Obituaries

Mildred McKinney
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2020-09-18
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McKinney, Mildred
Ernest Whitener
B: 1940-07-24
D: 2020-09-16
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Whitener, Ernest
Gloria Kirk
B: 1966-07-11
D: 2020-09-15
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Kirk, Gloria
Trinidad Garcia
B: 1945-01-07
D: 2020-08-29
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Garcia, Trinidad
David Richardson
B: 1981-02-10
D: 2020-08-28
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Richardson, David
William Harrison
B: 1958-12-05
D: 2020-08-25
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Harrison, William
Helen Seelye
B: 1962-10-04
D: 2020-08-23
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Seelye, Helen
Sandra Roberson
B: 1944-11-06
D: 2020-08-06
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Roberson, Sandra
Jerry Watson
B: 1950-09-01
D: 2020-08-06
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Watson, Jerry
Mattie Brown
B: 1938-05-19
D: 2020-08-04
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Brown, Mattie
Ernest Self
B: 1943-09-02
D: 2020-08-03
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Self, Ernest
Alma Eubanks
B: 1930-02-02
D: 2020-08-03
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Eubanks, Alma
Margie Farris
B: 1928-12-01
D: 2020-07-27
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Farris, Margie
Sug Lloyd
B: 1928-05-13
D: 2020-07-23
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Lloyd, Sug
Virginia Hamilton
B: 1954-02-10
D: 2020-07-14
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Hamilton, Virginia
Tracy Staton
B: 1950-09-09
D: 2020-07-04
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Staton, Tracy
Richard Reasoner
B: 1941-03-12
D: 2020-06-19
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Reasoner, Richard
Laressa McMinn-Archibald
B: 1940-07-27
D: 2020-06-12
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McMinn-Archibald, Laressa
Tammy Bunnell
B: 1959-05-11
D: 2020-06-04
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Bunnell, Tammy
Joseph Alaniz
B: 1935-12-30
D: 2020-06-01
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Alaniz, Joseph
Leonard Jones
B: 1952-04-05
D: 2020-05-17
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Jones, Leonard

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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 (254) 562-2887 to begin.

Online Sources:

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