Obituaries

Brenda Evans
B: 1962-10-23
D: 2021-04-04
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Evans, Brenda
Elmer Blankenship
B: 1967-07-04
D: 2021-03-28
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Blankenship, Elmer
Vanessa Rodriguez
B: 1972-01-11
D: 2021-03-25
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Rodriguez, Vanessa
James Carlisle
B: 1974-10-05
D: 2021-03-24
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Carlisle, James
Michael Lindley
B: 1986-08-03
D: 2021-03-14
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Lindley, Michael
Greyson Allen
D: 2021-03-03
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Allen, Greyson
Barry Bolton
B: 1957-04-03
D: 2021-02-28
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Bolton, Barry
Daniela Castanon
B: 2020-11-09
D: 2021-02-27
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Castanon, Daniela
Christina Smith
B: 1974-05-07
D: 2021-02-25
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Smith, Christina
Mary Adams
B: 1929-03-31
D: 2021-02-23
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Adams, Mary
Margarito De Santiago
B: 1944-10-17
D: 2021-02-20
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De Santiago, Margarito
Kenneth Manuel
B: 1963-11-25
D: 2021-01-30
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Manuel, Kenneth
Lorane Johnson
B: 1946-08-27
D: 2021-01-29
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Johnson, Lorane
Theresia Woodson
B: 1963-02-21
D: 2021-01-20
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Woodson, Theresia
Tammella Evans
B: 1969-02-26
D: 2021-01-09
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Evans, Tammella
Chadron Clemons
B: 1978-12-29
D: 2021-01-07
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Clemons, Chadron
Eldon Schneck, Jr.
B: 1958-01-01
D: 2021-01-06
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Schneck, Jr., Eldon
Kena Boyd-Coulter
B: 1961-03-19
D: 2021-01-05
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Boyd-Coulter, Kena
David Peek
B: 1968-12-11
D: 2021-01-04
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Peek, David
Antheley Hollins
B: 1969-04-24
D: 2021-01-02
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Hollins, Antheley
Queennie Thomas
B: 1933-06-29
D: 2021-01-01
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Thomas, Queennie

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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 903-572-3911 to begin.

Online Sources:

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