Obituaries

Stephen Watford
B: 1950-12-16
D: 2017-09-11
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Watford, Stephen
Christopher Lauterbach
B: 1992-05-10
D: 2017-08-29
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Lauterbach, Christopher
Patricia Hall
B: 1945-06-21
D: 2017-08-26
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Hall, Patricia
Harry Todd
B: 1958-02-10
D: 2017-08-19
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Todd, Harry
Mary Kreyling
B: 1954-09-02
D: 2017-08-16
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Kreyling, Mary
Billie Holbrook
B: 1937-11-23
D: 2017-08-14
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Holbrook, Billie
Juaquin Silvas
B: 1945-01-02
D: 2017-08-10
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Silvas, Juaquin
Robert Hollett
B: 1958-04-21
D: 2017-08-10
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Hollett, Robert
Jesse Gomez
B: 1947-03-12
D: 2017-08-06
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Gomez, Jesse
Donald Arnott
B: 1932-06-26
D: 2017-08-01
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Arnott, Donald
Jeffrey Mericle
B: 1971-07-12
D: 2017-07-31
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Mericle, Jeffrey
Deara Thompson
B: 1920-02-15
D: 2017-07-31
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Thompson, Deara
Robert Tapp
B: 1942-09-21
D: 2017-07-27
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Tapp, Robert
Daniel White
B: 1965-02-06
D: 2017-07-25
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White, Daniel
Mary Neely
B: 1927-06-15
D: 2017-07-17
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Neely, Mary
Nell Davis
B: 1936-01-04
D: 2017-07-03
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Davis, Nell
Ted Rathbun
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2017-07-02
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Rathbun, Ted
Deborah Maze
B: 1947-11-27
D: 2017-07-02
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Maze, Deborah
Donald Smith
B: 1937-06-15
D: 2017-07-01
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Smith, Donald
James Jones
B: 1960-04-19
D: 2017-07-01
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Jones, James
Jerald Acheson
B: 1940-03-19
D: 2017-06-29
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Acheson, Jerald

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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 863-357-7283 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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