 2019-12-24
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Woolfrey, Sheila A.
Rose Wilhelmina Watkins
B: 1938-11-02
D: 2019-12-23
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Watkins, Rose Wilhelmina
Margaret Pritchett
B: 1955-03-20
D: 2019-12-13
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Pritchett, Margaret
Eugene Brinson
B: 1947-06-21
D: 2019-12-07
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Brinson, Eugene
Audrey Stanford
B: 1938-07-28
D: 2019-12-03
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Stanford, Audrey
Kimberly Fudge-Hofstetter
B: 1963-08-12
D: 2019-11-28
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Fudge-Hofstetter, Kimberly
Loyola Kelly
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2019-11-28
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Kelly, Loyola
Gerald Granter
B: 1924-09-12
D: 2019-11-24
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Granter, Gerald
Len M. Ivany
B: 1967-04-23
D: 2019-11-22
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Ivany, Len M.

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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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