Obituaries

Elizabeth Silverthorn
B: 1926-07-02
D: 2019-05-22
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Silverthorn, Elizabeth
Sara Strait
B: 1932-11-06
D: 2019-05-18
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Strait, Sara
Robert Tedder
B: 1969-05-30
D: 2019-05-18
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Tedder, Robert
Melva DeVane
B: 1934-11-05
D: 2019-05-15
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DeVane, Melva
Dessie Elliott
B: 1921-10-12
D: 2019-05-09
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Elliott, Dessie
Ann Overby
B: 1937-04-26
D: 2019-04-29
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Overby, Ann
Matthew James
B: 1995-05-11
D: 2019-04-24
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James, Matthew
Pastor Linda Jenkins
B: 1948-10-05
D: 2019-04-24
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Jenkins, Pastor Linda
Joe Bumgardner
B: 1951-08-31
D: 2019-04-22
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Bumgardner, Joe
So K Lee
B: 1927-01-21
D: 2019-04-16
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Lee, So K
Faye Goodman
B: 1935-03-20
D: 2019-04-13
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Goodman, Faye
John Westbrook
B: 1937-10-26
D: 2019-04-10
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Westbrook, John
Wilma Rapp
B: 1932-12-19
D: 2019-04-09
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Rapp, Wilma
Geraldine Robinson
B: 1934-07-08
D: 2019-04-07
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Robinson, Geraldine
Mark Schuster
B: 1964-04-14
D: 2019-04-05
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Schuster, Mark
Judith Fortaleza
B: 1936-00-00
D: 2019-04-04
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Fortaleza, Judith
Flora Williams
D: 2019-04-02
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Williams, Flora
Linda Eaton
B: 1948-04-03
D: 2019-03-30
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Eaton, Linda
Kelly Kimble
B: 1970-12-14
D: 2019-03-23
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Kimble, Kelly
Donald Craig
B: 1957-02-01
D: 2019-03-22
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Craig, Donald
George Thompson
B: 1941-03-29
D: 2019-03-20
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Thompson, George

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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