Obituaries

Phyllis Van Gotum
D: 2017-04-26
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Van Gotum, Phyllis
Albert Hand
B: 1960-02-23
D: 2017-04-23
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Hand, Albert
Stephanie Hortman
B: 1976-09-20
D: 2017-04-21
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Hortman, Stephanie
Mary Roberts
B: 1938-04-23
D: 2017-04-21
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Roberts, Mary
Gene Henson
D: 2017-04-21
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Henson, Gene
Concepcion Younkin
B: 1940-03-16
D: 2017-04-21
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Younkin, Concepcion
Melonie Price
B: 1967-03-05
D: 2017-04-21
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Price, Melonie
Martha Johnson
B: 1942-12-11
D: 2017-04-20
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Johnson, Martha
Bonnie Stovall
B: 1962-08-16
D: 2017-04-20
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Stovall, Bonnie
Christopher Sellers
B: 1974-11-08
D: 2017-04-19
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Sellers, Christopher
James Kundell
B: 1944-09-07
D: 2017-04-19
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Kundell, James
Janet Dawkins
B: 1925-12-30
D: 2017-04-19
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Dawkins, Janet
Faye Fuller
B: 1933-10-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Fuller, Faye
Natalie & Cole Nation
B: 1986-12-27
D: 2017-04-17
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Nation, Natalie & Cole
Jackson Dixon
B: 1944-03-19
D: 2017-04-16
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Dixon, Jackson
Wilbur Ledford
B: 1943-01-13
D: 2017-04-16
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Ledford, Wilbur
Mable Prickett
D: 2017-04-14
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Prickett, Mable
Glenda Stewart
B: 1942-06-14
D: 2017-04-14
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Stewart, Glenda
Frances Strickland
B: 1937-07-27
D: 2017-04-13
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Strickland, Frances
Jennie Argo
B: 1922-06-16
D: 2017-04-11
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Argo, Jennie
Shirley Massey
B: 1949-04-30
D: 2017-04-11
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Massey, Shirley

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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 (706) 546-1587 to begin.

Online Sources:

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