Obituaries

JoAnn Dotson
B: 1939-02-16
D: 2017-04-12
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Dotson, JoAnn
Marsha Mullis
B: 1963-10-17
D: 2017-04-07
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Mullis, Marsha
George Morris
B: 1952-02-24
D: 2017-04-05
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Morris, George
Stewart Lightsey
B: 1923-05-21
D: 2017-04-05
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Lightsey, Stewart
Daniel Potter
B: 1951-10-25
D: 2017-04-01
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Potter, Daniel
Jerry Howell
B: 1950-08-17
D: 2017-03-30
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Howell, Jerry
James Vickers
B: 1926-07-22
D: 2017-03-23
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Vickers, James
Eudora Stillson
B: 1917-10-03
D: 2017-03-14
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Stillson, Eudora
Charles Leffler
B: 1940-11-03
D: 2017-03-13
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Leffler, Charles
Harold Harvey
B: 1940-04-12
D: 2017-03-12
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Harvey, Harold
Irene Angel
B: 1923-01-21
D: 2017-02-14
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Angel, Irene
Rabecca Cooper
B: 1973-06-11
D: 2017-02-13
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Cooper, Rabecca
William Stokes
B: 1920-09-25
D: 2017-01-31
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Stokes, William
James Mills
B: 1937-01-18
D: 2017-01-26
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Mills, James
Rachel Patton
B: 1936-06-18
D: 2017-01-18
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Patton, Rachel
Nancy Davis
B: 1940-06-22
D: 2017-01-15
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Davis, Nancy
Laura Collier
B: 1945-12-17
D: 2017-01-11
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Collier, Laura
Melvin Sturtz
B: 1941-06-21
D: 2017-01-07
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Sturtz, Melvin
Karen Craton
B: 1954-05-19
D: 2016-12-22
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Craton, Karen
Mark Finch
B: 1942-06-11
D: 2016-12-11
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Finch, Mark
Mayford McKinney
B: 1941-08-06
D: 2016-12-10
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McKinney, Mayford

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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 863-357-7283 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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