Obituaries

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
Eunice King
B: 1942-10-31
D: 2019-11-27
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King, Eunice
Laura Ashcraft
B: 1931-10-11
D: 2019-11-16
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Ashcraft, Laura
Ret. Lt. Col. George Stokes
B: 1924-08-20
D: 2019-11-11
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Stokes, Ret. Lt. Col. George
Barbara Ann Burge Scott
B: 1932-01-13
D: 2019-11-10
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Scott, Barbara Ann Burge
Lovie Moreland
B: 1945-11-30
D: 2019-11-04
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Moreland, Lovie
Washington "Shorty" Humphrey, Sr.
B: 1929-11-26
D: 2019-11-03
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Humphrey, Sr., Washington "Shorty"
Charles "P-Nut" Moreland
B: 1942-09-20
D: 2019-10-16
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Moreland, Charles "P-Nut"
Twyla Pounders Williams Hargis
B: 1947-12-04
D: 2019-10-04
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Hargis, Twyla Pounders Williams
John Edward "Eddie" Flemmons
B: 1952-03-01
D: 2019-09-30
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Flemmons, John Edward "Eddie"
Carolyn Maxine Burnett
B: 1931-12-10
D: 2019-09-20
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Burnett, Carolyn Maxine
Betty Sue Atkinson Brown
B: 1930-05-05
D: 2019-09-08
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Brown, Betty Sue Atkinson
Danny Phillips
B: 1953-03-28
D: 2019-09-07
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Phillips, Danny
Danny Grimes
B: 1957-10-12
D: 2019-09-05
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Grimes, Danny
Eldon Allred
B: 1932-11-20
D: 2019-08-29
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Allred, Eldon
Linda Dale "Penny" Wargo
B: 1939-06-27
D: 2019-08-27
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Wargo, Linda Dale "Penny"
Rose Marie Reynolds
B: 1960-10-14
D: 2019-08-27
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Reynolds, Rose Marie
Thelma Jane Adams
B: 1931-04-01
D: 2019-08-25
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Adams, Thelma Jane
Shirley Appleberry
B: 1935-08-14
D: 2019-08-25
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Appleberry, Shirley
Juanita Pardon
B: 1936-06-15
D: 2019-08-23
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Pardon, Juanita

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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