Obituaries

Eugene Davis, Jr.
B: 1944-07-26
D: 2017-10-16
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Davis, Jr., Eugene
Jane Riley
B: 1955-05-14
D: 2017-10-09
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Riley, Jane
Robbie Sue Peay
B: 1934-02-05
D: 2017-09-30
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Peay, Robbie Sue
Edith Miles
B: 1937-02-21
D: 2017-09-17
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Miles, Edith
Azekiel Phillips
B: 2017-04-05
D: 2017-09-17
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Phillips, Azekiel
Clytee Tucker
B: 1933-10-31
D: 2017-09-16
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Tucker, Clytee
Ola Rhea Christian
B: 1932-01-19
D: 2017-09-13
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Christian, Ola Rhea
Grace Kingsley
B: 1929-02-12
D: 2017-09-07
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Kingsley, Grace
Barbara Garrett
B: 1947-06-05
D: 2017-09-05
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Garrett, Barbara
Barton Carter
B: 1959-02-04
D: 2017-09-03
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Carter, Barton
Jackie Young
B: 1946-10-11
D: 2017-08-24
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Young, Jackie
Jimmy Mann
B: 1945-07-20
D: 2017-08-09
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Mann, Jimmy
Waylon Reich
B: 2017-07-10
D: 2017-08-06
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Reich, Waylon
Eileen Romito
B: 1929-04-06
D: 2017-07-28
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Romito, Eileen
Jane Jeffrey
B: 1927-10-12
D: 2017-07-26
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Jeffrey, Jane
Wayne Bass
B: 1936-10-31
D: 2017-07-18
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Bass, Wayne
Mary Miller
B: 1927-08-04
D: 2017-07-17
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Miller, Mary
Gladys Hale
B: 1925-03-21
D: 2017-07-17
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Hale, Gladys
Chris Donaldson
B: 1942-08-25
D: 2017-07-16
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Donaldson, Chris
Guezell Rowland
B: 1930-02-18
D: 2017-07-12
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Rowland, Guezell
Geraldine Rogers
B: 1927-10-23
D: 2017-07-09
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Rogers, Geraldine

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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 (662) 566-1127 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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