Obituaries

Thomas Bass
B: 1970-10-31
D: 2018-04-22
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Bass, Thomas
Alvin Lewis
B: 1929-09-22
D: 2018-04-21
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Lewis, Alvin
Carolyn DeKeogh
B: 1962-08-23
D: 2018-04-21
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DeKeogh, Carolyn
Lansing Waters
B: 1990-07-12
D: 2018-04-20
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Waters, Lansing
Bobby Hill
B: 1939-05-31
D: 2018-04-19
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Hill, Bobby
Ida Barnett
B: 1943-06-04
D: 2018-04-19
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Barnett, Ida
Edward Lemons
B: 1950-03-05
D: 2018-04-16
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Lemons, Edward
Jack Dunn
B: 1948-06-28
D: 2018-04-15
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Dunn, Jack
Connie Walker
B: 1953-09-12
D: 2018-04-13
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Walker, Connie
Carl Anderson
B: 1931-01-06
D: 2018-04-13
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Anderson, Carl
Jacqueline Layson
B: 1949-12-01
D: 2018-04-10
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Layson, Jacqueline
Loraine Smith-Boyd
B: 1944-06-20
D: 2018-04-10
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Smith-Boyd, Loraine
Carlitha McClain
B: 1967-08-01
D: 2018-04-09
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McClain, Carlitha
Charles White
B: 1991-01-24
D: 2018-04-07
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White, Charles
Ruby Sallie
B: 1940-12-24
D: 2018-04-05
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Sallie, Ruby
Mary Boyd
B: 1929-10-17
D: 2018-04-04
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Boyd, Mary
Damain White
B: 1993-08-14
D: 2018-04-04
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White, Damain
Serenity Hunter
B: 2016-08-20
D: 2018-04-04
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Hunter, Serenity
Dorothy Johnson
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2018-04-03
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Johnson, Dorothy
Serena Sutton
B: 1965-03-01
D: 2018-03-31
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Sutton, Serena
Jamya Andrews
B: 2018-03-29
D: 2018-03-29
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Andrews, Jamya

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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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