Obituaries

Sarah Owens
B: 1931-05-24
D: 2017-11-19
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Owens, Sarah
James Campbell
B: 1940-12-06
D: 2017-11-19
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Campbell, James
Billie Smith
B: 1944-08-15
D: 2017-11-18
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Smith, Billie
Kenneth Phillips
B: 1942-04-27
D: 2017-11-18
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Phillips, Kenneth
Margaret Stevens
B: 1922-10-01
D: 2017-11-18
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Stevens, Margaret
Robert "Bob" Lake
B: 1944-03-16
D: 2017-11-17
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Lake, Robert "Bob"
Albert Pitts
B: 1927-09-22
D: 2017-11-17
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Pitts, Albert
Leslie Snyder
B: 1960-02-02
D: 2017-11-10
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Snyder, Leslie
Elsie Marie Booth
B: 1947-08-16
D: 2017-11-04
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Booth, Elsie Marie
Barry Channell
B: 1963-11-11
D: 2017-11-04
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Channell, Barry
Leonard Sealy
B: 1959-12-30
D: 2017-11-03
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Sealy, Leonard
Helen Swanson Robinson
B: 1925-08-13
D: 2017-11-02
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Swanson Robinson, Helen
William Ware Watts
B: 1930-02-16
D: 2017-11-02
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Watts, William Ware
Christopher Summers
B: 1999-07-21
D: 2017-10-29
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Summers, Christopher
Barbara Roberts
B: 1936-04-15
D: 2017-10-23
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Roberts, Barbara
Matthew Magnuson
B: 1990-07-14
D: 2017-10-23
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Magnuson, Matthew
Ruth Swartz Algoe
B: 1944-07-24
D: 2017-10-22
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Swartz Algoe, Ruth
Earl Perry
B: 1928-07-27
D: 2017-10-21
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Perry, Earl
Essie Rouse
B: 1933-09-16
D: 2017-10-18
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Rouse, Essie
Betty Fondren
B: 1933-12-02
D: 2017-10-18
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Fondren, Betty
Richard Bailey
B: 1953-08-21
D: 2017-10-16
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Bailey, Richard

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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 205-752-2005 to begin.

Online Sources:

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