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Roger Isham
B: 1947-07-01
D: 2017-08-25
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Isham, Roger
James Hargrove
B: 1952-02-23
D: 2017-08-22
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Hargrove, James
Jose Albiter
B: 1997-02-12
D: 2017-08-21
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Albiter, Jose
Ruth Stockton
B: 1926-06-21
D: 2017-08-15
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Stockton, Ruth
Coleta Taylor
B: 1935-01-27
D: 2017-08-15
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Taylor, Coleta
Damen Flury
B: 1993-08-06
D: 2017-08-05
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Flury, Damen
Willie Tyus
D: 2017-07-14
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Tyus, Willie
Terry McGowan
D: 2017-07-13
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McGowan, Terry
Johnny Beldin
D: 2017-07-11
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Beldin, Johnny
Freddie Watson
D: 2017-07-01
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Watson, Freddie
William Black
D: 2017-07-01
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Black, William
Otho Zuber
D: 2017-07-01
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Zuber, Otho
Lavanda McCrary
D: 2017-06-21
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McCrary, Lavanda
Debra Wooten
D: 2017-06-21
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Wooten, Debra
Marvin Robinson
B: 1955-07-11
D: 2017-06-21
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Robinson, Marvin
James Brooks
B: 1953-08-06
D: 2017-06-10
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Brooks, James
Evelyn Tackitt
B: 1920-04-05
D: 2017-06-05
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Tackitt, Evelyn
Altha Anderson
D: 2017-05-28
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Anderson, Altha
Joaquin Sandoval
B: 1963-08-16
D: 2017-05-28
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Sandoval, Joaquin
Ricky Lloyd
B: 1957-12-01
D: 2017-04-26
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Lloyd, Ricky
Karen Chasteen
B: 1960-04-18
D: 2017-04-12
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Chasteen, Karen

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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 (254) 562-2887 to begin.

Online Sources:

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