Obituaries

Jerry Mahand
B: 1937-12-28
D: 2017-09-20
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Mahand, Jerry
Charles Sclafini
B: 1947-01-22
D: 2017-09-20
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Sclafini, Charles
Eva Clark
B: 1965-11-10
D: 2017-09-19
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Clark, Eva
James Thacker
B: 1938-01-05
D: 2017-09-18
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Thacker, James
Annie Roberts
B: 1938-05-01
D: 2017-09-16
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Roberts, Annie
Richard Drake
B: 1961-06-26
D: 2017-09-16
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Drake, Richard
Margaret Quinton
B: 1949-03-14
D: 2017-09-14
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Quinton, Margaret
Alice LaFrance
B: 1947-01-11
D: 2017-09-11
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LaFrance, Alice
Roy Cobb
B: 1934-12-22
D: 2017-09-01
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Cobb, Roy
Smith Coleman
B: 1956-11-21
D: 2017-09-01
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Coleman, Smith
Wilma Mason
B: 1938-08-03
D: 2017-09-01
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Mason, Wilma
Bobby Harrington
B: 1971-11-07
D: 2017-09-01
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Harrington, Bobby
Tracie Quave
B: 1961-12-05
D: 2017-08-31
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Quave, Tracie
Shepherd Seymour
B: 1932-11-07
D: 2017-08-31
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Seymour, Shepherd
Ralph Mott
B: 1955-05-27
D: 2017-08-29
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Mott, Ralph
Bobby Alexander
B: 1943-07-29
D: 2017-08-28
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Alexander, Bobby
Thomas Clark
B: 1965-06-18
D: 2017-08-28
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Clark, Thomas
Christina Bard
B: 1934-12-26
D: 2017-08-26
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Bard, Christina
Stanley Bosarge
B: 1938-07-07
D: 2017-08-24
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Bosarge, Stanley
Robert Phelps
B: 1953-06-30
D: 2017-08-23
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Phelps, Robert
James Tallant
B: 1952-11-04
D: 2017-08-20
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Tallant, James

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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 (228) 872-3637 to begin.

Online Sources:

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