Obituaries

Hydle Keeling
B: 1942-02-14
D: 2020-03-20
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Keeling, Hydle
Bradley Sanders
B: 1982-03-02
D: 2020-02-28
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Sanders, Bradley
Anthony Blake Fuller
B: 2019-08-06
D: 2020-02-20
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Fuller, Anthony Blake
Edith Ferrell
B: 1937-07-26
D: 2020-02-14
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Ferrell, Edith
Virginia Wood
B: 1935-10-09
D: 2020-02-13
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Wood, Virginia
Joyce Allred
B: 1942-12-28
D: 2020-02-04
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Allred, Joyce
Clifton "Breck" Smith III
B: 1946-02-03
D: 2020-02-04
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Smith III, Clifton "Breck"
Mary Maude Compton Perry
B: 1939-03-09
D: 2020-01-22
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Perry, Mary Maude Compton
James Wilson
B: 1967-10-28
D: 2020-01-20
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Wilson, James
Eunice Juanita Burchfield
B: 1942-04-02
D: 2020-01-13
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Burchfield, Eunice Juanita
Deborah "Sissy Debby" Towles
B: 1951-03-25
D: 2020-01-09
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Towles, Deborah "Sissy Debby"
Jessie Henry
B: 1947-10-04
D: 2020-01-08
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Henry, Jessie
Marion Larry Rial, Sr.
B: 1936-10-24
D: 2020-01-07
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Rial, Sr., Marion Larry
Jewel Chambers Hackett
B: 1929-10-29
D: 2019-12-28
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Hackett, Jewel Chambers
Magdalene Ward
B: 1945-11-03
D: 2019-12-23
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Ward, Magdalene
Loy Hicks II
B: 1971-09-28
D: 2019-12-18
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Hicks II, Loy
Sarah Rice
B: 1926-11-06
D: 2019-12-13
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Rice, Sarah
Betty Jo (Olsen) Fraser
B: 1926-09-10
D: 2019-12-10
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Fraser, Betty Jo (Olsen)
Rev. Orby Gene Gregory
B: 1942-01-04
D: 2019-12-07
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Gregory, Rev. Orby Gene
Benjamin Brown
B: 1928-10-12
D: 2019-12-02
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Brown, Benjamin
Dorothy Farrell
B: 1923-09-24
D: 2019-11-28
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Farrell, Dorothy

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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 (870) 222-3232 to begin.

Online Sources:

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