Obituaries

Patricia Beachum
B: 1938-06-24
D: 2021-01-17
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Beachum, Patricia
Carol Withrow
B: 1926-08-28
D: 2021-01-15
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Withrow, Carol
Patricia Goforth
B: 1947-01-27
D: 2021-01-15
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Goforth, Patricia
Mason Nichols
B: 1941-08-29
D: 2021-01-11
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Nichols, Mason
Vivian Rinde
B: 1969-01-03
D: 2021-01-11
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Rinde, Vivian
Robert Alpaugh
B: 1943-10-20
D: 2021-01-09
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Alpaugh, Robert
Christopher Summerow
B: 1988-10-28
D: 2021-01-09
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Summerow, Christopher
Michael Stacey
B: 1959-04-10
D: 2021-01-08
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Stacey, Michael
Janice Grenier
B: 1952-05-15
D: 2021-01-01
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Grenier, Janice
James Burison
B: 1946-07-23
D: 2020-12-29
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Burison, James
Charles McCoy
B: 1934-06-29
D: 2020-12-28
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McCoy, Charles
Elleanor Ishmael
B: 1942-10-30
D: 2020-12-24
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Ishmael, Elleanor
Tam Huynh
B: 1937-12-20
D: 2020-12-23
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Huynh, Tam
Linda Bell
B: 1946-01-26
D: 2020-12-19
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Bell, Linda
Pjeter Meta
B: 1942-01-01
D: 2020-12-19
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Meta, Pjeter
Richard Knauss
B: 1939-06-12
D: 2020-12-16
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Knauss, Richard
George Jenkins
B: 1963-04-28
D: 2020-12-07
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Jenkins, George
Stephanie Cutter
B: 1977-07-04
D: 2020-12-06
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Cutter, Stephanie
Maltire O'Neal
B: 1945-09-04
D: 2020-12-04
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O'Neal, Maltire
Shayne Blose
B: 1988-09-10
D: 2020-12-04
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Blose, Shayne
Ronald Miller
B: 1945-07-04
D: 2020-12-03
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Miller, Ronald

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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