Obituaries

Raynaldo Nito
B: 1944-12-30
D: 2020-06-27
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Nito, Raynaldo
Daniel Gregory
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2020-06-18
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Gregory, Daniel
Patti Boggs
B: 1958-01-20
D: 2020-06-14
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Boggs, Patti
Neil Bristow
B: 1952-08-08
D: 2020-06-14
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Bristow, Neil
Rita McCormack
B: 1934-12-02
D: 2020-06-13
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McCormack, Rita
Sang Lee
B: 1971-09-15
D: 2020-06-13
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Lee, Sang
Franklin Smith
B: 1966-12-30
D: 2020-06-12
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Smith, Franklin
William Trace
B: 1973-05-07
D: 2020-06-10
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Trace, William
Harris Phillips
B: 1944-05-25
D: 2020-06-10
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Phillips, Harris
Senora Chandler
B: 1954-10-31
D: 2020-06-07
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Chandler, Senora
Kieron Jones
B: 1973-10-31
D: 2020-06-06
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Jones, Kieron
Ralph Culpeper
B: 1930-08-27
D: 2020-06-04
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Culpeper, Ralph
Brittany Owens
B: 1989-02-23
D: 2020-05-31
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Owens, Brittany
Amelia Barcarse
B: 1937-05-28
D: 2020-05-30
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Barcarse, Amelia
James Hurd
B: 1952-06-03
D: 2020-05-27
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Hurd, James
Bruno Santos
B: 1974-02-22
D: 2020-05-23
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Santos, Bruno
Carmelo Martinez
B: 1980-10-21
D: 2020-05-21
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Martinez, Carmelo
Luis Lebron
B: 1958-10-25
D: 2020-05-21
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Lebron, Luis
Geraldine Banashak
B: 1952-11-19
D: 2020-05-18
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Banashak, Geraldine
Martha McCullough
B: 1984-02-13
D: 2020-05-17
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McCullough, Martha
Norman Goodman
B: 1936-04-10
D: 2020-05-14
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Goodman, Norman

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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