Obituaries

Jim Russell
B: 1944-02-01
D: 2018-07-24
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Russell, Jim
Jimmy Appleton
B: 1959-02-21
D: 2018-07-11
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Appleton, Jimmy
James Irby Patterson
D: 2018-07-01
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Patterson, James Irby
Dottie Sue Harrison
B: 1941-04-05
D: 2018-06-19
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Harrison, Dottie Sue
Carrie Nichols
B: 1921-12-06
D: 2018-06-13
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Nichols, Carrie
Nell Snellings
B: 1946-03-12
D: 2018-05-24
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Snellings, Nell
Jean Norman
B: 1937-04-06
D: 2018-05-20
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Norman, Jean
Mike Hill
B: 1954-07-28
D: 2018-05-17
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Hill, Mike
Charles Blackwelder
B: 1945-03-15
D: 2018-05-15
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Blackwelder, Charles
Mr. Geraldine "G.T." Goodson
B: 1932-08-23
D: 2018-05-13
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"G.T." Goodson, Mr. Geraldine
Diane Parker
B: 1947-01-29
D: 2018-04-29
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Parker, Diane
Robert Parker
B: 1941-07-10
D: 2018-04-27
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Parker, Robert
Shirley Morris
B: 1942-09-26
D: 2018-04-16
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Morris, Shirley
Christine Taylor
B: 1932-11-05
D: 2018-04-11
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Taylor, Christine
Wilma Doles
B: 1923-07-27
D: 2018-04-09
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Doles, Wilma
Terry Lunceford
B: 1955-07-17
D: 2018-04-04
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Lunceford, Terry
Carey Crow
B: 1958-04-20
D: 2018-03-22
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Crow, Carey
George Byars
B: 1936-01-26
D: 2018-03-03
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Byars, George
Mary Jo Meeker
B: 1941-05-17
D: 2018-02-16
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Meeker, Mary Jo
Carolyn Denley
B: 1939-10-31
D: 2018-02-15
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Denley, Carolyn
Martha Wade
B: 1933-12-24
D: 2018-02-10
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Wade, Martha

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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 662-628-5177 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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