Obituaries

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
Michael Spears
B: 1966-06-01
D: 2018-02-10
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Spears, Michael

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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