Obituaries

Waverly Talley
B: 1927-04-04
D: 2017-02-24
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Talley, Waverly
Doris Harris
B: 1941-04-16
D: 2017-02-23
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Harris, Doris
Berdneda Early
B: 1921-08-15
D: 2017-02-23
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Early, Berdneda
Cethus Manning
B: 1997-08-08
D: 2017-02-21
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Manning, Cethus
Elnora Garland
B: 1952-12-14
D: 2017-02-21
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Garland, Elnora
Brandy Douglas
B: 1988-08-16
D: 2017-02-21
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Douglas, Brandy
King Williams
B: 2016-11-18
D: 2017-02-21
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Williams, King
Earnest Warner
B: 1939-01-09
D: 2017-02-16
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Warner, Earnest
Willie Gates
B: 1959-11-07
D: 2017-02-14
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Gates, Willie
Oneita White
B: 2017-02-14
D: 2017-02-14
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White, Oneita
Willie Riley
B: 2017-03-25
D: 2017-02-14
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Riley, Willie
Lansing Taylor
B: 1951-08-13
D: 2017-02-13
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Taylor, Lansing
Charlie Hairston
B: 1923-03-15
D: 2017-02-12
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Hairston, Charlie
Charles Irwin
B: 1931-10-06
D: 2017-02-12
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Irwin, Charles
Joseph Thompson
B: 1923-10-15
D: 2017-02-12
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Thompson, Joseph
Eunice Bunn
B: 1931-02-07
D: 2017-02-11
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Bunn, Eunice
Mary Collins
B: 1939-12-28
D: 2017-02-11
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Collins, Mary
Daelen Ford
B: 2010-10-29
D: 2017-02-11
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Ford, Daelen
Percy Johnson
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2017-02-10
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Johnson, Percy
Ni-Quan Crumby-Turner
B: 1998-06-01
D: 2017-02-10
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Crumby-Turner, Ni-Quan
Betty Davis
B: 1943-09-25
D: 2017-02-10
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Davis, Betty

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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 (419) 534-2550 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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