Obituaries

Jessie "Cissy" Thomas
B: 1921-04-29
D: 2020-10-21
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Thomas, Jessie "Cissy"
Larry Donald Linn
B: 1944-12-27
D: 2020-10-19
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Linn, Larry Donald
Mable Suen Owyoung
B: 1938-03-13
D: 2020-10-19
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Owyoung, Mable Suen
Samuel (Coy) Walter Jennings, Jr.
B: 1943-08-08
D: 2020-10-14
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Jennings, Jr., Samuel (Coy) Walter
Robert Louis Howell, Sr.
B: 1946-01-22
D: 2020-10-07
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Howell, Sr. , Robert Louis
Juanita McDaniel Jamison
B: 1930-12-09
D: 2020-09-25
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Jamison, Juanita McDaniel
Frankie Jennings Crabtree
B: 1931-08-20
D: 2020-09-25
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Crabtree, Frankie Jennings
Helen Geneva Ferguson Evans
B: 1940-11-03
D: 2020-09-22
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Evans, Helen Geneva Ferguson
Eva Dean McPhail Norris
B: 1928-01-03
D: 2020-09-13
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Norris, Eva Dean McPhail
Paul Bedford McNeer
B: 1935-08-25
D: 2020-09-08
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McNeer, Paul Bedford
Elizabeth Jewell "Beth" Roberts
B: 1937-10-10
D: 2020-09-05
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Roberts, Elizabeth Jewell "Beth"
Everett Earl "Butter" Compton
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2020-08-24
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Compton, Everett Earl "Butter"
Ray Alton McCallie
B: 1939-02-05
D: 2020-08-23
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McCallie, Ray Alton
Phyllis Ann Wash
B: 1958-01-10
D: 2020-08-17
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Wash, Phyllis Ann
Steven Clemouth "Steve" Humphrey
B: 1957-04-04
D: 2020-08-11
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Humphrey, Steven Clemouth "Steve"
James Franklin "Jim" Ashcraft
B: 1948-09-17
D: 2020-08-06
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Ashcraft, James Franklin "Jim"
Larry Clark Valentine
D: 2020-08-01
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Valentine, Larry Clark
Louise Snow Wilson
B: 1929-09-26
D: 2020-07-30
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Wilson, Louise Snow
James Alfred Ethridge JR
B: 1929-02-11
D: 2020-07-29
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Ethridge JR, James Alfred
Dorothy Seamans
B: 1920-12-04
D: 2020-07-27
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Seamans, Dorothy
Farrell Lampkin
B: 1948-03-03
D: 2020-07-22
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Lampkin, Farrell

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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