Obituaries

Eunice Mock
B: 1923-08-07
D: 2019-11-08
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Mock, Eunice
Patricia Hoosack
B: 1933-03-23
D: 2019-11-02
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Hoosack, Patricia
Frances Walker
B: 1935-06-02
D: 2019-10-31
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Walker, Frances
Stephen Dow
D: 2019-10-30
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Dow, Stephen
William Langley
B: 1939-08-21
D: 2019-10-30
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Langley, William
Esther Tarbell
B: 1921-09-12
D: 2019-10-24
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Tarbell, Esther
Karen English
B: 1938-03-13
D: 2019-10-22
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English, Karen
Charles Pinney
B: 1951-11-25
D: 2019-10-21
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Pinney, Charles
Doris Bagley
D: 2019-10-20
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Bagley, Doris
Irene Nunneley
B: 1933-11-05
D: 2019-10-20
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Nunneley, Irene
Lillian Dahlberg
D: 2019-10-19
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Dahlberg, Lillian
Nancy Hill
B: 1970-01-06
D: 2019-10-16
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Hill, Nancy
Troy Ellis
B: 1965-12-27
D: 2019-10-13
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Ellis, Troy
Casey Akehurst
B: 1966-05-25
D: 2019-10-12
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Akehurst, Casey
Jeannette Campbell
B: 1969-04-20
D: 2019-10-12
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Campbell, Jeannette
Shirley Dean
B: 1925-03-23
D: 2019-10-05
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Dean, Shirley
James Smith
D: 2019-10-03
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Smith, James
Judy Strickland
B: 1943-12-02
D: 2019-09-19
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Strickland, Judy
Susan Berry
B: 1956-10-02
D: 2019-09-16
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Berry, Susan
Siarhei Pantsialeyeu
B: 1983-07-30
D: 2019-09-15
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Pantsialeyeu, Siarhei
Rene Allard
B: 1926-09-18
D: 2019-09-13
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Allard, Rene

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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 757-366-9260 to begin.

Online Sources:

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