Obituaries

Michael Cook
B: 1973-05-23
D: 2017-04-20
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Cook , Michael
John Byrnes
B: 1971-11-26
D: 2017-04-09
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Byrnes, John
Sharon Hoskins
B: 1962-02-03
D: 2017-04-07
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Hoskins, Sharon
Georgia Cohen
B: 1933-08-26
D: 2017-04-04
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Cohen, Georgia
Kelly Rippy
B: 1968-07-09
D: 2017-04-04
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Rippy, Kelly
Ellen Furr
B: 1924-09-22
D: 2017-04-01
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Furr, Ellen
Sharon Williams
B: 1957-09-23
D: 2017-03-15
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Williams, Sharon
Sara Jackson
B: 1987-06-18
D: 2017-03-12
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Jackson, Sara
Phillip Harris
B: 1963-02-26
D: 2017-03-09
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Harris, Phillip
Russell Arthur
B: 1941-11-01
D: 2017-03-04
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Arthur, Russell
Willie Mae Sandifer-Perry
B: 1961-07-19
D: 2017-03-04
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Sandifer-Perry, Willie Mae
Willie Mae Sandifer-Perry
B: 1961-07-19
D: 2017-03-04
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Sandifer-Perry, Willie Mae
Doris Polk Tibbitts Baker
B: 1926-03-04
D: 2017-03-03
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Polk Tibbitts Baker, Doris
Irene Lourigan
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2017-03-02
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Lourigan, Irene
Milton Williams
B: 1954-02-27
D: 2017-02-27
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Williams, Milton
Kitty Towery
B: 1946-03-09
D: 2017-02-24
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Towery, Kitty
Vermell Wall
B: 1924-09-27
D: 2017-02-19
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Wall, Vermell
Barbara Tidwell
B: 1948-09-25
D: 2017-02-18
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Tidwell, Barbara
Jerry Mallard
B: 1950-05-18
D: 2017-02-12
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Mallard, Jerry
Kathryn Sharpe
B: 1922-04-08
D: 2017-02-09
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Sharpe, Kathryn
Caron Wilburn
B: 1956-12-04
D: 2017-02-07
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Wilburn, Caron

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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 (803) 329-4141 to begin.

Online Sources:

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