Obituaries

Marcelline Greggs
B: 1937-02-20
D: 2017-11-09
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Greggs, Marcelline
Francis Beverina
B: 1936-01-01
D: 2017-11-04
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Beverina, Francis
Norman Grow
B: 1926-03-22
D: 2017-10-29
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Grow, Norman
Lillie Hall
B: 2014-06-06
D: 2017-10-20
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Hall, Lillie
Brian Plotner
B: 1971-04-14
D: 2017-10-18
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Plotner, Brian
Scott Williams
B: 1966-11-29
D: 2017-10-17
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Williams, Scott
Margaret Cross
B: 1944-10-15
D: 2017-10-03
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Cross, Margaret
Dwane Ali Sparks
B: 2005-06-12
D: 2017-09-30
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Sparks, Dwane Ali
Gloria Cottoms
B: 1950-10-30
D: 2017-09-29
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Cottoms, Gloria
Laura Theado
B: 1936-01-03
D: 2017-09-24
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Theado, Laura
Thomas Evans
B: 1949-09-18
D: 2017-09-21
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Evans, Thomas
Richard Rice
B: 1959-08-17
D: 2017-09-18
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Rice, Richard
Haywood Gibson
B: 1921-02-07
D: 2017-09-15
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Gibson, Haywood
James Villalobos
B: 1924-09-04
D: 2017-09-14
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Villalobos, James
Dwight Mottet
B: 1935-04-03
D: 2017-08-27
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Mottet, Dwight
Felicity Adriani
B: 2017-08-24
D: 2017-08-24
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Adriani, Felicity
Macey Orndorff
B: 2017-08-22
D: 2017-08-23
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Orndorff, Macey
John Turcotte
B: 1936-07-20
D: 2017-08-20
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Turcotte, John
James Lohr
B: 1926-10-26
D: 2017-08-19
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Lohr, James
David Kovarik
B: 1928-12-26
D: 2017-08-15
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Kovarik, David
Margaret Hackney
B: 1975-09-04
D: 2017-08-14
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Hackney, Margaret

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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 (540) 972-1709 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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